We’re two weeks away from theA MarTech ConferenceA in San Francisco, May 9-11 a the world’s largest independent marketing technology meeting designed for senior-level marketers and technologists.
I emphasized the the wordA independent A because unlike the majority of members of the big marketing events these days the hell is run by Adobe, HubSpot, IBM, Marketo, Oracle, Salesforce, or confederations of smaller vendors, A MarTechA is produced by Third Door Media with no conflict of interest. Those other events are fantastic a but they’re inherently and intentionally biased.
WithA MarTech, there’s no pay-for-play or hidden agenda in the editorial program and no rules excluding who can exhibit.
There is only one objective: A to illuminate successful real-world practices at the intersection of marketing, technology, and management A a no matter which software products or analyst frameworks are employed.
This independence lets us ruthlessly call out fact from fiction in examining today’s rapidly evolving marketing technology environment. For instance 😛 TAGEND Fiction : A The marketing technology scenery is consolidating .
Fact : A It isn’tA a but that’s actually a good thing, and we’ll explain why, as we give you the first look at the new 2017 marketing technology scenery in my opening keynote on May 10. Fiction : A Best-of-breed marketing stacks are a mess to integrate and manage .
Fact : A You’ll see dozens of real-world stack close up atA MarTechA that show how best-of-breed solutions have become conceptually elegant and operationally effective. Fiction : A AI, big data, and analytics are squeezing the “art” out of marketing .
Fact : A Not even close. In fact, the more “scientific” marketing becomes, the more it actually elevates the importance of ingenuity and intuition. It’s important to understand what AI can and can’t do for you in the year ahead. Fiction : A CMOs have to be technologists themselves to lead in today’s environment .
Fact : A Nope. But they do need technical leadership embedded on their squad. You’ll hear CMOs and senior marketing technologists from top brands share how they make such collaborations thrive. Fiction : A The hardest part of modern marketing is implementing the technology .
Fact : A Figuring out the technology is relatively straightforward. It’s organizational change that’s the tricky part.A MarTechA will feature tracks onA Digital Transformation A and theA Agile& Human A dimension of technology-powered marketing. And thatas simply a savor of the issues that will be candidly tackled in over 70 sessions with more than 100 speakers from leading brands such as AARP, Adobe, Campbell’s, CapitalOne, Electronic Arts, Equinix, Facebook, Forrester, GE Digital, Google, Heifer International, Hilton, IBM, IDC, Legendary Entertainment, LogMeIn, Lowe’s, McKesson, McKinsey, Medtronic, Microsoft, MongoDB, Mozilla, Oracle, Pinterest, Salesforce, San Francisco 49 ers, Sapient Razorfish, Sears, Spotify, Sprint, Staples, The Economist, Unum, Visa, Zendesk, and more 😛 TAGEND
Want to learn more? You canA read a more in-depth preview of the program here.
2 ways to attend MarTech
The ultimate MarTech experience: All Access Pass
Get the full MarTech experience for simply $1,795, a $100 savings off on-site rates. Youall get 3 days of networking with martech leaders and experts, more than 70 presentations and keynotes across 8 tracks, and demos and solutions from over 100 leading martech vendors. Also, you get breakfast, hot lunches, snacks all day and all of the structured and unstructured networking activities and conveniences that make attending MarTech a unique, productive and enjoyable experience. Register now.
Dive into the martech ecosystem with an Expo+ Pass
Meet more than 100 amazing martech vendors in the Expo Hall. Youall find solutions and providers, attend full-length presentations and connect with your peers at the 2 networking receptions including the Stackies Awards ceremony. Buy an Expo+ pass now for simply $99.
I hope to see you there!
P.S.- You’ll find even deeper savings if you register as a group! Squad discounts of 10% -2 0% are available. Learn more.
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