For every marketing tech firm consolidated, 1.5 are born

Trading Places: Scott Brinker and Terry Kawaja

My doppelgänger (or am I his?) agrees: marketing technology isn’t consolidating yet. Digiday recently published a terrific podcast interview with Terry Kawaja, the CEO of LUMA Partners — an investment bank that specializes in adtech and martech companies. Of course, Terry and LUMA are probably most famously known for their amazing LUMAscapes that map out […]

VC predicts marketing tech will grow 10X in 10 years

Marketing Technology Will Grow 10X in 10 Years

Ashu Garg is a general parter at the venture capital firm Foundation Capital, focusing on start-ups in the marketing technology sector. He is currently on the boards of TubeMogul, Localytics, and AdRise, and was formerly on the board of Aggregate Knowledge before it was acquired by Neustar. Before going VC in 2008, Ashu was the […]

Have a Coke and a… marketing tech company? Why, yes

Atlanta Marketing Technology Companies

This is a guest post written by Anand Thaker, Senior Director of Strategy & Innovation at Arke Systems, a marketing technology consultancy based in Atlanta. In the spirit of illustrating how marketing technology is thriving beyond just the Bay Area and New York, Anand gives a glimpse of the thriving martech ecosystem in Atlanta. Several […]

50 fascinating marketing tech companies, all in one room

MarTech 2015 San Francisco Exhibitors

We’re 8 weeks away from this year’s MarTech Conference in San Francisco, and I’m very excited about how it’s shaping up. There are so many great speakers who have agreed to share their experience and perspective on marketing technology management and how to harness marketing technology to shape customer experience. I’ll do a more detailed […]

The system dynamics of 2,000+ marketing technology vendors

System Dynamics of the Marketing Technology Landscape

How is it even possible to have 2,000 marketing technology vendors? Surely, this space must consolidate. It’s not even conceivable that it would continue to grow, right? A bubble ready to burst? Well, maybe. Consolidation is the easy answer. And, hey, it may be the right one. Certainly there are powerful consolidation forces in this […]

Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic (2015)

Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic (2015)

There’s a lot of marketing technology in the world, my friend. The 2015 edition of my marketing technology landscape supergraphic has been released, now with 1,876 vendors represented across 43 categories. To actually read it, you need a hi-res version (be prepared to zoom and scroll, and then zoom and scroll some more): Marketing Technology […]

Marketing automation as a bellwether of overall martech landscape

Marketing Automation Category (Draft)

It’s the closing of the year. A time for gathering together with family and friends. A time for consuming far too much food and drink. A time for celebration and reflection. And for me, it’s the time when I lounge by a fire pit and lay out the next edition of the marketing technology landscape. […]

A whirlygig tour of content marketing software

Content Marketing Landscape

This is a guest post written by Dong Liu of VentureScanner. I was impressed with their research on the many categories of marketing technology, and invited them to give us a helicopter tour of one particularly popular subcategory, content marketing. A recent study by ContentPlus shows that 70% of consumers prefer getting to know a […]

What will happen with marketing technology in 2015?

Predicting the Future of Marketing Technology in 2015

Welcome to prediction season, again! It doesn’t take a crystal ball to know you’re going to be inundated over the next 30 days with people prophesying your future — at least your future in marketing for the year ahead. Personally, I subscribe to Yogi Berra’s worldview, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” […]

A beauty contest for marketing clouds, but buyers resist monogamy

Buyer Pains for Marketing Clouds

Apologies for that metaphor — admittedly wrong on so many levels. But bear with me. Last week, Forrester announced their “wave” report for enterprise-class marketing clouds. Officially, it was a report on enterprise marketing software suites (EMSS). But since at least half of the vendors evaluated refer to their offering as a “marketing cloud,” it […]