TMW #155 | Wednesday Martech Briefing

Dec 6, 2023

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AWS is moving to define the Martech industry, the SEO heist, and Adalytics exposes Google’s brand safety problems (again)

Here’s the week in Martech: 

  • AWS is moving to define the Martech industry: With their new competency program
  • The SEO heist: Why we shouldn’t try to hack SEO with generative AI
  • Porn, bestiality, and brand safety: Adalytics exposes Google Search Partners (again)
  • Everything else: More AI in the stack, invalid traffic, capturing the anti-generative AI position in marketing, the composability hub, ad fraud and automation, and Walmart’s “Romcommerce” TV series. 

 👇 Here’s everything you’ve missed in marketing and tech this week.

AWS is moving to define the Martech industry. The newly launched Martech Competency Certification program by AWS is a masterstroke in partner ecosystem strategy, and a telling signal for how much AWS wants to wade into the waters of building Adtech and Martech solutions for the cloud. The certification aims to define marketing technologies that meet set criteria for integration and interoperability with AWS, and works as a marketplace offering for AWS customers to find technologies that meet that criteria. Already, there are a ton of Martech solutions such as Acquia, ActionIQ, Adobe, Amperity, Twilio Segment, Tealium and mParticle. Given that AWS is building its own CDP offering to capture market share in the bigger shift towards first-party data for advertising, the competency program is just another layer of promotion and demand generation for marketing technologies. Link  

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Juan Mendoza

Juan Mendoza is an expert in researching global media, marketing, data, and technology trends. He is the CEO of The Martech Weekly, a media and research brand with subscribers in over 65 countries.

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