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Expert Research July 15, 2020

2020 Hype Cycle for Digital Marketing

Martech investments in digital tools and techniques are aimed at driving marketing efficiency and innovation, characteristics that might blind some digital marketing leaders to short- and midterm risks from COVID-19 and slowing economies.

Digital marketing leaders have an optimistic outlook but need to have a realistic perspective that places a premium on the resiliency of the martech stack, or many marketers may find themselves in trouble should economic or pandemic conditions worsen. Marketing technologies with a longer-term plateau will likely remain protected in marketing budgets given their long-term importance as well as the incremental value they deliver over the midterm.

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