Marketing and the Internet of Things, closer than you think

Internet of Things Ecosystem by EVRYTHNG

For many years, we kept being promised that “the year of mobile” was upon us. When it failed to materialize, it was easy to become jaded and write off much of the discussion of that coming wave of innovation as hype. But somewhat suddenly, we now look around, with everyone reaching for their phones every […]

3 apologies from an imperfect marketing tech blogger

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Apologies come in threes? Today they do. First, I apologize for the example of a 3-vendor multi-platform stack article from earlier this week. I’ve heard from multiple readers that it came across to them as an uncharacteristically promotional post, not what they’ve come to expect from my blog. As I tried to disclaim in the […]

A great example of a 3-vendor multi-platform stack

MSG 3-Vendor Marketing Tech Stack

The following is a guest article by Roger Lee, a general partner at Battery Ventures. As regular readers know, I rarely publish guest posts, particularly those that emphasize individual vendors. When you read this one, you may think I have thrown that policy out the window, as Battery has invested in two out of three […]

21 marketing technology stacks shared in The Stackies

The Stackies: June 2015 — 21 Marketing Technology Stacks

I’m pleased to announce the results of our first-ever “Stackies” awards. As a quick recap, we invited marketers to send in a single-slide diagram of their marketing technology stack, the different marketing software products that they use in their work, organized in a way that makes the most sense to them. The four “best” stacks […]

A candid fireside chat with 4 heavyweights in martech money

Follow the Martech Money at MarTech Conference

The closing session at our last MarTech Conference in San Francisco was an all-star fireside chat, “Follow the Martech Money: VCs, IPOs, and M&A”, with three leading venture capitalists and one of the most influential investment bankers in the marketing tech space: Neeraj Agrawal of Battery Ventures Ashu Garg of Foundation Capital Ajay Agarwal of […]

4 topologies of integrated marketing technology stacks

4 Marketing Technology Stack Topologies

“Bill Gates got it immediately. It took Andy Grove 10 years to figure it out, and 20 years for Steve Jobs.” That quote in The New York Times by David B. Yoffie, Harvard strategy professor and co-author of a new book, Strategy Rules: Five Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs, immediately […]

Similarities and differences of marketing technologists

6 Archetypes of Marketing Technologists

At the inaugural MarTech Conference last year, Sheldon Monteiro, the global CTO of SapientNitro, led a research study of the attendees — as well as readers of this blog — to profile the charateristics of marketing technologists as an emerging profession. The results were fascinating, revealing incredible depth and diversity of the backgrounds and skill […]

The 3 pillars of marketing technology at General Mills

Chris Campbell

One of the best things about the MarTech Conference for me is the amazing group of marketing technologists that I get to meet face-to-face. It’s fascinating to hear their stories of how their careers developed and the kinds of work that they’re doing for their companies at the intersection of marketing and technology. Chris Campbell, […]

Share your marketing stack and direct $1,876 for charity

The Stackies: Marketing Technology Stack Awards

I’m excited to announce The Stackies: Marketing Technology Stack Awards. The short version: share a high-level diagram of your own “marketing stack” — the collection of marketing software tools you use, large and small — by May 31, and if yours wins, I’ll donate up to $1,000 to the charity of your choice. All stacks […]

29 marketing tech “unicorns” worth $1 billion+ each

Marketing Technology Unicorns as of April 2015

When it comes to valuations, the marketing technology landscape seems to follow, more or less, a power law distribution. A few companies are worth a tremendous amount of money, the so-called “fat head” of such a distribution. And then there’s a “long tail” of ever smaller niche companies that trail behind them as far as […]