What would Eric Clapton say about marketing technology if he were coming to MarTech?

MarTech West 2018 Agenda

“It’s in the way that you use it.” I’m pretty sure that would be Eric Clapton’s advice on marketing technology. While Slowhand sadly won’t be coming to the MarTech stage next month, we do have a pretty amazing line up of marketing experts, executives, and seasoned practitioners who will show you how they use it. […]

Blockchain marketing technology landscape grows 400%

Blockchain Marketing Technology Landscape 2017-2018

Blockchain and marketing isn’t just a punchline. Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, a boutique marketing agency for blockchain startups, and one of the world’s foremost authorities on the adoption of blockchain and decentralized technology in advertising and marketing — and speaker at the upcoming MarTech conference too — just released the second edition […]

A Decade of Martech: The top 10 ideas from 10 years of chiefmartec.com

Top 10 Ideas in Martech from chiefmartec.com

Happy anniversary, dear martech readers. Ten years ago, I started chiefmartec.com, with my first post in February 2008 announcing “a blog for marketing technologists.” It was shortly followed by a riff on martec being analogous to marcom, which is why my brand is chiefmartec.com — without the “h” at the end — instead of chiefmartech.com. In […]

5 Disruptions to Marketing, Part 5: Artificial Intelligence (2018 Update)

5 Disruptions to Marketing: Artificial Intelligence (2018)

Whew! This is the final part 5 of a five-part series, providing an update on the 5 Disruptions to Marketing as 2018 marches forward. If you have not yet read Part 1: Digital Transformation, Part 2: Microservices & APIs, Part 3: Vertical Competition, or Part 4: Digital Everything, you might want to start there. 5. […]

Last week to save $500 at MarTech, plus 4 superstar workshops added

MarTech Rates and Workshops

First: this is the last week to get the early bird rates for MarTech in San Jose, April 23-25. If you reserve your seat before this Saturday, February 10, you’ll save $500 on an all-access ticket. “Act now. Algorithmic agents are standing by.” But I’m more excited to share with you the news that we […]

How much do marketing technology and operations professionals make?

2018 Marketing Technology & Operations Salary Survey

That is the burning question that we’re looking to answer with the 2018 Marketing Technology & Operations Salary Survey — and I’d love to have you participate. This is a completely anonymous survey. We won’t ask for your name or email address, the names of any of your employers, or any other personally identifiable information. […]

Team behind Microsoft’s marketing stack visualization tackle blockchain martech

Blockchain Martech Stack of the Future

Marketing technology, great visualizations, disruptive innovation — these are a few of my favorite things. So I was delighted when Jeremy Posvar and Todd Wells — the two fellows who shared Microsoft’s marketing tech stack in last year’s Stackies awards — reached out to share a paper they had created to help explain blockchain in […]

How does a marketing tech stack evolve over time?

Martech Stack Evolving Over Time

We just opened up The Stackies 2018: Marketing Tech Stack Awards, and I’m delighted to share with you our very first entry. The above graphic represents the evolving marketing tech stack of a small-to-midsize financial services firm over a period of five years. It was created by John Schott, who is now a technical solutions […]

Share your marketing tech stack, and we’ll donate up to $10,000 to Girls in Tech

The Stackies 2018: Marketing Tech Stack Awards

The Stackies 2018: Marketing Tech Stack Awards are now open for entries, and we’d love to have you participate. If you haven’t heard of The Stackies before, this is — in my, um, humble opinion — the coolest awards program in marketing. (The Clios are so-last-century.) What makes it so cool is that this isn’t […]

11 Habits of Highly Effective Marketing Technologists

Marketing Technologists Climbing to the Top of Martech Achievement

The following is a guest post by Anand Thaker, CEO of IntelliPhi and my co-collaborator on the marketing technology landscape since last year. He’ll be a keynote speaker at the upcoming MarTech West conference in San Jose, April 23-25. Even three years after Scott Brinker and Laura McLellan’s HBR article on The Rise of the […]