Navigating the Class V Rapids of Marketing Technology

Scott Brinker at MarcomCentral Summit

Earlier this year, I gave a presentation at the Marketing Operations Executive Summit hosted by the good folks at MarcomCentral that walked through my marketing technology landscape and talked about some of the dynamics with our industry moving towards platform ecosystems. MarcomCentral recently posted the video, which I’m embedding below (or watch it here if […]

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Jason Heller on a mission for the marketer of the future

Agiliti's Framework for Digital Transformation

Jason Heller is the founder and CEO of Agiliti, a New York consultancy that specializes in digital transformation of marketing operations and strategy. I first became aware of Jason a few years ago through a series of columns he wrote for MediaPost, such as Achieving Simplicity From Complexity and Fostering Digital Innovation. We’ve had a […]

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Secrets of an ace recruiter of technical marketing talent

Erica Seidel

Pretty much everybody acknowledges that talent acquisition in marketing today is a hard problem — especially for technical talent for marketing technology, marketing operations, and marketing analytics. But that’s kind of like complaining that winter is cold in Boston. It’s a true statement, yes, but complaining about it doesn’t make you any warmer. You need […]

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Why MarTech will be a marketing conference like no other (a 3,200-word preview of what to expect)

The Unicorn: Marketing + Technology + Management

In six weeks, MarTech: The Marketing Tech Conference will have its inaugural event. And while this may sound like a little hype — you’d think I worked in marketing — I can confidently say that this will be unlike any other marketing conference the world has ever seen. For those of you who are coming, […]

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The 4th Wave of Content Marketing (recorded webinar)

The 4th Wave of Content Marketing

Last month I did a joint webinar with Jerry Rackley, Chief Analyst at Demand Metric, on the growing phenomenon of “marketing apps” as a new wave of content marketing. Demand Metric had just completed a research project with 185 marketers to compare the effects of passive vs. interactive content on their digital marketing programs — […]

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3 compelling reasons to register for MarTech right now

MarTech August 2014 Agenda

We’re only a month away from the inaugural MarTech Conference here in Boston, and here are three terrific reasons to register for MarTech today. #3. The “beta” rate expires next week — register now to save $150. First, the reason why you should register for MarTech today, instead of, say, in a couple of weeks: […]

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Chief Marketing Technologists earn $140,000 – $241,000

Chief Marketing Technologists Top Executive Placement (Mondo)

How much does a chief marketing technologist earn? It depends on the size of the company, the industry, and the region, but according to the Mondo Resourcing & Staffing Agency the range is $140,000 to $241,000. The only digital marketing executive position paid more, on average, were Chief Digital Officers, earning between $148,000 to $280,000. […]

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Harvard Business Review publishes The Rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist

Harvard Business Review: Rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist

When I first started writing about the role of a chief marketing technologist in 2008, it was, at best, a niche subject. A hybrid marketing and technology executive? What kind of crazy, chimerical beast was that? But six years later, with marketing increasingly viewed as a technology-powered discipline, hybrid marketing technologist roles are growing rapidly. […]

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Google, don’t break my heart with shoddy marketing

Don't Think with Google

Marketing has had, historically, a bad rap for being — how do I say this diplomatically? — creative with the truth. Not necessarily lying outright, although that’s certainly happened. But often deliberately choosing words — as well as choosing what to omit — so as to lead people to slightly or wholly inaccurate conclusions that […]

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Tag management software as marketing middleware

Build Your Own Marketing Cloud with Tag Management

Tag management, at its core, is a relatively straightforward marketing technology — but one that has taken on new life with the rise of the home-grown, heterogeneous marketing cloud. First, a brief orientation on tag management: Many marketing software applications require marketers to insert little snippets of code — “tags” — into their web pages […]

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