Where do you sit on the “martech is marketing” spectrum?




  • Customer expectations continue to rise. Senior-level marketers like you depend on marketing technology to meet and exceed those demands. As a result, the distinction between marketing and technology is… gone. Marketing is now a digital profession that is indistinguishably intertwined with and supported by marketing technology. In truth: Martech is marketing. Bold statement? You bet. […]

    Where do you sit on the “martech is marketing” spectrum?

    Customer expectations continue to rise. Senior-level marketers like you depend on marketing technology to meet and exceed those demands. As a result, the distinction between marketing and technology is… gone. Marketing is now a digital profession that is indistinguishably intertwined with and supported by marketing technology.

    In truth: Martech is marketing.

    Bold statement? You bet. But the reality is that martech at all organizations is somewhere on the continuum from “helpful assistance” to “total domination”. (Case in point: McDonald’s.)

    I’m curious: Where does your organization fit into this spectrum? Click here to find out.

    If you agree that “martech is marketing,” join me and 2,000 senior-level marketers at The MarTech Conference, this September 16-18 in Boston. You’ll access 55+ expert-led sessions loaded with creative, real-world, vendor-agnostic solutions and actionable tactics for overcoming sticky marketing challenges.

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    See you in Boston 🙂

    Psst… I’m hosting a live Q&A webinar on all-things martech this Thursday, August 15 at 1:00PM. If you have questions, curiosities, or feedback, now’s the time to share! Secure your seat today.


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    About The Author

    Scott Brinker is the conference chair of the MarTech® Conference, a vendor-agnostic marketing technology conference and trade show series produced by MarTech Today’s parent company, Third Door Media. The MarTech event grew out of Brinker’s blog, chiefmartec.com, which has chronicled the rise of marketing technology and its changing marketing strategy, management and culture since 2008. In addition to his work on MarTech, Scott serves as the VP platform ecosystem at HubSpot. Previously, he was the co-founder and CTO of ion interactive.

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