Marketing Technology (martech)

Marketers have gone full-tilt into marketing technology (martech) to improve engagement. Yet the strategy behind these investments hasn’t always kept pace. Read our insights on using marketing technology to achieve more meaningful and profitable experiences.

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Intelligent Creativity Overhauls The Creative Process

Jay Pattisall 2 days ago
Despite an ever-expanding universe of marketing channels and complexity, the creative process utilized by most marketers and agencies has remained unchanged for nearly a century. Creativity in today’s marketing and agency setting is reliant upon instincts. “Marketing itself is intuitive,” says Doug Zanger of The Martin Agency. Yet an intuition approach alone to creativity produces […]
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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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Dive deep into the dynamics that will generate obstacles and opportunities in 2021.

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The Age Of Reinvention In Lending

Zhi Ying Barry December 13, 2020
The lending landscape is changing rapidly. While many of the drivers of change emerged over the past decade, COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated the pace of disruption. COVID-19 introduced massive business and operational challenges, turning lending risk assessment and management on its head.
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Spotify Adds Megaphone To A Long List Of Podcast Acquisitions

Collin Colburn November 10, 2020
There’s been yet another big move today in the podcast space, as Spotify acquired Megaphone for its podcast advertising technology. The acquisition for $235 million continues Spotify’s three-year buying spree in the podcast market and further solidifies its dominant position here. Spotify Adds Megaphone To Bolster Monetization Of Its Podcast Content In addition to giving […]
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Banking Leaders: Adjust Your Marketing And CX Budgets In The Wake Of COVID-19

Peter Wannemacher November 9, 2020
Banking Leaders: Make Spending Changes In Five Categories Post-COVID-19 The business effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for years. However, the consequences of the pandemic are not identical for all companies. Different industries, including banking, face disparate consumer trends, resource availability, and revenue potential during the pandemic and its aftermath. As a […]
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B2B Leaders: Adjust Your Marketing And CX Spending In The Wake Of COVID-19

Lori Wizdo November 4, 2020
The business effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for years. However, the consequences of the pandemic are not identical for all companies. Different industries and firms face disparate consumer trends, resource availability, and revenue potential during the pandemic and its aftermath. As a result, companies operate in one of three modes: survival, […]
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Retailers Must Adjust Their Marketing And CX Spending In The Wake Of COVID-19

Rick Parrish October 28, 2020
Retailers: Make Spending Changes In Five Categories Post-COVID-19 The business effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for years. However, the consequences of the pandemic are not identical for all companies. Different industries and firms face disparate consumer trends, resource availability, and revenue potential during the pandemic and its aftermath. As a result, […]
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Explore Real-Time Interaction Management Solution Options With The Latest Forrester Wave™

Rusty Warner October 20, 2020
My colleague Joe Stanhope and I have previously written about “The Future Of Enterprise Marketing Technology” and how it hinges on marketing alignment with customer experience (CX) strategies. To be successful, marketers must orchestrate personalized experiences that deliver value in their customers’ moments of need. But brands must “Align Strategy And Technology To Deliver Next-Gen […]
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The SEO Platform Landscape Is A Cheese Board Of Point Solutions

Collin Colburn September 9, 2020
With advertising budgets cut, SEO strategy is more important now than ever before. Learn three key takeaways from the new Forrester Wave report on SEO platforms.
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B2B Martech In The Time Of COVID-19

Lori Wizdo August 14, 2020
As the pandemic forces cuts to marketing budgets, marketing technology is the one category expected to be spared. Marketing organizations are leaning on martech to make up for lost time and improve engagement and conversions.
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Virtual Event Momentum Will Move Strategy And Tech Forward Rapidly

Laura Ramos August 4, 2020
B2B marketers are turning to virtual event solutions as an alternative to physical conferences and meetings during the coronavirus pandemic. Successful marketers start with strategy and define the customer experience they want their online events to deliver. Technology supports this but is ineffective without a solid strategy and set of customer experience goals.
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How Has The Pandemic Impacted Influencer Marketing?

Ryan Skinner July 23, 2020

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Channel Software Tech Stack 2020 — PRM, TCMA, Ecosystem, Incentives, Channel Data, Learning, Readiness, And Pricing

Jay McBain June 26, 2020
Ecosystems don’t run on spreadsheets anymore. Principal Analyst Jay McBain provides a detailed look at the channel software market and its ability to help drive business and relationships.
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Announcing The First Forrester Wave™ Covering Adobe Implementation Services

Xiaofeng Wang June 25, 2020
My colleague Ted Schadler and I are excited to announce that “The Forrester Wave™: Adobe Implementation Services, Q2 2020” is now live. Following up the previously published Now Tech report, it’s the first time Forrester has evaluated Adobe services providers’ capabilities globally. In our 24-criterion evaluation of Adobe implementation service providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones globally — Accenture, Adobe, Cognizant, Deloitte Digital, […]
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Gaining Alignment on Martech Decisions

Katie Linford June 15, 2020
  • Regularly evaluating your martech stack helps ensure your technology continues to provide value and support business objectives
  • During the martech assessment, it can be difficult to get alignment across users, owners, and stakeholders regarding which technologies to maintain or purge
  • Ask five key questions of your technologies to help bring clarity to your decision-making
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The Second Forrester New Wave™ On ABM Platform Shows A Maturing Market

Steven Casey June 10, 2020
It’s been two years since we first evaluated the account-based marketing (ABM) platform market — and a LOT has changed. My just-published “The Forrester New Wave™: ABM Platforms, Q2 2020” report shows that at the landscape level, numerous vendors moved out of or into this space. But it’s also true that 10 of the vendors […]
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Stay Connected To Consumers Via Mobile Engagement Automation

Stephanie Liu May 21, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a major dent in our mobile lifestyles. But even as many of us shelter in place or stay at home, our smartphones are still with us, offering a necessary link to the outside world. In a typical morning, you can probably expect to receive messages from family members and friends […]
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Five Ways Marketing Operations Drives a Triumphant Organization During a Pandemic

Cristina De Martini May 14, 2020
  • Companies are having to make quick shifts in programs, processes, and systems due to the pandemic
  • Marketing operations professionals have a unique skill set to streamline processes, enable agility, and mine insightful data that are critical to making fast decisions
  • This pandemic is forcing a digital transformation that marketing operations is equipped to direct
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How To Decide If An Emerging Marketing Channel Is Right For You

Collin Colburn May 11, 2020
The whole world and economy has changed over the past several months due to the pandemic. The global economy is in a recession. Advertisers are decreasing media budgets, which is leading to decelerating ad revenue for many of Silicon Valley’s largest companies. But consumers are seeking entertainment and connection during this time and are increasingly […]
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Need to Save Money? Don’t Throw Out Martech That Drives Value

Jeff Clark May 11, 2020
  • When organizations go into cost-saving mode, marketing leaders often look to save on technology and service expenses to preserve staff and program budgets
  • At this point, operations staff must evaluate the entire stack to ensure that each tool still provides value and drives team productivity
  • SiriusDecisions has a proven approach to auditing the tech stack to identify what works, what can be removed, and what needs a little help to drive more value
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