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Good morning, Marketers, what can we learn about the evolution of digital experience platforms, aka DXPs?

Because I report on technology news, the love of language that brought me to writing collides with the evolution of succinctly, and at times oddly, named tools. Alphabet soup was actually my favorite as a kid, and now I get a new bowl with every adtech and privacy story I file.

DX is an evolution of CX, and I don’t think it’s an accident that DXPs largely came out of CMSs. To me, it means that content is still very important when engaging with customers online. CX is a more rapid conversation today across so many touchpoints and I think content should be thought of as part of that conversation, and in ways a culmination or summary of that conversation. 

A good ad or a relevant email message, or even a white paper, should let a customer know that you’ve been listening to what they’ve been telling you.

Chris Wood,


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Chris Wood
Chris Wood draws on over 15 years of reporting experience as a B2B editor and journalist. At DMN, he served as associate editor, offering original analysis on the evolving marketing tech landscape. He has interviewed leaders in tech and policy, from Canva CEO Melanie Perkins, to former Cisco CEO John Chambers, and Vivek Kundra, appointed by Barack Obama as the country's first federal CIO. He is especially interested in how new technologies, including voice and blockchain, are disrupting the marketing world as we know it. In 2019, he moderated a panel on "innovation theater" at Fintech Inn, in Vilnius. In addition to his marketing-focused reporting in industry trades like Robotics Trends, Modern Brewery Age and AdNation News, Wood has also written for KIRKUS, and contributes fiction, criticism and poetry to several leading book blogs. He studied English at Fairfield University, and was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He lives in New York.

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