5 Steps to Building Your MarTech Capabilities | Straight Talk



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There have been a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the marketing technology industry recently. In the past year, for example, LinkedIn bought Drawbridge, an identity resolution platform; Twitter acquired Fabula AI, a machine-learning start-up that detects network manipulation; and Facebook obtained Grokstyle, a retail visual tech company.

But all of the activity in the MarTech space can misleadingly suggest that it’s all about the “tech.” Making the most of MarTech in driving growth requires some taking stock of its non-technology implications:


    Use your strategy for guidance

    The objective of implementing any MarTech is to simplify the execution of your marketing strategies – which means it is imperative for the technology to deliver on its purpose. Outline your tech capabilities and analyze your existing strategy ahead of time to accomplish your business goals effectively.


    Evaluate your existing tools

    It is easier to improve MarTech stacks when you are aware of what you have in hand – it helps you ascertain what exactly you need, and to avoid investing in unnecessary tools that remain underutilized and overlap in function.

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