2017 is the year of marketing automation and the rooster! I always enjoy Chinese New Year. I find the year of the animal and the Chinese zodiac calendar interesting and accurate for a given personality. The Chinese zodiac is divided into 12 blocks (or houses) just like its western counterpart, but with the major difference being that each house has a time-length of one year instead of one month. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. In terms of marketing cycles, I’d like to suggest that 2017 will also be the year of marketing automation for many businesses.