Martech and the modern marketing org (study results)

Marketing Technology Teams

At the MarTech conference in Boston earlier this month, we unveiled the winners of The Stackies: Org Edition. 12 companies contributed slides illustrating how they approach their martech-enabled organizations, including Allocadia, CA Technologies, Dun & Bradstreet, The New England Journal of Medicine Group, Reduxio, and Uberflip. But not everyone was comfortable publicly sharing how their […]

12 org stacks reveal people-process-technology triangles at #MarTech

The Stackies: Org Edition (2017) at MarTech

We kicked off MarTech East in Boston on Monday with an awards ceremony for The Stackies: Org Edition. While the previous versions of this awards program encouraged marketers to share visualizations of their marketing technology stacks, this one invited people to share ideas about how their marketing organizations are conceived. We wanted to shed light […]

Call for speakers for MarTech West in San Jose, April 23-25

The MarTech Community

Tomorrow we kick of MarTech East in Boston. It’s going to be an amazing three days — largely due to the amazing speakers who are contributing their experience and insights to the community. Would you like to be one of those contributors for our next event, MarTech West in San Jose, April 23-25? We invite […]

The Blockchain Marketing Technology Landscape (2017)

Blockchain Marketing Technology Landscape

The following is a guest post contributed by Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, a growth marketing advisory firm focused 100% on blockchain and decentralized technologies. He will be presenting at the upcoming MarTech conference in Boston, October 2-4, on Blockchain and the CMO: The Next Era of Marketing. If you are an entrepreneur […]

I’ve joined HubSpot as VP platform ecosystem, and this is why

HubSpot VP of Platform Ecosystem

So, um, wow. Big news day here. I’ve basically had two themes on this blog that I’ve been writing about for 10 years: The blending of marketing and technical talent — marketing technologists — empowering businesses to thrive in a digital world. Here’s one of the first presentations I gave on that topic in 2010. […]

ScribbleLive acquires ion interactive as interactive content thrives

ScribbleLive + ion interactive

I know, I’m usually the poster child for celebrating “diversification” more than “consolidation” in the martech industry. But today I’ll celebrate the latter. I am excited to announce a very special and personal contribution to the consolidation of the marketing technology landscape: ion interactive, the company I co-founded and served as CTO, has been acquired […]

Last chance to enter The Stackies: Org Edition to win #MarTech glory

B2B Marketing Flywheel Org Stack for MarTech

Want to contribute to the MarTech community? We’ve extended the deadline of The Stackies: Org Edition to midnight on Friday, September 29. This is your chance to share your ideas on marketing structures and/or processes that take full advantage of what modern marketing technology makes possible. You’ve seen The Stackies: Tech Edition — dozens and […]

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 […]