CDPs: Why now?

For much of this century, marketing software vendors have promised “a single view of the customer” or “a single source of truth.”

So, why has the category of Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) just recently emerged?

In other words, there clearly has been an articulated desire to house all customer-related data in one place, and there certainly was technology to create a single database.

What’s different now?

[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]


About The Author

Barry Levine covers marketing technology for Third Door Media. Previously, he covered this space as a Senior Writer for VentureBeat, and he has written about these and other tech subjects for such publications as CMSWire and NewsFactor. He founded and led the web site/unit at PBS station Thirteen/WNET; worked as an online Senior Producer/writer for Viacom; created a successful interactive game, PLAY IT BY EAR: The First CD Game; founded and led an independent film showcase, CENTER SCREEN, based at Harvard and M.I.T.; and served over five years as a consultant to the M.I.T. Media Lab. You can find him at LinkedIn, and on Twitter at xBarryLevine.

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