Rusty   Warner

Rusty Warner

Principal Analyst Serving B2C Marketing Professionals

Rusty serves B2C Marketing Professionals. His research focuses on marketing technologies, including customer analytics, cross-channel campaign management, enterprise marketing platforms, real-time interaction management, and digital customer experience delivery. Rusty helps organizations ensure that marketing technology investments are aligned with strategies to meet shifting customer expectations and support the BT agenda — technologies, systems, and processes to win, serve, and retain customers.

Previous Work Experience

Rusty has more than 25 years' experience in marketing and customer analytics, product management and product marketing, marketing leadership, business analysis, and strategic planning. Before joining Forrester, Rusty was senior vice president of marketing for SDL's Campaign Management and Analytics Division (formerly Alterian), focused on solutions for marketing automation, customer analytics, campaign management, and email marketing.

Prior to SDL, Rusty was with NCR and Teradata for 22 years in both the US and Europe. As head of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) marketing for Teradata, he built a "virtual" team to ensure effective marketing execution across 25 countries, with responsibility for all internal and external marketing activities, customer communications and events, program deployment, press and analyst relations, joint marketing with partners, product marketing, and sales support. He also has extensive global consulting and sales support experience based on customer engagements in 35 countries, with particular emphasis on EMEA.

Education

Rusty graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. In addition to being a National Merit Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he was WVU's Mr. Mountaineer (outstanding senior) and Outstanding Greek Man (top fraternity senior). Rusty relocated to the United Kingdom in 1996 and holds dual American and British citizenship.

Rusty Warner

Principal Analyst Serving B2C Marketing Professionals

Rusty serves B2C Marketing Professionals. His research focuses on marketing technologies, including customer analytics, cross-channel campaign management, enterprise marketing platforms, real-time interaction management, and digital customer experience delivery. Rusty helps organizations ensure that marketing technology investments are aligned with strategies to meet shifting customer expectations and support the BT agenda — technologies, systems, and processes to win, serve, and retain customers.

Previous Work Experience

Rusty has more than 25 years' experience in marketing and customer analytics, product management and product marketing, marketing leadership, business analysis, and strategic planning. Before joining Forrester, Rusty was senior vice president of marketing for SDL's Campaign Management and Analytics Division (formerly Alterian), focused on solutions for marketing automation, customer analytics, campaign management, and email marketing.

Prior to SDL, Rusty was with NCR and Teradata for 22 years in both the US and Europe. As head of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) marketing for Teradata, he built a "virtual" team to ensure effective marketing execution across 25 countries, with responsibility for all internal and external marketing activities, customer communications and events, program deployment, press and analyst relations, joint marketing with partners, product marketing, and sales support. He also has extensive global consulting and sales support experience based on customer engagements in 35 countries, with particular emphasis on EMEA.

Education

Rusty graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. In addition to being a National Merit Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he was WVU's Mr. Mountaineer (outstanding senior) and Outstanding Greek Man (top fraternity senior). Rusty relocated to the United Kingdom in 1996 and holds dual American and British citizenship.

Rusty Warner's Research

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  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Fully Leverage Your Tech Investments With A Marketing Technology Office

    Organization: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    November 16, 2018 Joe Stanhope, Rusty Warner

    Empowered customers engage with brands at any point in the customer life cycle, anytime and anywhere. Relevant real-time responses require batch-oriented, channel-focused campaign management teams to transform into nimble, customer-obsessed organizations. B2C marketers must form a marketing technology office (MTO) to bridge the gap between marketing and the technology organization and create a shared strategy. 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 include updated terminology and the addition of new data.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Elevate Your Approach To Cross-Channel Campaign Measurement

    Performance Management: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    November 15, 2018 Joe Stanhope, Rusty Warner

    The evolution from channel-specific to cross-channel campaigns affords firms the opportunity to improve relevance and marry marketing engagement to customer journeys. The processes of measuring and reporting on campaign performance are trickier because B2C marketing pros often struggle to relate channel-specific metrics to high-level business outcomes. This report provides a framework for B2C marketers to define their key performance indicators (KPIs), build a measurement plan, and embed reporting within a performance management strategy. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Unlock Customer Context With Marketing Technology

    Executive Overview: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    November 14, 2018 Joe Stanhope, Rusty Warner

    Customer data and marketing technology are now essential to every marketing function. Yet B2C marketing professionals responsible for their firm's marketing technology strategy often miss the opportunity to shape how their firm uses technology, systems, and processes to win, serve, and retain customers. Forrester's enterprise marketing technology playbook guides B2C marketers as they mature from campaign-based to contextual marketing. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: B2C Marketing

    Consumer Power Pushes Marketers To Better Data And Experiences, But Not Without A Few Fumbles

    November 8, 2018 Jessica Liu, Emily Collins, Fatemeh Khatibloo, Stephanie Liu, Tina Moffett, Jim Nail, Joe Stanhope, Rusty Warner

    Almost halfway through the age of the customer, consumers are making their increasing power felt when dealing with brands. With customer preference and privacy taking center stage in 2018, B2C marketers have painfully learned that they need to handle existing customers with greater care. In 2019, we predict, this realization will yield creative new and enhanced marketer efforts to engage with existing customers.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Complement Your EMSS With Best-Of-Breed Point Solutions

    October 11, 2018Rusty Warner

    B2C marketers must integrate enterprise marketing technology (EMT) components from multiple vendors to assemble their own unique EMT ecosystems. Working with enterprise marketing software suite (EMSS) vendors provides foundational elements, while best-of-breed point solutions complement EMT core functionality. This report helps B2C marketers evaluate EMSS offerings and point solutions to address 82 functional areas across seven EMT categories. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. In this version, we have added more recent data and expanded the list of technologies.

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