Lowest rates for MarTech Europe expire this Friday

MarTech Europe 2015

Ahh, summer vacation. Odds are that you either just got back from one (like me), are eagerly anticipating one just around the corner, or possibly are on one right now. If the latter, and you’re actually reading this while you’re on vacation — wow, you are a serious martech enthusiast. You have my empathy and […]

The first bachelor’s degree in marketing technology launches this fall

Digital Marketing Technology Competencies

Today’s guest post is written by Dr. Kevin W. Tharp, an associate professor of digital marketing technology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout — and the founder of the first ever Bachelor of Science in Digital Marketing Technology degree. The Bachelor of Science in Digital Marketing Technology was approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of […]

One marketing analytics myth? The perfect KPI…

Marketing and Sales Analytics Cover

Today’s Q&A guest is Cesar Brea, author of Marketing and Sales Analytics. Cesar leads Force Five Partners, a marketing analytics consulting firm. Cesar’s book includes primary research and interviews with more than a dozen major brands across several industries, providing an up-to-date look at what people are actually doing to build their capabilities in this […]

Agenda for MarTech Europe announced, over 20 sessions

MarTech Europe 2015 Speakers

I’m excited to share with you the MarTech Europe agenda that we just released this week. Even though only three months have passed since our last event in San Francisco, I am amazed by how much has progressed in our industry, as represented by the topics — and the level of those topics — that we’ve […]

Similarities and differences of marketing technologists

6 Archetypes of Marketing Technologists

At the inaugural MarTech Conference last year, Sheldon Monteiro, the global CTO of SapientNitro, led a research study of the attendees — as well as readers of this blog — to profile the charateristics of marketing technologists as an emerging profession. The results were fascinating, revealing incredible depth and diversity of the backgrounds and skill […]

Call-for-speakers for MarTech Europe — share your brain

MarTech Europe

The marketing technology industry — now affectionately called “martech” — is truly a global phenomenon. We’re seeing tremendous marketing innovation across every region of the world. And while some of the dynamics of this new brand of marketing are universal, many of the most creative and interesting ideas emerge from the adaptation of these new […]

A 2-sided silver bullet for marketing and sales alignment?

Digital Dialogue and the Sales Pipeline

Disclaimer: I wear two hats, professionally speaking. With one hat, I write this blog and chair the MarTech conference series — both of which I try to run with a vendor-agnostic editorial viewpoint. However, with my other hat, I am also the co-founder and CTO of a marketing software company, ion interactive. While I rarely […]

9 big takeaways from last week’s #MarTech conference

Tony Ralph from Netflix at MarTech

Wow. Last week’s MarTech Conference was an awe-inspiring two and a half days for me. I am immensely grateful to the 29 speakers, 67 exhibitors and sponsors, and over 1,100 attendees who joined together in San Francisco to share their experiences and ideas on the state of marketing technology. It is springtime in martech, and […]

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 […]