“The modern CMO and marketer can no longer be just a brand ambassador, they must also have a deep understanding of marketing technology. Scott Brinker helps the reader to understand how technology can be used for both successful marketing strategy and execution.”
– Jonathan Becher, CMO, SAP
I’ve written a very short book, A NEW BRAND OF MARKETING, that’s free to download and share.
It frames the epic collaboration underway between marketers and technologists, set against the backdrop of two seismic shifts in marketing today:
First, how marketing is taking over the business. We can debate functions and org charts. But in a hyper-connected digital world, everything that a business does — the entire customer experience that it delivers, from the very first touchpoint onward — is now the scope of marketing.
Second, how technology is taking over marketing. Marketing has more software entwined in its mission today than any other profession in the history of computing. Leveraging these capabilities requires new approaches to marketing strategy and management — as well as new kinds of talents within the marketing team, such as marketing technologists.
These two massive shifts are the result of 7 “meta-trends” — each of which has dramatically changed the nature of marketing. And collectively, they have created a whole new brand of marketing:
- From traditional to digital
- From media silos to converged media
- From outbound to inbound
- From communications to experiences
- From art and copy to code and data
- From rigid plans to agile iterations
- From agencies to in-house marketing
At only 40-pages, this is probably the shortest marketing book you will ever read. But if you want to understand the context in which marketing has become a technology-powered discipline, I hope it may be one of the most helpful.
Reviews of A NEW BRAND OF MARKETING
“As modern marketers, we have to embrace technology in order to stay relevant. But how? In A New Brand of Marketing, Brinker dives into the shifting digital landscape and illustrates how businesses can transform their marketing to be more inbound, and ultimately more effective, with tech-driven strategies.”
– Mike Volpe, CMO, HubSpot
“Scott Brinker nails it with his articulation of the 7 meta-trends that have fundamentally altered — as well as empowered — marketing. Technology now fuels the marketing discipline, where science and art come together to build a brand based upon customer experiences, where the interactions are more inbound than outbound and truly global in nature.
– Amy D. Love, CMO, Appirio
“Scott has penned a veritable treatise on the subject of marketing in the digital age of digital. In this pithy work, Scott captures the key meta-trends that will define how all marketing is done in a world of technology enablement and customer empowerment. The punch line: read it.
– Terence Kawaja, CEO, LUMA Partners
“The leading meta-trends transforming and growing business at the convergence of marketing and technology by Scott Brinker. This short story is a simplified illustration of modern marketing, disrupted and transformed by the growing evolution and impact of technology, the modern the face of marketing.”
– Mayur Gupta, Global Head, Marketing Technology, Kimberly-Clark
“A New Brand of Marketing articulates the why of marketing’s fundamental changes over the past 20 years better than any book or blog post I’ve ever read. Scott, in his succinct and thoughtful voice, showcases the how necessary to navigate to a healthy and successful marketing organization as only a thought leader and expert marketing leader such as himself can. A must read for every marketer.”
— Jascha Kaykas-Wolff, CMO, Mindjet
With A New Brand of Marketing, Scott has put traditional agencies on notice. Clients are evolving faster than agencies and their organizational models. A New Breed of Agency is needed, with an operating system that has Scott’s meta trends at its kernel. Every marketer and marketing technologist should memorize this short read. Gold!
— Sheldon Monteiro, CTO, SapientNitro
“Scott has provided a great overview of the trends that are driving the long-term changes in how marketers do their job and the role that technology plays. This book provides much-needed context to help marketers and marketing technologists build long-term strategies that will let them thrive regardless of what comes next. Better still, he does it in a clear, enjoyable writing style.”
– David Raab, Principal, Raab Associates
“Scott has brilliantly framed the dimensions along which marketing has transformed — and where it is headed in the future. This should be required reading for everyone in the industry.”
– Dharmesh Shah, CTO, HubSpot; Author, Inbound Marketing
“Anything is possible when marketing and technology collide. Brinker’s A New Brand of Marketing concisely captures the fundamental shifts driving the most transformative time in marketing history. Read it, share it, and use it to accelerate change within your organization.”
– Paul Roetzer, CEO, PR 20/20; Author, The Marketing Agency Blueprint
“One of the most important marketing books I’ve read in some time — short and concise, but intensely relevant for today’s marketers. This is a manifesto for math marketers out there, and perhaps a final warning and blueprint to those who haven’t yet are the transition (but will soon be extinct unless they do).”
– Matt Heinz, President, Heinz Marketing
“When asked, ‘What’s your biggest challenge?’ — most marketing executives reply that it is staying on top of the constant and rapid change that shapes the current environment of marketing. While I don’t know of any book that can solve that problem, Scott Brinker’s new book superbly sets the conversation in which that challenge can be met head-on and managed.”
– Ric Dragon, CEO, DragonSearch; Author, Social Marketology
“Scott has put together 7 extraordinarily insightful trends that every CMO and CIO need to understand. He calls marketing a ‘technology-powered discipline.’ And while I might rather call today’s technology a ‘marketing-powered discipline’ — Scott would forgive me for fighting for top billing. It’s just a wonderful, insightful, and just plain entertaining read. This is one that every marketer and the technology teams they work with should read together.”
– Robert Rose, Chief Strategist, CMI; Author, Managing Content Marketing
“Scott Brinker does a great job articulating a compelling and exciting opportunity for today’s marketers. The 7 meta-trends that Scott breaks out are accurate, digestible, and actionable. I suggest all marketers move this onto their must read list!”
– Sam Melnick, Research Analyst, CMO Advisory Practice, IDC
“I love this book. It brilliantly and simply explains some of the most important drivers underlying marketing today. Scott lays out the facts, using data to explain what’s happening in the world of business as it touches marketing and technology.”
– Michael Krigsman, Strategy Advisor & Analyst, Host of CxOTalk
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9 thoughts on “A NEW BRAND OF MARKETING: The 7 Meta-Trends of Modern Marketing as a Technology-Powered Discipline”
Congratulations, Scott. You should also know that our quality on Marketing Made Simple TV is WAY up, so I am offering past guests like you a chance to come back for a new show, like when you have a new book.
Thanks, Jeff! Really enjoyed our show together (although I was fighting off a bit of a cold). Looking forward to seeing the broadcast.
This was a great read. I just shared it w/ my colleagues since it touches upon many relevant crossroads for us. Nicely done!
Thanks, Jordan — I’m really happy to hear that you’ve found it useful.
An excellent read and delivered with trademark Brinker style: thoughtful, well articulated and insightful predictions on trends that seem spot on to me. Congrats on a great book with big implications and a must read not just for CMOs but for VPs, Directors and marketing managers too.
Thank you, Seth. Greatly appreciate the kind review! 🙂
well done, scott!
Scott, as always, well done! This is a great read for all the folks who are not in marketing – to understand how they should think about, what they should expect from, and what they should provide to marketing to make their company more competitive.
Excellent – very comprehensive and fun to read. We just finished up a seminar to investors on this same content. I wish I had read this first.