Lori   Wizdo

Lori Wizdo

VP, Principal Analyst Serving B2B Marketing Professionals

Lori serves B2B Marketing Professionals in all industries who must power up their processes, technology, and teams to achieve new customer acquisition and revenue and retention goals. She researches and advises on the core marketing operations of customer attraction, nurturing, conversion, and life-cycle value management. The research manifests in a holistic lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) approach that leverages the right strategy, tools, tactics, and budget to execute customer-insight-based go-to-market strategies and plans that span both digital and traditional channels. Lori also covers the marketing automation software that marketers can deploy to scale operations, manage with metrics, and maximize return on investment.

Previous Work Experience

Lori is an accomplished B2B marketing expert with over 30 years of experience in corporate, industry, and product marketing, demand management, and sales enablement roles. She has held senior sales and marketing positions with a diverse set of technology firms — from venture-backed startups to global corporations, including BMC Software, Xerox, NCR, and Unisys. Lori is a recognized industry thought leader. She is a frequent speaker at industry events, and her articles have been published in various journals including CIO, B2B Marketing, Customer Think, and Ad Age. Lori is also co-inventor of two patented business process methods for the enablement of knowledge communities.

Education

Lori is a summa cum laude graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

Lori Wizdo

VP, Principal Analyst Serving B2B Marketing Professionals

Lori serves B2B Marketing Professionals in all industries who must power up their processes, technology, and teams to achieve new customer acquisition and revenue and retention goals. She researches and advises on the core marketing operations of customer attraction, nurturing, conversion, and life-cycle value management. The research manifests in a holistic lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) approach that leverages the right strategy, tools, tactics, and budget to execute customer-insight-based go-to-market strategies and plans that span both digital and traditional channels. Lori also covers the marketing automation software that marketers can deploy to scale operations, manage with metrics, and maximize return on investment.

Previous Work Experience

Lori is an accomplished B2B marketing expert with over 30 years of experience in corporate, industry, and product marketing, demand management, and sales enablement roles. She has held senior sales and marketing positions with a diverse set of technology firms — from venture-backed startups to global corporations, including BMC Software, Xerox, NCR, and Unisys. Lori is a recognized industry thought leader. She is a frequent speaker at industry events, and her articles have been published in various journals including CIO, B2B Marketing, Customer Think, and Ad Age. Lori is also co-inventor of two patented business process methods for the enablement of knowledge communities.

Education

Lori is a summa cum laude graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

Lori Wizdo's Research

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  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Take The Measure Of Your L2RM Maturity

    Assessment: The Lead-To-Revenue Marketing Playbook

    December 12, 2018Lori Wizdo

    To help you assess the maturity of your lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) program, we've developed an assessment framework, comprising 20 criteria across five competencies — strategy, structure, process, measurement, and technology. This report and the companion assessment tool will help B2B marketers identify required capabilities and existing gaps. This is an update of a previously published report; we revised this edition to factor in new data and introduce a new tool.

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Q&A: B2B Marketing Automation Platforms 101

    Get To The Heart Of The B2B Martech Stack

    November 21, 2018Lori Wizdo

    The B2B marketing technology landscape is confusing, with thousands of vendors in dozens of categories. But one application category is the heart of the B2B marketing technology (martech) stack. It goes by various names but is most commonly called a B2B marketing automation platform (MAP). This report is for B2B marketing leaders and their colleagues in the CIO's organization who have basic questions about B2B MAPs.

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: B2B Marketing Technologies, Q4 2018

    18 Technologies Underpin Modern B2B Marketing

    October 25, 2018 Steven Casey, Laura Ramos, Mary Shea, Allison Snow, Lori Wizdo

    B2B marketing technologies are increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. To accelerate their performance in B2B marketing, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing technologies. This Forrester Tech Tide report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of 18 technology categories that support planning, executing, and optimizing customer engagement for today's self-directed digital-first buyers. B2B marketers should read this report to shape their firm's investment approach to these technologies.

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Automation Platforms, Q4 2018

    The Six Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    October 15, 2018Lori Wizdo

    In our 36-criteria evaluation of B2B marketing automation platform (MAP) providers, we identified the six most significant ones — Act-On Software, bpm'online, Marketo, Oracle, Salesforce, and SAP — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals make the right choice.

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: The B2B Marketing Practice Is Halfway To Awesome

    Landscape: The Lead-To-Revenue Marketing Playbook

    September 17, 2018Lori Wizdo, Matthew Camuso

    Forrester introduced the term lead-to-revenue marketing (L2RM) in 2010 to describe a customer-centric business system for marketers whose offerings mandate a long, complex, or highly considered buying process. In 2018, we surveyed B2B marketers with questions about their L2RM practices. This report, showcasing that survey's findings, will help B2B marketing leaders see how far the L2RM practice has advanced and how much room for improvement remains.

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