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.

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Predictions 2021: Technology And Customer Obsession Help Firms Emerge From Crisis Mode

Sharyn Leaver 7 days ago
It has never been more important for organizations to anticipate change, strengthen resilience, and become truly customer obsessed. Heading into 2021, technology — both new and existing — will help firms achieve these aims and emerge from the crisis on sound footing.
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Predictions 2021: Strong CMOs Will Own Their Companies’ Regrowth

Shar VanBoskirk 7 days ago
In 2021, we expect to see an obvious separation of CMOs who are leaders -- those who recognize that 2020 launched a new chapter for the way commerce works, from CMOs who are outdated -- those content to run promotions, sales support or media buying teams.  Companies without a CMO leader won't survive. 
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The Future Of B2C Business Models

Disrupters like Spotify have changed the way B2C businesses make money. Discover how your firm can thrive as digital innovation reshapes customer expectations.

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Europe Predictions 2021: Marketers Must Craft Experiences To Retain Contradictory Customers

Thomas Husson 7 days ago
Every autumn, Forrester looks ahead to predict the major consumer, business, and technology trends that will shape the marketing landscape for the following year. 2020 has been a year of unprecedented political, social, economic, and healthcare disruption — and 2021 shows no signs of any of these trends slowing down. How, then, should European consumer […]
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Predicting Six More Weeks Of Winter For B2B CMOs

Craig Moore October 5, 2020
B2B marketing leaders are experiencing their own version of Groundhog Day when planning their budgets. They need better planning information and better insights to avoid the tragic cycle of repeating past budget planning mistakes.
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Consumer Energy Fizzles To A New Low As Consumers Approach Q4

Anjali Lai September 23, 2020
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that we’ve been measuring precisely how the emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is influencing consumer appetite for commercial exchange. We do this by applying Forrester’s Consumer Energy Index, our data-driven framework that captures how ready and willing consumers are to reach out to brands. After a […]
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The Organizational Obstacles Of In-Housing Media

Jay Pattisall September 23, 2020
Ever since the release of the Association of National Advertisers’ K2 Report on media transparency, marketers and firms have looked for better mechanisms to control their media. For ambitious companies, the desire for more impact has led some to in-house media. The prospect of an in-house team of media-savvy professionals maximizing the firm’s buying power […]
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The Future Of Buying Is Using

David Truog September 21, 2020
The shift toward consumers expecting and rewarding experimentation is motivating companies to focus on product as their engine of growth.
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Reducing Software Costs In 2020

Learn negotiation tactics to find short term software cost savings for both existing contracts and upcoming renewals.

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Is It 2021 Yet? Five Things B2B CMOs Must Do To Prepare For The Year Ahead

Jennifer Ross September 18, 2020
B2B marketing leaders should continue to expect the unexpected and embrace change as a constant. These five actions can help you build a path forward through the unknown.
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Introducing Planning Assumptions 2021: Seizing Opportunity Amid Disruption

Monica Behncke September 17, 2020
Amid unprecedented uncertainty lies vast opportunity for B2B leaders. Monica Behncke, Vice President, SiriusDecisions Research, explains in her introduction to Forrester’s SiriusDecisions 2021 Planning Assumptions.
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Three Consumer Changes Will Define The Future Of How We Buy

Anjali Lai September 15, 2020
The pace of consumer behavior change has clicked into another gear this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how three of these trends will transform buying for the foreseeable future.
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CMOs: Shift To People-Led Planning

Shar VanBoskirk September 14, 2020
CMOs, you won't make it through the harsh economic conditions coming if you can't adjust your planning approach to respond to changing customer needs and operational availability.
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Apple Keynote

Thomas Husson September 14, 2020
Apple’s “Time Flies” keynote will take place tomorrow, September 15, live from Apple Park: https://www.apple.com/apple-events/. I’ve been following Apple keynotes for many years (since at least 2005), and they often generate irrational expectations for disruptive, innovative products. Over the past few years, pundits have regularly questioned Apple’s ability to innovate while continuing to grow the […]
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Brand + CX: Marketing's New Imperative

The rules of marketing have changed. Learn how to capture opportunity and drive growth.

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B2C Firms Must Prepare As Consumer Buying Enters A New Era

Sucharita Kodali September 11, 2020

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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins September 1, 2020
Amazon Launches Halo, Its First Wearable Health Device For The Average (Budget-Conscious) Consumer This week, Amazon launched Halo, a screenless wearable device that can monitor activity, sleep, temperature, BMI, and emotion. At $99.99 (plus a small monthly service fee for advanced features), the Halo Band sits closer to Fitbit’s fitness trackers (ranging from $99.95–$169.95) than the Apple Watch ($400-plus). It focuses on what consumers want most: tracking fitness-related activity, […]
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It’s Time For CMOs To Pay More Attention To Employees

Thomas Husson August 26, 2020

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Ready Your Brand For Social Justice

Dipanjan Chatterjee August 24, 2020
Your brand is on the hook to respond to a social justice movement sweeping the world. This is how you get started responding.
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The Myth Of A World After: A European Recovery Perspective

Thomas Husson August 24, 2020

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Webinar: The Employee Experience Of A Pandemic

Forrester has surveyed hundreds of workers about their experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover how the people who help you deliver value — arguably your most critical asset — are experiencing this state of potential anxiety.

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Introducing The Forrester Tech Sustainability Framework

Abhijit Sunil August 19, 2020
Get new insight on how your sustainability efforts can help optimize your tech stack and IT strategy.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins August 17, 2020
This week’s edition of our FORRward series covers the latest tech news on Gong, revenue intelligence, People.ai, Chorus.ai, brand, zero-party data, future of work and movie making.
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Forrester Reviews And Scores US Mobile Banking Apps: What We Learned

Peter Wannemacher August 12, 2020
For over a decade, Forrester has conducted an annual review of banks’ mobile apps. My colleague Gina Bhawalkar and I recently published our most recent research, in which we evaluated and scored the mobile banking experiences on more than a dozen banking brands’ apps across the US and Canada. In the US, we looked at […]
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