Susan   Bidel

Susan Bidel

Senior Analyst Serving B2C Marketing Professionals

Susan is a senior analyst serving B2C Marketing Professionals with the aim of helping them excel at customer-obsessed marketing. Her research focuses on the health of digital ecosystems; on fraud, viewability, and brand safety; on the power of data to drive positive outcomes; and on how marketers and publishers can work together for their mutual benefit.

Previous Work Experience

Susan comes to Forrester with more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry at brands such as People, Fortune, Money, and Time Digital, among others, where she focused on advertising marketing. Her first foray into digital publishing was as the sales development director for FortuneCity.com, a community site. That was followed by 18 months at a mobile instant-messaging startup, Messagevine. Immediately prior to joining Forrester, Susan was the senior director of sales development for PubMatic, a sell-side platform servicing the needs of publishers in the programmatic space.

Education

Susan studied art history at New York University and has a B.A. and an M.A. in literature from City College, CUNY.

Susan Bidel

Senior Analyst Serving B2C Marketing Professionals

Susan is a senior analyst serving B2C Marketing Professionals with the aim of helping them excel at customer-obsessed marketing. Her research focuses on the health of digital ecosystems; on fraud, viewability, and brand safety; on the power of data to drive positive outcomes; and on how marketers and publishers can work together for their mutual benefit.

Previous Work Experience

Susan comes to Forrester with more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry at brands such as People, Fortune, Money, and Time Digital, among others, where she focused on advertising marketing. Her first foray into digital publishing was as the sales development director for FortuneCity.com, a community site. That was followed by 18 months at a mobile instant-messaging startup, Messagevine. Immediately prior to joining Forrester, Susan was the senior director of sales development for PubMatic, a sell-side platform servicing the needs of publishers in the programmatic space.

Education

Susan studied art history at New York University and has a B.A. and an M.A. in literature from City College, CUNY.

Susan Bidel's Research

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  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Tech Tide™: Adtech For B2C Marketers, Q2 2018

    Tools And Technology: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    April 5, 2018 Mary Pilecki, Arleen Chien, Susan Bidel, Jessica Liu, Jim Nail, Joanna O'Connell

    Advertising technology (adtech) has been a staple for B2C marketers in their efforts to grow brand recognition, acquire customers, and sell products and services. But technologies have evolved, and marketers are embracing omnichannel advertising to create connected experiences that drive better results. This Forrester Tech Tide™ report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of the 11 technology categories that support omnichannel advertising. B2C marketing pros should read this report to shape their firm's investment approach to these technologies.

  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: Regularly Rejuvenate Your Marketing Talent

    Advanced Level: Talent Practices For Marketing Innovation

    March 7, 2018 Shar VanBoskirk, Susan Bidel, Brigitte Majewski

    When creating customer-obsessed marketing talent, there is no finale. Rather, advanced marketers make sure their thoughtfully developed talent mix and org structure doesn't create rigidity. This document recommends how CMOs can disrupt their teams and team members to fuel continuous innovation.

  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: The Marketing Talent Casting Call

    Intermediate Level: Talent Practices For Marketing Innovation

    March 7, 2018 Shar VanBoskirk, Susan Bidel, Brigitte Majewski

    You know your marketing function should lead your company's pivot to customer obsession. And you've already started orchestrating the right mix of old and new talent to change marketing's role. This report explains how CMOs can attract, develop, and organize top marketing talent in order to advance their marketing transformation.

  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: Launch Your Marketing Talent Transformation

    Beginner Level: Talent Practices For Marketing Innovation

    March 7, 2018 Shar VanBoskirk, Susan Bidel, Brigitte Majewski

    The right people are critical to successfully creating an innovative mindset, processes, and insights within your marketing organization. This report, part of the marketing innovation playbook, introduces three steps that will help CMOs launch a new approach to hiring and managing marketing talent. It also links to additional reports that provide more depth.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: Marketers Must Focus On The KPIs That Count

    Performance Management: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    February 9, 2018Susan Bidel

    For more than 20 years, B2C marketers have used key performance indicators (KPIs) derived from the practices and needs of direct marketers. But consumer content consumption practices have changed, and advertiser goals have evolved as a result. Today, an omnichannel strategy, the only way for marketers to reach and message their customers and prospects, requires a new set of metrics. B2C marketers should read this report to learn what KPIs count in this omnichannel media world.

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