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107: Justin Norris: What Marketing Ops can learn about AI from WALL-E and Star Trek [Video]

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107: Justin Norris: What Marketing Ops can learn about AI from WALL-E and Star Trek

Justin is a polished voice of reason in martech. In our conversation, he focused on the practicality of AI, highlighting its capability to transform data into actionable insights, aiding in a deeper understanding of customer needs. We also covered the shift towards flexible, composable tech stacks and the importance of diverse skills alongside a few Sci-fi references. He also proposed a transparent, Shark Tank-style approach for selecting martech vendors, underscoring the need for effective evaluation methods. This episode offers practical guidance for marketers aiming to navigate the rise of gen AI in marketing.

Chapters:
0:00 Intro
0:29 About Justin
2:18 Guiding AI in Martech Through Opportunity and Skepticism
5:00 Transitioning Rule-Based to AI-Driven Marketing Strategies
10:37 Balancing AI Adoption with Practical Realities in Marketing
12:58 AI as a Tool for Enhancing Creative Marketing
18:37 Refining AI’s Role in Marketing Through Practical Application
22:50 Embracing Composability in Marketing Technology
28:25 Navigating the Shift to Data Mesh in Martech
32:45 Future Skill Sets for Marketing Technologists
36:25 Preparing for Technological Quantum Leaps in Martech: Lessons from WALL-E and Star Trek
42:40 Rethinking Martech Vendor Selection With a Shark Tank Approach
46:35 Overcoming Fear and Learning from Mistakes in Marketing Operations
50:20 The Importance of QA in Marketing Operations
52:52 Finding Work-Life Balance in a Multifaceted Career

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