The Ultimate Tech Stack for High-Performing Marketers

In 2011, entrepreneur Marc Andreessen famously wrote, software is eating the world. In many ways, Andreessen was right. Think about how many software tools you use on a daily basis. A single smartphone can have hundreds of software applications on it. And that’s just one small device in your pocket. Now, let’s apply that same idea to the business world. A single company could use hundreds, if not thousands, of software solutions. From finance to human

The Three Keys to Solving Marketing’s Massive Technology Problem

All too often, technology becomes the personification of success. I’ve been guilty of it, too. Tech is easy to buy and therefore, feels like an instant upgrade! The first decade of the 2000s was all about inbound, so we raced toward marketing automation with open arms, in a dust of purchase orders and definitive guides – we were off and running with our newfound platform. We slapped on the blinders on when it came to

How Risky is Your Tower of Tech?

What would the impact be if your tower of tech came tumbling to the ground? It’s an idea that hit me a few Saturdays ago as my kids were playing Jenga while I was working on a new presentation about why marketers should rethink their tech stacks. It hit me that tech stacks and Jenga towers actually have a lot in common. Jenga, of course, is played by piling up wooden blocks until the whole

Allocadia: Build, Track, and Measure your Marketing Plans with Greater Confidence And Control

Growing complexity and mounting pressure to prove impact are just two reasons why marketing is more challenging today than it has ever been before. The combination of more available channels, more informed customers, the proliferation of data, and the constant need to prove contribution to revenue and other goals has resulted in mounting pressure on marketers to become more thoughtful planners and better stewards of their budgets. But as long as they’re still stuck trying

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