AdTech, Analytics & Testing, Big Data, Content Marketing, Data, Data Management Platform, Experiential Marketing, Marketing Infographics, Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Search Marketing, Video Marketing

Adobe Digital Insights: The State of the Digital Union 2017

Adobe Digital Insights has put together a beautiful infographic (would we expect anything different?) on the State of the Digital Union – focused on digital advertising and associated consumer expectations. Perhaps my favorite thing about this infographic is that they really took mounds of data and paired it down to a select number of observations and conclusions: Ad Costs are Rising – as more mainstream advertisers turn to digital, the demand for ad space and associated costs are increasing. . Mobile display cost-per-thousand impressions (CPM) has risen 12%, and video advertisements have risen 13%. While


Data Management Platform, Marketing Tools, Sales Enablement

7 Reasons Why Lead Forms are Dead

Both digital retailers and brick & mortar stores are always on the hunt for new and innovative ways to capture more leads and convert them into paying customers. To say this is a big challenge would be an outrageous understatement, as the advent of the internet has made competition fiercer for every industry imaginable. Throughout the years, retails would place “Contact Us” forms on their website with the hope that interested browsers would connect with them. These “Contact Us” forms are what us digital marketers call “Static Lead Forms;” and while they served a purpose


AdTech, Analytics & Testing, Content Marketing, Customer Data Platform, Data Management Platform, Technology

Balloons, Bubble Gum, and Martech: Which One Doesn’t Belong?

Unlike balloons and bubble gum, MarTech won’t burst when extended to what seems like a breaking point. Instead, the MarTech industry will continue to shift and stretch and adjust to change and innovation—just as it’s done over the past several years. It may seem that the industry’s current growth is unsustainable. Many have asked whether the martech industry—distended by more than 3,800 solutions —has hit its tipping point. Our simple answer: No, it hasn’t. Innovation isn’t going to slow anytime soon. This ever-expanding ecosystem is the new reality and marketers have to learn how to manage


Ad Network, AdTech, Customer Data Platform, Data Management Platform, Technology

The Myth of the DMP in Marketing

Data Management Platforms (DMPs) came on the scene a few years ago and are seen by many as the savior of marketing. Here, they say, we can have the “golden record” for our customers.  In the DMP, vendors promise that you can collect all the information you need for a 360-degree view of the customer. The only problem — it’s just not true. Gartner defines a DMP as Software that ingests data from multiple sources (such as internal CRM systems and external vendors) and makes it available to marketers to build segments and targets. It


Analytics & Testing, Data Management Platform, Marketing Infographics

What Data-Related Tools Are Marketers Using to Measure and Analyze?

One of the most shared posts we’ve ever written was on what analytics is and the types of analytics tools available to help marketers monitor their performance, analyze opportunities for improvement, and measure response and user behavior. But what tools are marketers using? According to Econsultancy’s latest survey, Marketers utilize web analytics overwhelmingly, then Excel, social analytics, mobile analytics, A/B or multivariate testing, relational databases (SQL), business intelligence platforms, tag management, attribution solutions, campaign automation, statistical packages, session monitoring, data management platforms (DMP), NoSQL databases, and demand-side platforms (DSP). Econsultancy’s Measurement and Analytics report, produced