Customer Experience is the Core of Big Data Marketing

The book “Big Data-Driven Business” suggests that some 90% of marketers are paralyzed by the bewildering amount of choice within the marketing technology (martech) ecosystem, while the other 10% are “using technologies to create incredible changes to the trajectories of their businesses.” So what separates the ‘movers’ from the ‘shakers’?

3 Ways to Achieve Marketing Revenue and Demonstrate ROI

In the movie that inspired the name of this podcast—Moneyball—Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics did not just observe the existing metrics of the day, such as RBI and Home Runs. Instead, he determined the metric that really mattered to the team—times on base—and used this as the A’s key

Marketing’s Battle: How Big Data and Marketing Technology Help Win The Game

  The best marketers are those who can quickly build a three-dimensional picture of markets and buyers. They're proactive marketers who can quickly zero in on who, where, when, why, how and under what circumstances customers buy – the buying context – and act on it. We often call that

Keeping it Real with Big Data and Data Analytics

Big Data. Data Analytics. Predictive Data. MetaData. There’s no denying the buzzword status of data at the moment. Yet, the impressive volume and velocity of data marketers have access to is only as useful as what you do with it. What you do with it, in turn, is quite often

Look Ma, No Hands—Get your B2B Marketing to “Drive Itself”

While just a few years ago the idea of a “self-driving car” was laughable, today it is a comfortable reality. That’s the model that Jacob Shama, Co-founder and CEO of enterprise predictive marketing company Mintigo, likes to think of when talking about the future of b2b marketing technology—“ a full

3 Ways Customer Experience and Real-Time Insights Create Winning Brands

According to Gartner, just a few years ago, the number of companies for whom customer experience was the key point of competition was in the 30% range. By 2016, Gartner predicts, that figure will have risen to a whopping 86%. With the massive popularity of social media and portable computing

Why Does Marketing Technology Matter To Business Evolution?

Scott Brinker, cofounder and CTO of ion interactive, and Jason Heller, global leader of McKinsey Digital Marketing Operations, explain that the most important changes businesses must make to take advantage of technology often have little to do with the technology itself. Bring on the platform age Brinker: There’s tremendous change

4 Ways The B2B Buying Process Has Changed in 2015

Improving and creating effective marketing strategy means marketers need to thoroughly understand the B2B buying process and how it is evolving. Let's explore the four key ways B2B buying is changing: 1. The Buying Process Is Growing More Complex B2B marketing technology is developing rapidly. "Decision makers are faced with

How Marketing Technology Can Help Tell Brand Stories

When choosing marketing software to tell their stories, marketers typically want to use technology in a way others have not tried before. But the question to really ask yourself when choosing marketing technology is: "Does the new technology help tell a better story about my brand or will the story

How Big Data and Marketing Analytics Help Sales

The data explosion over the past few years has spawned staggering statistics relating to the massive new volume of data being produced. We are collecting information via billions of connected devices including smartphones, PC’s, RFID sensors, gaming devices and even our automobiles. It is not only the volume of data