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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: B2B Advertising Solutions, Q3 2022

John Arnold August 9, 2022
In our 28-criterion evaluation of B2B advertising solution providers, we identified the 14 most significant ones — 6sense, AdDaptive Intelligence, Adobe, Demandbase, Influ2, Jabmo, LinkedIn, Madison Logic, Marin Software, Metadata, RollWorks, StackAdapt, Terminus, and The Trade Desk
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APAC Marketing Leaders: Are You Overwhelmed With Too Many Product Launches To Execute On?

Mavis Liew July 18, 2022
While regional businesses continue to bring new products and offerings into the market to meet the growing demands of their audience, marketing leaders seek answers on how to streamline and prioritise these new product launches. The multiple markets that they look after in Asia Pacific are not homogeneous, featuring different languages and cultures, as well […]

Predictions 2022: B2B Marketing

Discover the five most critical imperatives for B2B marketing leaders in the year ahead. Join our webinar to plot your course to organizational growth and success.

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It’s Time To Kick The Leads Habit

What It Means July 14, 2022
The traditional focus on individual, marketing-supplied leads is failing B2B companies and buyers. So why does it persist, and what’s a better alternative? VP, Principal Analyst Terry Flaherty and VP, Research Director Mike Pregler discuss on this week’s podcast.
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Great Balls Of Fire! Customer Engagement Is On Your CMO’s Radar

Amy Bills June 14, 2022
It's customer marketing’s job to track and report on value to the business. You might not have received a lot of guidance from leadership on this, especially if your organization isn’t mature in its approach to postsale engagement. Begin by understanding what matters to the company.
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Your Buyers Are Evolving, And You Should Follow

Paul Ferron May 31, 2022
Marketers need to understand how their buyers are changing and enable their buyer-facing roles with key insights to gain competitive advantage and drive growth.
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Conversation Automation, Personalization, And AI: Five Key Findings For B2B Marketers

Jessie Johnson May 24, 2022
Across industries and audience demographics, conversational interfaces and the interactions they support are becoming embedded in the B2B digital experience as buyers and customers continue to show preference for self-guided interactions at each stage of their journeys. The ability to reach, engage, and enable empowered B2B audiences — whether buyer, customer, or employee — means […]
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As B2B Media Time Grows, Marketers Need These Five Audience Insights

John Arnold May 13, 2022
Audience insights are more critical than ever for B2B marketers. Business decision-makers are making the shift to anywhere work and spending more of their time with digital media. How much time are B2B buyers spending with digital media? About half of the business decision-makers in Forrester’s Q4 2021 B2B Advertising Trends Survey said they spend […]
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The Revenue Process Alignment Series, Part 4: An Opportunity-Centric Revenue Process Is All About Context

Terry Flaherty April 14, 2022
The key to an optimized revenue process is context. As discussed earlier in this blog series, both the marketing qualified lead (MQL) and the marketing qualified account (MQA) suffer from context issues. But if you use the opportunity-centric approach, you can leverage this context and optimize the revenue process between marketing and sales throughout the entire revenue process.
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The Revenue Process Alignment Series, Part 3: Why Marketing Qualified Accounts Are Not The Answer

Terry Flaherty April 14, 2022
In part 1 and 2 of this blog series, we explored why the focus on MQLs is a restrictive approach. Just as B2B buying decisions are not made by an individual person or lead, the buying decision is also not made by an account. In this blog, we explore why shifting the focus to the MQA (marketing qualified account) is equally problematic.
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The Revenue Process Alignment Series, Part 2: More Reasons To End Your Addiction To MQLs

Terry Flaherty April 14, 2022
In part 1 of this blog series, we looked at reasons why organizations need to end their focus on individual MQLs (marketing qualified leads) as the focus of their revenue process. In part 2, we look at more reasons why the transformation away from MQLs is necessary.
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The Revenue Process Alignment Series, Part 1: The End Of MQLs

Terry Flaherty April 14, 2022
For more than 20 years, the MQL (marketing qualified lead) has been the focus of most B2B revenue processes. But it fails in providing actionable insight and drives misalignment across various functions in the process. In part 1 of a four-part blog series, we explore why the MQL era is antiquated and needs to end immediately.
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These Six Competencies Raise The Bar For B2B Paid Media Advertising

John Arnold April 11, 2022
B2B organizations should evaluate their paid media advertising maturity across six competencies: advertising strategy, talent and technology, audience savvy, brand/demand interlock, measurement and testing, and creative excellence.

Planning Assumptions 2022

Discover the trends that will define B2B leaders' priorities in 2022 and learn what it will take to capitalize on them. Explore our guides, blog posts, podcasts, and more.

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Let’s Chat About Conversation Automation Technology In B2B Marketing

Jessie Johnson April 5, 2022
Conversation automation technologies help B2B marketing and sales leaders holistically approach the design, deployment, and optimization of conversational interactions to deliver relevance and value in the moment while informing the timing and treatment of the next action.
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How ABM Technology Is Evolving The Modern Marketing Landscape

Malachi Threadgill April 1, 2022
The landscape for Account Based Marketing (ABM) continues to evolve and mature, but what does it mean to do ABM? For some organizations, it is a subset of the business that focuses on a select few accounts, for others it is a set of tactics driven by tools and technologies.
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Use Pilots To Evaluate Demand Initiatives Before Investing Significant Time And Money

Laura Cross March 24, 2022
A pilot allows an organization to prove or disprove a hypothesis. It can also help an organization understand what changes are necessary before a full-scale implementation. Applying lessons from a pilot program increases the chances of being successful when a new process or technology is implemented or when resources are added on a larger scale. […]
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Choosing An Advertising Platform For Your B2B Business

John Arnold March 15, 2022
Should you choose a B2C-focused advertising platform to advertise to consumers and a separate B2B-focused advertising platform to advertise to business buyers? Or, are there advertising platforms that can do both and do it well enough to cover the range of B2C and B2B use cases across your company?
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Overcoming Friction In Demand Marketing Program Planning

Laura Cross February 12, 2022
Demand program owners need a repeatable approach to program creation. Yet lack of needed input, insight, and integration can mean the same pain points keep occurring.
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The 10 Best Ways To Spend Your B2B Paid Media Budget In 2022

John Arnold January 20, 2022
Looking to capitalize on advertising budget increases? Here's how to help your spend go farther.
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Have Courage: You’re Going To Need It To Run B2B Paid Media

John Arnold January 20, 2022
B2B paid media professionals are in for a roller coaster ride over the next three to five years. Principal Analyst John Arnold explains in a new report on the future of B2B advertising.
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On The Eve Of Another COVID-19 Year, Planning Matters More Than Ever 

Jennifer Ross December 16, 2021
Amid lingering uncertainty, it may be tempting to question the value of long-range planning. The post-COVID landscape will look very different from the landscape pre-COVID — and B2B leaders who are unprepared will lose out.   
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