B2B Marketing Certification

The B2B market is constantly evolving due to new technology, buyer needs, and interaction preferences. It can be a challenge for product, marketing, and sales teams to stay aligned while outpacing this constant evolution. But research shows that highly aligned organizations grow 19 percent faster on average than their peers and are 15 percent more profitable.

B2B Marketing Certification accelerates your team’s ability to align and create strategic marketing programs that achieve business objectives and grow revenue.

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Learn and certify core skills and build upon that knowledge with advanced certification opportunities.
March 8. Register by March 5.

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The B2B Marketing Certification Journey

Each course in the B2B Marketing Certification program includes six to eight competency-based modules. There are two levels of coursework to help you align your team and advance their learning:

The Core course is an eight-week cohort-based session that is facilitated. Core course completion is a prerequisite for any advanced B2B Marketing course.

Advanced courses provide 90 days to complete a series of self-paced modules that go deeper into specific topic areas. Advanced courses can be taken in any order to provide flexibility and prioritize critical business needs.

Complete all three courses to gain broad expertise and get the most value from your B2B Marketing Certification journey:

  • Core: B2B Marketing
  • Advanced: Demand And Account-Based Marketing
  • Advanced: Portfolio Marketing

I’ve completed my MBA and participated in many marketing certifications, but this has been the most helpful and most directly applicable to my work in marketing at a B2B technology company.

Senior manager of marketing operations
large technology company

Who Should Pursue B2B Marketing Certification?

Business transformation initiatives are cross-functional efforts. Stakeholders from multiple roles and levels of experience all have a key part to play in making a transformation successful. Certification is a powerful tool for:

  • Experienced professionals
  • Executive sponsors
  • Cross-functional collaborators
  • Early-career professionals
  • Individuals and teams

Forrester’s B2B Marketing program is not a “general introduction course” to basic marketing. The core and advanced courses provide specific instruction to help you understand the relevant Forrester research and vocabulary.

Core courses help you and your team develop a shared background and vocabulary to implement and use Forrester methodologies, mindset, and terminology consistently.

CMOs and marketing leaders are encouraged to certify alongside their teams, so they can:

  • Foster alignment on common vocabulary use across departments and divisions
  • Provide direction “from the top” on strategy and concepts, process and mindset for staff
  • Support team leaders on how to apply frameworks and tools within their specific situation
  • Lead by example: show executive support for a critical initiative to change how the business will operate

B2B Marketing Certification For Individuals

Cohort courses

Join learners from across industries and geographies in a dynamic, peer learning environment for the Core course experience.

Specific start dates

Begin the 8-week Core course at designated start dates to gain insights and increase your impact. Continue your certification with Advanced courses, which provide 90 days for completion.

Self-paced, online

Fit certification into busy schedules with mobile-friendly lessons to do anytime, anywhere.

B2B Certification For Teams

To grow your business effectively, all marketing team members must align around a common vocabulary, mindset, and approach. Teams of 20 or more are invited to explore customization options:

  • Enroll in a private course with a start date of your choosing.
  • Tailor course discussions to your unique organizational situation.
  • Add optional 1:1 feedback sessions with expert analysts.

Based on the research presented in this course, I can make the case to our CEO that marketing is a primary revenue driver.

B2B Marketing alum

Core: B2B Marketing

Lay the foundation for best-in-class marketing strategies that will help your organization grow and align your team for brilliant execution. Hone your strategic efforts and develop meaningful, ongoing relationships with customers.

The next course begins on March 8. Register by March 5.

Topics Covered In B2B Marketing Core

Explore B2B Marketing In Today’s Business Landscape

Examine the core elements of B2B marketing and how the function operates in today’s business ecosystem.

Target Personas To Develop A Winning Go-To-Market Strategy

Determine the buyer roles that your organization should target and the insights that should inform your strategies.

Uncover The Nuances Of The Buyer’s Journey

Understand the components of a buyer’s journey to structure a sequence of activities that will enable buying decisions.

Leverage The Demand Unit Waterfall To Measure Performance

Explore the demand unit waterfall and how buying groups should influence your marketing strategies.

Design An Audience-Centric Campaign Approach

Learn how to orchestrate an integrated campaign that aligns the marketing organization and drives results.

Calibrate B2B Marketing Measurement

Learn how to demonstrate the full scope and value that the marketing function contributes to the business.

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Meet Your Guides

Learn from expert analysts who draw on their daily work with hundreds of clients to bring unique experiences, examples, and advice to share on B2B marketing best practices.

Advanced: Demand And Account-Based Marketing

Enlist a disciplined methodology and process to improve Demand and Account-Based Marketing program results. Optimize process, content, and programs aligned to your audience and buyers.

The next course begins on March 8. Register by March 5.

Enrollment prerequisite: B2B Marketing core course

Topics Covered In Demand And Account-Based Marketing

Revenue Engine Optimization
Create a distinctive process to measure, manage, and improve demand efforts through the Demand Unit Waterfall.

Demand And ABM Strategy And Modeling
Review demand spectrum strategies with tools and templates to simulate results and set accurate expectations.

Real-Time Buyer Enablement
Reach and engage buyers in the right way, at the right time, across the buying decision process.

Demand Program Design And Execution
Use the Program Pendulum to ensure your demand programs
are the best they can be.

ABM Program Design And Execution
Develop concrete, specific ABM account plans that target the right audience with the right message to drive desired results.

Content For Demand And ABM
Transform outdated content processes and technology into competitive growth drivers for your business.

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Advanced: Portfolio Marketing

Demonstrate your ability to help grow the business and make it run more effectively. Employ audience-centric go-to-market strategies, develop positioning and messaging, and create sales enablement and product launch programs with impact.

The next course begins on March 8. Register by March 5.

Enrollment prerequisite: B2B Marketing core course

Topics Covered In Portfolio Marketing

Audience Segmentation And Buyer Personas
Improve go-to-market effectiveness by defining target audience segments.

Building An Action Plan And Developing Personas
Make the move from product-centric to customer-centric marketing through buyer personas.

Personas And Buyer Journey Mapping
Put your audience at the center of your content using Messaging Nautilus methodology.

Go-To-Market Workflow Process
Explore the SiriusDecisions Product Marketing and Management Model.

Sales Knowledge Transfer
Use knowledge components to develop a consistent approach to enabling sales.

Sales Enablement Planning
Transfer knowledge effectively with sales enablement plans.

Driving Sales Adoption
Increase sales awareness and mindshare for a new product or solution.

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A marketing strategy comprises a set of decisions used to create a sustainable marketing advantage.

—Jennifer Ross, VP, Research Director, Marketing Executive Services

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