Back to Customer Data Platforms. Here’s a McKinsey article that delightfully calls data activation and personalization “the heartbeat of modern marketing” and then positions CDPs as “solving the ongoing challenge of true personalization”. They describe CDPs as including analytics and decisioning, which is broader than the CDP Institute’s definition. But it’s still a great endorsement. Related: the Customer Experience Matrix blog just published a graphic showing how CDPs relate to other marketing systems.