Marketing Management

Don’t miss the FREE MarTech conference online next week, March 16-17

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted, as I’ve been heads down working on my keynote for the upcoming MarTech conference. It’s all about “no code” for marketers, and I’m seriously looking forward to sharing it with you: KEYNOTE — Marketing Superpowers: How AI & No Code Transform Every Marketer into a Maker Faster than a filed ticket! More powerful than a freelance engineer! Able to launch apps and workflows in a single click! …

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MarTech Spring 2021

More evidence that the Golden Age of Salestech has arrived

Just last month, I wrote that salestech is the new martech, and that it’s supercharging both professions. Here’s more data to support that case. First, the 2021 Enterprise SalesTech Landscape above, produced by Nancy Nardin of Smart Selling Tools, was released last week. It now features 1,078 solutions across 45 unique categories. It reminds me of when the 2014 Marketing Technology Landscape hit ~1,000 companies. It was a real inflection point in the martech industry …

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2021 Enterprise SalesTech Landscape

No code app creators, startups, and the future of enterprise marketing

Bubble is one the leading no code platforms for building web apps. The team at Blue Green and I dabbled with it a bit for producing The Martech 5000 online database last year, and I was impressed by its power and flexibility. (For a richer example of what can be built, check out Martechbase, built entirely in Bubble by the amazing Agu Rejón, head of marketing technology at Velocity.) Bubble recently published a No-Code Census …

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Where Do (Bubble) No Code Users Work?

Any CMO who wants to understand how to really harness martech should read this book

Hot off the presses, I just read Ask Your Developer: How to Harness the Power of Software Developers and Win in the 21st Century by Jeff Lawson, founder and CEO of Twilio. It is, by far, the best book I’ve read explaining the real dynamics of modern software to business executives. The core premise: in a digital world, every company is a software company. Which means every company must get really good at building software. …

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Code to Configuration: Everyone a Software Person

What a TikTok musical teaches us about the power of “no code” citizen creators

Anyone can cook. Anyone can create. In August of last year, Emily Jacobsen, an elementary school teacher, posted a musical ode to Remy, the talented rat chef star of Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille, on TikTok. “Remy, the Ratatouille, rat of all my dreams!” It caught the attention of Daniel Mertzlufft, a composer and arranger, who orchestrated her mini-song in the style of a grand “Act Two Finale” from a Disney musical and posted it back. Suddenly, the …

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Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical

Martech 2030 Conclusion: The Age of the Augmented Marketer

Earlier this year, I collaborated with Jason Baldwin, global head of product management at WPP, on this project to describe five major trends in martech that would shape the decade ahead for agencies and brands. You can download our full paper, including many terrific interviews from WPP executives. I’m republishing it here as a 7-part series. This is part 7. Each of these five trends in marketing technology and operations on their own will have …

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Martech Lever and BigOps Fulcrum

Martech 2030 Trend #5: Harmonizing Human + Machine

Earlier this year, I collaborated with Jason Baldwin, global head of product management at WPP, on this project to describe five major trends in martech that would shape the decade ahead for agencies and brands. You can download our full paper, including many terrific interviews from WPP executives. I’m republishing it here as a 7-part series. This is part 6. A survey of marketers conducted in May 2020 found that 59% were concerned that AI …

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AI and the Future of Marketing

Martech 2030 Trend #4: From Big Data to Big Ops

Earlier this year, I collaborated with Jason Baldwin, global head of product management at WPP, on this project to describe five major trends in martech that would shape the decade ahead for agencies and brands. You can download our full paper, including many terrific interviews from WPP executives. I’m republishing it here as a 7-part series. This is part 5. It’s been said that data is the new oil. A better analogy is that data …

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DevOps + RevOps = Big Ops

Martech 2030 Trend #3: The Great App Explosion

Earlier this year, I collaborated with Jason Baldwin, global head of product management at WPP, on this project to describe five major trends in martech that would shape the decade ahead for agencies and brands. You can download our full paper, including many terrific interviews from WPP executives. I’m republishing it here as a 7-part series. This is part 4. The annual marketing technology landscape, produced since 2011, has been a source of heated debate. …

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The Great App Explosion Iceberg

Martech 2030 Trend #2: Platforms, Networks & Marketplaces

Earlier this year, I collaborated with Jason Baldwin, global head of product management at WPP, on this project to describe five major trends in martech that would shape the decade ahead for agencies and brands. You can download our full paper, including many terrific interviews from WPP executives. I’m republishing it here as a 7-part series. This is part 3. Our previous era of business thrived through chains. Value chains. Supply chains. Distribution chains. Linear …

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Platforms, Networks & Marketplaces

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