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Martech and Adtech Really Are Merging: Salesforce Study

Here’s an item that’s more related to the previous one than you might think: a study from Salesforce finds that email marketing and display advertising teams collaborate on technology purchases at 74% of U.S. companies today and plan to collaborate at another 20%. The driver behind this lions-with-lambs comity is use of email addresses to feed advertising audiences to, you guessed it, Facebook. Lots of other interesting information here, including usage of data types, technology, metrics, and new ad channels such as voice devices and wearables.

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Personalization Vendor Barilliance Adds Unified Customer Database

January 26, 2018

Retail personalization specialist Barilliance has added the ability to build a multi-source customer database, including CRM, purchase history, and Web behavior data. The extension is part of a new module, Retention, which also lets users define segments and select offers to deliver via Web personalization, email, Facebook ads, or product recommendations. Whether this qualifies Barilliance as a CDP depends on whether the data is also available to other systems. Apparently not.

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Trust in U.S. Institutions Crashed Last Year: Edelman Trust Barometer

January 24, 2018

If you want a really broad perspective, the Edelman Trust Barometer shows a breath-taking drop in trust in U.S. institutions. Among the “informed public”, the combined trust index for government, media, business, and non-government organizations fell from 68 to 45 in the past year, moving the U.S. from one of the world’s most trusting societies to dead last. The broad social implications are horrifying so let’s ignore them to note that marketers can expect privacy and transparency to be more important to their customers.

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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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