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Winning in the Era of Deep Contextual Personalization: It’s All About Human-Machine Collaboration

Chatbots, virtual assistants and other Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered marketing technologies are rapidly becoming commonplace. Yet, many CMOs are discovering the limitations of these technologies for one-to-one marketing. How should CMOs be allocating their technology investments to deliver deep contextual personalization and create ever-expanding customer experiences that will fuel growth for the next decade? The answer to that question has been elusive. The truth is, most CMOs are bewildered by the vast and…

HubSpot Launches Redesigned App Marketplace to Make It Easier for Growing Businesses

Improving the Marketplace Experience Is Another Step in Hubspot's Efforts to Expand and Enhance Its All-On-One Platform HubSpot, a leading growth platform, announced the launch of a new app marketplace that features hundreds of third-party tools that HubSpot users can integrate with their accounts. Businesses can discover new integrations and connect their tools, teams, processes, and data with a single, connected system. "We're dedicated to delivering an open platform that makes it easy for our customers to seamlessly…

MarTech Interview with Scott East, CEO, MSIGHTS

" As technology gets better, and friendlier within the overall ecosystem, marketers will be able to focus the majority of their time on human-driven decisions and allow machines to manage those decisions and analyses that can be driven by rules and guides." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to write a book? The journey into Marketing Technology was an accident. When I left AOL in 2002, I started a marketing consultancy. About a year into the business, a good friend from Nextel reached…

CMO Council Explores State Of MarTech With Domain Experts

Nearly 7,000 Solutions Bring Confusion, Complexity and Technical Challenges Back in 2011 Scott Brinker, editor of the Chief Marketing Technologist Blog, created a graphic representation of the marketing technology (MarTech) landscape with just 150 solutions. Fast forward to 2018 and there are now a staggering 6,829 offerings in his latest 2018 Martech 5000 Supergraphic. The cover story in the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council's PeerSphere quarterly digital magazine published today takes a deep dive into what has…

HubSpot’s Platform Ecosystem Exceeds 200 Participating Partners

Hubspot's Continued Investment in Platform Development Results in 108% Growth in Total Partners HubSpot, a leading growth platform, announced that the HubSpot Connect platform partner program has grown to now include more than 200 integrations. In the last year, HubSpot Connect has seen 108% growth in the number of total Connect partners. There are over 6,000 software vendors building tools for marketing, sales, and service teams. At the same time, the growth rate of SaaS spending per company is projected to increase…

MarTech West 2018 – Insights, Intelligence and Instincts

A few weeks back I was fortunate enough to attend MarTech West in San Jose, California. MarTech is a tech conference for marketers and marketing conference for technologists – it’s where all the best ideas and latest innovations in marketing, technology and management collide. For Simple, it was an opportunity for us to launch our Intelligent Marketing Platform in the US, discover what’s hot in MarTech land and bond with colleagues that we usually only get to meet with via a Hangout. As I was packing my suitcase with…

Nailing the B2B Campaign Optimization Strategies in 2018

According to Debbie Qaqish, Chief Strategy Officer of The Pedowitz Group (TPG), The "Campaign" Is the Currency of Conversation That Leads to Understanding and Engagement of the Customer April turned to be the most productive month for B2B marketing teams attending global events. The most arduous task for any marketer continues to rake in questions that B2B marketing communities are trying to resolve as a collective force. The biggest agony for most is -- B2B Campaign Optimization. To better understand how you could master…

5 Disruptive Trends in Martech in 2018

In 2011, there were around 150 of them. In 2017, there were just over 5000 approximately. At the Martech Conference, Chief Martech Scott Brinker declared that there are around 6089 in 2018. To gauge the path in which marketing is heading in 2018, it’s appropriate to gauge where Martech is heading. The marketing technology stack of today is like one big meadow with resources and tools in abundance and a whole bag of integrations to choose from. Let’s contemplate the state of affairs for Martech in 2018 and pin some trends…

What Martech Partnerships Really Say About the State of Digital Marketing

The Martech Landscape Has Become Too Diverse And Specialized For Agencies To Stay Locked Into One-Vendor Partnerships. R2I’S Chris Chodnicki Discusses Why Having Multiple Partners Can Make Agencies More Effective And Credible. When the MarTech Series invited me to discuss R2i’s Preferred Partnership level with Acquia, I was surprised. In many circles, we are known as an Adobe partner, but normally, agency-vendor partnerships aren’t big news. What’s behind the interest? Maybe this partnership is an avenue to speak…

Fireside Chat with Scott Brinker

Scott Brinker talks about his Martech journey. The March of Martech  Marketing is quickly becoming one of the most technically advanced professions in the business world. That's still pretty surprising to many people, as marketing historically had been on the opposite end of the spectrum — highly creative, but not particularly technical. This blend of technical and creative skills is fascinating, and we're only going to see a greater entwining of those talents in the years ahead. It will be more than creative and…

Webinar World TechBytes with Fred Isbell, Senior Marketing Director, SAP

Fred Isbell Senior Marketing Director, SAP Webinar World’18 is almost upon us. On the agenda is the question that is foremost on every marketer’s mind -‘How to put the personal back in marketing,’ – with a focus on how to build context-based campaigns and deliver events that put the customer first and foster authentic engagement between the audience and the brand. In the run-up to the event, we spoke to martech thought leaders speaking at the event. Fred Isbell, Senior Marketing Director, SAP spoke to us about effective…

LinkedIn Marketing Diversifies its Partner Program with New Categories and MarTech Members

Linkedin Has Announced That It Is Introducing 19 New Partners In Three New Categories To Help Marketers LinkedIn has announced that it is doubling down on solving 3 major pain points for their customers by expanding their LinkedIn Marketing Partner program. They’ve enlisted 19 new partners in three new categories— - Marketing Analytics - Audience Management - Media Buying Rely on LinkedIn Marketing Partner Program to Measure and Optimize ROI on MarTech Investments The LinkedIn Marketing Partner Program is a…