As the digital ecosystem continues to expand and evolve, SaaS technology has become a mission-critical component for effective marketing operations. Marketing and advertising technology falls into numerous complex and overlapping categories, with literally thousands of partners competing for your marketing dollars.
Whether you’re building your marketing tech stack from a mobile-first or web-first perspective, it can be daunting to know where to start as well as when and how to expand. And while adding or changing marketing technology requires significant investment in terms of vetting, training, development, and other resources, adaptability is key to success.
The purpose of this guide is to provide a framework for how to build a solid marketing tech stack—focusing specifically on mobile as the core platform.
We will examine the following topics throughout the course of this guide:
- MarTech Stack Foundations: establishing strategic goals and defining key stack solutions to consider across your product life cycle.
- Category Deep Dives: product analytics, marketing automation, mobile attribution, and customer data platforms (CDPs).
- Advanced Considerations: evaluation criteria, getting internal buy-in, setting timeline expectations, and structural tradeoffs supported by industry trends (e.g. stack design frameworks, cost/benefit analysis, building vs. buying technology, opting for best-in-breed vs. all-in-one tools, etc.).