Category Archives: Tag Management

Adobe Launch: Naming Conventions

I’ve thought a lot about Adobe Launch naming conventions over the past year or two. I’ve always been very principled: name your rules after the action and keep your Data Elements semantic. That was how it was intended with Satellite (pre-Adobe DTM)… and architecturally, things haven’t changed that much. You still have Rules and Data… Read More »

Event-Driven Data Layer (EDDL) Demo

Since posting about the EDDL (Event-Driven Data Layer), I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how this works. If you’re a user of Google Tag Manager, you’re likely already familiar. For everyone else, this concept might be a little foreign. For instance, on the surface it doesn’t seem as readable as the W3C. I want… Read More »

SDI Toolkit: Adobe Launch Extension Review

This week I dove into the SDI Toolkit by Search Discovery. If you recall, I already reviewed the lookup table. The extension has since been updated to v1.0.4. We’ll look at the other features included in this utility. While there isn’t configuration necessary in this extension, there is a tutorial baked into the configuration screen.… Read More »

The Event-Driven Data Layer

Recently, I wrote an appeal to Adobe suggesting they implement first-party support for an event-driven data layer in Adobe Launch. I specifically mentioned an “event-driven, asynchronous data layer”. Let’s just call it the Event-Driven Data Layer (EDDL) to keep it simple. Since the article’s release, I’ve had a number of good conversations on this topic.… Read More »

Adobe Launch Data Layer: An Appeal

Adobe doesn’t have a recommended way to send/receive a data layer for Adobe Launch and I think they should. I’m not talking about your schema. Send whatever data you want in whatever naming schema makes sense for you or your business. I believe Adobe should take a stance on how the data is sent to Adobe… Read More »

What is Adobe Tag Manager?

I hear this question pretty frequently. There’s Adobe Analytics, Adobe Target, Adobe Audience Manager, Adobe Experience Manager, Google Tag Manager – certainly there MUST be an Adobe Tag Manager… right? Well, yes and no. Adobe Tag Manager (version 1) was the original tag management solution for the Adobe Marketing Cloud. This was when tag management… Read More »

Pixel Loader: Adobe Launch Extension Review

There are thousands of vendors out there. Dozens have already created Adobe Launch extensions to load tracking pixels specific to their product. For everything else, there’s the Pixel Loader by 33Sticks. My first reaction when seeing this was: “Pasting snippets into rules is easy. Why would I need this?” In fact, Adobe DTM was intentionally… Read More »

Lookup Tables: Adobe Launch Extension Review

We’re going to do something a little different for this review. There are 2 extensions that are currently on the Adobe Launch marketplace that have the same utility. One is named Lookup Table Utility by Blast Analytics & Marketing v. The other is part of the SDI Toolkit by Search Discovery v1.0.3. Full disclosure: I have no… Read More »

Data Layer or CSS Selectors?

So… should you use a data layer? Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Yes. I’ll explain why. This is a simple concept, but I’ve worked with enough experienced analysts who still do not buy into this best practice. I’ve heard every excuse of why someone won’t implement a data layer and as I get older it’s… Read More »