Don’t underestimate the role of generalists in martech; they’re your go-to for system-level thinking and breaking down data silos. Building vs buying your tech stack? It’s not black and white; successful setups usually mix both, and including engineers in the decision process is non-negotiable.
The debate between packaged and composable CDPs boils down to a trade-off between out-of-the-box functionality and tailored flexibility, with industry opinions divided on what offers greater long-term value. Key factors to consider are company needs and data team size. But if you do decide to explore the composable route, consider tools that focus on seamless integration and adaptability rather than those who claim to replace existing CDPs.
Gaining practical skills from HubSpot’s developer portal is critical—certifications alone won’t cut it. If keeping up with martech changes overwhelms your in-house team, specialized consultancies offer a reservoir of constantly updated expertise. Sound documentation serves as the bedrock of your internal processes, setting you up for long-term success.
A rich exploration of the future of AI in marketing and the evolving landscape of CDPs, offering actionable insights that stress the need for human ingenuity and flexibility in today’s market.
Michael warns against hype in the Packaged vs Composable CDP debate, emphasizing data integrity and the pitfalls of marketing illusions. Through strategic focus, mParticle aims for intelligent automation and genuine value creation in the complex martech landscape.
Deanna demystifies martech jargon, highlighting DAM for digital asset management and DXP for personalized user experiences. She weighs packaged vs. composable solutions, underlining the role of company-specific dynamics. Emphasizing innovation, she points to AI and customer feedback as key guides. Deanna underscores AI’s potential to elevate marketers, and champions qualitative data for a richer marketing narrative.
Arun clarifies ‘warehouse-native’, and addresses challenges in traditional martech, such as the disparity between customer base size and value derived. He presents Castled.io’s unique solutions like an alternative pricing model and immediate data access.
The future of CDPs, as envisioned by Tejas, is a more flexible, adaptable data architecture that Hightouch is actively shaping. Hightouch, even without the data collection component, is recognized by some of the largest companies in the world as their go-to CDP.
Scott Brinker, the Godfather of Martech illuminates that the human touch in martech is vital — now more than ever. Marketing leaders need training and internal communication chops. Scott’s future martech leaders are tech-savvy, eloquent communicators, guiding their teams through the martech landscape.
Aliaksandra takes us on a journey through the evolving AI landscape in marketing, promising a future shaped by deep human expertise and broad understanding. She introduces the rise of business-savvy data product managers, who are revolutionizing martech by marrying marketing with ML.