Think my marketing tech landscape is too big? It’s missing 1,900 firms

5,700 Marketing Technology Companies

Whenever I disclaim that my gigantor marketing technology landscape graphic is only a “representative sample” — that there are actually many more martech companies out there than I’ve been able to discover and include — I get the sense that most people consider it simply fine print. “Sure, Scott, you’re disclaiming that so as to […]

Microsoft buys LinkedIn: the largest martech acquisition in history?

Vertical Competition in Marketing's Digital Channel

Last week, Microsoft announced that it was acquiring LinkedIn for a whopping $26.2 billion. This is the largest acqusition in Microsoft’s history — over three times the size of its acqusition of Skype for $8.5 billion in 2011 — and one of the largest in the history of the digital age (we’ll graciously look past […]

Big deals for Marketo and Demandware, but what do they mean?

Marketo

REMINDER: don’t miss the upcoming INAUGURAL EPISODE of chiefmartecTV live with David Raab this Friday, June 10 at 2pm EDT. Last week was a big week for marketing technology M&A news. Two billion-dollar M&A deals: Marketo was acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $1.79 billion and Demandware was acquired by Salesforce for […]

The disruptive effects of accelerating waves of marketing technology

Accelerating Waves of Marketing Technology Innovation

STAY TUNED at the end of this post to learn about the upcoming INAUGURAL EPISODE of chiefmartecTV, which will be covering this topic with David Raab on June 10. I recently participated in a book discussion at the Atlanta Tech Village with Sangram Vajre, the energetic CMO of Terminus, talking about waves of innovation in […]

Matrixed marketing tech: Delphic Digital’s winning Stackie

Delphic Digital Marketing Technology Stackie

The following is a guest post by Kevin Hanley of Delphic Digital. Delphic Digital was one of the five winners of the 2016 Stackies Awards at MarTech, and we invited them to share the rationale behind their marketing technology stack. Is there anything more exciting than the 2016 MarTech conference in San Francisco? Maybe, but […]

Did Morgan Stanley just kill the single-vendor marketing suite?

Only 9% of Marketers Think a Single Marketing Technology Vendor Is Very Important

A friend forwarded me a report, titled “Software Is Eating the CMO Suite,” that was shared by Morgan Stanley at the Ascendant Network event for digital marketers in New York earlier this month. The most striking piece of data in the report, at least to me, was the chart above. Out of the 88 participants […]

The 5 C’s model of Acrolinx’s award-winning Stackie

Acrolinx Marketing Technology Stack for the 2016 Stackies Awards

The following is a guest post by Steve Rotter, CMO of Acrolinx. Acrolinx was one of the five winners of the 2016 Stackies Awards at MarTech, and we invited them to share the rationale behind their marketing technology stack. The 2016 MarTech conference was truly amazing, and we were honored — and pleasantly surprised — […]

The buzz around account-based marketing at MarTech

Account-Based Marketing Market Map

The following is a guest post by Bertrand Hazard of TrustRadius, who attended MarTech last month. He and the TrustRadius research team interviewed a number of vendors exhibiting there about their perspective on “hot” categories within the marketing tech landscape. Account-based marketing (ABM) was one of the biggest topics at the MarTech conference. Nearly every […]

Marketing tech landscape in 2045 will consolidate to one logo

Marketing Technology Landscape (2045)

I know I’ve sworn off of making predictions in the dynamic marketing technology space, but I’m going to make a big one today: the marketing technology landscape supergraphic for 2045 will contain only a single logo. I know, I’m not the first armchair analyst to suggest that there will be massive consolidation in the marketing […]

41 marketing technology stacks from the 2016 Stackies Awards

The 2016 Stackies Awards: 41 Marketing Technology Stacks Visualized

So many projects converged for me at the MarTech conference this week in San Francisco. An amazing cast of speakers and sponsors, who knocked it out of the park (thank you!). The release of the 2016 marketing technology landscape. The shipping of Hacking Marketing. But my favorite was the unveiling of the 2016 Stackies Awards. […]