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CDPs: A Cure for the Holiday Blues

CDPs - A Cure for the Holiday Blues

Ah, the holidays! For marketers, it is the most stressful time of the year. As a former industry analyst, I advised hundreds of marketing organizations and realized how many of them feel overwhelmed at prepping for the tsunami of holiday demand. It only makes sense. The stakes are high since holiday results can make or…

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How Acquia’s Acquisition of AgilOne Fits into the Future of CDPs

How Acquia’s Acquisition of AgilOne Fits into the Future of CDPs

What does the acquisition mean? Another week, another acquisition in the CDP space. This time it’s AgilOne, which was acquired by Acquia, a company providing enterprise services and support around Drupal, an open-source CMS. Acquia itself was a recent acquisition by private equity (PE) firm, Vista Equity, back in September. Acquia has always had a…

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What You Need to Know About the Salesforce CDP After Dreamforce ‘19

Salesforce CDP

Marketers were on the edge of their seat this past Wednesday when Salesforce announced their customer data platform at Dreamforce ‘19 called Customer 360 Audiences. So how did it fare against expectations? Here’s a recap of what Salesforce promised along with ActionIQ’s take on the probable realities. What Salesforce Promised: CDP Vision “It’s the beating…

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Six Principles to Anchor Your Martech Stack Strategy

Six Principles to Anchor Your Martech Stack Strategy

There’s No Such Thing As A Perfect Martech Stack Across All Brands, But… There is a perfect Martech stack for your organization alone. More specifically, your organization’s marketing maturity, technical maturity, personalization goals, and industry all play differentiating factors contributing to your organization’s ideal, ‘moment-in-time’ stack.   Six Core Principles To Guide Your Martech Stack…

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Guest Blog – Merkle & ActionIQ: An Unbeatable Duo

Merkle & ActionIQ

Today’s customer journey is complex, but Merkle & ActionIQ can help. The speed at which they make decisions and expect a response is faster than ever. A customer data platform helps you meet your audience in the right moment. Merkle’s expertise in data, technology, and analytics, combined with ActionIQ brings business agility and innovation together…

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CDP vs. CDI vs. DMP: Welcome to the messiest martech category ever!

CDP vs. CDI vs. DMP

“It’s all just a bit of history repeating” — Propellerheads I can’t imagine how frustrated you must be.  Part of your job is understanding the marketing technology landscape.  It’s not an easy task.  You’re faced with an ever-growing, overly-complicated list of acronyms and vendors. So you decide to do a bit of research online.  Every…

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Avoid This One Mistake in Constructing an RFP for a Customer Data Platform

Constructing a CDP RFP

Marketers in charge of establishing a single view of their customers face a daunting task. They’re bombarded by vendors in an unregulated CDP marketplace including tried-and-true offerings and chameleon imposters. Making an accurate choice when constructing your CDP RFP is not easy! Thankfully, the root cause of failed CDP deployments is something within marketers’ control.…

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