Tag Archives: Marketing Automation

The One Thing Keeping Enterprise Marketing Organizations from Real Impact (and How to Address It)

In the last decade, Marketing Technology (MarTech) has proved to be a powerful integrating force within B2B enterprise marketing groups. But counteracting that strength is a powerful and persistent weakness. Since joining The Pedowitz Group, and in my own B2B … Continue reading

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Feast or Famine in the Marketing Automation Space?

Feast or Famine in the Marketing Automation Space? The power of Marketing Automation can be mighty, which is why I was sorry to see the announcement that Adobe is purchasing Marketo. There are many advantages to the acquisition, as described … Continue reading

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What’s a CMO to Do?

According to Scott Brinker at ChiefMarTec.com, the average enterprise today now uses over 1000 cloud services. MarTech presents the largest menu of vendor options. As of April 2018, over 7000 active MarTech solutions are available in 47 categories. That’s 700% growth … Continue reading

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B2B Marketing’s Fault Lines

Ten years ago a seismic shift rocked the B2B Marketing community. Marketing Automation Systems (MAS) began cracking our foundations. Suddenly they were “on the radar” of every marketing executive, becoming required learning. Within a few years investments in MarTech were … Continue reading

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Marketing Megatrends for 2018 – A Lot to Digest

According to Matthew Sweezey’s 11/29/17 article in MarketingProfs, we can expect “Five Marketing Megatrends for 2018”. I’ve digested and summarized those megatrends below. But are these attainable for companies without mega-budgets? Let’s examine: Context Replaces Advertising as a Growth Lever … Continue reading

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Dear Marketing Leaders, Use It or Lose It

As we near the end of 2017, many publicly-held companies will be examining budget usage against performance. At this time of year, Marketing leaders often become concerned that their unused budget will be pulled back to improve year-end financials – … Continue reading

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The Marketing Forest, Trees, and Me

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The Story I’m Sticking To

Published on LinkedIn September 16, 2016 For years I’ve been drawing this “demand-gen engine” diagram on white boards across America’s FinTech companies. It always makes perfect sense to the viewers — they say, “Exactly, we should be doing that!” But I’ve … Continue reading

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The Marketing Automation Paradox

Published on LinkedIn June 11, 2016 In his recent MarketingProfs article, Andrew Davies describes the paradox of marketing automation.  On one hand, these systems allow Marketers to nurture prospects and clients through longer lifecycles and larger revenue streams.  On the other hand, … Continue reading

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Distracted By Bright Shiny Objects

Published on LinkedIn April 15, 2016 This Adobe 2016 Digital Trends Infographic poses some interesting questions. Consider a few key data points from it: 90% of the 7k executives surveyed say Data-Driven Marketing is the top strategic priority for 2016 46% think Strategic Thinking … Continue reading

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