Marketing technology may never consolidate (but that’s a good thing)

Marketing Technology Is NOT Consolidating

You’ve surely seen those eye charts with hundreds of marketing technology vendor logos. There are the iconic LUMAscapes by Terence Kawaja. And there’s my own chiefmartec.com marketing technology landscape, which last year organized 3,874 martech solutions on a single slide. (Spoiler alert: the upcoming 2017 edition will have more.) These charts provoke a visceral reaction […]

Blockchains as a new kind of quantifiable brand equity?

Blockchains as Brand Equity

The following is a follow-up guest post by Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, to his previous articles on blockchain marketing, blockchain brand promises, and blockchain brand “logos”. Jeremy currently works with several of the leading companies in the blockchain and decentralization space. How do you measure “brand equity” today? Perhaps some analysis of awareness, recall, […]

Why the false dichotomy between adtech and martech is dysfunctional

Adtech vs. Martech

Would you agree that advertising is one facet of marketing? Yes? Okay, then advertising technology (adtech) is naturally one facet of marketing technology (martech). If you like diagrams, you can visualize adtech as a small circle contained entirely within a larger circle of martech. Adtech is a subset of martech. But for years, people have […]

An introduction to ecommerce APIs for non-developers

API Landscape

The following is a guest article by Mike Sedzielewski, co-founder and CMO of Voucherify, a coupon and referral infastructure through API. 2016 was the year when the marketing technology mantra materialized. The predictions of turning every business into a connected system of digital services became real. The data-first approach and microservices are becoming a standard […]

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 […]