Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow, dear martech’ers

LoveTech Landscape

There’s a logo landscape for everything. Even for lovers in a digital time. The above chart was published by CB Insights in their article 60+ Tech Startups To Enhance Your Valentine’s Day and brought to my attention by my friend Ann Handley on Twitter. A good public service reminder, in case you need a last […]

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MarTech West 2020 Agenda

With a headline like that, who can doubt that I’ve got marketing in my DNA? Seriously though, as you can see from the at-a-glance editorial agenda above — which doesn’t even include the couple dozen additional vendor-led sessions we’ll also have in our Solutions Tracks and on our MarTech Theater stage — this next MarTech […]

The average enterprise uses 1,295 cloud services

Number of Cloud Services Used by an Enterprise on Average in 2019

I’m used to getting a lot ribbing pushback on the scale of the marketing technology landscape. “7,000 martech vendors is way too much!” My gut-level, defensive reaction is to reply, “Hey, it’s not my fault. I’m just counting them.” Of course, one could argue with the work I do with HubSpot’s platform ecosystem, we are […]

The top 3 things marketers want martech vendors to improve

Martech Stack Improvements Wanted

The good folks at Ascend2, a marketing industry research firm, recently released a study on Martech Stack Optimization. It’s the kind of report that I open with the enthusiasm of that kid from the movie A Christmas Story opening the present of his dreams. (I’ll try not to shoot my eye out.) Lots of good […]

Dr. Martech and Mr. Hype: A Transformational Webinar

Dr. Martech and Mr. Hype

I spend a lot of time debating dichotomies with myself: The classic: is martech consolidating or expanding? Should you centralize or decentralize marketing, automate or humanize it? Should you practice agile or waterfall approaches to martech product adoption? Should you buy more martech tools or better use the ones you have? The martech triumvirate: suite […]

Check out Red Hat’s customer journey marketing stack

Red Hat Marketing Stack

As you know, we’re in the middle of awards season. Oscars. Grammys. Golden Globes. All fine trophies to be had. But my favorite kudos, of course, are The 2020 Stackies: Marketing Tech Stack Awards. Marketers send in a single 16×9 slide that illustrates the way they think of their marketing stack. We share them all […]

Don’t miss the MarTech Conference in San Jose, April 15-17

MarTech West 2020 Preliminary Agenda

It might be the dead of winter right now, but spring is only a couple of months away — as is the next MarTech Conference, April 15-17 at the San Jose Convention Center. As you can see from even the partial snapshot of sessions above, it’s going to be an amazing event. The agenda is […]

Thank you, Clay Christensen, for everything you taught me about disruptive innovation and more

Clayton Christensen

As you probably have heard by now, Clayton Christensen — renown author, professor, and consultant on the topic of disruptive innovation — passed away late last week. I didn’t know him personally, but I had the privilege of meeting him on several occasions. And the ideas he shared in his writing and presentations have had […]

A cool (and personal) example of a “2nd Golden Age of Martech” company

Services and Software in the 2nd Golden Age of Martech

Back in September 2017, Toronto-based ScribbleLive acquired ion interactive, the interactive content SaaS company I had co-founded and served as president and CTO. Scribble had raised $50 million (Canadian dollars?) from a bunch of VCs and had executed a string of acquisitions — including the content talent marketplace Visual.ly — to build out an enterprise […]

We’re crowdsourcing the 2020 marketing technology landscape — and will make all the data available to everyone

Contribute to the Martech Landscape

It’s a new decade — and time for a new approach to the marketing technology landscape. Contribute a new or updated martech vendor here. Report an acquired or defunct martech vendor here. Download the 2019 Excel spreadsheet here. Those are the TL;DR links above. Here’s the story of what we’re doing and where it’s headed… […]

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