Springtime in #MarTech — $25.2 billion blossoming

Investment in Marketing Technology as of March 2015

The following is an approximation of my opening presentation at the MarTech Conference this morning in San Francisco. Over 1,000 people are there, participating in the largest independent conference exclusively focused on marketing technology and marketing technologists. I am so happy that spring is here. It was a pretty crazy winter in Boston this year. […]

Who’s coming to MarTech? A very impressive community

Who's Coming to MarTech?

The second MarTech Conference is just a little more than two weeks away, March 31 – April 1 in San Francisco, and I’m starting to feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. There’s an amazing set of speakers who are coming to share their experiences and expertise. There’s also a fascinating cross-section of marketing technology […]

A magical junction of design, technology, and leadership

Redesigning Leadership

Possibly the most exciting phenomenon in the professional world today is the intermingling of disciplines. Certainly the intersection between marketing and technical roles — IT, software development, “industrial” operations — is one of those important junctions. But there are many more. Even marketing and technology are no longer merely a two-way crossroads. Increasingly design is […]

Asking the right questions about marketing technology at MarTech

MarTech Conference Agenda for San Francisco 2015

If there’s one overarching theme to the upcoming MarTech Conference in San Francisco, March 31 – April 1, it’s crossing boundaries: Discipline boundaries between marketing, engineering, design, and user experience Departmental boundaries between marketing, IT, sales, and other functions Operational boundaries between front-office and back-office “silos” Hierarchical boundaries between CMOs, VPs of digital marketing, heads […]

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MarTech: Putting the Human in Marketing Technology

It’s truly an incredible time to be working in marketing — and, even more so, marketing technology. As I mentioned in my post on the latest marketing technology landscape earlier this week, the innovation happening across this industry is staggering. Yet it is still merely a reflection of the broader transformation that’s happening in marketing […]

First look at the MarTech 2015 San Francisco agenda…

MarTech 2015 Speaker Logos

We’re about 95% complete with the agenda for the next MarTech, taking place in San Francisco this spring, March 31 – April 1. But I’m so excited about how this is shaping up, that I can’t wait any longer to give you a first look at the program. First, I want to express my heartfelt […]

The Frame and the Field: the art of making marketing technology decisions

The Frame and the Field

I want to share an idea with you that’s been in my head for a while. It may sound fairly obvious — and perhaps it is, to most of you. It is how I’ve seen people make choices with marketing technology that materially alters the outcome. But I suspect that they’re not always consciously aware […]

Call for speakers for MarTech 2015 — share your brain!

MarTech 2015 in San Francisco

The marketing technology world is on fire! And I mean that in a good way. Billions of dollars in investment. Billions of dollars in revenue. Big IPOs. Big partnerships. A new generation of marketing leaders. Hundreds of software programs entwined in marketing’s “new normal” of daily operations. And those are just a handful of stories […]

A STEAM engine to create marketing technologists for the future

STEAM

Almost everyone you meet in technology is an advocate of more STEM education — science, technology, engineering, and math. We appreciate that (a) technology careers are relatively stable and pay well; (b) the demand for technologists exceeds their supply, which is a real challenge when you’re looking to hire more technology talent; and (c) our […]

How 9 brands think of their marketing technology stacks

The State of Marketing Technology Stacks from 9 B2C Brands

Last month, the CEB assembled a two-day meeting of “chief marketing technologists” from nine Fortune 500 consumer brands to have a confidential exchange among peers. I was the only outsider who was permitted to participate, as I facilitated the segment of their discussion around marketing technology stacks — in particular, exploring issues around single-vendor suites, […]