Nate Elliott

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Marketing Leadership PROFESSIONALS

As a vice president and principal analyst serving Marketing Leadership Professionals, Nate Elliott helps companies develop interactive marketing strategies for global and emerging markets, with a special focus on branding channels such as social media and online video advertising. His clients come from nearly every industry — including consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and financial services — and from all over the world.

Previous Work Experience

Nate is an industry pioneer who's been helping marketers create interactive strategies since 1995. He worked at DoubleClick from 1997 until 2001, managing the DoubleClick Studio advertising design team and serving as the company's senior manager for rich media products. In 2001, Nate founded the US IAB's Rich Media Task Force and set the first industry standards for rich media and video ads. He's also worked for Macromedia (now Adobe) developing rich media products and standards, and has been with Forrester since 2003. Nate has lived and worked in London, New York, Berlin, and Vancouver.

Nate has spoken at hundreds of events around the world, including the Web 2.0 Expo and ad:tech; he writes columns for publications such as Mashable, Forbes, and Adweek; and he regularly offers comment to leading media outlets such as the BBC, The Economist, and The New York Times.

Education

Nate studied computer-mediated communication and interactive multimedia design at Cornell University.

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  • Nate Elliott
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Case For Google Plus

    Three Reasons Every Marketer Should Use It

    It's clear that Google Plus can't match Facebook for audience size, so it's no surprise that brands are much more active on Facebook and have collected much larger fan bases there. But Google Plus...

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    Report:Data Defines The Future Of Social Relationship Platforms

    How And Why Emerging SRPs Are Overtaking Established Vendors

    More marketers use branded Facebook pages and Twitter accounts than use any other social tactic, but barely one-half say they're satisfied.Many don't know what content to post, or when; others don't...

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    Report:The Social Technographics® Intensity Matrix Drives Tactical Success

    How To Target Your Audience's Favorite Social Behaviors And Sites

    Forrester has introduced two new data models — the Social Technographics® Score and the Social Technographics Intensity Matrix — to help you better understand your audiences' social...

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    Report:Win The Social Marketing Measurement Game

    Performance Management: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Measuring social marketing is hard. But too often, the solutions that marketers use — such as focusing only on engagement, cherry-picking only the best-looking numbers, or relying on vendors'...

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    Report:Predictions 2014: Marketing Leaders Put Insights To Use

    Big Data Makes Way For Smart Data Across Social, Mobile, And Media

    Marketers have more channels to choose from than ever before. In 2014, their choices will become even more numerous, thanks to increasing device proliferation, the Internet of Things, and the...

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    Report:Twitter Marketers Are Still Looking For Answers

    Many Marketers Use The Platform, But Few Have Unlocked Its Full Value

    Most companies now market on Twitter, but many say the social network isn't yet delivering business value. Why? Many marketers target the wrong objectives. And Twitter itself must do more —...

    • Downloads: 233
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    Report:Master The Next Wave Of Social

    Executive Overview: The Social Marketing Playbook

    For the marketing leader, social media offers both a huge opportunity and daunting challenge. You know you can reach and engage your customers on social channels, but the environment is foreign...

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    Report:Why Facebook Is Failing Marketers

    The Leading Social Network Has Abandoned Social Marketing

    For years, Facebook has teased marketers with its potential to redefine their industry. And considering Facebook's enormous audience, its ever-growing cache of affinity data, and its potential to...

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    Report:The POST Process Drives Social Success

    Strategic Plan: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Nearly 10 years into the social marketing boom, many executives are still going about social strategy backward: picking technologies such as Facebook or Twitter first instead of focusing on what they...

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    Report:Introducing The New Social Technographics®: The First Step Toward Social Success

    Landscape: The Social Marketing Playbook

    For most marketers, the question is no longer whether their customers use social media but rather how best to use social media to interact with those customers. So we've created a new data model...

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    Report:The Four Social Marketing Tools You Need

    Tools And Technology: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Marketers spend billions of dollars on social media every year, and they're increasingly turning to technology vendors to support their social programs. But for many marketers, the social technology...

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    Report:Integrate Social Into Your Marketing RaDaR

    Vision: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Nearly every marketer uses social media today, but too few use it well. Most marketers treat social as something special and unique, leading them either to separate it completely from the rest of...

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    Report:Mix Art And Science For Marketing Success

    Vision: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Marketers have access to more marketing channels than ever before — but most of them are struggling to cope with the increasing complexity of allocating budget effectively across channels and...

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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Social Relationship Platforms, Q2 2013

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 49-criteria evaluation of social relationship platform (SRP) vendors, we identified the eight most significant vendors — Adobe, Hearsay Social, salesforce.com's Buddy Media,...

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    Report:How To Exploit The Database Of Affinity

    And Why Google, Not Facebook, Will Dominate Affinity Marketing

    Every day, huge numbers of people tell us what they like by voting for things, talking about things, reviewing things, and engaging in other online social interactions. All these behaviors add up to...

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    Report:2013 Interactive Marketing Predictions

    The Ultra-Connected Customer Will Upturn Marketing

    In 2013, the ultra-connected customer base will grow at a staggering pace, destabilizing marketing as you've come to know it. This report identifies the changes you'll see in your customers'...

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    Report:The Key To Interactive Marketing In China

    Overcome Your Digital Challenges By Finding, Training, And Keeping Talented Staff

    China's 1.4 billion residents have more disposable income than they used to, and digital channels offer undoubtedly the best way to reach affluent Chinese consumers. But interactive marketing in...

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    Report:Social Media Marketing In China

    How And Where To Tap Into China's Hypersocial Online Population

    Chinese online adults are among the most socially active we survey anywhere in the world — so if you're aiming to reach Chinese audiences you'd be wise to invest in social media. But this...

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    Report:Social Media Metrics That Matter

    Communicating The Right Data To Different Internal Stakeholders

    Social media contributes value to interactive marketing programs in many ways — but measuring that value is difficult. The sheer volume of social media metrics can quickly become overwhelming...

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    Report:Social Marketing Spending In 2011

    Despite the tremendous hype and even some pockets of success, our most recent social media benchmarking survey shows that social marketing is still at an early stage. In fact, most interactive...

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    Report:It's Time To Make Facebook Marketing Work

    After years of aimlessly chasing fans, it's time marketers start driving real business results from Facebook. This requires building a Facebook page that has a clear focus and offers value to...

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    Report:Coordinate Your Social Marketing Stakeholders And Resources

    Stakeholder Map: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Most large companies are now working on coordinating their social applications. At this stage, sharing the right resources is the biggest challenge. Interactive marketers must play the role of...

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    Report:How To Choose Partners For Social Marketing

    Tools And Technology: The Social Marketing Playbook

    This report outlines how interactive marketers can choose the right tools and partners for their social marketing programs. As an interactive marketer, you need to use new social technologies —...

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    Report:It's Time To Integrate Facebook Into Your Marketing Site

    Using Facebook Login To Your Advantage

    This report, originally written for eBusiness and channel strategy professionals, contains important insight and recommendations for interactive marketing professionals as well. Since the...

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    Report:Push Traditional Budgets Online In Emerging Markets

    Interactive Marketing Is The Best Way To Reach Attractive Consumers In The BRICs And Beyond

    Interactive marketing often takes a back seat in emerging markets, a victim of the low online penetration in these countries and of local marketing teams who lack experience with interactive tools....

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