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 and best practices for Amazon advertising, voice search, search engine optimization (SEO), and paid search advertising.

Collin’s research and analysis is frequently cited in publications such as Search Engine Land, Digiday, MediaPost, The Drum, and The Wall Street Journal.

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 and best practices for Amazon advertising, voice search, search engine optimization (SEO), and paid search advertising.

Collin’s research and analysis is frequently cited in publications such as Search Engine Land, Digiday, MediaPost, The Drum, and The Wall Street Journal.

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 2019: Media

    Five Events Will Reshape The Media Industry

    November 7, 2018Collin Colburn, Susan Bidel, Joanna O'Connell, Jessica Liu, Jim Nail, Joe Stanhope

    The media industry has been continuously disrupted since the beginning of this decade. In 2019, change will continue: Digital ad giants Facebook and Google will attempt to get even bigger, and unexpected events will push the advertising and media industry into new territories. This report lays out Forrester's five major predictions for the media industry in 2019, giving B2C marketers time to prepare.

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: B2B Marketers Fail At Paid Search

    When Most Purchases Start With A Search — This Is Something You'll Want To Be Good At

    October 25, 2018Collin Colburn, Meredith Cain

    If you are a B2B company, you are likely failing at search or at least have a lot room for improvement. This is a problem, considering most B2B purchases start with an online search. Forrester applied its search marketing review methodology to more than 100 paid search ads in five industries across B2B: technology, insurance, financial services, manufacturing, and healthcare. The majority of the ads we reviewed failed, and all industries have substantial room for improvement. This report helps B2B marketers better understand how to improve their paid search efforts.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Ten SEO Best Practices That Your Site Can't Live Without

    October 1, 2018Collin Colburn

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the oldest marketing tactics. But marketers must be keenly aware of how to do SEO well and know what the common best practices are. Forrester has seen a steady increase in questions about SEO, which indicates many companies are still evaluating how to improve theirs. This report outlines the most important best practices B2C marketers should be maintaining to improve visibility, traffic, and conversions on their websites.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Top-Notch SEO Requires Seamless Coordination, Not Another Siloed Team

    October 1, 2018Collin Colburn

    More companies want to bring search engine optimization work in-house. But most companies don't know how to do it or which stakeholders need to be part of the SEO process. This report will uncover how B2C and B2B marketers can organize for SEO and how the SEO process should work.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: We Called It: Use Amazon Search To Ignite Product Discovery

    September 18, 2018Collin Colburn

    Amazon is the unrefuted leader in eCommerce but is slowly encroaching on another industry: advertising. Customers cite Amazon as the No. 1 touchpoint for starting their shopping research. And customers continue to diversify their overall search habits to include multiple digital touchpoints. This report will inspect what kind of search engine Amazon is and how marketers should look to promote their products for discovery on Amazon. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy; we revised this edition to factor in an important industry development.

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