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2017 Contributors of the Year: Joanna Schloss

2017 Contributors of the Year: Joanna Schloss

The aphorism "perfect is the enemy of good" can be found in Voltaire's writings, Shakespeare's plays and Joanna Schloss's analytics advice. As a subject matter expert in all things analytics, including business intelligence, big data, data warehousing and more, Schloss cuts through the buzzwords to make analytics approachable.

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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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