Two-Thirds of Marketers Prefer Best of Breed Architecture: Merkle Study

We have two big funding announcements today: a $230 million Series D for personalized text messaging platform Attentive and $300 million for marketplace platform Mirakl. But haven’t seemed interested in such things recently, Dear Reader, so let’s instead look at this Merkle survey on customer engagement technology. Lots of fun facts including: 67% prefer best-of-breed vs a single-stack architecture; 79% prefer custom-built to off-the-shelf systems; and 26% have API access to a central customer file. Download for more.