Month: December 2014

Marketing automation as a bellwether of overall martech landscape

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 logo wonderland… And in case you’re looking for some sitting-around-the-fire conversation topics — surely everyone in your family is …

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Marketing Automation Category (Draft)

Using Scrumban (Scrum + Kanban) for agile marketing

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting Mark Verone, the Director of Marketing & Product Operations at Gogo, the public company that provides in-flight Internet service on many major airlines and private business aircraft. I was giving a presentation on marketing trends inspired by technology and technology culture, and I included a section talking about agile marketing. As with almost all of my talks and writing on the subject, I emphasized Scrum as …

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Scrumban Poster

First look at the MarTech 2015 San Francisco agenda…

We’re about 95% complete with the agenda for the next MarTech, taking place in San Francisco this spring, March 31 – April 1. But I’m so excited about how this is shaping up, that I can’t wait any longer to give you a first look at the program. First, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who responded to our call for speakers. We were blown away by the amazing suggestions that people …

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MarTech 2015 Speaker Logos

Merkle’s CMTO on new kinds of marketing, tech, agencies

Merkle and I were both born in 1971. Crikey, a lot has changed since then. In 1971, Apollo 14 landed on the moon, the third Apollo mission to do so. An incredible feat of engineering — and also, if you read David Meerman Scott’s Marketing the Moon, a massive accomplishment in marketing too. But now we carry around the computing power of that spaceship in our smartphones. (Although some would say the iPhone 6+ is …

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A whirlygig tour of content marketing software

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 company through articles as opposed to through ads. Indeed, with the growing importance of content in attracting new customers and …

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Content Marketing Landscape

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