THE HACKIES: Rapid prototyping & MVP development are key to martech success

Martech MVP Stages

This article is a guest post by Michael Sweeney of Clearcode. 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. There has been a huge influx of new martech solutions […]

Free ebook: 5 Disruptions Reshaping Marketing as We Know It

5 Disruptions Reshaping Marketing as We Know It (ebook)

Last December, I wrote a 5-part series on 5 Disruptions to Marketing — the big changes that are rehaping the nature of the marketing industry and profession today. And earlier this year, on Valentine’s Day, I gave an hour-long webinar on the subject. (What can I say? I have the hots for martech.) The good […]

THE HACKIES: A customer-centric approach to building marketing and sales stacks

B2B Customer Data Index

This article is a guest post by Raviv Turner of CaliberMind. 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. A lot has changed in the B2B buying process over […]

32 questions you should ask when you interview a martech leader

Martech Interview Guide

This guest post by Erica Seidel is part of a regular column she writes, Ask the Martech Recruiter. Erica runs The Connective Good, a retained executive recruiting firm that helps companies land leaders in martech, marketing, digital strategy, analytics, and market research. Dear Erica, I’m interviewing a candidate for our brand-new head of marketing technology […]

Microsoft shares their marketing stack in the Stackies, and it’s awesome

Microsoft Marketing Technology Stack

I am enormously grateful to every company that participates in the annual Stackies Awards, sharing a single slide illustration of their “marketing stack” — the collection of software that powers their marketing organization. The best ones do more than just namecheck tools they use. They visually explain the strategic thinking and organizing principles behind their […]

Blockchains as a new kind of quantifiable brand equity?

Blockchains as Brand Equity

The following is a follow-up guest post by Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, to his previous articles on blockchain marketing, blockchain brand promises, and blockchain brand “logos”. Jeremy currently works with several of the leading companies in the blockchain and decentralization space. How do you measure “brand equity” today? Perhaps some analysis of awareness, recall, […]

Mastering modern marketing technology leadership over 2 intense days

MarTech Conference

We’re only 7 weeks away from the MarTech conference in San Francisco, May 9-11. This will be the biggest and best one yet, with 70+ sessions, 100+ speakers, 100+ exhibitors and sponsors, and 2,500+ marketing and marketing technology leaders gathering together to meet, learn, and be inspired by each other. If you’re working the intersection […]

THE HACKIES: DIY marketing data warehouse recipe

DIY marketing data warehouse

This article is a guest post by Alex Sirota of NewPath Consulting. 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. Let’s use Amazon Web Services Relational Database Service (AWS […]

THE HACKIES: The case for a cloud-enabled business advisor

Cloud-based Data Sources

This article is a guest post by Alex Sirota of NewPath Consulting. 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. In Out of the Crisis, page 121, Dr. Edward […]

The rise of the marketing data lake

The Marketing Data Lake

The following is a guest post by Doug Kessler, co-founder and creative director of the B2B marketing agency Velocity. They worked closely with Informatica, one of their clients, to produce educational content on marketing data lakes, including a book by Franz Aman and Anish Jariwala. It’s some of the best writing on the topic that […]