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  • Media & Entertainment
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:TV Ads Break Their Content Shackles

    TV Ad Targeting Enters The 21st Century, And Marketers Will Finally Be Able To Target Audiences, Not Just Content Type

    Historically, television had just one way of delivering advertising: embedding it directly in the show so everyone who tuned in saw the same ad. But consumers' increasing appetite to watch TV on...

    • Downloads: 239
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Year-End 2013 IT Budget Benchmarks

    How Forrester's Forrsights Data Can Help CIOs Prepare For 2014

    CIOs often request IT budget benchmarks. In this report, we have provided these benchmarks using data from our Forrsight's IT Budgets And Priorities Survey, Q4 2013. However, it's easy to misuse IT...

    • Downloads: 1743
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Breaks out company spending on interactive marketing segmented by 12 industries. Each industry's spending is further broken into the various components of interactive marketing: display, paid search,...

    • Downloads: 16
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Making Sense Of New Video Consumption Behavior

    The Proliferation Of New Digital Video Sources, Formats, And Devices Demands New Planning Recipes

    Consumers' video viewing habits are changing as new sources of TV content they love, available on new devices, allow them to watch their favorite shows more conveniently. Consumers are also...

    • Downloads: 644
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:In-Stream Audio Advertising

    Expand Your Buys, Extend Your Reach, And Get Advertising Traction On Mobile

    In-stream audio is an attractive medium, as it offers a unique user experience supported by targeted reach and guaranteed impressions to support brand goals. In-stream audio advertising is a...

    • Downloads: 347
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:You're A Content Publisher Now, So Get Your DAM House In Order

    Best Practices: Digital Asset Management, 2015

    In a world with increasing numbers of rich media assets and a diverse set of distribution channels, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals must take a closer look at rich media...

    • Downloads: 784
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Online Video Platforms For Sales And Marketing

    Vendors Focus On Folding Video Into Marketing Operations

    Digital video is the fastest growing advertising format and an established content marketing tactic. As marketing leaders get more programmatic about using video to nurture leads and customers, they...

    • Downloads: 279
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Native Advertising: Handle With Care

    Publishers Must Carefully Balance The Potential For Additional Revenues With The Need For Transparency

    Marketers and agencies alike are seeing great potential in native advertising, which offers the opportunity to present paid-for marketing messaging in editorial content formats. Amid the hype, a few...

    • Downloads: 269
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The European eCommerce Landscape

    A European Consumer Technographics® Report

    The Internet plays an important role in European consumers' retail habits, and its influence will only grow. Our data shows that just over two-thirds of European online consumers shop online,...

    • Downloads: 106
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Binge Viewing Won't Kill TV Advertising

    TV Advertisers Should Take Advantage Of This New Viewing Behavior

    The archives of TV episodes and movies that over-the-top video services like Netflix offer lure viewers to binge watch multiple consecutive hours of content. B2C marketers worry that this viewing...

    • Downloads: 37
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Video Platforms For Digital Media Companies

    From Ancillary Strategy To Critical Growth Opportunity

    For media companies two years ago, online video was an ancillary strategy; now the conversation is about tapping unrealized revenue streams and converging traditional with digital workflows. For...

    • Downloads: 358
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Email Marketing, 2015

    Benchmarks: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report helps marketing leadership professionals benchmark their email marketing campaigns against 70 of their peers that Forrester reviewed from the consumer goods, retail, travel, financial...

    • Downloads: 404
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is our annual overview of US consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes by generation, based on Forrester's North American Technographics surveys and our ForecastView data. Our...

    • Downloads: 390
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Integrate YouTube Into Your Communication Strategy

    How To Activate Your Video Assets To Engage With Customers At Each Stage Of The Life Cycle

    As consumers embrace consumption of digital videos with gusto, marketers are waking up to the potential of integrating online video content into their marketing mix. Because YouTube plays a central...

    • Downloads: 380
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: China Tech Spending By Industry, 2016

    Digital Business Drives Tech Spending In China

    China's recent macroeconomic performance has cast a veil of uncertainty over the prospects for global economic growth in 2016. Similarly, many vertical industries in China will continue to grow...

    • Downloads: 50
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Executive Q&A: Five Key Questions To Kick Off Your Mobile Video Advertising Strategy

    It's Time To Think Outside The Reel

    Mobile video advertising is the new shiny object in the nascent mobile ad market, and marketing leaders want more clarity on the merits and execution of this promising format. Too many marketers...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Brief: Use Mobile Gaming Analytics To Improve Your Digital Marketing

    Chinese Firms Leverage Mobile Games To Increase The Effectiveness Of Their Marketing Performance

    Chinese firms wanting to better engage the online population of hyperconnected consumers are beginning to look to mobile gaming — which has become the most common group of applications that these...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Continued Gloom For European ICT Markets

    Tech Recession Extends Through 2013, At Least

    Will it ever end? When will the European economic recession end, and when will European tech buying start to pick up? These are questions that CIOs across Europe and tech vendors selling to them into...

    • Downloads: 433
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Use Big Data Initiatives To Deliver Digital Business Value

    Part I: Digital Customer Experience

    In what seems like the blink of an eye, our world has become digital. Work schedules, personal preferences, and opinions all live coded in databases. Empowered customers have many options...

    • Downloads: 1
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Sony Breach — A Sad Tale Of Epic Failure That Could Have Been Avoided

    Businesses Must Prepare For Politically And Socially Motivated Cyberattacks And Cyberespionage

    Although we are in the early stages of Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE's) catastrophically embarrassing intrusion, there are still many lessons that security and risk (S&R) professionals can take...

    • Downloads: 372
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Pioneer Vendors: Smart, Connected Products For The Internet Of Things

    Five Startups Transforming Customer Experience In A Connected World

    Many companies are rethinking the nature of their products and services as connectivity and control become easier. Smarter, more connected products are being enabled as the Internet of Things (IoT)...

    • Downloads: 1159
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, Germany 2014

    How good is the experience at leading German companies? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of customer experience for 25 German brands across seven...

    • Downloads: 260
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Sharpen Your Competitive Edge With A Digital Intelligence Strategic Plan

    As customers effortlessly move across digital touchpoints and as marketing campaigns span an increasing number of channels, the need for comprehensive analytics has never been greater. But...

    • Downloads: 1185
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2016: Media's Unbundling Accelerates

    How TV, Audience Data, And Ad Quality Will Change For Marketers

    The year 2016 will see the process of digitization of the media ecosystem continue apace and addressability will cut across all types of media, accelerating the unbundling of media offering and...

    • Downloads: 287
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Gamification: "Level Up" Your Strategic Approach

    Over the past year, marketers have made the shift from learning about the meaning of gamification to incorporating it into their strategies. But so far, the results have been mixed, as the...

    • Downloads: 623