600+ marketers report on the blend of art and science in marketing

Marketers as Scientists

At the MarTech conference last week, Mayur Gupta, global VP of marketing & growth at Spotify, and I revealed the results from a study we had conducted with the research team at Third Door Media on the intersection of art and science in marketing. We had 637 participants in the study — one of the […]

Top 10 entries from the MarTech cartoon caption contest

MarTech Marketoonist Caption 10 (Winner!)

Wow, I’ve got so much to share from last week’s MarTech conference in San Francisco. The speakers, sponsors, and moderators were all fantastic — as were the incredibly enthusiastic attendees. I’m so grateful to all of them. However, let me start with a little levity. Tom Fishburne, the Marketoonist, gave a terrific keynote presentation to […]

Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic (2017): Martech 5000

Marketing Technology Landscape 2017 ("Martech 5000")

I’m delighted to release the 2017 edition of the marketing technology landscape, which we’ve nicknamed the Martech 5000, here at the MarTech conference in San Francisco. As you’ve probably guessed from that moniker: the landscape grew again this year, by about 40%, to a total of 5,381 solutions (from 4,891 unique companies). You can download […]

57 marketing stacks and 21 essays from the 2017 Stackies & Hackies

57 marketing stack in the 2017 Stackies

Here at the MarTech conference in San Francisco, we just celebrated the 2017 Stackies & Hackies Awards. Marketers contributed an incredible 57 marketing stack illustrations and 21 “marketing hack” essays to the community. This is our third year of running the Stackies — you can check out the marketing stacks from the 2015 and 2016 […]

Time’s up! MarTech is here and it’s your last chance to attend

MarTech Attendee Brands

In just one week, the world’s largest independent marketing technology conference designed for senior-level marketers and marketing technology professionals happens at MarTech in San Francisco. I’ve programed the show with one overarching goal: to illuminate successful real-world practices at the intersection of marketing, technology, and management — no matter which software products or analyst frameworks […]

Cisco shares their marketing stack with 39 marketing technologies

Cisco Marketing Technology Stack

The MarTech conference in San Francisco is less than two weeks away, and I’m really looking forward to kicking it off with the Stackies & Hackies awards reception on the evening of May 9. We received 57 marketing stack entries into the Stackies this year, plus 21 essays in the Hackies — so we’ll be […]

From 2016 to 2017, 5X more marketing automation vendors were added than removed

Marketing Technology Landscape: Marketing Automation Evolution

tl;dr — From 2016 to 2017, the marketing automation category of the marketing technology landscape grew yet again, by 36%, from 156 vendors to 212. If you predicted it was going to consolidate in the past six years, sorry, you were wrong. Marketing automation remains a bellwether of martech It’s become a bit of a […]

Separating marketing technology fact from fiction at #MarTech in 2 weeks

MarTech San Francisco 2017 Expo Hall

We’re now only two weeks away from the MarTech conference in San Francisco, May 9-11 — the world’s largest independent marketing technology conference designed for senior-level marketers and technologists. We stress the the word independent because unlike most of the big marketing events these days that are run by Adobe, HubSpot, IBM, Marketo, Oracle, Salesforce, […]

Marketing technology may never consolidate (but that’s a good thing)

Marketing Technology Is NOT Consolidating

You’ve surely seen those eye charts with hundreds of marketing technology vendor logos. There are the iconic LUMAscapes by Terence Kawaja. And there’s my own chiefmartec.com marketing technology landscape, which last year organized 3,874 martech solutions on a single slide. (Spoiler alert: the upcoming 2017 edition will have more.) These charts provoke a visceral reaction […]

THE HACKIES: Hacking your stack for account-based marketing

ABM Stages

This article is a guest post by Sangram Vajre of Terminus. It was entered into The Hackies essay contest for the upcoming MarTech conference. Like it? You can register your vote in the contest by sharing it on social media, especially LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Account-based marketing (ABM) at its core is laser-focused B2B marketing. […]