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Partner Relationship Management (PRM) Comes Of Age

Jay McBain November 2, 2018

Maturing Into A Horizontal Channel Management Platform Aligned With CRM and Marketing Automation Channel and alliance leaders are known to be good jugglers. With the average partner program containing over 90 distinct components, encouraging channel growth while mediating conflict is a complex undertaking. Partner relationship management (PRM) connects the dots between partner planning, recruitment, onboarding, […]

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Making Sense Of Enterprise Marketing Technology

Rusty Warner October 26, 2018

Making sense of the enterprise marketing technology (EMT) landscape can easily overwhelm even the most dedicated martech aficionado. 2018’s “Martech 5000” is astonishingly closer to 7,000 vendors, rendering vendor differentiation difficult and vendor selection a nightmare. Forrester recommends starting this process by categorizing vendors in terms of systems of insight (SOI) and systems of engagement […]

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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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This I Tell You, Brother; You Can't Have One Without The Other: Brand And CX Together At Long Last

Dipanjan Chatterjee October 24, 2018

“Love and marriage, love and marriage They go together like a horse and carriage This I tell you, brother You can’t have one without the other” – Frank Sinatra The New Yorker once wrote of Sinatra that “he sounds the way you would sound if you could speak the things you feel.” In my line […]

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Marketers, You Need Better Measurement — Two Companies Can Show You The Light

Tina Moffett August 27, 2018

Marketers, need inspiration to get started with advancing your marketing performance measurement strategy? Look no further! In our latest report, “Case Study: Advanced Measurement Transforms Marketing,” we profile two companies — a retail bank and a global prestige beauty brand — about their implementation and management of their advanced measurement strategy. They both took very […]

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Introducing The Consumer Tech Stack For Europe

Reineke Reitsma August 23, 2018

In the past few months, my colleague James McQuivey has written several blogs about the exciting times we live in. In these posts, he focuses on how technology is fundamentally changing the way we interact with the world around us and how that change is grounded in evolution. His research shows that our uniquely evolved […]

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Make Your Brand "Voice" Loud And Clear

Dipanjan Chatterjee July 23, 2018

Voice is marketing’s most significant paradigm shift this decade — one that has far-reaching implications for how brands engage customers and prospects. Read Forrester’s latest report on voice to learn why voice will flourish, what that means for your brand, and how to get ready to win in the world of voice. Get Ready For The […]

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Make Your Brand "Voice" Loud And Clear

Dipanjan Chatterjee July 23, 2018

Voice is marketing’s most significant paradigm shift this decade — one that has far-reaching implications for how brands engage customers and prospects. Read Forrester’s latest report on voice to learn why voice will flourish, what that means for your brand, and how to get ready to win in the world of voice. Get Ready For The […]

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Marketers, You Don't Understand How Consumers Feel About Advertising

Joanna O'Connell June 5, 2018

Marketers, you don’t know how consumers feel about your advertising, and it may be hurting you in ways you don’t understand. Did you know, for example, that some people are totally cool with personalization in exchange for something useful, relevant, or valuable to them, while others — even when they understand what’s happening with their data […]

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Marketers, You Don't Understand How Consumers Feel About Advertising

Joanna O'Connell June 5, 2018

Marketers, you don’t know how consumers feel about your advertising, and it may be hurting you in ways you don’t understand. Did you know, for example, that some people are totally cool with personalization in exchange for something useful, relevant, or valuable to them, while others — even when they understand what’s happening with their data […]

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The Data-Driven Marketing Revolution Will Be Televised

Jim Nail May 16, 2018

I recently heard L.L.Bean’s chief sales and brand officer walk through the company’s brand refresh and corresponding marketing campaign. He showed some TV spots (most of which elicited laughs, like this winner), and I was reminded of the company’s expanded TV spend. Is TV dead? Hardly. But it is about to change more radically than […]

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Marketing Innovation Requires "Process, Process, Process!" (Channeling Jan Brady)

Jessica Liu May 10, 2018

Marketing has come a long way, but it is not yet customer-obsessed. To address this gap, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Forrester’s new marketing innovation playbook. It’s time for companies to undergo a marketing makeover. This playbook guides brands through assessing four pillars: mindset, talent, process, and insights. “Marketing innovation” and “process,” you ask? […]

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Marketing Innovation Requires "Process, Process, Process!" (Channeling Jan Brady)

Jessica Liu May 10, 2018

Marketing has come a long way, but it is not yet customer-obsessed. To address this gap, we’re pleased to announce the launch of Forrester’s new marketing innovation playbook. It’s time for companies to undergo a marketing makeover. This playbook guides brands through assessing four pillars: mindset, talent, process, and insights. “Marketing innovation” and “process,” you ask? […]

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Marketing Innovation Starts And Ends With Customer Obsession

Keith Johnston May 10, 2018

Despite all the monumental changes to technology and media that afford marketers the capabilities to build emotion-rich customer relationships, they frequently struggle to rise above roles as brand despots or sales vassals. But don’t blame the tools; it’s because marketing functions are mired in minutiae while prioritizing internal tasks and artificial organizational constraints over solving […]

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What The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook Drama Tells Us About Brand Safety Today

Brigitte Majewski May 3, 2018

We didn’t think the Cambridge Analytica story could get any darker, but clearly it has. Yesterday, The New York Times reported that Cambridge Analytica filed for bankruptcy, with clients fleeing the firm after improper data harvesting and suspect targeting practices for election manipulation were revealed. The article disclosed that Cambridge Analytica had been planning to […]

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TD Ameritrade’s “Accountable CMO” Makes Marketing A Business Engine

Joanna O'Connell May 3, 2018

I have a new work crush. It happened, of all places, at the ANA’s Advertising Financial Management Conference earlier this week in Hollywood, Florida. My new marketer inspiration? Denise Karkos, CMO of TD Ameritrade, who talked us through what it means — and why it’s so critical — to be an accountable CMO. Here’s a bit […]

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Through-Channel Marketing Represents The Third Stage For Sales And Marketing Leaders

Jay McBain April 25, 2018

  Over the past few decades, sales and marketing leaders have been transforming themselves into predictable, data-driven business units. The CRM stage started in the 1990s and accelerated quickly a decade later with lower-priced cloud offerings. The marketing automation stage began to grow exponentially around 2008 and has reached critical mass in its first decade. […]

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$122 Billion: The Marketing Technology and Services Investment Sticker Shock

Shar VanBoskirk April 24, 2018

At $90 billion today and growing to $122 billion by 2022, CMOs are pouring budgets into investments which align their organization’s operations with greater customer and experience focus. Planning and budgeting for the technology and services investments supporting these goals stands as a critical task for CMOs and will only get harder in the future. […]

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Marketers, You Desperately Need A New Mindset

Jim Nail April 20, 2018

You have to feel bad for marketers: For years, they’ve tried to keep pace with changing buyer behaviors and adapt to the cross-device and cross-channel habits of their customers. To guide their progress, they’ve fallen back on familiar routines: benchmarking against past performance, optimizing short-term results, and pushing people through the sales funnel. The problem […]

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AI Helps Marketers Target The Right Customers, Across The Right Channels And Content At Scale

Frederic Giron April 18, 2018

There’s a sense of urgency in Asia to capitalize on AI, not only to compete but to lead globally. Appier, established six years ago in Taiwan, is one of these firms. I recently attended its first analyst event in Taipei to better understand how the company approaches the AI opportunity and helps its clients deliver […]

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