You never know, you might just find your Holy Grail. New ways of understanding the customer are emerging, and companies should embrace a data-first strategy. The amount of available data grows with every click, tap or touch, through every swipe, search, or share. In industries from ecommerce to media to B2B software, companies first need to wrangle the entire data set before they can try to make sense of it all, in order to report on their conclusions. But just to wrangle the data can takeRead full article
Without the ability to unify disparate marketing data - stitch it together and organize it in a meaningful way - then visualize it to easily distill insights to drive business decisions - data is just data. While this is a common problem that marketing leaders list as a priority to overcome, many companies are still painfully and frustratingly pulling together data manually for reporting and analysis. In fact, in a 2018 Gartner survey they found marketing analytics teams spend more timeRead full article
As a marketer there are a lot of questions we need to be able to answer to make the best campaign and spend decisions. The top ones I’m asking myself these days are:Read full article
We are not the same person. From last year or five years ago.
Recently, I had the privilege to co-host with Adweek an amazing group of data-driven, digital marketing thought leaders for a webcast titled: The 4 Essential Elements of Data-Driven Marketing: What You Need to Know in 2020. From my time with them, this blog represents the first in a series to highlight some of the best takeaways from our panel discussion: Check out the panelists who drew close to 1500 registrants!Read full article
I love what I do. I especially love it when fellow marketing leaders take the time to share their business wisdoms, energy, passions, and personal learnings—because it lights a fire in me. For all the marketing leaders out there who also love what they do, relish a good challenge, and who appreciate the bond we all share as we venture into a new decade—enjoy some favorite 2019 takeaways from my time with these 6 incredible chief marketers. By the way, this was not an easy task given myRead full article
In this third blog in the series, Through the Data Lens: CMOs Get Real, our outstanding panel of industry thought leaders shared high-level insights and energizing ideas for marketing leaders to pocket as we venture forth—especially valuable as we round out our 2020 planning.Read full article
C-suite support for data initiatives is changing. Those at the helm are seeing the advantages of shifting from a reliance on data as a tactical tool to a strategically leverageable source of rich insights. There is a new willingness to invest in the people, process, and tools related to accurately capturing marketing data and making business decisions based on it. As evidence of this, database health KPIs are now showing up on more CMO scorecards. There are also new skillsets joining theRead full article
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of moderating an amazing panel of CMOs for a conDati hosted, sold out event called Data Night Seattle. The topic for the evening is always a hot one: Turning Marketing Data into Business Growth. It just so happened that all the CMO panelists were women (unplanned) and all powerhouse business-builders, responsible for driving a combined growth of nearly $30B. It’s not surprising then, that our discussion was packed with lively, fresh and valuable insights (plusRead full article
Marketing professionals today are inundated from all sides with hype about the future of big data, AI, and machine learning.
Whether the takeaway is better reporting, concern for job security, or mathemagical seeming insights, everything boils down to big data and the mysterious “black box” of AI and machine learning.Read full article
The only plausible explanation for the 2018 Martech “5000” is that Marketers have got some serious karma going on.
Okay, maybe not serious karma — used in a colloquial sense, though, this annual Martech graphic reads like the answer to the marketing industry’s pre-digital era prayers.
Do any marketers remember the “good old days” when you pined for more data?
Any of you recall, perhaps, *wishing* you had more data? More applications to help you with data? More platforms to reach your audienceRead full article