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Rating the Crowd-Sourced Marketing Software Review Sites

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The next question was coverage by the sites of marketing technology. Every site except TrustRadius covered a broad range of business software from accounting to human resources to supply chain as well as CRM and marketing.

Do CMOs Really Spend More on MarTech Than CIOs? A New Study Says No.

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Like many people in the marketing technology industry, I was tickled in 2011 when Gartner predicted that CMOs would soon have bigger tech budgets than CIOs , and even more tickled when Gartner said in 2016 that it had happened. Yes, marketers should control their internal systems.

BlueVenn Bundles Omnichannel Journey Management, Personalization, and Single Customer View

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market only since March 2016, although many U.S. marketers will recall its previous incarnation as SmartFocus.* BlueVenn Journey Flow Tagging is also important because it lets marketers flag customers based on a combination of behaviors and data attributes.

Wondering How Customer Data Platforms Relate to Other Marketing Systems? Here's a Picture

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First to come to mind was marketing automation platforms (MAPs), which also select messages (like a JOE) but don’t build a unified customer database or offer open data access. So we need to introduce a new split, of marketer-controlled vs. sales controlled.

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Singing the Customer Data Platform Blues: Who's to Blame for Disjointed Customer Data?

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I’m in the midst of collating data from 150 published surveys about marketing technology, a project that is fascinating and stupefying at the same time. A theme related to marketing data seems to be emerging that I didn’t expect, and many marketers won’t necessarily be happy to hear.

#FlipMyFunnel Launches Account Based Marketing University

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Not the ABMU mascot It sometimes seems that Account Based Marketing is really Marketing Automation 2.0, in that many people leading the charge to ABM were also involved in launching B2B marketing automation ten years or so ago.

Predictive Marketing Vendors Look Beyond Lead Scores

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It’s clear that 2015 has been the breakout year for predictive analytics in marketing, with at least $242 million in new funding, compared with $366 million in all prior years combined. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised that predictive marketing vendors seem to have anticipated this.

Why MarTech Fails: A Data Driven Answer

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I’ve sensed a certain weariness in recent discussions of marketing technology, as marketers realize their business problems remain even after massive investments in new systems. Marketing strategy isn’t a major problem in most cases, with just one survey as an exception.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Pressure to demonstrate ROI: the great recession and subsequent slow recovery have forced B2B marketers to do more with less, and do. Never flush with cash in the first place, B2B marketing groups have been. Marketers need to take the. marketing, revenue.

Study: Half of Marketing Jobs Will Be Replaced by Machine Intelligence

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It seemed like a reasonable starting question was how many marketing jobs are threatened with replacement by intelligent systems. This offered the possibility of showing how much employment risk is faced by marketers in particular.

Is MarTech Is Too Important To Leave To The Marketers?

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I’m still pondering the relationship between marketing and IT : what it is, will be, and should be. Those roots made it seem a likely candidate for IT-driven purchases, but Yadav told me his primary buyers are marketing operations staff.

Should Customer Data Platforms Be "Marketer-Controlled"?

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Thomas Wieberneit argues in a thoughtful blog post that companies need one platform for consolidated customer data, but that Customer Data Platform isn’t it because the CDP is “marketer-controlled” by definition, and thus doesn’t support other departments.

Martech At The Crossroads: Agility or Simplicity?

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I’ll be giving a speech next week on the evolution of marketing technology, which doesn't follow the path you might think. Similarly, marketers up that time worked with the same data – audience counts and customer lists – they had since Ben Franklin and before.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Pressure to demonstrate ROI: the great recession and subsequent slow recovery have forced B2B marketers to do more with less, and do. Never flush with cash in the first place, B2B marketing groups have been. Marketers need to take the. marketing, revenue.

The World May Be Ending But, If Not: 3 Tips To Be a Better Marketer in 2017

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The point of the scenario was that future marketing would be focused on convincing consumers to trust the marketer’s system to make day-to-day purchasing decisions. This is a huge change from marketing today, which aims mainly to sell individual products.

Mariana Uses Artificial Intelligence to Build Personas and Find Target Audiences

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Can computers understand an individual human’s personality (and then, presumably, use that understanding to better target marketing messages)? But many of your marketing targets are less visible. You can call this Account Based Marketing if you like; Mariana does.

Why Time Is the Real Barrier to Marketing Technology Adoption and What To Do About It

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I was out of the office all week, splitting my time between two conferences: Sailthru LIFT and Marketing Profs B2B Forum. The thrust was that marketers know they need better data but still don’t give it priority. I’m not saying all marketing should be emotional.

#Personalized Mona Lisa #Marketing #Humor #Fail

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Given that most marketing discussions today treat more personalization as the unquestioned goal, this is a conversation worth having. Marketers need to make considered decisions about when and how to apply it. After all, there's more to life than marketing.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

B2B Marketing. Pressure to demonstrate ROI: the great recession and subsequent slow recovery have forced B2B marketers to do more with less, and do. Never flush with cash in the first place, B2B marketing groups have been. Marketers need to take the. marketing, revenue.

