Tag: CIO

  • Consumer – The Missing Seat in the C-Suite

    Consumer – The Missing Seat in the C-Suite

    Consumer – The Missing Seat in the C-Suite Earlier this week I had a great opportunity to be part of a panel along side David Mathison at the C-Suite Network Conference run by Jeffrey Hayzlett, former CMO at Eastman Kodak and now the host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett on Bloomberg. Not that David needs […]

  • AdExchanger – Digital Marketing Technologists Tackle The Data, Content And Commerce Collision

    AdExchanger – Digital Marketing Technologists Tackle The Data, Content And Commerce Collision

    View the original interview on AdExchanger The digital marketing technologist isn’t exactly a new kid on the block in the enterprise, given Gartner’s prediction – in 2012 – that 70% of companies employed one. But the job title has definitely evolved as many of the technologies that fuel brands’ consumer interactions – from data-management platforms […]

  • eMarketer – Kimberly-Clark Seeks Data Behavior Mix from Marketing Technology

    eMarketer – Kimberly-Clark Seeks Data Behavior Mix from Marketing Technology

    Kimberly-Clark Seeks Data Behavior Mix from Marketing Technology I recently had a dialogue with the eMarketer team on the evolution and future possibilities of Marketing Technology, you can view the original interview “Kimberly Clark Seeks Data Behavior Mix from Marketing Technology”: While one marketing technology partner might seem like a no-brainer, most major brands are […]

  • First Principles of a Global Marketing Technology Capability

    First Principles of a Global Marketing Technology Capability

    As Scott Brinker had said in one of his recent; it’s truly an incredible time to be working in marketing — and, even more so, marketing technology. The innovation happening across this industry is staggering. Yet it is still merely a reflection of the broader transformation that’s happening in marketing overall. But as we all […]

  • eMarketer Interview – Driving Behavioral Changes Through Marketing Technology

    eMarketer Interview – Driving Behavioral Changes Through Marketing Technology

    eMarketer recently conducted a series of interviews with a number of CMOs, Chief Marketing Technologists, CTOs and CIOs as part of a conscious focus on the intersection of Marketing, Technology and Innovation; an attempt to guide marketing leaders on the challenges and nuances of both ignoring this intersection as well as being able to successfully […]

  • AdExchanger – Is Human The New Technology?

    Is Human The New Technology Originally published on AdExchanger – How do we put the humans at the center of the Marketing Tech Ecosystem These are interesting times in the growth of marketing technologies, which are consolidating and diversifying simultaneously. While the consolidation is slow, it is being triggered by frequent acquisitions spearheaded by the […]

  • Harvard Business Review – The Rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist

    The Rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist by Scott Brinker and Laura McLellan Artwork: Markus Linnenbrink, EVERYWHEREALLTHETIMEEVERYTHING, 2009, epoxy resin, pigments, 20″ x 39″ x 82″   Marketing is rapidly becoming one of the most technology-dependent functions in business. In 2012 the research and consulting firm Gartner predicted that by 2017, a company’s chief marketing […]

  • The New Marketer – From T-Shaped to Pi-Shaped

    The New Marketer – From T-Shaped to Pi-Shaped

    Ashley Friedlein, the CEO of Econsultancy, has a great op-ed in Marketing Week today, Why modern marketers need to be pi-people. That’s “pi” as in the capital Greek letter pi that looks like this: Π. It’s a riff on the label “T-shaped people” that has been popularized in digital marketing over the past few years. T-shaped people have a specific expertise where they go really deep (e.g., graphic design, software development, data analytics, etc.), but they also have broad interest and sufficiently useful surface-level skills across many other adjacent disciplines. Many marketing technologists have had this profile: expertise in technology and engineering, but interest and skills across more traditional marketing capabilities. According to Friedlein, pi-shaped people are “marketers with a broad base of knowledge in all areas, but capabilities in both ‘left brains’ and ‘right brain’ disciplines. They are both analytical and data-driven, yet understand brands, storytelling, and experiential marketing.” (Emphasis added is my own.) This comment was made in the context of Friedlein giving broader insight in response to the question: How do you create a marketing function fit for the future? He talks about how brands advance along a digital marketing maturity model by integrating digital into the primary organization, not sequestering it in a separate silo. “Integrating digital into the organization properly reaches nirvana only when there is no left in the organization with ‘digital’, ‘e’, ‘online’, ‘internet’, ‘new media’, or ‘interactive’ in their job title,” he writes. It’s at that point that he makes the case for pi-shaped people as the leaders in this new generation of integrated marketing. “Of course, it is asking a lot for someone to be talented at everything creative and analytical,” he admits, “But these people do exist and represent the future of truly integrated marketing. Witness the growth of job titles such as ‘creative technologist’ or ‘chief marketing technologist’. You want people who focus on the customer, understand data, like change, are curious and passionate.” He also notes that marketing processes are changing, embracing an agile marketing approach. “There’s a move towards more agile ways of working, which should affect marketing as much as project management or IT. We have to move from highly linear, highly specified, rigid ways to more fluid, reactive, dynamic approaches.” Do take a moment to look at the full article — it’s a great read.

  • What Makes a Marketing Technologist – Just Technology?

    If there is one thing that struck a very strong chord with me in 2012, it has been the notion of MARKETING TECHNOLOGY and a strong need for MARKETING TECHNOLOGISTS in order to enable Marketing in a Digital World (yes not the same as Digital Marketing). The year of course started with a LOT of […]

  • Investing in Marketing Technology Future – Marketing Technology Office

    Originally published by: Forrester on 2011-10-24 13:28:20. Written by Robert Brosnan | Suresh Vittal  MARKETING RISKS SUCCUMBING TO TECHNOLOGY SPRAWL To compete in the age of the customer, marketing departments must increase technology investments to facilitate the capture, analysis, and application of customer data. (see endnote 1) The knot of proliferating channels, rapidly evolving behavior, […]