Monday Morning Memo: Beginning Your Martech Search and How to Make Better Content

Marketing and technology go together like a car and an engine, you can't have one without the other. This week, I delve further into this marketing and technology relationship.

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Douglas EldridgeMarch 26, 2018
  • Digital Marketing
  • Technology

Marketing and technology go together like a car and an engine, you can't have one without the other. The search for marketing technology is a challenge which is felt far and wide. There is certainly no dearth of literature online concerning either the marketing technology you should buy or the struggle that procurers have in finding the right technology. While I can't tell you what the right technology is for your business, I can point to an array of articles to help you navigate your search. This week I do just that, including how some companies are utilizing AI, and why having one solution is the best solution, as well as share a couple pieces on marketing best practices, honesty and data…

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Douglas Eldridge
Doug Eldridge has worked in marketing and communications for fifteen years, with experience in marketing agencies and software vendors, he’s written for CMSWire, eContent Magazine and various industry blogs. Doug is based in Denver, Colorado, is an alumnus of censhare US and while he is not writing, he is a typical Coloradan, which means a lot of time in mountains and breweries.

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