Rusty Warner

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Cross-Channel Campaign Management: A Mature Market Reinvents Itself

Rusty Warner August 12, 2021
The CCCM market is growing as independent players deliver innovation that outshines many of their more established competitors.
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You Need A Martech Reference Model — Here’s Why

Rusty Warner July 14, 2021
Learn about Forrester's martech reference model to help marketers and their technology cohorts define their unique martech reference architecture.
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Reboot Your Marketing Strategy With Cross-Channel Campaign Management

Rusty Warner April 29, 2021
Done right, CCCM delivers more than outbound campaigns. In this Forrester Wave™, we compare CCCM solutions from enterprise marketing software suite vendors.
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Explore Real-Time Interaction Management Solution Options With The Latest Forrester Wave™

Rusty Warner October 20, 2020
My colleague Joe Stanhope and I have previously written about “The Future Of Enterprise Marketing Technology” and how it hinges on marketing alignment with customer experience (CX) strategies. To be successful, marketers must orchestrate personalized experiences that deliver value in their customers’ moments of need. But brands must “Align Strategy And Technology To Deliver Next-Gen […]
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Adobe Summit Offers Some “Classic” Themes In A New Format

Allen Bonde April 6, 2020
The spike in online commerce, the importance of experiences (and data to power them), and the need for organizations of all types to accelerate their digital transformation were themes that were front and center at last week’s Adobe Summit 2020. Presented as a series of video keynotes and live BlueJeans-based panels and breakout sessions, this […]
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Modern Marketers Must Manage Measurement

Rusty Warner March 11, 2020
Measuring marketing performance is not just a tongue twister; it’s hard work. Channel-specific metrics cause headaches, and reporting is a hodgepodge of data sources and dashboards from multiple martech and measurement tools. It’s even harder to align marketing performance metrics with customer-focused business objectives, but marketers can no longer pat themselves on the back for […]
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The Martech Roundtable: The Past, Present, And Future Of Marketing Technology For Business And Consumer Marketers, Part 3

Rusty Warner February 18, 2020
In December, B2C marketing analysts Joe Stanhope and Rusty Warner and B2B marketing analyst Lori Wizdo hosted the second annual martech roundtable to help marketers make informed decisions against the backdrop of these exciting and disruptive trends in marketing technology. In the third and final installment of our martech roundtable webinar recap, we’ll discuss important […]
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The Martech Roundtable: The Past, Present, And Future Of Marketing Technology For Business And Consumer Marketers, Part 2

Lori Wizdo February 18, 2020
In December, B2C marketing analysts Joe Stanhope and Rusty Warner and B2B marketing analyst Lori Wizdo hosted the second annual martech roundtable to help marketers make informed decisions against the backdrop of these exciting and disruptive trends in marketing technology. In part two of our martech roundtable webinar recap, we’ll delve into high-level marketing trends […]
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The Martech Roundtable: The Past, Present, And Future Of Marketing Technology For Business And Consumer Marketers, Part 1

Joe Stanhope February 12, 2020
Navigating the marketing technology ecosystem is more challenging than ever before. These takeaways from our recent martech roundtable webinar can help marketers make informed decisions.
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Yes, Really! Two Cross-Channel Campaign Management Forrester Wave™ Evaluations

Rusty Warner November 19, 2019
Don’t let the name fool you. Even though the category is cross-channel campaign management, CCCM is more than just campaigns. CCCM technology is evolving to address contextually relevant customer interactions, and marketers are turning to CCCM solutions to support their moments-based marketing capabilities. See our “The Future Of Enterprise Marketing Technology” report for more details […]
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Marketing Is All About Moments; Don’t Wait For Them, Create Them

