It’s a crowded marketing technology space and it gets worse every year. Startups are popping up it seems like every day to combat a specific niche need in the world of today’s digital marketer. To make matters worse (?? – intentional question), the SaaS platforms make it easier for companies to jump in and try/buy/use than ever […]
To Fuel Growth, Fill Your Gaps: Adobe Buys Marketo
There’s been an awakening. Have you felt it? I’m pretty sure every MarTech “Jedi” just felt a tremor in The Force…Adobe is purchasing Marketo for $4.7bn. Let that sink in. In a string of acquisitions in the last five years, nothing has come close to this price. SAP bought Hybris for $1.5bn. Salesforce purchased ExactTarget for $2.5 bn. Both in […]
Adobe Buys Magento: A Good Fit or the Best of What’s Left?
Disclosure: I work for a company that is a Premier partner of Adobe and have partnerships with other vendors mentioned in this article. I do not have access to technical or product roadmaps or have any insights into M&A for any of them. The following is purely my thoughts and opinions and do not represent […]
Mining for Personalization: How Far is Too Far?
How far are companies willing to go with technology to mine data and gain insights to deliver personalization to us? I was in a conversation last week at work and somehow we got on the topic of voice and other “creepy” examples we see or interpret that leads to ads appearing on our devices. One […]
Did Google Have a Better Choice Than to Partner with Walmart?
Short answer? Probably No. Let’s dig in. Amazon is the 800lb gorilla in the e-commerce world. They dropped the bomb of the Echo years before anyone could respond, and Google was the first at-bat with their Google Home. However, both companies have very different pedigrees and therefore are tackling the same problem – how to […]