Mar 21, 2018
In this week’s episode of “Marketing Today,” Alan talks with Tom Klein, chief marketing officer at MailChimp, the world’s largest marketing automation platform. He worked at Nabisco and Chanel before landing at MailChimp, a company he long admired, and he is an authority on digital marketing, e-commerce, and brand marketing.
During the podcast, Klein talks about his views on the best use of marketing automation: “I see automation as doing the things automation is good at and, ideally, it’s opening a window for a marketing person to really put heart and soul into communication.”
Later in his discussion with Alan, Klein touched on where he believes marketing is heading and where automation fits in. “What’s fascinating is, in many ways, everybody’s being turned into a marketer…all of marketing is being democratized,” says Klein. “I feel like marketing and communication is just going to keep getting better and better. And I think it’s up to us to take advantage of those capabilities of our customers, and meanwhile, on the marketing automation front, let the robots do the stuff that the robots are best at.”