What to Make of Acquia Buying DAM Vendor Widen

It’s not a surprising move, but I think for Widen licensees, not a very welcome one. Longtime WCM / nascent MarTech suite vendor Acquia has announced it is buying Digital Asset Management (DAM) vendor Widen. This fills a gap in Acquia’s portfolio but I think for Widen licensees, this may not be a very welcome one. Let’s … Read more What to Make of Acquia Buying DAM Vendor Widen

APIs Don’t Maketh Headless

Headless (in context of CMS or Commerce) often generates interesting debates. (The Real Story Group‘s forthcoming Ecommerce evaluations will have more on this)  Traditional, legacy platforms will often tell you they got APIs, so they’re headless too. But they aren’t. They are built in a monolithic way, with all services being part of one large … Read more APIs Don’t Maketh Headless

What to Make of Sitecore’s Moosend Acquisition

The real story here is that the Sitecore we all know now appears to be going away Last week Sitecore announced its plan to acquire Moosend. UK-based Moosend provides very low-priced, SaaS-based email marketing services. Its main capabilities include lightweight B2C campaigns, landing pages, and newsletters. This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. Continue reading … Read more What to Make of Sitecore’s Moosend Acquisition

Amperity and Quaero CDPs Partner with third party data Providers

Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) mainly work on first party data. Recall that first party data is data of your customers collected directly by you. Your customers’ transaction data or their data in your CRM are examples of first party data. For a more complete profile, you often enrich this first party data with 2nd and … Read more Amperity and Quaero CDPs Partner with third party data Providers

CDP important for Customer Journey Management, Says Pointillist

Customer Journey Analytics vendor Pointillist have released this report based on a survey of over 1000 professionals. There’s some good data and analysis (report is free but you’ll need to fill up a signup form). There’s a full section on importance of having a centralized source of cross-channel (customer) data. Pointillist doesn’t use the term … Read more CDP important for Customer Journey Management, Says Pointillist

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