Joe Stanhope June 6, 2019
As consumers live moment to moment, marketers need to be there with them every step of the way and adopt the technology that grants them the ability to do so.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini April 24, 2019
Crisis Management Is Changing  Boeing’s having a tough run. The company is under intense scrutiny after two crashes involving its 737 MAX jets, with governments grounding planes globally. This isn’t the first time Boeing planes have crashed — but PR-wise, it’s the worst. What’s different serves as caution for all leaders, regardless of industry. The […]
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IBM Sells Out — Another Marketing Cloud Bites The Dust

Joe Stanhope April 16, 2019
On April 4, IBM announced plans to sell its marketing technology (martech) assets to investment management firm Centerbridge Partners. Upon completion of the deal, likely midyear following the customary regulatory and closing requirements, Centerbridge will form a new, standalone company based around the former IBM tech. Current IBM Watson Marketing leadership and staff will continue […]
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Enable Marketing’s CX Ambitions With Real-Time Interaction Management

Rusty Warner February 27, 2019
One of our 2019 B2C marketing predictions is that enterprise marketing technology will meld with customer experience (CX) investments to deliver the relevancy and consistency that consumers crave from brands. Real-time interaction management (RTIM) provides critical capabilities that enable marketers to realize their CX ambitions. Forrester defines RTIM as: Enterprise marketing technology that delivers contextually […]
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Align Martech Investments With Your Digital Transformation Strategy

Rusty Warner January 29, 2019
Customers demand that marketing coordinate with sales, service, and commerce to deliver better experiences. That’s why enterprise marketing technology (martech) is melding with customer experience (CX) to deliver consistency and relevance (see Forrester’s “Predictions 2019: B2C Marketing” report). Martech is a direct line to consumer touchpoints, and marketers should embrace and leverage it to drive […]
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Making Sense Of Enterprise Marketing Technology

Rusty Warner October 26, 2018
Making sense of the enterprise marketing technology (EMT) landscape can easily overwhelm even the most dedicated martech aficionado. 2018’s “Martech 5000” is astonishingly closer to 7,000 vendors, rendering vendor differentiation difficult and vendor selection a nightmare. Forrester recommends starting this process by categorizing vendors in terms of systems of insight (SOI) and systems of engagement […]
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Marketers — Get Your Heads Out Of The Clouds!

Rusty Warner October 16, 2018
It’s frustrating when a customer exhibits purchase intent but doesn’t buy because of friction in the customer journey. It’s worse when a store manager or contact center agent is unaware of a digital promotion. Nearly 40% of CMOs say that a lack of consistent customer experience (CX) prevents greater online sales revenue. Empowered customers now […]
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Adobe Changes Its Marketing Cloud Trajectory With Marketo Acquisition

Lori Wizdo September 21, 2018
I am still catching my breath. Adobe has agreed to acquire Marketo for $4.75 billion. The deal is the biggest in Adobe’s history and a massive encore to the acquisition of Magento for a mere $1.7 billion in May. On the one hand, I find myself proud to be a B2B marketer — to think that […]
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Announcing Forrester's Inaugural MRM Evaluation

Rusty Warner August 28, 2018
We are delighted to announce “The Forrester Wave™: Marketing Resource Management, Q3 2018.” Our 35-criteria evaluation includes the eight most significant MRM vendors — Aprimo, BrandMaker, IBM, Percolate, SAP, SAS, Stylelabs, and Workfront. Forrester defines marketing resource management as: enterprise marketing technology that helps marketers with financial planning, performance measurement, collaboration and calendaring, project management, content […]
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Introducing The Forrester Wave: Cross-Channel Campaign Management, Q1 2018

Rusty Warner February 15, 2018
I’m pleased to announce the publication of The Forrester Wave™: Cross-Channel Campaign Management, Q1 2018. In our 33-criteria evaluation, we identified the 12 most significant vendors – Adobe, Cheetah Digital, Emarsys, IBM, Oracle, Pegasystems, Pitney Bowes, RedPoint Global, Salesforce, SAP Hybris, SAS, and Selligent – and researched, analyzed, and scored them. Forrester defines CCCM as: Enterprise […]
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