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  • A Networking Strategy to Grow Your Peer Base

    A Networking Strategy to Grow Your Peer Base

    Purchasing a new marketing technology platform can be daunting — and is frequently accompanied by a great deal of stress.  You have to first determine what type of platform you need to address your needs, then create a list of products to assess.

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  • Big MarTech Trends From the Fall Conference Season

    Big MarTech Trends From the Fall Conference Season

    Every fall, we in the marketing technology world enter an endurance marathon as we move from conference to conference, shuffling through crowds to visit marketing technology vendor booths  and making our way to the next session about the latest in technology trends.  By this time each year I'm exhausted.

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  • Goodbye Digital Transformation, Hello Cathedral Thinking

    Goodbye Digital Transformation, Hello Cathedral Thinking

    We marketers just love jargon, we can’t help ourselves. Why write simply when it’s so easy to pump up our statements until they are virtually unintelligible? “Best of breed solutions to maximize human capital and innovation,” is a recent favorite example.

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  • Struggling With MarTech? Rethink Your Agency Relationship

    Struggling With MarTech? Rethink Your Agency Relationship

    CMOs, marketing professionals and agencies alike say the relationship between companies and their agencies have changed over the last three years. Chiefmartec editor and ion interactive co-founder and CTO Scott Brinker listed approximately 750 tools in his marketing technology landscape in 2014.

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  • The Art and Science of Planning a Marketing Budget

    The Art and Science of Planning a Marketing Budget

    We've reached the midway point of the year. The time when people take vacations, travel to warm beaches and ... start their planning and budgeting processes for the coming year.  For marketing departments, they're doing this in the face of increased responsibilities in three areas:  Brand responsibilities — which encompass

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  • Dear Panicked and Stressed Marketers, It's OK, Nobody's Figured It All Out

    Dear Panicked and Stressed Marketers, It's OK, Nobody's Figured It All Out

    Anita Brearton's official title is founder and CEO, but she says the stories she hears from clients also make her a “marketing mom.” “We hear all the marketing sob stories,” said Brearton, whose Boston-based company CabinetM offers a discovery and management platform for marketing technology strategy and digital transformation. Our expenses are out of control. Our security isn’t tight enough. Our storage isn’t large enough. We have five different contracts with the same marketing automation vendor.

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  • Where Does AI Fit in Your Marketing Strategy?

    Where Does AI Fit in Your Marketing Strategy?

    Digital transformation is a never-ending process. As soon as you've integrated the latest device or marketing trend into your strategy, the next one appears on the horizon.

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  • Are You Playing Hide and Seek With Your Customers?

    Are You Playing Hide and Seek With Your Customers?

    In our race to fill the top of the funnel with leads, we in the B2B world often end up preventing potential customers from interacting with us in a natural and authentic way.

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  • Are You a Digital Transformation Laggard?

    Are You a Digital Transformation Laggard?

    The secret to long-term business success is "digital transformation" — or so we've been told repeatedly over the last three years. At conferences, during meetings, in conversation, no matter what the original topic, the talk inevitably returns to digital transformation.  And while I buy the premise, the reality is messy.

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  • Building the Perfect Marketing Organization

    Building the Perfect Marketing Organization

    Everyone is looking for a simple prescriptive formula to structure and build their marketing organizations in this crazy technology environment we all now inhabit.

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  • Take a Break From the Marketing Action to Think About Strategy

    Take a Break From the Marketing Action to Think About Strategy

    One of the benefits — and pitfalls — of digital marketing technology today is that it allows marketers to take action quickly. The allure of speed and the false sense of accomplishment rapid activity gives leads some marketers to push forward without having a strategy in place first.

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  • The Elements of a Strategic Marketing Program

    The Elements of a Strategic Marketing Program

    Marketing in a startup is challenging.  You start with no brand awareness, no resources and little to no budget. In some cases, your startup is breaking new ground and faced with trying to establish a new market or product category.  Too many startups fail to have a strategic plan.

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  • 2016 Contributors of the Year: Anita Brearton

    2016 Contributors of the Year: Anita Brearton

    Marketers who are struggling with unwieldy technology stacks, who fear their companies lag the competition in the deployment and management of software, who worry they aren't making the most of the tools at hand, know this — you are not alone.

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  • 5 Challenges Marketers Must Face in 2017

    5 Challenges Marketers Must Face in 2017

    Marketing today is a bit like being on a roller coaster — it has its ups and downs, but no one would ever complain that it's boring. Marketing is on the frontlines of revenue generation and fills a mission critical role in virtually every organization.

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