MarTech Europe is just weeks away — check out the final agenda

MarTech Europe 2015 Agenda

MarTech Europe is less than 7 weeks away, and I think this may be the best one yet. A mere 45 days from now, we’re going to be hosting the opening reception on Monday evening, 19 October at the groovy Millenium Gloucester Hotel in London. And then all day Tuesday and Wednesday, 20-21 October, will […]

Can witty martech wisdom fit into 140 characters?

Tweet Jams: Rap Battles for Geeks?

Earlier this week, the good folks at CMSWire invited me to join a “Tweet Jam” on Martech Convergence at #CXMChat. I usually decline these because, well, first of all, I’m typically not witty enough on-the-fly to hold my own in these fast-flinging tweet brawls discussions. I would have been an epic casaulty in the first […]

Don’t buy marketing technologies, build layers instead

Marketing Layers

The following is a guest post from Sam Melnick at Lattice Engines and a former analyst in IDC’s CMO Advisory Service. For all of the chatter of “marketing stacks” these days, I found Sam’s description of capability-specific “layers” to be a more precise way to think about how to best implement marketing technology in context. […]

Would Hacking Marketing make for a great SXSW talk?

Hacking Marketing at SXSW

Today, I’m going to take a break from plugging my own conference series — next up: MarTech Europe in October, which is totally going to rock, I say with embarrassing modesty — to, well, um, promote a proposal to present at a different conference. Yes, as you’ve no doubt surmised from the headline, I’m making […]

Divergent opinions about chief marketing technologists

Opinions on Chief Marketing Technologist Roles

Last month, the adtech/martech company DataXu released a great report called The New Marketer: How Data and Technology are Driving the Rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist. The research was conducted by Redshift Research among 250 marketing decision makers in the UK. There’s a lot of fascinating data in the report, but the thing that […]

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 […]