Digital Transformation and the Importance of Integrating a Strategic Vision

Reading Time: 4 minutes One of the few silver linings of the COVID-19 crisis for companies has been the necessary acceleration of digital transformation, experienced in 2020 by 65% of companies according to Gartner. It’s been on fast-forward since businesses across the world have pivoted their approach. As the pandemic has kept many people avoiding face-to-face interactions in stores and offices, organizations of all types have been responding to customers with more convenient digital services. For example, wholesalers and B2B companies

How Publishers Can Prepare A Tech Stack To Reach An Increasingly Fragmented Audience

Reading Time: 7 minutes 2021 will make it or break it for publishers. The coming year will double the pressure on media owners, and only the savviest players will stay afloat. Digital advertising as we know it is coming to an end. We are moving to a much more fragmented marketplace, and publishers need to rethink their place in this ecosystem. Publishers will face critical challenges with performance, user identity, and the protection of personal data. In order to

The Ultimate Tech Stack for High-Performing Marketers

Reading Time: 10 minutes 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

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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?

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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