Martech is marketing, kind of like fixing things is home ownership

Martech Is Marketing Analogy

Last week, I staked the claim that “martech is marketing.” Whatever you think of martech and its relationship to marketing at large — or what you believe its relationship should be — it’s hard to deny that it’s not a part of marketing’s domain. Love it or hate it, marketing technology is entangled in the […]

Martech is marketing: a wide spectrum of possibilities

Martech Is Marketing: A Spectrum

“Martech is marketing.” The MarTech conference recently updated its tagline to that phrase, evolving beyond our original motto, “Marketing. Technology. Management.” It’s not that the conference itself changed. But since we launched the event five years ago, the context in which it operates — the profession of marketing — sure has. Over that time, the […]

Check out the agenda for MarTech and reserve an early bird “alpha” ticket

MarTech East 2019 Infographic

Wow, now that’s an infographic! I’m excited to share with you the agenda for the MarTech, taking place in Boston, September 16-18. If you want to learn how to leverage technology effectively as a marketing leader, this conference was designed for you. As an all-access ticket holder, you’ll be able to participate in the full […]

4 amazing keynotes you won’t want to miss at MarTech in Boston this fall

MarTech East 2019 Keynotes

We’re almost ready to publish the full agenda for the next MarTech conference in Boston this fall, September 16-18. But in advance of that, I’ve just got to share with you the four amazing people who will be keynoting the event with me — I’m giddy with excitement: Cesar Brea, Partner, Bain & Company You […]

Martech stack utilization is a misguided metric (when it’s disconnected from value)

Martech Stack Utilization: Features, Skills, Value

Back in the early days of martech, there was an apocryphal statistic that most marketers only used about 15% of the capabilities of their marketing automation systems. (I heard this stat thrown about for years, but googling suggests that SiriusDecisions published it officially in 2013.) Marketers would buy these sophisticated tools, but then just keep […]

#ShakespeareSunday #MarTech Edition

Hamlet, CMO of Denmark

In my never-ending quest to bring martech nerdiness to new heights — or depths — I played around with a few of these “adaptations” of Shakespeare on LinkedIn and Twitter a couple of weeks ago. Not exactly in iambic pentameter, I’m afraid. Enough people seemed amused that I decided to post them here. My apologies […]

An intimate evening discussion about five marketing disruptions (video)

Martech Disruptions to Marketing at Triangle Marketing Club

Christopher Douglas runs the Triangle Marketing Club, an energetic community of marketers (and students planning to become marketers) in Raleigh, North Carolina. He’s one of those dynamic “connectors,” always bringing people together and enthusiastically plumbing helpful intersections between them. Last year, he invited me to speak to their group about the 5 disruptions to marketing […]

5 MarTech takeaways: teams, product management, decentralization, marketing leadership, IT governance

MarTech West 2019 Keynote Sketch Notes

Every MarTech conference is always a whirlwind of insights and ideas. It usually takes me a couple of weeks after the event to synthesize what my key takeaways were from the event. Here are five that have resonated deeply with me — with huge thanks to Katie Kelly for giving me permission to share her […]

Missed the MarTech keynote? Here’s a recreation for you

MarTech West 2019 Opening Keynote (recreation)

Weren’t able to make the MarTech conference in San Jose that we held earlier this month? I thought you might enjoy hearing a version of our opening keynote, which I recreated in Loom, covering: The winners of The 2019 Stackies: Marketing Tech Stack Awards 3 trends of the Second Golden Age of Martech The release […]

Marketing Technology and Operations Salary Survey 2019 results (free report)

Results of the 2019 Marketing Technology and Operations Salary Survey

Our 2019 Marketing Technology & Operations Salary Survey has been released, and you can download a free copy here. Thank you to everyone who participated. For our analysis, we narrowed the data down to the n=365 participants who identified their role as one of these three core martech disciplines: 30.4% — Marketing Technology/Marketing IT/Marketing Technologist […]

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