Collin   Colburn

Collin Colburn

Analyst Serving B2C Marketing Professionals

Collin is an analyst on the B2C marketing team. His research focuses on current and future trends in search and discovery marketing. He helps Forrester clients understand how consumers find brands and information and what strategies and technologies marketers can leverage to make themselves discoverable. His research topics include strategies for local marketing, innovations and best practices in search marketing, and how advertising affects consumer trust.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Collin spent three years supporting Forrester's marketing leadership team. He fielded quantitative and qualitative surveys of marketing professionals and performed primary and secondary research for reports and consulting projects. Collin contributed to published research reports about digital media, programmatic technologies, email marketing, search marketing, and social marketing.

Prior to Forrester, Collin was a data analyst in financial risk management at GE Capital.

Education

Collin holds a B.A. in economics from The Catholic University of America.

Collin Colburn

Analyst Serving B2C Marketing Professionals

Collin is an analyst on the B2C marketing team. His research focuses on current and future trends in search and discovery marketing. He helps Forrester clients understand how consumers find brands and information and what strategies and technologies marketers can leverage to make themselves discoverable. His research topics include strategies for local marketing, innovations and best practices in search marketing, and how advertising affects consumer trust.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Collin spent three years supporting Forrester's marketing leadership team. He fielded quantitative and qualitative surveys of marketing professionals and performed primary and secondary research for reports and consulting projects. Collin contributed to published research reports about digital media, programmatic technologies, email marketing, search marketing, and social marketing.

Prior to Forrester, Collin was a data analyst in financial risk management at GE Capital.

Education

Collin holds a B.A. in economics from The Catholic University of America.

Collin Colburn's Research

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  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2018: Data Drives Media Disruption

    Who Has Data, And How The Way They Use It Will Determine Success

    November 8, 2017 Susan Bidel, Collin Colburn, Brigitte Majewski, Samantha Merlivat, Jim Nail, Fatemeh Khatibloo

    The one constant in media since the first display ad ran in 1994 has been change, and 2018 will be no exception. Data — access to it and the collection and use of it — will offer some B2C marketers, advertising technology (adtech) vendors, agencies, and media companies a competitive advantage, while others will scramble to survive. Read this report to learn who wins and who loses across the media landscape in 2018.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Search Marketing Agencies, Q4 2017

    The Top 12 Providers And How They Stack Up

    October 31, 2017Collin Colburn

    In our 25-criteria evaluation of search marketing agency providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — 360i, Acronym, Catalyst, Forward3D, iCrossing, iProspect, Merkle, Mirum, Neo@Ogilvy, Performics, Rise Interactive, and Wpromote — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2C marketing professionals make the right choice.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Voice Search Will Change Customer Discovery Forever

    How To Prepare For The Coming Search Revolution

    September 27, 2017Collin Colburn

    The rise of Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant, and Siri has formed ominous clouds darkening the future of search marketing. But the good news is, B2C marketers have some time to prepare for voice search through intelligent agents (IAs). This report outlines voice search's impact today, the future of customer voice searching behavior, and what marketers can do to prepare.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Enrich Your Search Marketing With Social Listening Data

    June 13, 2017Collin Colburn

    Like many channel-based marketers, search marketers are siloed and therefore don't leverage data and insights from other parts of the marketing organization. But much of the data coming from other marketing functions, such as social listening, can help optimize search programs and campaigns. This report will help B2C marketers understand how social listening data can support search campaigns, and how collaboration is the key.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Vendor Landscape: SEO Tools And Technologies

    June 13, 2017Collin Colburn

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is an established and mature strategy in the digital marketing portfolio, and many marketers feel they're ready to bring its execution in-house. To do that successfully, they'll need technology to automate key tasks. This vendor landscape will introduce to B2C marketers the three categories of SEO tools and their respective vendors.

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