You may have heard of terms such as FinTech (Financial Technology) and InsurTech (Insurance Technology) to describe traditional services that have been mixed and transformed through the use of technology.
Another one of those is MarTech, the blending of marketing and technology. As a marketer or non-marketer, your business will undoubtedly be harnessing the power of marketing technology, even if you've never thought about it in that way.
MarTech services can include applications such as MailChimp or Campaign Monitor for emails, ZenDesk or Intercom for chatbots, Hootsuite or Buffer for social media, Unbounce or Instapage for landing pages, WuFoo and Gravity Forms for data collection, Klipfolio for sales and marketing dashboards, Zoom or Skype for video conferencing… the list goes on.
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All or some of these types of applications you will use for your business, and together, they are known as your ‘MarTech stack’.
Your MarTech stack has likely been compiled over a number of years as you find a need for these services in order to run and grow your business.
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However, despite their obvious uses, there are a few problems with MarTech stacks.
All of these applications serve a purpose in the day-to-day operation of your business, but as you grow, this method of stockpiling MarTech software becomes untenable.
The answer is marketing automation and, more specifically, a marketing automation system that covers all of your marketing software needs.
Systems are now available which make much of the MarTech stack redundant. From under £400 per month, and with no lengthy contracts, it is possible to get a host of services all under one roof, including:
We've researched the market and found the system that we believe ticks the boxes better than all the others. You can learn more about our CRM & Marketing Automation platform here and request a demo from one of our sales and marketing automation experts.
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