How’re you doing in your efforts to build a rock-solid MarTech stack and data-driven strategy for stellar customer experiences? Did you remember to document rules for how your data gets tracked and utilized by your teams? This practice is called Data Governance. What is data governance? Like any well-run nation, a sound government is one … Continue reading What is Data Governance? A Must for Data-Driven Marketers to Succeed!
So you want to know what is DevOps? It starts with the practice of Agile with technical teams, which has transformed how software is built, tested, and deployed with velocity. That means fast. Gone are the monthly or quarterly big releases, because those who develop and test the code are increasingly alongside the team that … Continue reading What is DevOps? A Primer for Marketers
How well do you know your customers? I mean, really. Did you ever wonder how your customers found your site? Do you know anything about their interests? Do you know why they decided to buy from you? Enter the world of “marketing attribution.” Marketing attribution is about cutting through the myriad of data you have … Continue reading Are You Learning About Your Customers Through Attribution Marketing?
The best strategy at succeeding with digital transformation is to stick to priorities because the temptation to get distracted is enormous. New technologies, providers, and trends emerge each day. And who wants to be accused of not willing to change? But many miss the reality that the road is long and filled with unexpected potholes. … Continue reading Technology Strategy 2.0: CIOs and CMOs
Many leaders enamored with the allure of digital innovations get excited by changing a business instantly. They want innovations that scale, impact customer experience, and create growth hacks that turbocharge sales. And yet, even with these tremendous advances, have they created a rock-solid B2B sales strategy yet? This is the final mile. Two noteworthy examples … Continue reading Leadership Journal: B2B Sales Strategy
What started as a hip music festival in the 1980s, the annual South by Southwest (“SXSW”) conference has become the place to be for all things music, cultural and now technology, bringing thousands to the hip tech town of Austin, Texas. For marketers, this event has emerged as a place to get a cutting-edge perspective … Continue reading The Marketer’s Guide to South by Southwest (“SXSW”) 2019 in Austin, Texas
“Build or Buy” is the age-old dilemma for corporations seeking growth, but its more critical than ever in the era of growth hacking. You can also do both. For instance, Adobe Systems Inc. was known for its installed base of shrink-wrapped purchasing creative types who devoured the latest versions of Photoshop and Illustrator. Adobe’s customers … Continue reading Adobe proves you can successfully disrupt yourself, diversify your products, and excite your customers
This past weekend, I posted a LinkedIn column attributing Microsoft’s recent success to the Growth Mindset culture encouraged by CEO Satya Nadella, because he urged his team to embrace the teachings of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. The book’s central premise is that the growth mindset helps you cultivate … Continue reading Follow Microsoft’s Lead Next Time Your Great Idea Hits a Speed Bump