Reimagining the MarTech Stack

Marketing, by nature, is a media-rich effort. Across websites, social media channels, advertisements, and email campaigns, companies must create, manage and distribute a wealth of media content, including original and sourced photography, video, logos, graphics and more. To organize and store these media assets, marketers often rely on Digital Asset Management solutions (DAMs). But to handle the full lifecycle of these assets, they also need to leverage a number of additional tools that exist alongside the DAM. This broad…

Why CMOs Should Add Visual Interactive Sales and Marketing to Their MarTech Stacks

With an onslaught of both existing and emerging marketing tools, B2B marketers can easily get stuck in an overwhelming cycle of re-evaluating their marketing technology strategy and MarTech stacks against the next trend. This alone becomes a full-time job and can diminish, instead of enhancing marketing teams’ effectiveness. However, if you are marketing complex products or solutions, it is worth evaluating the addition of a visually interactive application this year. Technologies such as interactive 3D product and…

Why Collaborative Technologies Need a Bigger Role in the Martech Stack as CMOs Expand In-House Creative Agencies?

The modern marvel of Martech stack has brought us better insight, targeting, timing and reach. In many ways, the advent of Marketing Technology has facilitated tighter campaign integration, better reporting and a strong alignment with sales. Yet, technology has also left marketing with a greater need for Creative Content – the fuel of the marketing engine. Through these platforms, we have acquired and stacked across our marketing organizations' run-on content. Without content, there is nothing to distribute, no message…

Is Your MarTech Stack Ready for the Visual Era?

Images > Text Visual is the universal language that moves people. That’s because most people prefer seeing something rather than reading about it. One reason we make that choice is that it’s a lot quicker. Our visual acuity has been honed by millions of years of evolution. According to research from 3M, we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. The internet has adapted to our dominant sense, and images now dominate the modern web. We communicate with images online and via mobile with our friends, family, and…

How Your MarTech Stack Fails to Serve the Customer

In the older days of marketing, back in the early 2000s, a few brave CMOs invested in some rudimentary tools designed to help better manage their campaigns and audiences. These hardy pioneers sought to organize, analyze and improve performance, and thus created the first marketing technology stacks- integrated systems that brought order, unlocked targeted campaigns, and personalized messages for better results. Considering how far the marketing industry has come in the past few years is similar to comparing that of quill…

MarTech Interview with Matthew Baier, CMO and COO at Contentstack

"Nearly every aspect of Marketing represents an opportunity for AI to add insights for better decision making and automation for faster results and more efficiency. " Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? I am COO and CMO of Contentstack, where I oversee Marketing, Product Management, and Operational functions such as legal. I am an astrophysicist by trade and have been working in tech for most of my career. I’ve always been drawn to understanding and dissecting big ideas, questions and…

MarTech Interview with Michael Lagoni, CEO and Founder, Stackline

"Today’s competitive analytics can provide connected data across advertising and sales channels and give brands insight into their competitors’ omnichannel strategy, spend, and performance." Tell us about your role and journey into analytics. Why did you start Stackline? Working for Amazon several years ago, I saw how e-commerce would continue to grow and transform retail and marketing practices across the globe. At the time, the industry was supported by a long-tail of small, singularly-focused software and service…

75 Inspiring Martech Leaders Who Are Prepared for 2020

The year 2019 has been a year full of surprises that saw path-breaking mergers and acquisitions, unique product innovations, mega-funding rounds, and start-up growth. As we approach the end of a phenomenal year for martech companies, the stage is already set for the New Year 2020. We have picked 75 leaders from the ever-growing martech community who we think are a step ahead in envisioning the future and preparing themselves and others with their knowledge, skills, and team collaborations. You can subscribe to our resources…

MarTech Interview with Amy Barzdukas, CMO at Poly

"Voice and Video technology have reached the point where it’s no longer mandatory to require everyone to be in the same office." Journey into Tech Hi Amy, please tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at Poly? It was an interesting route. For about 16 years I held various Marketing positions at Microsoft, eventually becoming a General Manager in their Server and Tools Marketing Group. I spent a couple of years as a Vice President at HP. Then in 2015, I began a…

MarTech Interview with Itamar Benedy, Co-Founder and CEO at Anzu.io

"As AdTech grows, we will see an enhanced focus on not just placing an ad, but also knowing what is happening on the other side." Tell us about your Journey in Technology? What inspired you to start Anzu.io? Since I first dipped my feet into the AdTech industry, I was hooked. I saw in AdTech, a wide-open canvas for innovation and meaningful advancements. My mission was - and is - to create breakthrough products that have the power to change the way humans and advertisements interface with one another. A core…

