Ryan Skinner

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Consumer Partners: Who They Are And Why You Should Care

Ryan Skinner December 16, 2020
Business-to-business partnerships are a long and well-established way for businesses to grow. Many software companies, for example, owe the lion’s share of their revenue from sales through partners. Partnering with consumers, however, is less mature and less industrialized, even if the practice is actually very widespread. First of all, what is a consumer partner or […]
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Livestreaming Commerce Lands In Europe

Ryan Skinner November 10, 2020
Live-streaming commerce is arriving on European shores. Here's what European marketers can expect...
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Give Customers The Gift Of Convenience This Holiday Season

Ryan Skinner November 4, 2020
This holiday season, many consumers will be forgoing big family dinners and exotic holiday markets and instead playing host to unwelcome guests like worry (for their health) and anxiety (for their finances). This holiday season, everyone just needs a break. Marketers can help consumers make the best of their holidays by making their lives a […]
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Learn From Direct-To-Consumer Disruption

Ryan Skinner September 9, 2020
Direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands are fueling disruption by radically reorienting consumer expectations. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, brands of all kinds are looking to shore up their own DTC efforts as more consumers seek authentic and engaging brand relationships in increasingly digital spaces. As they craft their own brand’s DTC journey, B2C marketers and […]
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How Has The Pandemic Impacted Influencer Marketing?

Ryan Skinner July 23, 2020

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Introducing The Forrester New Wave™: Influencer Marketing Solutions, Q2 2020

Ryan Skinner May 28, 2020
Our latest evaluation, “The Forrester New Wave™: Influencer Marketing Solutions, Q2 2020,” published today. More than a hundred vendors in the market became 47 in our New Tech, which became 12 in the Wave. Here’s what you should know about the space and the analysis: Temperature’s high. Influencer marketing solutions (IMS) vendors are many and […]
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Healthcare And Pharma Startups Chase Empowered Patients

Ryan Skinner January 22, 2020
Amazon is not the only D2C brand shaking up the healthcare industry. In fact, Forrester has identified more than 50 firms bringing D2C models to healthcare and pharma. Learn the primary drivers behind this market shift.
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Another CMP Gets Swallowed Up (Percolate, By Seismic), And What It Means To You

Ryan Skinner November 6, 2019
Sales enablement automation (SEA) vendor Seismic announced its acquisition of content marketing platform (CMP) Percolate yesterday at its annual customer event, Seismic Shift. The San Diego-based unicorn adds 50 engineers to the business, increases its presence in New York City, and expands its footprints in Denver and San Francisco. The acquisition improves Seismic’s position with […]
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The Last-Minute Holiday Media Plan Recipe

Ryan Skinner October 28, 2019
Help influencers help you this holiday season.
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The State Of Influencer Marketing: Growing

Ryan Skinner August 22, 2019
For all the dramatic headlines about influencers, our research states that they’re capturing steadily larger proportions of marketing budget. For our latest report, we interviewed more than 30 enterprise marketers who are responsible for their brand’s influencer marketing. And the data shows: Investments continue to rise, and marketers’ budgets for influencer marketing are growing in […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Brigitte Majewski August 19, 2019
The Great Gender Blur And Its Impact On The Future Of Marketing Marketing stands at the threshold of a monumental cultural shift — the great gender blur. The male-female binary and all its associated tropes that have pervaded brand marketing for decades are on shaky ground. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s independent advertising […]
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Agile Marketing: It’s About Purpose, Then Process

Ryan Skinner July 11, 2019
When good marketing strategies go bad, traditional marketing teams may miss the signals. Read why agile can be the solution.
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Harry’s Acquisition Reaffirms It: Brand-Building’s In A Generational Shift

Ryan Skinner May 20, 2019
Like fading celebrities, brand owners fear one thing most of all: irrelevance. “I think my mom/dad/grandma/grandpa uses them.” The horror. Edgewell Personal Care’s most recent annual report is all about that horror. In so many words, it acknowledges that its primary men’s grooming brands — Schick and Wilkinson Sword razors, among others — are grandpa […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 20, 2019
Even Big Digital Companies Need Little Humans . . . Lots Of Them Amazon offered $10,000 of startup capital and up to three months of pay to qualifying employees who quit . . . and go start a local last-mile delivery business. The eCommerce giant had previously invested in local delivery companies, seeding the creation […]
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Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms For B2C Marketers, Q2 2019

Ryan Skinner May 6, 2019
“The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms for B2C Marketers, Q2 2019” is live! In this year’s 30-criteria evaluation, we assessed and scored the nine most significant vendors: Bloomreach, Contently, NewsCred, Opal, Percolate, ScribbleLive, Sitecore, Skyword, and Sprinklr. We looked at their current offering, their strategy, and current market presence. The report shows how each provider […]
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Incumbent Brands Need A DTC Strategic Plan

Ryan Skinner March 27, 2019
Direct-to-consumer brands (DTC) are making a splash — for example, Glossier and Rent the Runway just reached unicorn status (a valuation of $1 billion or more) last week. What does this mean for incumbent brands? We’ll be unpacking the DTC trend and its repercussions next week at Forrester’s Consumer Marketing 2019 Forum in New York […]
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The Watershed Of Digital-First Consumer Behavior

Ryan Skinner January 18, 2019
Zoom back 10 or even five years ago, and consumers would tell Forrester, “Yes, I use digital channels, but more often than not, I discover, research, or purchase a product offline.” You saw that product on TV, or when looking at a supermarket shelf, or talking to a friend. And imagine buying a sofa online […]
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Have A Very Merry, X-Function-Erry Xmas!

Ryan Skinner October 26, 2018
This blog post is part of Forrester’s Holiday 2018 retail series. It’s late October, which means one thing as a consumer: You’re going to start hearing Nat King Cole, Brenda Lee, and Bing Crosby a lot more whenever you’re shopping. For most marketers, it just means: Whatever you were going to do for Xmas, it’s already […]
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Announcing The First Forrester New Wave™ Evaluation Of Influencer Marketing Solutions

Ryan Skinner October 25, 2018
What bubble? The size of the influencer market on Instagram alone is set to grow $2.38 billion next year. Accordingly, our Forrester Analytics data shows that 75% of marketers have already implemented or are planning to implement a solution to manage this market in 2018, and seventeen percent of B2C marketers consider influencers one of […]
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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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