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People and Process Outrank Technology as Barriers to Data-Driven Success: NewVantage Partners

Finally, we have views on “big data” from senior data and analytics executives polled by NewVantage Partners. Their top objective for big data and AI investments was analytics – no surprise given the audience – although customer experience did rank second, ahead of lower costs, innovation, and speed to market. More important: by far the biggest challenges to being data-driven were people (49%) and process (32%). Just 19% cited technology. Most surveys give a similar answer but it’s still easy to forget.

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Voice Changes Everything: Invoca Study

January 10, 2018

Voice-based devices get plenty of attention but I still don’t think people recognize how entirely they will change the world in general (the walls will literally be listening) and marketing in particular (no more visual advertising). This report from Invoca covers some of the territory, finding that 20% of searches are already done by voice, 61% of people will listen to voice ads, and 73% of voice assistant owners have already bought something through it. Can you hear me now?

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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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