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: Case Study: FactCool And Zizzi Leverage Martech Investments To Drive Digital Transformation

    January 15, 2019Rusty Warner, Arleen Chien

    This case study for B2C marketers examines how an online fashion retailer and a casual dining restaurant chain are using their enterprise marketing technology (EMT) investments to lead their firm's digital transformation initiatives. Both companies have differentiated themselves from competitive threats using this approach, as it allows them to better meet customer expectations.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Real-Time Interaction Management, Q1 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 42 RTIM Providers

    January 11, 2019Rusty Warner

    B2C marketers can use real-time interaction management (RTIM) offerings to orchestrate contextually relevant customer experiences (CX), address customer expectations for mutual value exchanges with their brand, and align marketing with all of their firms' customer-facing functions. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary widely. Use Forrester's Now Tech report to understand the value you can expect from a RTIM provider and select vendors based on size and functionality.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: The Power Of Customer Context

    Vision: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    December 14, 2018 Joe Stanhope, Rusty Warner, Carlton A. Doty

    Campaigns are far less effective at winning and retaining customers than they once were. To achieve sustainable competitive advantage, B2C marketers must deliver self-perpetuating cycles of real-time, two-way, insight-driven interactions with individual customers. Brands that seize this potential are assembling enterprise marketing technology ecosystems that Forrester calls contextual marketing engines to create highly engaging environments that drive business growth. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy; this version was revised with new data.

  • 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.

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