Looker Loads Ad Data onto Google BigQuery

You probably don’t care that the Looker data analysis platform just announced connectors to load data from AdWords, YouTube, and DoubleClick into the Google BigQuery data store. Neither do I.  But it’s an excuse to note that Looker and similar products are NOT substitutes for CDPs because they don’t unify customer identities when inputs lack a shared customer identifier. It’s an easy distinction to miss, and one that probably leads quite a few people down quite a few dead ends.  Consider yourself warned.

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Marketo and Infor Partner to Offer Integrated Customer Experience

March 13, 2017

Marketing automation vendor Marketo and business application provider Infor today announced a partnership to integrate and cross-sell their customer experience systems. The match-up makes perfect sense: both companies offer cloud-based systems sold primarily to the mid-sized companies, and Marketo fills a gap in the Infor product line, which has CRM but not B2B marketing automation. Marketo has been repositioning itself as an option for B2C marketing, but Infor already has solutions in that area.

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Most Marketing Ops Teams Are Centralized: Perkuto Study

August 15, 2022

Have you been debating whether marketing operations should be centralized or decentralized?  Neither have we, but it’s still interesting to learn that 59% of Marketo users told Perkuo their marops were centralized, 30% hybrid, and 5% decentralized.  More here on most- and least-used capabilities and most common weaknesses.  Is “marops” a thing?  “Markops” would be cooler, since it sounds like “marketing cops”.

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