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With the rapid integration of artificial intelligence (AI), the marketing industry has become a game changer for marketers worldwide. AI-powered tools offer marketers unprecedented insights into customer preferences, industry trends, and market dynamics.

Sanjay Krishnamurthy, President of GALE India discussed a suite of AI-powered solutions including Alchemy.AI, Ask GALE, and DASH in this exclusive interview. He also highlighted how MarTech investment and adoption in India are poised for significant growth, with firms increasingly recognizing its potential for driving ROI. As budgets expand, strategic implementation of MarTech tools will become paramount, with a focus on fulfilling specific needs and integrating seamlessly with existing systems. Moreover, data-driven marketing will take center stage as businesses leverage MarTech insights to deliver personalized experiences and optimize campaign performance. 

DQ: How is AI being integrated into MarTech platforms, and what benefits does it bring to marketers?

Sanjay: With the recent surge in artificial intelligence advancements, all prominent MarTech platforms are embracing AI to better understand the underlying data, outputs, and next best course of action for marketers. Leveraging this technology can allow marketers to have faster access to more real-time analytics on customers’ preferences, the industry at large, and market nuances to run highly effective, targeted marketing campaigns. Like with all other AI/machine learning models, organizations must ensure responses are not biased or inaccurate. So, considerable parallel testing should be done before rolling out these tools within the organization.  When integrated strategically and with the right protocols in place, AI-powered tools can revolutionize the way marketers work by enabling more efficient and effective outcomes.

DQ: Elaborate on GALE’s AI-powered MarTech solutions like Alchemy, Ask GALE, and DASH.

Sanjay: When GALE was founded in 2014, we were the first to market with our unique blend of creative and consultancy centered around data. And, from the very beginning, GALE has been at the forefront of developing innovative, cutting-edge marketing technologies.

One of GALE’s key differentiators has always been Alchemy, our robust data backbone and tailored CDP-type environment. Each client receives a bespoke data environment explicitly crafted for them through a combination of our data backbone and, often, their first-party data.  We’ve continued to build our model over the last decade to become one of the most celebrated agencies in North America. This year, we transformed Alchemy into Alchemy.Ai – it’s the most significant product update we’ve ever made.

Alchemy.Ai is a private enterprise AI cloud platform built from the ground up to comply with the agency’s ISO-27001 certification. Trained on all aspects of data used at GALE, including both first-party and third-party data combined with world data, Alchemy.Ai reduces the time spent on critical tasks across all disciplines to help GALE’s almost 800 people work more efficiently and effectively. In addition, it enhances agency processes by democratizing access to this information, regardless of department. Going beyond standard generative AI functionality, Alchemy.Ai has a custom-built application layer with a bespoke UI, as well as additional capabilities for data visualization, enriched and customized algorithms, and search and discovery techniques. Team members have access to the custom client environments built for the specific accounts they work on. The client environments serve as a one-stop shop for all the data and insights available to each client.

DQ: What ethical considerations should be taken into account when replacing traditional tools with generative AI solutions?

Sanjay: Given MarTech AI’s reliance on vast customer data, robust security measures and extensive testing must be done to successfully integrate meaningful and trustworthy solutions. Some might say GALE is late to the game in terms of publicly launching an AI platform for the agency, but we take this very seriously and want to ensure we are compliant with ISO-27001 standards from top to bottom. We were very cautious to ensure the right safeguards existed to allow us to operationalize Alchemy.Ai in a way our clients would expect.

As we have been at GALE, teams must also be very deliberate in taking steps to minimize all issues associated with current AI integrations, such as bias, and be proactive in pushing the edges to understand and mitigate any other environmental anomalies that may exist.

Establishing clear communication about how AI should and should not be used is paramount for both agency teams and their clients.

DQ: What trends do you foresee in MarTech investment and adoption in India for the next few years?

Sanjay: Increased Investment: Studies from India’s Mirum show that MarTech is bullish with 88% of respondents planning to increase their MarTech spending budgets by a phenomenal margin in the coming three years. This suggests an increasing recognition of MarTech’s potential for generating ROI.

Strategic Implementation: As there will be increased expenditure on this area, there will also be a move towards more strategic use of MarTech. Firms will stop impulse purchasing and go for tools that fulfill specific needs and can fit well into existing systems.

Data-driven Marketing: MarTech is increasingly becoming important for businesses as they seek to utilize data for customer personalization, campaign optimization, and measurement. Marketers will start depending on these insights to make informed decisions before delivering customized experiences. 

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