Category Archives: Marketing Technology

Martech Spotlight: How Kenshoo does digital commerce ad management

At a time when digital commerce is more important than ever, we’re profiling vendors that help retailers scale their ads on e-commerce marketplaces. Pamela Parker on June 11, 2020   Kenshoo Ecommerce combines holistic measurement of Amazon Advertising activity, retail analytics and product-driven data with optimization technology. Advertisers have access to product-driven campaign management at … Continue reading Martech Spotlight: How Kenshoo does digital commerce ad management

How user stories and design thinking can make us better martech buyers

Tony Byrne, founder of Real Story Group, lays out a more agile way to purchase in his Discover MarTech keynote. Henry Powderly on April 28, 2020 Just because Scott Brinker’s newest version of the Marketing Technology Landscape looks like a Map of the Seven Kingdoms, don’t hack through it like a White Walker pillaging Westeros … Continue reading How user stories and design thinking can make us better martech buyers

Training, support duties stand out in marketing technologists’ list of responsibilities

MarTech Today’s 2020 Career Survey shows 91% of MOPs professionals — the Operations Orchestrators — own training and support tasks as well as workflow and processes. Amy Gesenhues on April 23, 2020 If you asked more than 200 marketing technologists to list their primary responsibilities, you’d think “operating marketing technology products” would be a more … Continue reading Training, support duties stand out in marketing technologists’ list of responsibilities

2020 Marketing Technology Landscape features 8,000 tools, goes interactive

Looking like more of a map than a landscape, the latest iteration of the MarTech Landscape was crowdsourced with help from hundreds of contributors. Amy Gesenhues on April 22, 2020  It’s a big day in the martech community — the 2020 Marketing Technology Landscape has landed. This year, MarTech Conference Chair Scott Brinker, and maker … Continue reading 2020 Marketing Technology Landscape features 8,000 tools, goes interactive

Martech teams devote most of their time to automation, campaign management tools

MarTech Today’s 2020 Career Survey revealed many of us are spending as much time in spreadsheets as we are automation and campaign platforms. Amy Gesenhues on April 21, 2020 When asked which marketing tools are most likely to be used during the week, 70% of the more than 250 martech professionals we surveyed in our … Continue reading Martech teams devote most of their time to automation, campaign management tools

The Discover MarTech agenda is live: See the free, expert-led sessions in store

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to continue your learning initiatives and train with marketing experts — all from the comfort and safety of your desk. Scott Brinker on April 6, 2020 at 11:00 am “How will my martech stack and processes be impacted by COVID-19?”“How can I deliver a personalized user experience without betraying privacy?”“How … Continue reading The Discover MarTech agenda is live: See the free, expert-led sessions in store

Making the most of your martech by better managing stakeholders

Without people operating effectively in their respective roles, we cannot realize the maximum potential of our investments. Jim Yu on April 3, 2020 I’ve long been an advocate of balance and alignment within the Golden Triangle framework – people, process and technology – as prerequisites to the success of any business solution or strategy. Today I … Continue reading Making the most of your martech by better managing stakeholders

COVID-19 stories: Marketers, martech firms pivot as world goes online

Here are some encouraging stories from marketers who made quick changes to adapt. Wendy Almeida on March 31, 2020 The massive disruption of COVID-19 is forcing many of us to rethink everything we do. And right now, our community needs fresh ideas on how to manage the overwhelming situation. Here are some encouraging stories from … Continue reading COVID-19 stories: Marketers, martech firms pivot as world goes online

How Marketing Teams Can Adapt to Having Fewer Industry Events

Tom Wozniak — March 17, 2020 If you’re involved in marketing or sales for just about any industry where traveling to industry events is part of your strategy, you’re almost certainly being impacted by the growing number of cancellations for large events right now. Many companies depend on these types of events to generate new … Continue reading How Marketing Teams Can Adapt to Having Fewer Industry Events

Is there a right way to buy marketing technology? (Short answer: Yes!)

Selection teams should focus on their own user stories rather than generic vendor reference implementations. MarTech West speaker Tony Byrne will host a workshop on purchasing strategies April 15. Tony Byrne on March 5, 2020 In twenty years as an industry analyst evaluating martech vendor platforms, I’ve witnessed hundreds of enterprises try to make good … Continue reading Is there a right way to buy marketing technology? (Short answer: Yes!)