Customer Data Platforms Revisited: The Future of Marketing Data

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It’s nearly two years since I introduced the concept of a Customer Data Platform , defined as a marketer-controlled system that builds a multi-source customer database and exposes it to external execution systems. The diagram labels the Data + Decision combination as a “Marketing Platform”.

Marketers Are Struggling to Keep Up Customer Expectations: Here's Proof

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Marketers certainly see this as well. Focusing more specifically on data, Experian's 2015 Data Quality Benchmark Report , which had 1200 respondents, found that 99% agreed some type of customer data is essential for marketing success.

Campaign Management Is Dead. Here's What Next-Generation Marketing Automation Looks Like.

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But I think the topic is extraordinarily important, so here is a summary in sushi-sized bites: - the conventional flow-chart model of marketing campaigns can’t capture the complexity of today’s disjointed customer journeys. -

Landscape of MarTech Vendor Directories

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I'm making a presentation on marketing technology selection at B2BLeadsCon in New York next week, and had thought to start with the usual Oh-My-God-There-Are-So-Many-Vendors slide to get everybody's attention.

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The B2B Demand Gen Marketing Playbook

To build integrated, data-driven programs, demand gen marketers need diverse, compelling content at every stage of the buyer's journey

Marketing Technology of the Future: Beyond the Customer Data Platform

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But it somehow got into my head that the last section should look at how CDPs will fit into the long-term future of marketing technology. As anonymity becomes increasingly unavailable, marketers will know exactly who is receiving their advertising messages. Marketing to machines.

3 Insights to Help Build Your Unified Customer Database

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In any event, I’ve long argued that the real reason technologies like marketing automation and predictive modeling don’t get adopted more quickly are not the practical obstacles or lack of proven value, but lack of belief among managers that they are worthwhile.

suitecx Offers Industrial-Strength Customer Journey Maps and More

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Every self-respecting marketing automation system offers something called a “customer journey map,” even if it’s exactly the same as last year’s campaign designer or does nothing more than connect functionless icons on a virtual whiteboard.

Are 70% of Marketing Automation Users Unhappy? Well, Not Exactly

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A recent piece in TechCrunch quoted me as saying that “almost 70 percent of marketers are either unhappy or only marginally happy with their marketing automation software.” Answers came from 159 marketing automation users.

Flip My Funnel - Guide To B2B Account Based Marketing

As modern B2B marketers, we have been lucky enough to witness some of the most dramatic shifts in marketing strategies and technologies

Real Magnet Offers Complex Campaigns Withouth the Flow Charts

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Real Magnet , an email service provider turned marketing automation vendor with over 1,000 clients, doesn’t position itself as either. But its flagship feature is letting marketers create sophisticated, multi-step campaigns by answering handful of questions in a template.

How Many Ads Per Day Do You See? Fewer Than It Seems (I Think)

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My cliché detector starts chirping as soon as anyone says today’s marketers face more competition than ever before. I thought I’d found a legitimate exception when writing a recent paper for QuickPivot (available here ) about the continued value of direct mail marketing.

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Marketing Automation 2014 Industry Overview: What the Surveys Tell Us

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The Interwebs have delivered an unusually rich trove of data about the marketing automation industry in the past few weeks. Taken together, these provide a clearer picture than usual of the state of marketing automation.

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How Quickly Is the MarTech Industry Growing?

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Everyone in marketing knows there’s a lot of new marketing technology, but how quickly is martech really growing? Many people cite changes in Scott Brinker ’s iconic marketing technology landscape, which has roughly doubled in size every year since Brinker first published it in 2011.

How to Leverage Content Marketing to Power Your B2B Marketing Automation Funnel

Engage customers, increase upsells, boost revenue and save precious time -- these are the benefits of marketing automation. Generate more leads. Better leads. And content fuels it all

SalesPredict Offers Highly Automated, Highly Flexible Predictive Modeling

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that “predictive everywhere” is one of major trends in data-driven marketing. I meant both that predictive models guide decisions at every stage in many marketing programs, and that models are used throughout the organization by marketing, sales, and service.

Does Future Marketing Technology Require Perfect Data?

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Marketers and the technologists who support them need both the ideal vision of how things would work in a world of perfect data (which isn’t the same as a perfect world!) adtech data quality internet of things madtech marketing technology martech

VEST Report: Competition in B2B Marketing Automation Isn't About Features

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Yesterday I released the mid-year edition of the VEST Report on B2B marketing automation vendors, thereby meeting my self-imposed deadline of July 31. Here are some observations: - market positions are pretty stable. Even B2C marketing automation is showing some interesting new life.

Walker Sands / Chief Martech Study: Martech Maturity Has Skyrocketed

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Tech marketing agency Walker Sands and industry guru Scott Brinker of Chief Martech yesterday published a fascinating survey on the State of Marketing Technology 2017, which you can download here. Best of breed marketers get the most out of their martech tools.

Six Key Steps to Successful Marketing Automation Adoption

Selecting a Marketing Automation platform can be a daunting task. With so many options out there, your success with Marketing Automation depends on selecting the platform that best fits your needs