Stephanie Liu

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Oh, Snap: Data Deprecation Cuts Into Revenue

Stephanie Liu October 22, 2021
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. While reporting Snapchat’s Q3 results yesterday, CEO Evan Spiegel conceded Apple’s App Tracking Transparency (ATT) framework “disrupted” Snap’s advertising business as he reported lower-than-expected earnings. The earnings miss drove sharp declines in Facebook’s and Twitter’s stocks as well. ATT, which rolled out in April with iOS 14.5, requires users […]
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MRM Is Your Essential Marketing Workhorse In The Pandemic And Beyond

Stephanie Liu September 14, 2021
Insulation. Plumbing. Circuit boards. Marketing resource management (MRM) tools. All things that aren’t front and center but are critical for daily operations. MRM tools are the marketing engine that make your marketing department go. Resource planning and performance management in the key areas of money, people, content, and brand facilitate agile marketing across channels — critical […]
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A Privacy Primer For Marketers

Joe Stanhope April 16, 2021
Privacy is firmly in the limelight as businesses weigh in on whether privacy is a human right and legislatures around the world debate new regulations and protections for consumers. Marketers are on the front lines of customer engagement, championing the consumer within the enterprise and taking an active role in privacy discussions.  But for marketers who aren’t already privacy […]
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Adobe Buys Workfront To Boost Upstream Creative Support

Stephanie Liu November 10, 2020
Adobe announced yesterday it’s shelling out $1.5 billion to acquire work management tool Workfront, cementing a longstanding partnership between the two companies. Together, Adobe and Workfront can spin a tale of coupling a Forrester Wave™ Leader digital asset manager (DAM) and a work management tool that can handle all the planning and collaboration aspects of […]
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Predictions 2021: B2C Marketing Goes Local And Retention-Based

Stephanie Liu October 23, 2020
B2C marketing in 2021 will take a decided turn toward retention and localization. Read on to discover how B2C marketers will adjust in the face of a post-pandemic world.
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Pandemic Got Your Marketing Plans Down? Pivot To People-Led Planning

Stephanie Liu September 14, 2020
COVID-19 has disrupted school, summer vacations, birthdays, weddings — you name it. It has been equally unforgiving to marketers, whose carefully crafted marketing plans became irrelevant amid store closures, erratic shopping trends, and supply shortages. If there’s one upside to the pandemic, it’s pushing marketers to reevaluate their marketing planning processes. Even the most thorough, […]
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Elevate Your Mobile Engagement With The Right Vendor Using The New Forrester Wave™

Stephanie Liu August 25, 2020
This past spring, I shared why it’s important that marketers develop a strong mobile strategy to engage with consumers in the right moment and format. While a few months have since passed, COVID-19 still blurs the future of work, commerce, and socializing. Is it safe to travel? To return to work? To enjoy a beer at […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins August 17, 2020
This week’s edition of our FORRward series covers the latest tech news on Gong, revenue intelligence, People.ai, Chorus.ai, brand, zero-party data, future of work and movie making.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins August 10, 2020
Mobile Advertising Comes Under Scrutiny Most data deprecation discussions center on cookies and web browsers. But two recent moves broaden the aperture to include mobile environments, too. First, Apple announced iOS 14, which will prompt users on whether they want to let an app track them or “ask app not to track.” If a user picks the latter, the app can’t […]
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Straight From The Source: Collecting Zero-Party Data From Customers

Stephanie Liu July 30, 2020
Marketers are building out experiences to ask customers about volunteer zero-party data that they can’t infer, buy, or collect elsewhere.
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Stay Connected To Consumers Via Mobile Engagement Automation

Stephanie Liu May 21, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a major dent in our mobile lifestyles. But even as many of us shelter in place or stay at home, our smartphones are still with us, offering a necessary link to the outside world. In a typical morning, you can probably expect to receive messages from family members and friends […]
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Facebook, Inc. Extends Its Tentacles With GIPHY Acquisition

Jessica Liu May 19, 2020
There may be more to the move than meets the eye. The acquisition will give Facebook access to data it will find useful.
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Dive Into Moments-Based Marketing At CX North America

Joe Stanhope May 5, 2020
To bring moments-based engagement to life, marketers will need a new approach to recognize and act on moments and new planning techniques to establish balance between moments and campaigns. To pull it off, they’ll need the data and technologies that can turn signals into insights and to identify the moments that matter and deliver interactions precisely at the right time.
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Modern Marketers Must Manage Measurement

Rusty Warner March 11, 2020
Measuring marketing performance is not just a tongue twister; it’s hard work. Channel-specific metrics cause headaches, and reporting is a hodgepodge of data sources and dashboards from multiple martech and measurement tools. It’s even harder to align marketing performance metrics with customer-focused business objectives, but marketers can no longer pat themselves on the back for […]
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Find The Marketing Planning And Operations Tool That Meets Your Needs

Stephanie Liu March 5, 2020
Wouldn’t it be great if marketers had a tool that let them plan, manage, and execute marketing activities? I hear this from B2C marketers looking to streamline creative production processes or coordinate campaigns across teams. Thankfully, there’s an entire category of tools that do just that: marketing resource management (MRM). As I explained a few […]
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Marketers, You Might Hate Abiding By New Data Restrictions, But Doing Nothing Isn’t An Option

Tina Moffett February 5, 2020
If marketers don't learn to adjust processes to the rapidly changing data landscape, they risk fines and consumer alienation.
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B2C CDPs Need To Survive Before They Can Thrive

Joe Stanhope January 27, 2020
B2C customer data platforms (CDPs): all the hype, none of the follow-through. That summarizes the analysis of the CDP space in our inaugural report on the category in 2018. We continue to field client inquiries about the CDP market — but the tone from marketers has grown increasingly skeptical, and vendors are asking less about […]
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MRM Has A Marketing Problem

Stephanie Liu November 18, 2019
In my four years at Forrester, I’ve crossed paths with a lot of three-letter technologies: CDP, DMP, OTT, ITP, and ETP . . . the list goes on. But MRM, or marketing resource management, has a unique challenge amid this alphabet soup: Marketers rarely call it by its name. Instead, when we speak to marketers, […]
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Meet The Performance Marketing Agencies

Collin Colburn September 18, 2019
I’m excited to share that “The Forrester Wave™: Performance Marketing Agencies, Q3 2019” is live. This is the newest iteration of one of Forrester’s longest-running Wave evaluations: search marketing agencies. We first evaluated search marketing agencies in 2006, led by my colleague Shar VanBoskirk. Since then, we’ve done six Waves from 2006 to 2017. In […]
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Meet Your Newest B2C Martech Analyst

Stephanie Liu September 9, 2019
Do you work with marketing resource management (MRM) or mobile engagement automation (MEA) tools? If yes, I want to hear from you! I’m Steph, the newest member of Forrester’s B2C martech research team. I’ve been at Forrester for four years, first as a research associate and most recently as a researcher on the B2C marketing […]
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