RudderStack: Build Your Own Customer Data Platform (CDP)

RudderStack helps data engineering teams capture more value from customer data, with a Customer Data Platform (CDP) designed specifically for developers. RudderStack collects a company’s data from every customer touchpoint – including web, mobile, and backend systems – and sends it in real-time to over 50 cloud-based destinations and any major data warehouse. By unifying and analyzing their customer data in a privacy- and security-conscious way, companies are then able to turn it into business actions across

Five Ways Martech Companies Play the Long Game Given an Expected 28% Drop in Marketing Spend

The Coronavirus pandemic has come with its set of challenges and learnings from a societal, personal, and business perspective. It’s been challenging to keep new business growth due to economic uncertainty and frozen sales opportunities. And now that Forrester expects a possible 28% drop in marketing spend over the next two years, some of the 8,000+ martech companies may be (inefficiently) scrambling to overexert themselves in preparation. However, what I believe will keep martech businesses growing

The Identity Puzzle in Customer Data Management

The Consumer Identity Crisis In Hindu mythology, Ravana, the great scholar and demon king, has ten heads, symbolizing his various powers and knowledge. The heads were indestructible with the ability to morph and regrow. In their battle, Rama, the warrior god, thus must go below Ravana’s heads and aim the arrow at his solitary heart to slay him for good. In modern times, the consumer is a bit like Ravana, not in terms of his

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

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