CMO Trends

The chief marketing officer (CMO) role is more difficult than ever, in a world where tried-and-true tactics are aging out and their replacements are hard to pin down. Read insights that help CMOs thrive in the Age of the Customer.



The Future Of Revenue Operations

If you’re a B2B marketing leader in a high tech organization, attend our June 28 webinar to hear how organizations are evolving strategic marketing operations, sales operations, and revenue operations functions to deliver on customer value and commercial impact.

Toward A Greener Marketing Ecosystem

Thomas Husson 14 hours ago
Over the past 10 years, marketers, agencies, publishers, and adtech vendors have had to deal with complex collective challenges around consumer privacy, misinformation, viewability, fraud, and diversity and inclusion. Over the next 10 years, the $600 billion advertising industry will have to play its part in fighting climate change. A February 2023 IAB Europe report […]

Turn 2023 Predictions Into Bold Action

Join us for Predictions 2023 Live to learn how to focus your priorities for success in the year ahead.


Introducing Forrester’s Revenue Growth Framework

Dipanjan Chatterjee 2 days ago
Boost bottom-line profitability with a structured and strategic approach to top-line revenue growth by activating five marketing levers.

Q2 2023: These Five Priorities Are Most Critical To B2C CMOs

Mike Proulx 5 days ago
June not only marks the year’s halfway point, but it’s also when CMOs begin to plan for the new year. With six months left in 2023, there’s still lots to get done. Forrester’s Q2 2023 B2C Marketing CMO Pulse Survey featured a list of 16 marketing priorities. For each, we asked respondents (154 B2C marketing […]

Growth Is Essential Yet Elusive — How Will Your Company Grow Revenue?

Dipanjan Chatterjee May 17, 2023
Growth, while essential, will remain elusive in 2023. How can you craft a strategy to grow revenue and create value for this year and beyond?

Nike Faces Lawsuit Over Greenwashing Claims. It Won’t Be The Last.

Thomas Husson May 17, 2023
The majority of US marketers fear greenwashing blowback when communicating about their sustainability initiatives. Nike serves as the latest example why.

The Upfronts Spotlight The TV Advertising Industry’s Lag

Nikhil Lai May 16, 2023
April showers bring May flowers and the TV upfronts. The ritual began in 1962, when ABC first scheduled all of its primetime programming to premiere during a single week in September. Since then, the medium of TV has evolved rapidly, but the upfronts have not. Consumption continues to grow across smartphones and smart TVs, satisfying […]

A Three-Pronged Approach For Driving B2B Growth

What It Means May 11, 2023
Short-term strategies to win buyers’ dollars are failing B2B buyers and companies. To drive consistent, long-term growth, B2B leaders need to align on customer value. This week on What It Means, VP and Principal Analyst Lori Wizdo and Principal Analyst John Arnold explain what it takes to build and maintain a B2B customer-obsessed growth engine.

The Rise Of The Creator Economy: Creators Displace Advertising Paradigms

Kelsey Chickering May 10, 2023
With more than 300 million creators worldwide, the creator economy has grown exponentially over the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down. Creators — individuals who make and monetize social media content — matter to brands because they wield the power to make ideas, trends, songs, or products go mainstream overnight. They […]

CEOs And CMOs Are Misaligned On Customer Needs

Mike Proulx May 8, 2023


The COVID-19 Global Health Emergency Has Ended, But These Three Consumer Behaviors Aren’t Changing

Audrey Chee-Read May 5, 2023
On Friday, May 5, 2023, the World Health Organization declared an end to the COVID-19 emergency. While it will keep its status as a pandemic, this new declaration is a long-awaited milestone. The COVID-19 pandemic is the first of its scale to have affected and influenced consumer behavior across the globe at a time when […]

Less Is More When It Comes To Launching New Innovation

Audrey Chee-Read April 28, 2023
Brands are now putting more of a focus on determining priorities than before, due to a confluence of factors: the continual threat of a recession; post-pandemic volatility with businesses; and what Meta is calling the “Year of Efficiency” across not just how companies are organized but also in how they think of their overall business, […]

How B2B Firms Can Win With Younger Buyers

What It Means April 27, 2023
Millennials and Gen Zers now comprise nearly two-thirds of B2B buyers. These younger buyers approach the buying process differently from their older counterparts — and they have higher expectations of vendors. This week on What It Means, VP and Principal Analyst Barbara Winters explains how B2B companies can effectively navigate the shift.

Revenge Spending Meets Increased Credit Card Debt For Younger Consumers

Audrey Chee-Read April 25, 2023
Revenge spending, financial avoidance, and impulse buying are just a few financial behaviors of Gen Z consumers that may seem beneficial to companies in the short term but have disadvantageous consequences in the long run. In Q4 of 2022, credit card balances reached $986 billion, surpassing the pre-pandemic record of $927 billion. When digging into […]

Beware The Stereotype: Gen Z Isn’t The Most Actively Green Generation

Thomas Husson April 21, 2023
Gen Z’s relationship with environmental sustainability is nuanced, especially in Europe. Learn why as we dispel five common myths about Gen Z and sustainability.

How B2B Marketing Teams Can Align To Fuel Faster Growth

What It Means April 20, 2023
B2B marketing approaches often leave money on the table, say Principal Analysts John Arnold and Lisa Gately. On this episode of What It Means, they introduce lifecycle revenue marketing, a holistic approach to capturing growth opportunities with new and existing customers.

Here’s How You Pick The Right Digital Experience For Your Customer

Dipanjan Chatterjee April 11, 2023
The Problem: Digital Touchpoint Choice Architecture Brands are shaped by the experiences that they provide, and today’s experiences are overwhelmingly digital. As consumers interact with a brand in a multitude of ways (chat, voice, augmented reality, etc.), how does a company decide which digital touchpoints to make available? At its heart, this is a choice […]

Brand Energy 2023: Here Are The Brands That Are Salient, Relevant, And Loved

Dipanjan Chatterjee March 30, 2023
BRAND ENERGY REBOOT In 2017, we introduced a seminal approach to understanding a brand’s performance: Forrester’s Brand Energy Framework. Based on a survey of 4,436 US online adults, we combined iterative data-mining techniques and structured equation modeling to test millions (yes, millions!) of models that mapped perception of brand strength to business outcomes. This year, […]

How B2B Marketing Leaders Can Deftly Navigate Uncertainty

What It Means March 23, 2023
How can B2B marketing leaders chart a steady course for growth in a fickle economy? By taking cues from companies that have achieved strong revenue growth, says VP and Principal Analyst Barbie Mattie. On this week’s What It Means, she provides data-backed recommendations for actions to take.

Don’t Rely On The Butterfly Effect To Measure Business Value

Rusty Warner March 17, 2023
It is critical for marketers and customer experience pros to align their respective metrics with shared business metrics. Use customer lifetime value alignment to achieve this.
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