Tracy Stokes

Principal Analyst serving CMO PROFESSIONALS

Tracy Stokes is a principal analyst serving CMOs. She is an expert on building brands through deep consumer understanding. Her research focuses on how to build your brand in a post-digital age.

Previous Work Experience

Tracy has more than 15 years of global consumer marketing experience in the CPG and retail/fashion industries. Prior to Forrester, Tracy led global brand marketing at Timberland, employing a customer-focused approach to rejuvenate the outdoor brand. As a brand marketer at Johnson & Johnson's Neutrogena, she built facial care categories in North America and led strategic brand development in Asia, including launching Neutrogena in China. Tracy began her career as an account manager for a boutique advertising agency in London.

Education

Tracy earned an M.B.A., with a concentration in marketing, from The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She also holds an M.A. in American studies from Purdue University and a B.A. in American studies from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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  • Tracy Stokes
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Create A Connected Communications Plan For The Post-Digital Era

    Over the past decade, digital triggered an explosion of marketing complexity, leaving a fragmented landscape in its wake and rendering traditional communications planning obsolete. In this...

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    Report:Established Media Brands Fend Off Social Newcomers To Top TRUE Brand Rankings

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Media

    Consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century, and traditional and digital media brands are no exception. Media brands must go beyond single-channel access points and prove that they are a...

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    Report:Innovative Consumer Technology Brands Win The Battle For Mindshare

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Consumer Technology

    The consumer technology business is traditionally product-driven. But in today's competitive marketplace, chief marketing officers (CMOs) in this sector need to pay attention to their brand resonance...

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    Report:B2C Marketers Must Turn Fragmented Marketing Budgets Into Business Budgets

    B2C 2014 Marketing Budget Trends

    Forrester's Q3 2013 North American B2C Marketing Budget Online Survey presents a mix of good news and bad news from marketers. The good: Unlike those surveyed two years ago at the tail end of the...

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  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Big-Box Retailers Must Be Trusted And Essential To Build Their Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Big-Box Retail

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all consumer industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral,...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Financial Service Brands Fail To Earn TRUE Consumer Trust

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Financial Services

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral, and...

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    Report:Brand Health Measurement Is Ripe For Digital Disruption

    Tools And Technology: The 21st Century Brand Marketing Playbook

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) have long turned to brand health measurement to keep a pulse on how the marketplace perceives their brand. But how relevant are these traditionally slow-moving and...

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  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Trust, Not Buzz, Builds Health And Beauty Brand Resonance

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Health And Beauty Consumer Packaged Goods

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers now have a steeper hill to climb to earn consumers' brand preference, referral, and willingness to pay...

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    Report:Food And Beverage Brands Must Be Trusted And Essential

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Food And Beverage Consumer Packaged Goods

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers now have a steeper hill to climb to earn consumers' brand preference, referral, and willingness to pay...

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    Report:Navigate To A 21st Century Brand With The TRUE Brand Compass

    Landscape: The 21st Century Brand Marketing Playbook

    Technology-empowered consumers today have access to more information on brands than ever before and demand more of these brands. In turn, chief marketing officers (CMOs) are challenged to understand...

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    Report:Build Your Army Of Brand Advocates From Across The Enterprise

    Forrester's research with senior marketing leaders shows that enterprisewide commitment and engagement are critical to successfully building a brand in the 21st century. But this is also marketers'...

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    Report:How To Build Your Brand With Branded Content

    Traditional marketing vehicles are becoming less effective in capturing and engaging the attention of today's perpetually connected consumers. Chief marketing officers (CMOs) must adapt their...

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    Report:How To Build Your Brand With Generation Z

    Generation Z, the generation born after the Millennials, are true digital natives who have grown up in the age of technology. The only world they know is a digital one — where they can connect...

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    Report:Benchmark Your Brand Building Capabilities

    Benchmarks: The 21st Century Brand Marketing Playbook

    In 2012, Forrester surveyed marketing leaders to get a pulse on their progress toward successfully building 21st century brands. The results show that marketers are in the early stages of 21st...

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  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Evaluate Your Brand Building Capabilities

    Assessment: The 21st Century Brand Marketing Playbook

    Today's digitally empowered consumers have more opportunities than ever to voice their wants, needs, and expectations, forcing marketers to rethink the way they build successful brands. This report...

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    Report:Invest In The Brand Building Experience

    Business Case: The 21st Century Brand Marketing Playbook

    In the age of the customer, brand building is more important than ever to differentiate offerings and create long-term customer value. However, marketing leaders still need to convince their C-suite...

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    Report:Four Steps To Build Your Brand Experience

    Road Map: The 21st Century Brand Marketing Playbook

    Once the brand has its strategic bearings laid out — the North Star, the experience map, and its brand compass — it's time to cast off and start thinking about how to plan for the brand...

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    Report:The Role Of Digital In The Path To Purchase

    New Digital Platforms Have To Wait Their Turn, As Traditional Stores Stay Critical

    CMOs of business-to-consumer (B2C) companies have lately called on shopper marketers to address the growing complexity of the impact of digital on in-store purchasing. Forrester recently conducted a...

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    Report:TechRadar™ For CMO & Marketing Leadership Professionals: Shopper Marketing, Q2 2012

    Which Digital Shopper Marketing Tools To Invest In And Why

    Forrester's TechRadar methodology provides a framework to aid decision-makers in prioritizing investments and tools related to their discipline — in this case, shopper marketing. Consumers are...

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    Report:How Social Media Is Changing Brand Building

    Social media has fundamentally changed how consumers interact with each other and with brands. As a result, marketers tell us that they now consider this new channel to be a critical component of...

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    Report:The New Layers Of TV Audience Insight

    Audiences are fundamentally changing the way they watch TV. Viewers are now active on a second screen — a tablet, PC, or mobile device — at the same time that the big screen is turned on....

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:CMO Imperatives For 2012

    Use Technology To Move From Experimentation To Driving Results

    In 2012, CMOs will need to embrace technology to help them handle big issues like: 1) addressing the maturation of social media from cool tool to critical connector with customers; 2) determining how...

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    Report:Metrics That Matter For B2C Marketers

    As the economic malaise lingers on, marketers face increased pressure to prove the value of their marketing programs. And while many CMOs believe that future success will be judged on return on...

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    Report:Why Marketers Must Integrate TV And Video Strategies

    In addition to the variety of media options that the digital age has brought forth, TV is the next medium to get a digital makeover. New access points to the living-room screen and the invasion of...

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    Report:Marketing Budgets For 2012 Expose A Fear Of Commitment

    Digital Media Spending Surpasses That Of Traditional Media, But Marketers Wait To Commit Spend

    As the economic recession lingers on, marketers remain cautious. Forecasts show that budgets are on the rise, but marketers are reluctant to commit. A more pragmatic marketer is emerging who wants...

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