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Are You Ready For The Convergence Of ABM And Demand Technologies?

Steven Casey January 7, 2021
Since the earliest days of Forrester’s coverage of account-based marketing (ABM) in 2016, we made sure to emphasize that while ABM is a strategy and not a technology, it’s also a strategy that has been revitalized and made more scalable by a range of new technology solutions. And while we noted in a New Wave™ […]
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Twelve (Christmas) Tips To Make Your Virtual Events Go Off With A Bang In 2021!

Conrad Mills December 23, 2020
The holidays are virtual for many of us this year, and people are starting to think about how to make these interactions meaningful.
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Predictions 2021 Online Event

Dive deep into the dynamics that will generate obstacles and opportunities in 2021.

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Santa Claus Or Krampus? A Seasonal Guide To Buying Signals

Jessie Johnson December 21, 2020
Each holiday season, children get a visit from the jolly Santa Claus or the demonic Krampus, depending on their behavior throughout the year.
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The 10 Best Ways To Spend Your B2B Paid Media Budget In 2021

John Arnold December 21, 2020
As paid media spending rebounds, these strategies can help you amplify the impact of that spending.
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On The Ninth Day Of Christmas My Analyst Gave To Me: Handy Tips To Make My Demand Management Process’s Performance Dance

Terry Flaherty December 17, 2020
This is the ninth in a series of blog posts that provide demand and account-based marketing best practices in honor of the 12 days of Christmas.
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Happy B2B “Contentukkah”: Spinning The Editorial Dreidel

Phyllis Davidson December 16, 2020
In the eighth post in Forrester’s 12 days of Christmas blog series, we offer the eight B2B content best practices of “Contentukkah,” the annual holiday commemorating well-written assets.
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On The Seventh Day Of Christmas … We Share The Seven Must-Dos For Buying Groups

Malachi Threadgill December 16, 2020
It’s time for a holiday miracle! In his latest blog post for Forrester, Malachi Threadgill shares advice on how to align sales and marketing with the seven must-dos for B2B buying groups.
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It Was Never About Leads: Why Adapting To Buying Groups Is A Must

Find step-by-step guidance for identifying, engaging, and winning sales opportunities based on how buyers actually buy.

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On The Sixth Day Of Christmas, My Analyst Gave To Me: Six Demand And ABM Planning Tips For 2021

Isabel Montesdeoca December 15, 2020
This is the sixth in a series of blog posts that provide demand and account-based marketing best practices in honor of the 12 days of Christmas.
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The Red Kettle Campaign: An Inspiration For Digital Changes To Demand Programs

Rani Salehi December 14, 2020
Marketers unsure of how demand programs may perform have held back investments, but reassessing the marketing mix to prioritize a richer set of digital tactics is essential in this changing environment. ’Tis the season to update your digital programs to create a fresh approach to your buying audiences.
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Tips From Santa On Real-Time Chat

Carrie Rediker December 14, 2020
This crazy year has made us long for the nostalgia of a simpler time when carolers went door to door singing “On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me four calling birds …” and children mailed handwritten wish lists to Santa.
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Hope You Got A Gift Receipt For Those Three French Hens!

Bob Peterson December 10, 2020
This is the third in a series of blog posts that provide demand and account-based marketing best practices in honor of the 12 days of Christmas.
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On The Second Day Of Christmas My Analyst Gave To Me: Solutions To The Top Two Account-Based Marketing Challenges!

Nicky Briggs December 8, 2020
This is the second in a series of blog posts that provide demand and account-based marketing best practices in honor of the 12 days of Christmas.
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The SiriusDecisions Demand Waterfall® Overview

Build and optimize demand management processes for improved pipeline growth.

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Under The Forrester Tree: Twelve Surprise Gifts From Our Analysts To You!

Alisa Groocock December 7, 2020
The holidays are upon us, and a cohort of analysts who are experts in demand and account-based marketing are ready to deliver eminently practical little gifts to you, the marketers we support.
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Digitized Journeys, Expanding Options, And Maturing Segments Define Today’s B2B Martech Stack

Steven Casey October 29, 2020
In mapping the current and future state of the B2B marketing ecosystem in our just-published “The Forrester Tech Tide™: B2B Marketing Technologies, Q3 2020” report, we found that: Digitization drives investment. We placed many of the technologies in the invest and maintain quadrants — including chatbots and virtual assistants, customer data platforms (CDPs), marketing event management […]
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Six Opportunities For Demand And Account-Based Marketing Leaders In 2021

Isabel Montesdeoca October 5, 2020
Account-based marketing and demand marketing leaders starting to plan for 2021 have a unique opportunity. Seize the moment by focusing on these six areas.
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Dialogue In Demand: Enabling Buyers Through Conversational Interactions

Jessie Johnson September 30, 2020
Connecting conversational interactions across channels helps organizations deliver frictionless engagement and experiences with value to the buyer.
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Lead-Based Measurement Is Older Than The Smartphone: It’s Time To Update How We Measure Marketing Impact

Malachi Threadgill September 23, 2020
Setting up buying groups to operationalize the Demand Unit Waterfall™ is easier than you think, and you probably already have the systems you need.
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The SiriusDecisions Account-Based Marketing Account Planning Framework

Find a step-by-step process for guiding B2B marketing and sales in joint engagement planning for ABM accounts.

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The Birds and the Bees Do It: Introducing the B2B Buyer Signals Model

Kerry Cunningham September 2, 2020
We are now at a crucial point where organizations must have an explicit, thoughtful approach to identifying and acquiring the signals they need to survive and thrive. This year at Summit EMEA, we are introducing our new B2B Buyer Signals Model.
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Meaningful Momentum: Defining Real-Time Buyer Enablement in B2B

Jessie Johnson August 21, 2020
  • Demand and ABM leaders are rethinking existing approaches to program and tactic activation to meet the consumer-like expectations of modern B2B buyers in increasingly complex decision-making scenarios
  • Buyer enablement refers to the shift from selling “at” buyers to enabling buyers to get the information they need in the moment to support their decision-making process
  • Real-time buyer enablement requires organizations to understand the signals characteristic of their buyers, where to capture those signals, and how to classify and connect those signals across systems and workflows
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Three Actions for Demand and Account-Based Marketers to Evolve from Buyer Engagement to Buyer Enablement

Laura Cross August 17, 2020
  • B2B buyers expect buying experiences to be increasingly open, connected, intuitive, and immediate — today’s marketers must learn how to balance these factors to successfully engage buyers
  • Marketers must move from digitally engaging to digitally enabling buyers, through programs that leverage interconnected insights, deliver frictionless engagement, and provide intuitive contextual experiences
  • Marketing leaders must invest in a technology stack that empowers B2B marketers to collect buying signals, connect insights, and deliver tailored responses that anticipate the buyer’s information needs
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