Martech and the marketer/developer relationship: Why collaboration can be possible

Lennon and McCartney, Gates and Allen, Watson and Crick. History is replete with fantastic partnerships. Unfortunately, if you were to believe some of the discourse around the marketing industry, this list will never include the dynamic duo of ‘marketing and developers’. Apparently, the two professions are just too different in outlook, culture and objectives to work well together.

I recently read how headless CMS adoption has apparently been inhibited due to a ‘battle for...

Analysing the haves and have nots for sales enablement: How can you become better?

If you want to be part of the C-suite at a visionary company, then you need a strategic, cyclical approach to the customer lifecycle. But where should sales enablement fit in?

This is the keynote of a new report issued by Seismic (landing page, email required). Not overly surprisingly, 'sales enablement platform provider says sales enablement is key' is not going to get tongues wagging. Yet while, as one would expect, the report says companies are applying sales enablement to...

Three tips for an engaging user experience in mobile apps

In our digital world, creating an engaging user experience is the key to success for app developers. But engagement doesn’t come from a hotch-potch of innovative features or a random collection of ideas; it comes from creative, strategic planning and execution.

For instance, consider the case of Spotify’s annual Wrapped feature. At the end of every year, users can see their top songs and artists, favourite playlists, and the number of minutes they’ve listened to music and...

How to stop walled gardens from becoming the beginning, middle and end of your customer data

After growing concerns around the privacy of third-party cookies, Google announced last year that it would completely phase out cookies on Google Chrome by 2022. While other companies such as Apple and Firefox have already phased out and replaced the third party cookie on their own browsers, Google’s decision last year is the most significant. Google Chrome is the most widely used internet browser in the world and its decision to remove third party cookies from the platform has had...

Why marketing automation remains the missing piece of the optimisation jigsaw puzzle

Organisations are operating in a world where everything is optimised. Look around and think about the current journey to work for many remote-based marketers in modern-day society as an example.

It might only be a few steps to the home office, but in that same breath, commuter time has been slashed dramatically and, in turn, that’s ‘given back’ vital time to the employee to get on with their daily tasks. Optimisation has taken place and it’s not even 9am!

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Why the phasing out of third-party cookies will see digital marketing become more collaborative

If 2020 was a year of rapid change for the digital marketing landscape, 2021 must be one of transformation. The events of the last year or so, from the deprecation of third-party cookies to the announcement of changes to Apple’s IDFA, have deeply impacted the way much of digital marketing works, but rather than worrying about these changes, we should ask ourselves how we can move forward in a way which puts consumers first and creates a better adtech ecosystem for...

Optimising marketing strategy effectiveness in an increasingly data-driven world: A guide

Marketing teams have not traditionally been at the forefront of conversations around company data efforts. However, as we enter 2021, consumers are expecting more, and they’re expecting it faster. Consumer attitudes have been so altered by digitalisation – particularly accelerated by the pandemic – that to stay agile, companies have to make swift and well-informed decisions. To accurately answer customer needs, business decisions need to be based on what the data is...

Let’s be direct: Why supply and demand needs to move closer for programmatic

Bringing transparency to the programmatic supply chain has been on the digital advertising agenda for some time, but the ad budget constraints of 2020 combined with ISBA’s revelations around the ‘unknown delta’ have propelled it to the top of the industry’s wish list. As 2021 continues, there is widespread determination to resolve transparency issues once and for all; to move programmatic advertising out of the shadows, shine a light on inefficient and outdated practices, and enable...

Which martech solutions are the most essential for remote collaboration?

While many companies originally transitioned to remote situations in 2020, it’s looking like many are considering making this a permanent move. In a recent survey from Gartner, 80% of business leaders plan to allow employees to remain at least partially remote indefinitely. For some departments and businesses, letting employees work from home just makes a lot of sense.

Those in the marketing industry have certainly benefitted from working at home. According to research from...

Imagining a better way to trade advertising – across all video platforms

Linear television channels are under threat. If some are to be believed, it is an existential threat. Yet linear broadcasting will always likely remain superior at delivering content to large audiences live and as it happens: sport, news and big-event television being the most obvious examples.

At the same time, broadcasters cannot simply pretend that streaming does not exist. No broadcaster today would be without a strong digital presence, offering streaming linear, catch-up...