After more than 15 years in Consumer Packaged Goods industry, I became a software entrepreneur. Today, I design and sell Shopperations, a web-based, collaborative planning software for Marketers on both CPG and Retail sides, to enable transparency, accountability and stronger Shopper Marketing promotional analytics. I am passionate about all things Retail and Shopper Marketing, love reading about Neuroscience progress as it relates to shopper research, and care about process improvement and marketing automation technology.
When I worked in the CPG space, I thought I knew something about MarTech. MarTech startups popped up right and left, some of them pitched business to us, others made news because they were acquired by our retail customers or our media partners....
I wrote a couple of “Things I Wish...” blogs over the last couple of years (check them out here and here), and they’ve been very well received. I have been getting suggestions on what other similar posts I should write.
Good data is required for solid post-promotional analysis and for on-going management reporting. Marketers who do not have user-friendly, automated ways to report their spend will be forever stuck in the reactive, tactical mode.