Category Archives: Marketing Technology

8 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Marketing Attribution

[Thanks to Anne Angele, Spear’s esteemed Director of Marketing Technology, for this month’s guest post.] Marketing attribution is a hot topic these days in B2B circles.  Yet, for all the interest, precious few B2B companies achieve the holy grail of knowing exactly how – and where – their marketing investment… Read More

Is it Time to Add Chatbots to Your Demand Generation Engine?

If you’ve ever received a notice of package delivery via Facebook Messenger, or resolved a technical issue with your cell phone via online chat, you’ll know that messaging, chat, and real-time communication are already huge trends in the way that B2C companies communicate with customers, and, in turn, the way… Read More

B2B Creative

Why is No-One Talking About B2B Creative?

This week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the B2B Marketing Exchange (B2BMX) conference on the topic of B2B email creative.  At a conference of more than sixty sessions (by my count), as best I could determine there was exactly one (1) session on anything to do with creative:… Read More

marketing automation customers

Why Marketing Automation Customers are Migrating Downstream

Over at the Modern Marketing Blog, Steve Earl offers his theory as to why enterprise marketers choose to switch to a different marketing platform. He says (in summary): “It’s because their needs outgrow system capabilities.” Now, Steve happens to work in product marketing for Oracle Marketing Cloud, home of Eloqua,… Read More

marketing career advice

Career Advice for a Young Marketer

A few weeks ago I gave an informational interview to a local university student looking for advice on the best way to jump start his marketing career. The conversation was a handy excuse to catalog some of the lessons I’ve learned over 30 years in marketing, and to document what… Read More