Ryan Skinner

Senior Analyst serving B2C Marketing PROFESSIONALS

Ryan primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for B2C Marketing Professionals. He analyzes how brands should develop content and experiences that customers will desire, and even seek out, ultimately building closer relationships with customers that drive preference, advocacy, and loyalty. His research topics include defining a content discovery strategy (with search and social); understanding content consumption and engagement patterns; managing processes and tools for the production and distribution of content and experiences (technologies, agencies, and media partners); and using tools and methodologies that help marketers measure the business impact of content and experiences they have created, and how to continually optimize them.

Ryan is an expert on both content marketing and the analytical sides of content marketing and marketing automation. He regularly delivers speeches and seminars to large organizations on content marketing strategy, production, execution, and measurement.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to Forrester, Ryan worked at London-based Velocity Partners, a specialist and pioneer in content marketing and digital marketing strategy for the B2B market. Prior to that, he worked for 12 years in PR and communications for a number of large Scandinavian corporations, where he focused on digital outreach and engagement, as well as social media and community-building.

An American, Ryan speaks Norwegian fluently, giving him working proficiency in Swedish and Danish. He also speaks French at a conversational level.

Ryan studied at Duke University, where he graduated with a B.A. in English.

Ryan Skinner's Research

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report: Better Content Insights From Better Dashboards

    Creating relevant content that helps customers and generates results for the business is hard. Those who commission, create, manage, and distribute content need to be able to see, quickly, what ...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report: Content Marketing Platforms (CMPs) Aim To Align Teams

    Marketing teams turn to specialist software to manage a tremendous velocity of content production, approval, and publication; these specialist offerings are what Forrester calls content marketin...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report: Spin User-Generated Content Into Brand-Building Gold

    The inherent authenticity of user-generated content (UGC) is kryptonite to even the most super of brands. Consumers' honest perspectives deflate brand mythologies and reveal once-hidden flaws. B...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report: Get Customer-Obsessed With Your Content Marketing Processes

    Traditional marketing processes implode on contact with content marketing for three reasons: First, the rapid and ongoing publishing cycle strains obsolete production and approval machinery; sec...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report: Vendor Landscape: Native Advertising Technologies, Q3 2016

    Native advertising's potential excites B2C marketers, who struggle with the blocking and poor performance of their ads, particularly on mobile. But most marketers are missing the native advertis...

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