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Good morning, Marketers, and we at MarTech and Third Door Media wish you all a very successful, healthy and fulfilling 2022.

There’s still a lot of uncertainty about how to adjust and learn to live with the Covid-19 pandemic and its variants. The one solution for marketers remains a digital one. What parts of the workflow have yet to be transformed and streamlined? What insights will be drawn from the data?

Take a look at the many predictions for the upcoming year, and you’ll see a common thread. Whether it’s data, digital experience, ecommerce or CTV, all these areas are in a state of transition, and they have been for several years.

In the thick of these transitions (from offline to online retail and back, from linear to connected TV) what marketers need to know is how best to choose from the menu of options available – what makes the most sense for your organization, and more importantly, for your customers.

Of course, the story of 2022 is just beginning. Let me know which of the items in our predictions features are on your to-do list – and which ones you’ve filed for 2023, or possibly never. Email me at [email protected]. It would be great to hear from you and trade post-holiday greetings personally.

Chris Wood,


Quote of the day. “Don’t ask for this (customer) data if you don’t have the systems and programs in place to thoughtfully use it when interacting with consumers.” Nikki Baird, Vice President of Retail Innovation for Aptos

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About the author

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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