Sometimes the word disruption has a negative connotation. I don’t believe digital marketing today is being disrupted by any modern technology, I believe it’s being enhanced by it. Marketers who adapt and adopt newer technologies are able to personalize, engage, and connect with their prospects and customers in much more meaningful ways. The batch and blast days are shifting behind us as systems become better at targeting and predicting the behavior of consumers and businesses.
Working with technology companies, I’m amazed at how many are hosting their platforms on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Netflix, Reddit, AOL, and Pinterest are now running on Amazon services. Even GoDaddy is moving a majority of its infrastructure there. Key to the popularity is the combination of the high availability and low cost. Amazon S3, for example, is designed to deliver 99.999999999% availability, serving trillions of objects worldwide. Amazon is notorious for its aggressive pricing
One of the continued themes that I hear about advancements in technology is that it will put jobs at risk. While it may be true within other industries, I seriously doubt that it will have that impact within marketing. Marketers are overwhelmed right now as the number of mediums and channels continues to increase while marketing resources remain static. Technology affords the opportunity to automate repetitive or manual tasks, providing marketers with more time to