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I totally agree that all marketers must become more technical. Also thank you for, "the labels don't matter", I dont' really care what peopel call themselves so long as they are performing the way they need to. I don't dislike the term growth hacker, but just because a marketer doesn't have that title, does not mean they don't have technical skills. Thanks also for the links to the resources. I have heard great things about tutsplus, and have been using codecademy. Will check out the others.
This isn't even talking about coding. This is smart marketing, and knowing the technical limitations (or better yet, abilities and potential) of different marketing types/plans will make you so much better at your job because you will see possibilities where others don't.
Tip of the hat to you for an awesome post, Jamie.
Agree on all of that, apart from the web development section. I think we should all know differences between programming languages and be able to identify what is good or not, and what it can be done. We also need to be able to use Mailchimp & co., but I'd leave the actual coding to somebody who can write top-notch stuff! Codecademy in fact is great, because you develop an understanding of programming languages.