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  • B2B eCommerce
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:US Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2011 To 2016

    Forrester forecasts interactive marketing spend to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17%. But not all industries will invest in interactive at the same pace. Financial services will spend the...

    • Downloads: 1728
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Tip The Balance From Reference Customers To Advocates

    Capture Buyer Satisfaction And Enthusiasm Earlier

    Most business-to-business (B2B) marketing budgets have a significant and recurring line item entitled "customer reference program," which involves extensive spending and effort so the sales force and...

    • Downloads: 180
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 3: Make Transactions And Error Handling Clear In Your API Designs

    Ensure That Your Choice Of Messaging Style Does Not Interfere With The Design Clarity Of Your API

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

    • Downloads: 461
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketing's Big Data Destiny

    How To Make Business Buyer Data Actionable

    Business-to-business (B2B) CMOs who make business decisions based on internal data, with all of its imperfections and gaps, risk the same fate as hikers who head off into the wilderness without a...

    • Downloads: 352
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Assessing Your Content Management Processes And Organization

    B2B marketers across all industries are investing more into creating digital content to generate new business opportunities, nurture existing sales or marketing leads, and to encourage deeper...

    • Downloads: 598
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:The Case For B2B Customer Experience Programs Is Revenue Generation And Renewal

    But Marketing Cannot Take On This Issue Alone

    Research conducted over the past years indicates that B2B customers perceive their experiences to be worse than those delivered by bottom-of-the-barrel consumer industries such as TV service...

    • Downloads: 386
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:API Design, Part 4: Future-Proof And Secure Your APIs To Fit Your Usage Scenarios

    Data Ownership Guides Security; Versioning Strategy And Open-Ended Design Protect Your APIs' Futures

    To fully exploit the business opportunity available through application programming interfaces (APIs), your designers must consider each API's purpose and audience as they answer a wide range of...

    • Downloads: 499
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Redesign B2B Dashboards Around Customers To Deliver Actionable Insights

    Most B2B marketers rely on static slide decks and tedious spreadsheets to demonstrate the impact of their marketing spend. Yet they are being held to higher expectations regarding ROI and faster...

    • Downloads: 323
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Tech Marketers' 2012 Investment Plans

    Money Shifts To Operations In the Tech Marketing Flywheel

    Tech marketers are making a big investment in the transition from "art to science" in 2012 as they flow more money into the activities and technologies of marketing operations. Two factors stand out...

    • Downloads: 446
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Drive Continuous Improvement With A Holistic Measurement System

    Continuous Improvement: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    The seminal idea behind lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) was the need to calibrate marketing's activities (and budget) to the result of revenue generation. But creating a system for sustained,...

    • Downloads: 519
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The New Year Of Social Marketing

    2012 Investment In Social Media And Communities Remains Strong

    Tech marketers may not be forthcoming about their organizations' New Year's resolutions, but Forrester's Q4 2011 B2B Marketing Organizations And Investments (MOI) Survey provides strong indicators...

    • Downloads: 524
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Partner Loyalty Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    Program performance management is about systematic measurement and relentless adjustment, in this case, of your channel partner loyalty program. Identifying the right metrics and implementing the...

    • Downloads: 282
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Design Communities For Marketing

    A Social Marketer's Road Map To Achieving Social Depth

    Many marketers deploy online communities in hopes of providing greater depth about their brands, products, and services — but fail. You can avoid that fate if you focus on what you can control....

    • Downloads: 649
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketing Tactics And Results: Channel-Oriented Versus Direct

    Channel Ecosystem Entropy Diminishes Results

    In this economic climate of scrutinized marketing budgets and demonstrable return on investment (ROI) expectations, business-to-business (B2B) marketers need to make sure that they're doing the right...

    • Downloads: 342
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Driving B2B Demand With Social Media

    B2B Marketers Must Focus On The Social Rather Than The Media

    When it comes to using social media to attract customers, business-to-business (B2B) marketers have focused more on the media than the social aspect. Today, B2B marketers use social media as another...

    • Downloads: 960
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Use Field Marketing To Align Marketing Content With International Customer Needs

    Tech Vendors That Sell Globally Tend To Market And Localize Centrally

    Tech marketing executives are struggling to strike a balance between the control they need to communicate a consistent brand promise and deliver a consistent brand experience while also being...

    • Downloads: 242
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Automating Your End-To-End Process

    Tools And Technology: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    The lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) process calibrates marketing and sales activities around a common success factor — revenue. An optimized process yields bigger pipelines, shorter sales...

    • Downloads: 525
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Automating Lead-To-Revenue Management

    The challenge of accelerating revenue in the face of rapidly changing buying behaviors and an exploding number of marketing vehicles is driving technology product and service companies to refine (and...

    • Downloads: 581
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Using A Results Chain To Model Your Lead-to-Revenue Process

    This results chain toolkit is a companion tool for the processes module of Forrester's lead-to-revenue playbook. Forrester recommends that B2B marketing leaders use a results chain model to frame and...

    • Downloads: 33
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Use The L2RM Platform Forrester Wave™ To Support Buyer Engagement

    The Forrester Wave: Lead-To-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q1 2014

    This report, originally written for customer insights professionals, includes content relevant to professionals responsible for sales enablement, especially those leading marketing for B2B companies....

    • Downloads: 191
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How B2B Firms Can Improve Their Email Marketing

    B2B email marketing programs still trail B2C programs in terms of their customer centricity, in part because of the complexity of business products, the poor alignment of marketing and sales, and...

    • Downloads: 621
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking B2B eCommerce Sales And Marketing Initiatives

    Benchmarks: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Forrester partnered with Internet Retailer magazine to survey business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce professionals and produce first-of-their-kind sell-side B2B eCommerce benchmarks. The survey...

    • Downloads: 361
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Lead-To-Revenue Pioneers Discover It's Not Demand Generation On Steroids

    Landscape: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    After bagging impressive early wins, lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) pioneers find it hard to sustain ongoing improvement. To learn why L2RM initiatives hit the wall, we analyzed 200 inquiries that...

    • Downloads: 55
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Marketing Tactics To Drive Your Lead-To-Revenue Strategy

    Strategy Toolkit: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    This toolkit is a companion to "Develop Your Revenue Growth And Acceleration Strategy," the strategic plan report of the lead-to-revenue (L2R) playbook. In that report we introduced a strategic...

    • Downloads: 302
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Evaluating Your B2B eCommerce Development

    Assessment: The B2B eCommerce Playbook

    Because very little third-party benchmarking data exists for B2B eCommerce sites, B2B eCommerce professionals can't easily determine industry best practices or effectively compare themselves to...

    • Downloads: 867