What martech challenge is keeping you up at night?

Martech: One Thing

We’re super excited about the upcoming MarTech conference — read about the all-access editorial program as well as the free Expo+ program — April 3-5 in the Bay Area. But we’ve also begun work on our next MarTech in Boston this fall. As we develop the agenda for that event, we’d love your help in […]

27 excellent MarTech sessions available for free? But wait, there’s more…

MarTech West 2019 Expo+ Agenda

Our next MarTech conference in the Bay Area, April 3-5, is just a couple of weeks away. While I’ve written a lot about the editorial program for the paid all-access conference — amazing presentations by Aetna, Cisco Meraki, Docker, IDC, LUMA Partners, Netflix, The New York Times, Nordstrom, NPR, PwC, Zillow, and more — I’ve […]

What are the job responsibilities of marketing technology management?

Marketing Technology and Operations Job Responsibilities

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2019 Martech Salary Survey. We’re analyzing the compensation data now, and we’ll release the full results at the MarTech conference in San Jose in just a few weeks. (There’s still time left to snag a ticket — it’s a packed agenda you won’t want to miss.) But […]

A 40-minute video on 3 big trends shaping the future of martech

3 Trends Shaping the Future of Martech Webinar

Last week, I presented a webinar sponsored by the MarTech conference based on my analysis of the 3 trends driving the Second Golden Age of Martech: ecosystems, experts, and (citizen) engineers. The MarTech team recorded it and uploaded it to YouTube, so I’m happy to be able to share it in full with you here: […]

Meta-martech: the producers of MarTech publish their own martech stack

MarTech Conference Producers' Martech Stack

For the past couple of years, I’ve been nudging the producers of the MarTech Conference, the amazing team at Third Door Media, to share their own marketing tech stack in The Stackies: Marketing Tech Stack Awards. Of course, they wouldn’t be eligible to win. Marc Sirkin, their SVP of marketing and experience, is also one […]

My 7 attempts to caption this MarTech cartoon, but I bet you can do better

MarTech West 2019 Marketoonist Caption Contest

Regular readers know that I’m a huge fan of Tom Fishburne, the brilliant fellow behind all those great Marketoonist cartoons. I’m delighted that he’ll be our closing keynote speaker at MarTech in April, presenting Look! Squirrel! Beyond the Shiny New Thing to Sustained Organizational Change. Tom will enlighten us as he makes us laugh at […]

4 remarkable facts from the latest hard data about the growth of (mar)tech stacks

SaaS Stack Profile of 201-500 Employee Companies 2019

People often complain that my marketing technology landscape has too many apps. If only those crazy martech entrepreneurs would stop making more, all would be right in the jungle. Let’s set aside for a moment the supply-side economics that have fostered this app-a-palooza, e.g., cheap infrastructure in the cloud, a plethora of great open source […]

A preview of MarTech: over 50 in-depth sessions at the intersection of marketing, technology, and management

MarTech West 2019 Agenda

Twice a year, I face a dilemma. Presented with hundreds of nominated speakers and topics for an upcoming MarTech conference, I have to choose only a few dozen to fit into a two-day, three-track event. It’s a dilemma for a couple of reasons. First, the vast majority of pitches we get from martech practitioners and […]

Martech and mindfulness

Martech and Mindfulness

At first, martech and mindfulness would seem to be on opposite ends of the great mandala of life. Let’s face it, the two words don’t often come up in the same sentence. Or really even the same conversation. Mindfulness is a path toward peace. Martech is a path toward pandemonium. At least that’s the way […]

3 trends driving the Second Golden Age of Martech: ecosystems, experts, and (citizen) engineers

Martech: AND Beats OR

tl;dr There are three trends that are changing the nature of martech. They will catalyze the end of the “first golden age of martech” and lay the foundation for a second golden age that will be much larger, but likely look quite different. Ecosystems — instead of marketing cloud suites vs. best-of-breed point solutions, we […]

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