Ryan   Skinner

Ryan Skinner

Senior Analyst Serving B2C Marketing Professionals

Ryan primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for B2C marketing professionals. He analyzes how marketers should pivot from campaign- and channel-focused strategies to content- and customer-focused ones. In this context, Ryan leads Forrester’s research on content marketing, content strategy, customer engagement, and content intelligence for marketers.

This work has naturally led into other areas of focus, such as agile marketing, customer experience, native advertising, and brand narratives. In workshops, speeches, and consulting assignments, Ryan has advised large consumer brands in the US and Europe on their efforts to engage with customers across channels. Further, he advises marketing leaders on a variety of technology and service provider decisions that relate to content and customer engagement.

Ryan is the thought leader for Forrester’s cross-disciplinary team researching content-related topics, and he takes part in a similar group researching personalization initiatives.

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.

Education

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

Ryan Skinner

Senior Analyst Serving B2C Marketing Professionals

Ryan primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for B2C marketing professionals. He analyzes how marketers should pivot from campaign- and channel-focused strategies to content- and customer-focused ones. In this context, Ryan leads Forrester’s research on content marketing, content strategy, customer engagement, and content intelligence for marketers.

This work has naturally led into other areas of focus, such as agile marketing, customer experience, native advertising, and brand narratives. In workshops, speeches, and consulting assignments, Ryan has advised large consumer brands in the US and Europe on their efforts to engage with customers across channels. Further, he advises marketing leaders on a variety of technology and service provider decisions that relate to content and customer engagement.

Ryan is the thought leader for Forrester’s cross-disciplinary team researching content-related topics, and he takes part in a similar group researching personalization initiatives.

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.

Education

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

Ryan Skinner's Research

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  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Marketing Resource Management, Q3 2018

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    August 22, 2018 Rusty Warner, Ryan Skinner

    In our 35-criteria evaluation of marketing resource management (MRM) providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — Aprimo, BrandMaker, IBM, Percolate, SAP, SAS, Stylelabs, and Workfront — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2C marketing professionals make the right choice.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: When And How To Start The Shift To Omnichannel Content

    August 13, 2018Ryan Skinner

    Marketers must abandon the content mindset of "do more, better." In 2018, the goal must be to "do smarter." Customers demand content that better answers their unique needs. Businesses demand more efficiency in content creation and sharing. The move to omnichannel content that Forrester described in the report, "Omnichannel Strategies Demand A New Content Approach" can answer both demands. However, it will force major changes in how marketers operate. This report defines a clear path for marketers to succeed with these transformative changes.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: New Tech: Influencer Marketing Solutions, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 34 Influencer Marketing Solution Providers

    August 13, 2018Ryan Skinner

    Customers' ad avoidance plus their distaste for brand communications equals marketers eager for new ways to reach customers and for new voices with which to reach them. Influencers with online followerships that are large or highly relevant to a brand or both — tick both boxes. Most marketers have experimented with influencer commissioning, and many vendors have emerged with proprietary software for influencer marketing, often bundled with services. This report helps marketers understand and differentiate emerging influencer marketing solution (IMS) vendors.

  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Analytics: Marketing Automation Technology Forecast, 2017 To 2023 (US)

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    May 17, 2018 Jennifer Adams, Jay McBain, Ryan Skinner, Rusty Warner, Lori Wizdo

    Marketing automation technologies allow marketers to market effectively via multiple channels while automating repetitive tasks. This US data-driven report gives a five-year view of growth for six technologies within the marketing automation ecosystem: cross-channel campaign management software; content marketing platforms; lead-to-revenue management automation platforms; marketing resource management software; real-time interaction management solutions; and through-channel marketing automation platforms.

  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Data: Marketing Automation Technology Forecast, 2017 To 2023 (Global)

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    April 30, 2018 Jennifer Adams, Jay McBain, Ryan Skinner, Rusty Warner, Lori Wizdo

    Marketing automation technologies allow marketers to effectively market via multiple channels while automating repetitive tasks. This data-driven report gives a five-year view of growth for six technologies within the marketing automation ecosystem: cross-channel campaign management (CCCM) software, content marketing platforms (CMPs), lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) automation platforms, marketing resource management (MRM) software, real-time interaction management (RTIM) solutions, and through-channel marketing automation (TCMA) platforms.

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