72 hours in Shanghai in a parallel martech universe

Tencent MIND Martech Keynote

The world’s three largest Internet companies are American: Google (Alphabet), Amazon, and Facebook. The fourth largest — actually the 9th most valuable company in the world by market capitalization — is the Chinese giant Tencent. The sheer scale of Tencent is almost impossible to comprehend — at least it was to me as a marketing […]

Seth Godin now a MarTech keynote + last week for beta rates

MarTech Boston

Three quick pieces of news on the MarTech conference coming up in Boston, October 2-4: Seth Godin has been added as a keynote speaker to the MarTech program, where he’ll do a special afternoon keynote on October 3, “It’s Your Turn to Engage: Embracing The Work That Matters.” Seth is truly inspiring for all of […]

Think marketing tech vendor growth is finished? No, it’s Finnish!

Finnish Martech Landscape (2017)

The above graphic and the following guest post were produced by Henri Syvänen and the team at Avaus, a leading Nordic marketing services firm. Henri recently shared this landscape of Finnish martech companies with me, and I was amazed by its scale — even though I, of all people, probably shouldn’t be. It illustrates how […]

Marketing + Technology + Management – Hype = MarTech

MarTech Boston 2017

I have an allergy to hype. I know, that’s an unfortunate condition given that I’m in the field of marketing technology. It’s like being a lactose-intolerant maître fromager. Luckily, the symptoms are relatively mild — mostly involuntary rolling of the eyes and rapid finger twitching on the delete key. But I also have an addiction […]

Where does martech fit in Dun & Bradstreet’s marketing org?

Dun & Bradstreet Marketing Org Stack Featuring Martech

I am excited to share with you one of the first entries to The Stackies: Org Edition awards. Rishi Dave, the CMO of Dun & Bradstreet, and his team just shared with me their “org stack” graphic above (click for a larger version). This is a terrific example of the kind of illustration that we’re […]

The Grand View of Martech: A Martech Manifesto (DRAFT)

Martech: The Grand View

As we were planning the upcoming MarTech conference for Boston, the Third Door Media team and I had an invigorating discussion about the philosophy of “martech.” What is martech? Who are the citizens in this growing community? What are the shared ideas and ideals that bring us together? What do we collectively aspire to achieve? […]

What’s better than a marketing tech stack? Your marketing org stack

The Stackies: Tech Edition & Org Edition

We’ve been running The Stackies for three years now, where we’ve invited marketers to send in a single slide that visually illustrates their marketing tech stack. We run it as an awards program and a drive for charity (the last Stackies program raised $7,800 for Girls Who Code), with a little friendly competition and trophies […]

How blockchain technology will revolutionize advertising

CMO Primer for the Blockchain World

The following is an excerpt from the new e-book, The CMO Primer For The Blockchain World: How This “Trust Machine” Impacts Branding, Customer Experience, Advertising and Much More by Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing. It features forewords by the CMO of NASDAQ, Jeremy Skule and the CMO of Dun & Bradstreet, Rishi Dave. […]

3 thoughts on Marketo’s domain outage this week

Marketo.com Domain Expired

This was a rough week for the folks at Marketo. If you hadn’t heard, they somehow let their marketo.com domain expire. This brought down their website, customer consoles, and — most unfortunately — things like Marketo tracking scripts, landing pages, and web forms that their customers were relying on for their customer-facing web experiences. Due […]

What do marketing orgs look like in the martech age? Let’s find out

Marketing Organizations in a Martech World

I know, you get asked to participate in a ton of surveys. You’re super busy, and most of the time, the results of these studies are of dubious value to your actual work. So it’s easy to pass on taking them. But if you like the content of my blog, and have ever found it […]