Blockchain-based digital tokens: the new brand logo?

Value Capture with Fat Protocols

The following is a follow-up guest post by Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, to his previous articles on blockchain marketing and blockchain brand promises. Jeremy currently works with several of the leading companies in the blockchain and decentralization space including OpenBazaar. Previously, he was VP of marketing at Sprinklr. In a previous article, I introduced Bitcoin […]

The blockchain brand: hard-coding brand promises

Blockchain brands: OpenBazaar

This is a follow-up guest post by Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, to his previous article on blockchain marketing. Jeremy currently works with several of the leading companies in the blockchain and decentralization space including OB1 and OpenBazaar. Previously, he was VP of marketing at Sprinklr. Sometimes a brand’s core values come in conflict with reality. Sometimes […]

Everything a marketer needs to know about CDPs. Wait, what’s a CDP?

CDPs vs. Orchestration

The following is a guest post by the remarkable David Raab, principal at Raab Associates, author of the Customer Experience Matrix blog, advisory baord member for MarTech Conference in San Francisco, and now head of the CDP Institute. You can download the latest CDP Industry Profile report from their site. Customer Data Platforms are having […]

Blockchain marketing: how the technology behind Bitcoin could change marketing

Blockchains in Marketing

The following is a guest post by Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing. Jeremy currently works with several of the leading companies in the blockchain and decentralization space including OB1 and OpenBazaar. Previously, he was VP of marketing at Sprinklr. You’ve probably heard about Bitcoin. You may have heard about the blockchain. It’s the underlying technology that makes […]

Digital Asset Management in the Martech Cocktail

Customer-Centric DAM

This guest post is an excerpt from Digital & Marketing Asset Management: The Real Story of DAM Technology & Practice by Theresa Regli of Real Story Group. Theresa is a digital asset management expert, marketing technology analyst, and digital media strategist, and her clients include global brands such as Unilever, Nestlé, Net-a-Porter, IKEA, General Mills, […]

The Customer Experience Operating System (CX-OS)

The Customer Experience Operating System (CS-OX)

The following is a guest post by Gerry Murray, research manager for IDC’s CMO Advisory service and a popular speaker at the MarTech conference. All images in this post are courtesy of IDC. In the early days of the martech industry, every application had to be a standalone solution. In addition to the execution environment […]

6 marketing clouds walk into Dr. Watson’s psychology lab at MarTech

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Analyzed by IBM Watson

One of the more amusing moments at MarTech Europe in London was when Jeremy Waite — currently a strategic marketing evangelist at IBM, but previously with Salesforce Marketing Cloud and, before that, Adobe Marketing Cloud — presented the results of an experiment he conducted with IBM Watson. To answer the question, “Why Are All Marketing […]

Odds are your marketing stack is way bigger than you think it is

Marketing technology stacks on your website

As a rule of thumb, people wildly underestimate the number of marketing technologies they have deployed in their organization — sometimes by a factor of 2X, sometimes by a factor of 10X or more. “We use 2-3 marketing technologies,” they might answer in a survey, when in truth, they use more like 20-30 products from […]

Want to learn the truth about marketing technology stacks?

CEB Marketing Technology Study 3

I do. As do the researchers at the CEB Marketing Leadership Council, who have put together the most comprehensive marketing technology survey I’ve ever seen. It asks participants about every category on the marketing technology landscape: Have you adopted or plan to adopt a solution? When? Is it a point solution or part of a […]

Consolidating point solutions with a hub in your marketing stack?

Marketer Satisfaction: Suites vs. Point Solutions

The following is a guest opinion piece by Josh Dreller, VP of product marketing at 4C. Note that 4C could be characterized as a provider of “point solutions” themselves, so this opinion is aligned with their business. But as I aruged in defense of marketing technology point solutions a few years ago, consider the inverse […]