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In this episode of MSoM I’m joined by Anita Brearton and Sheryl Schultz, the founders of CabinetM, a marketing technology management platform that companies use to manage and report on their technology strategy and LibraryM, a fantastic resource to find the latest research, events, and content on Martech. CabinetM is based in the United States, and services more than 800 companies with their platform technology from some of the world’s largest brands to startups. We talk about how marketers manage technology in their companies, and how enterprise businesses are different from smaller companies in how marketing technology is adopted and used across the industry.
We talk about the changing needs of marketers as more than 150 new technology products are launched every year in an industry that has more than 15,000 tools in the market. There's a discussion about technology competitiveness in an increasingly saturated market. Including, how enterprise businesses purchase and implement technology and how smaller companies can more easily implement technology that's scalable and effective. We also walk through the concept of an anchor platform and how some marketing technologies orient and inform investment into other technologies. The skills gap in marketing technology is another topic covered in this conversation and the impacts it has on the successful adoption and use of Martech.