Lately it seems like nearly every conversation I have with a client or prospect touches on Tag Management Systems (TMS). If it’s not a client or prospect, it’s a Venture Capitalist asking who they should throw money at, or it’s a new TMS firm pitching us on why they are the “easiest, fastest, most best-est TMS in the Universe …” Were I a less patient man I would probably stop answering the phone; were I more patient, I would probably author Tag Management Demystified …
Turns out I fall somewhere in the middle.
In the midst of spending hours every day talking about TMS with a variety of interested parties, and while helping our clients select and deploy a wide range of tag management solutions, I have somehow managed to find the time to do two really great things. The first was to attend the Ensighten Agility conference a few weeks back in San Francisco, the second, to assist Demystified Partner Brian Hawkins in authoring a great new white paper on Testing and Tag Management.
Ensighten Agility was a treat to attend. I had missed the event the last two years due to a variety of schedule constraints, but it was amazing to see how Ensighten’s presence, team, and customer base has grown in such a short amount of time. Josh Manion and his team are to be applauded for putting together such a wonderful event and for getting great speakers, ranging from my personal favorite Brandon Bunker (Sony) to the always popular Joe Stanhope (formerly of Forrester Research, now at SDL) and a very funny presenter from Microsoft who’s name I will omit since she shared perhaps a little more than her corporate handlers may have liked.
At Agility, Analytics Demystified Partner Brian Hawkins had the opportunity to speak and present a technical perspective on how TMS like Ensighten are being used to dramatically accelerate the testing and optimization process within the Enterprise. Brian is our lead for Testing, Optimization, and Personalization at Demystified, and his tactical chops were on full display during his speech. In a nutshell, if you’re not leveraging TMS for testing … you’re missing a HUGE opportunity.
Interested? You should be!
Fortunately for you, just in case you missed Agility, Brian has teamed up with Ensighten to author what we believe to be the definitive piece on testing and tag management. Even more fortunately, the nice guys at Ensighten are making the white paper freely available for download via their web site!
If you’re interested at all in tag management, especially if you’re interested in tag management and testing, reach out and let us know. We have a ton of experience with the former … and have more experience than anyone with the latter … and we’re always happy to help.