Month: May 2016

The disruptive effects of accelerating waves of marketing technology

STAY TUNED at the end of this post to learn about the upcoming INAUGURAL EPISODE of chiefmartecTV, which will be covering this topic with David Raab on June 10. I recently participated in a book discussion at the Atlanta Tech Village with Sangram Vajre, the energetic CMO of Terminus, talking about waves of innovation in marketing technology. His company is one of the emerging stars of the current account-based marketing (ABM) wave. We were remarking …

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Accelerating Waves of Marketing Technology Innovation

The radical NoMQL movement in content marketing

Let me start by saying that if you get the joke in the above tweet — even if you don’t find it a particularly good joke — you have marketing technologist street cred. This story starts with a post I read by Dave Gerhardt, the head of marketing at Drift, which I had seen circulating on Twitter, stirring the content marketing pot: Why We’re Throwing Out All Of Our Lead Forms And Making Content Free. …

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NoSQL / No MQL

Whoa: marketing technology budgets are now surpassing advertising

Because I’m a rambling blogger and not a professional journalist, I’m going to bury the lede — that a recent Gartner report shows larger companies spending more on marketing technology than advertising this year — but I promise to get to it eventually. (Actually, I guess with this disclaimer I didn’t bury the lede. But I digress.) Gartner recently released their CMO Spend Survey 2015-2016, and, of course, I immediately turned to the page on …

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Marketing Technology Stats from Gartner

Keeping marketing technology integration in perspective

I acknowledge: finding, learning about, and integrating new marketing technologies is a challenge for marketers today. But as a new report from Wrike shows — How Marketers Get Things Done: The State of Agile Marketing in 2016 — it’s not the top challenge. It’s fifth. And a good ways below the top challenge. The top five challenges marketers face: Developing creative, innovative campaigns that stand out in the market (37.2%) Moving fast enough to keep …

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Top Challenges Marketers Face in 2016

MarTech Europe 2016 call-for-speakers is now open

MarTech Europe is returning to London this fall, 1-2 November, and I’m excited to open up the call-for-speakers today. I’m always incredibly impressed by and grateful for the proposals we receive from experts and practitioners in this field. If you have a topic that you would like to present, please fill out our speaker application. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 10 June. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare an application: …

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MarTech Europe Call-for-Speakers 2016

What can marketers learn from the sciences? Quite a lot

Gord Hotchkiss has been one of my sources of professional inspiration for over a decade. One of the pioneers of the search marketing industry, Gord has always had a special talent for blending marketing savvy with broader social and scienfitic thinking in the face of disruptive technologies. He’s masterful at putting the quirks of modern marketing in a larger and more strategic context. His Online Spin column on Mediapost is one of my few weekly …

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Gord Hotchkiss at MarTech: The Natural Laws of Strategy

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