Traditional advertising agencies find their business models under threat. But advertising agencies still deliver services crucial to brands. Read our insights on M&As, trends, and case studies to understand the direction of agencies.
Publicis Groupe Brings Substance To Super Bowl LVII Commercials
Super Bowl LVII was full of firsts. The first Super Bowl matchup between two Black starting quarterbacks The first Super Bowl sibling rivalry, between Jason and Travis Kelce The first Super Bowl military flyover piloted by seven female naval aviators The first Super Bowl commercial debut by an agency holding company Global advertising firm Publicis […]
How To Navigate Retail Media Mania
The question I’m asked most often is “Is retail media overhyped, or is it the next big thing?” This question comes, in part, from media coverage and forecasts, including Forrester’s, that project a significant share of ad spend — nearly $100 billion, according to Boston Consulting Group — being absorbed by retail media networks (RMNs) […]
Tackle 2023 With Bold Action & Clear Focus
Get our Predictions 2023 Guide to see the 12 big-impact dynamics that leaders will have to navigate in the coming year.
Generative AI, Like ChatGPT, Won’t Destroy Creativity. It’ll Save It.
Generative AI has made the creative industry uneasy. Yet combined with human ingenuity, the technology's potential is enormous.
Follow Martech And Adtech To The Audience-As-A-Strategy Era
The sophisticated B2B marketers and advertisers I talk to are always striving to achieve some form of omnichannel reach with closed-loop reporting to refined target audiences at scale with a small number of vendors — no easy task, even with good audience technology. The Beginning Of A New Era: Audience As A Strategy Audiences have […]
Get Ready For The B2B Marketing Agency Gold Rush
The in-house B2B marketing trend of the past few years — expanding in-house agencies, centers of excellence, and shared services — has peaked. Fifty-nine percent of B2B marketing decision-makers now say that they are planning to increase marketing spend on outsourced services. This new investment mindset, combined with macro and micro economic factors, has sparked […]
Predictions 2023: Agency Culture — Both Superpower And Achilles’ Heel — Is About To Change
Marketing agencies’ infamous environment – both vibrant and toxic – is decisively undergoing a cultural makeover in how workers work.
See Why 2023 Fortune Favors The Bold And Focused
Explore our 2023 Predictions to see where strategies are shifting – and where opportunities for bold moves exist.
Did Our Predictions For 2022 Come True?
We made bold predictions for 2022. We weighed in on edge computing, CX, B2B marketing, cybersecurity, and more. Discover which predictions came true and which ones missed the mark as we prepare for Predictions 2023.
The Agency Landscape Converges On Frictionless Partner Models
As CMOs turn to a frictionless marketing partner models Forrester evaluates the 10 top providers of integrated marketing.
Announcing The Forrester Wave™: B2B Advertising Solutions, Q3 2022
In our 28-criterion evaluation of B2B advertising solution providers, we identified the 14 most significant ones — 6sense, AdDaptive Intelligence, Adobe, Demandbase, Influ2, Jabmo, LinkedIn, Madison Logic, Marin Software, Metadata, RollWorks, StackAdapt, Terminus, and The Trade Desk
The Intelligence Revolution Takes Hold In Marketing Creativity
The rise of data intelligence in the creative process will be as transformative as the creative advertising revolution of the 1960s.
Media Is The Flywheel For Integration And Growth
Are Integrated Agency Relationships The Way Of The Future? Many indicators point to “yes.” CMOs Want Integration Intrigued by the potential lift from integrated marketing solutions, CMOs are changing the nature of their agency relationships to be more connected and improve marketing impact. Our research shows that nearly two in five CMOs will restructure their […]
A Booming Advertising Talent Market Illustrates The Belated Agency Transformation
Advertising industry growth has not yet stalled, counter to the misguided headlines. Despite rising inflation, concern for recession, and agency and tech company layoffs, US advertising industry job growth remains strong. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), advertising and related services added 3,800 jobs in June, while the total US jobs market […]
The EU Strikes Again As A Global Leader In Mindful Media: Updated “Code Of Practice On Disinformation”
The EU announced an updated Code of Practice on Disinformation, aimed at combating the online spread of disinformation via regulatory measures, including “demonetizing the dissemination of disinformation.” Forrester’s research shows that the monetization of disinformation is a vicious cycle in which the ad supply chain infrastructure supports and funds — often inadvertently — the spread […]
Why Are Brands Funding Misinformation?
Marketers are accidentally funding misinformation and fueling the proliferation of dangerous falsehoods. In this episode of What It Means, Principal Analyst Kelsey Chickering discusses how marketers can protect their brand from this phenomenon.
The Entire Ad Supply Chain Is At Fault For Disinformation
Brands fund misinformation and disinformation with their ad dollars, whether they know it or not. Top brands have served immeasurable impressions on sites containing misleading content, from Russian propaganda fueling the war in Ukraine to COVID-19 conspiracy theories. This vicious cycle, driven by bad incentives, lack of coordination, and marketer ignorance, fuels geopolitical unrest and […]
You’re Probably Greenwashing, But You Don’t Know It
Alongside the COP26 Conference, many businesses communicated their green pledge and how much they are acting to protect the environment. Expect more of this to happen this week, with Earth Day falling on Friday, April 22 — and get ready to see many brands accused of greenwashing. Greenwashing — when a business is perceived to […]
These Six Competencies Raise The Bar For B2B Paid Media Advertising
B2B organizations should evaluate their paid media advertising maturity across six competencies: advertising strategy, talent and technology, audience savvy, brand/demand interlock, measurement and testing, and creative excellence.
Have We Run Out Of Super Bowl Ideas?
There was an abundance of A-list talent in last Sunday night's ads, but an absence of A-list ideas. It's time to think about how to differentiate.
The Super Bowl Makes A Comeback In 2022
Last Years’ Super Bowl Fizzled The Super Bowl is due for a comeback, as the luster of “the big game” has waned over time. Last year’s viewership, originally reported at 92,000,000, was the smallest Super Bowl audience since 2007 — an audience that has dropped steadily since 2015, when a record 114,000,000 Americans tuned in. […]