David bakerDavid Baker
Digital Visionary, Consultant, Writer, Builder of products, people and companies

I would classify my career in two words; "Multiplier Effect"​. Combination of two decades of great connections to smart people, roles and access at the highest levels within some of the largest Data and Agency brands and with some of the largest, most iconic brands in the industry. . My role is to optimize today, prepare for tomorrow and drive smart technology and business innovation cross the Adtech/Marketing industry. I've learned to give knowledge unconditionally and that you must continually reinvent yourself and your outlook.

Email Marketing 2020 -- The Art of Scale

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I had the opportunity to sit in on an executive presentation by Seth Godin. While it was a bit strange to see Seth trying to fit his routine into the email marketing industry, his outlook on solving big and small problems is sound. His way of communicating profound things in small...
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Baker: Will 2019 Be the Year of Machines?

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I’ll start out this discussion track with a cartoon from Marketoonist Tom Fishburne and a general assumption that machine learning/AI is something you will look at, explore or invest in at some point in 2019. According to most analysts' reports, this is one of the hottest topics and investment areas for digital...
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This is a really terrific article. Thank you, David! Yes, machine learning has now reached the point where every consumer interac... Read More
Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:51
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Vendors, you just suck at Demos and Web Meetings!

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Sometimes the best way to share ideas is through dark humor, I expect this will hit a nerve with different people in different ways. Some might say, “OMG- YES”, some may say “WTH? - what are you talking about”, yet the reality is with all the vendor choices and aggressive sales...
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Kath Pay
Brilliant David!
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 16:10
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Email Innovation Summit - straight from the stage

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(Industry Veteran David Baker delivered one of the three keynote addresses at this years Email Innovations Summit. David had been away from the conference stage for a few years as a result of losing his ability to speak. Using text-to-speech technology, we were honored to invite David back to the stage. Needless to say, he hit it out of the park.I asked him to discuss his experiences in presenting. Thanks, David!)

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David Baker: Consumers have changed, so why hasn’t your marketing?

David Baker: Consumers have changed, so why hasn’t your marketing?

Consumer digital consumption has changed a ton over recent years. While consumers are Snapchatting on iPhones and shopping on iPads while watching connected TVs, the email experience hasn’t changed a lot, outside of location.  Looking through rose colored glasses tells us the ROI is still significant, and a mainstay for virtually every marketer that has a digital presence, which has led to a consistent, but not that impressive industry growth over the last decade.   The bad news is, it’s not grown proportionate to other advertising channels as a percentage of total marketing spend.

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What is your Legacy?

What is your Legacy?

I’ve admired many people in this industry for many years, some with more public backgrounds and contributions than others. But you always wonder what drives these people to be so vocal, what is it that they want to leave an imprint on for our industry and what big things not necessarily tied to the industry that they aspire to do to improve our world.

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The First 90 Days as an Email Marketer

The First 90 Days as an Email Marketer

Have you taken on a new role?  With the average tenure of email marketers at just under those of politicians and CMOs, new leaders and managers need to think about the first 90 days both tactically and strategically.

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Guest — Michael Watkins
Thanks for the nice mention of my work.
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 03:08
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Valentine's Day Emails that Offer More than a Shopping Experience

Valentine's Day Emails that Offer More than a Shopping Experience

"The best tips I can give you this holiday season is to spur your creativity with example of past programs that did more than offered shopping experiences. Given it’s less than a month out, it’s still not too late to use your brand as the experience vs. selling products to augment the experience. Not everyone has a power brand like Tiffany’s. "

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