Announcing the build-your-own martech landscape kit, fun for the whole office

Build-Your-Own Martech Landscape

As we’ve been slaving working away on the new 2018 edition of the Marketing Technology Landscape (“Martech 5000”) graphic — and that’s not the editorial “we,” but indeed a whole team of obsessively-compulsive martech lunatics dedicated industry advocates — it suddenly occurred to me this morning that we’ve been selfishly hoarding the fun. Seriously, you’ve […]

Salesforce to acquire Mulesoft because, hey, it’s a world of infinite cloud services

Salesforce to Acquire Mulesoft

Yesterday, Mulesoft announced it was being acquired by Salesforce for $6.5 billion. That’s a pretty hefty premium — a 21.6X multiple — given that the company had less than $300 million in revenue for 2017. That’s a strategic bet. So what’s the strategy? Although I’ve sworn off the game of making predictions, I do feel […]

Morningstar shares their marketing stack in The Stackies

Morningstar Marketing Tech Stack

I love The Stackies. Seriously, this “contest” that invites marketers to send in a single slide that illustrates how they conceptualize their marketing technology stack is fascinating. It’s one of my favorite projects with the martech community. Forget the over-simplified pictures that you see from vendors, showing idealized marketing stacks as they might exist in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Amazon and Google now lead two key martech categories as vertical competition heats up

Marketing Operations & Analytics Technology

A couple of weeks ago, I met with Stuart Williams and Seth Ulinski, analysts at TBR, who shared some of their latest digital marketing technology research with me. Many fascinating findings — including the stat that I shared at MarTech in Boston, that over 75% of enterprises now have an executive explicitly responsible for leading […]

1 million software companies by 2027? We’re gonna need a bigger chart

Channel Software Landscape

I love the channel software landscape graphic below produced by Jay McBain of Forrester. It’s accompanied by a fantastic article, The Channel Software Stack – A Comprehensive (And Critical) Look At The Future Of The Industry that I highly recommend reading. There’s a whole cottage industry of technology landscapes with little logos out there. (And […]

Crypto-marketing: how marketers create crypto-token value

Crypto-Marketing

The following is a guest post contributed by Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, a growth marketing advisory firm focused 100% on blockchain and decentralized technologies. He presented at the MarTech conference in Boston earlier this month on Blockchain and the CMO: The Next Era of Marketing. David Johnston of Factom  likes to say […]