Esper.io Announces $7.6 million Series A to Offer Full Stack Development and Management Platform for Dedicated Android Edge Devices

Madrona Venture Group leads round Supporting First DevOps platform for Orchestrating Android Smart Devices Esper.io announced the closing of their Series A funding round led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from all existing seed investors including Root Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures, Haystack Ventures, and Pathbreaker Ventures. “Esper’s team brings years of the platform, mobile, retail and customer experience at Amazon, Samsung, and Microsoft to this problem and their platform provides a clean end-to-end…

MarTech Interview with Nicole Amsler, VP of Marketing at Formation

"As marketers get more clarity around the definition of personalization, I believe we will see more development of customer-centric approaches in marketing." Journey into Tech You come from a very interesting background. From Aeronautical Engineering to heading Marketing at Formation.ai - tell us about this enriching journey. I’m an Engineer by degree, but have now worked in the Marketing industry for more than 20 years. I have a very technical background -- I received my BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Cal Poly…

MarTech Interview with Johanna Bauman, Chief Marketing Officer at PubMatic

"Programmatic advertising is becoming a key driver of monetization for publishers across devices, with mobile apps and OTT publishers increasingly embracing programmatic strategies." My Journey in Tech Hi Johanna. Tell us about your journey into Marketing Technology and how you arrived at PubMatic.  I am a data-driven marketer at heart, and the tech industry gives me the opportunity to marry the analytical and artistic sides of my brain in order to tell engaging stories about our products and services. There are few…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Updates

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from 180byTwo, Grapevine6, e-Spirit, Twitter, Artificial Solutions, eBay, and Gong. 180byTwo Launches Unifi an AI-Powered Customer Data and Identity Platform for B2B Marketers 180byTwo announced today the launch of its AI-powered Customer data and Identity platform to meet the growing needs of Business-to-Business marketers looking to simplify data work-flows and centralize their…

MarTech Interview with Scott Smyth, VP Sales at HG Insights

" Aim for the stars or you will shoot your foot off. I made this up but I use this to get my team to think about breaking barriers and stretching themselves to achieve new heights." Sales Background Tell us a bit about yourself and how you prepared for a career in selling Sales Technology? To avoid having to get a proper job while pursuing university studies, I started playing poker. Several months into playing online and live, I realized I had a knack for it and was making more money in one tournament that I could…

MarTech Interview with Tom Smith, Founder and CEO at GlobalWebIndex

"Marketing Automation is baked into our own marketing processes, however, it’s no short cut for real people working with prospects and customers in a non-scalable way." Tell us about your role and journey into Marketing Technology. What inspired you to start GlobalWebIndex? I had previously worked in a Market Research role at a large global advertising agency. My job was to help clients understand who they should target their Marketing at, why and how to reach them. I utilized all the industry research and data sets…

Contentstack Partners with EPAM to Deliver A New MACH Solution for Brands Around the World

Headless Content Management System Leader and Digital Engineering Innovator Plan 2020 Roadshow in U.S. and Europe to Demonstrate New Approach to Digital Experiences Contentstack, a leading content experience platform, announced a strategic partnership with EPAM, a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services. The two companies will deliver a full microservices, API, cloud-native and headless (MACH) solution for global customers who want to create the best digital experiences.…

MarTech Interview with Angie Mistretta, CMO at AppDynamics

"Purchasing and interactive decisions made on mobile apps and online will be largely determined by the quality of the digital experience in 2020 and beyond." Journey into Tech Hi Angie, tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at AppDynamics? I started in Tech Marketing early in my career. Moving from Telecom to Video conferencing and then Cisco (via the Tandberg acquisition). The move to AppDynamics was a great next step. I wanted to work in a high growth business…

MarTech Interview with Carl Tsukahara, CMO at Optimizely

"AI and Machine Learning have the potential to enhance the value of the Marketing tech stack and even how we approach Traditional Marketing strategy." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start at Optimizely? At Optimizely, I work with a very talented team of Marketing, Sales Development, and Communications professionals to help tell the story of a startup that encourages its customers to embrace a culture of experimentation. In my 25-year career, I’ve kept a tight focus on helping…