Advertising Agencies

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.

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Invest In Demand-Side Platforms To Lift Productivity And Performance

Nikhil Lai August 24, 2023
Demand-side platforms (DSPs) are defined and confined by the acronym’s connotations. In 2007, when DSPs emerged, they coincided with the growth of real-time bidding, a practice since revealed to be rife with data leakage and brand safety concerns. At the time, DSPs met advertisers’ needs by connecting them to exchanges where publishers’ (mostly) desktop display […]
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AI Advertising Is An Economic Multiplier, Provided You Own It

Jay Pattisall August 22, 2023
Marketers looking for cost savings from AI advertising should rethink it in the wake of a new decision upholding human authorship.
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Growth Strategy In Action: Apple Plants New Seeds

Dipanjan Chatterjee August 7, 2023
Two months ago, I announced Forrester’s revenue growth framework. We reviewed academic research, evaluated practitioner models, spoke with CMOs, and studied best practices among companies to distill a framework to help our clients develop a structured approach to growing revenue. I’ve applied this lens to Apple’s latest earnings release to analyze the company’s growth strategy. […]
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Generative AI Has Answers, But SEO Practitioners Are Still Guessing

Nikhil Lai July 6, 2023
We tackle two of the most common questions we're hearing about generative AI's potential impact on search engine optimization.
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Generative AI Revolutionizes Marketing Creativity

Jay Pattisall June 1, 2023
Lean into generative AI to make marketing smarter, production faster, and creators more inspired.
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The Upfronts Spotlight The TV Advertising Industry’s Lag

Nikhil Lai May 16, 2023
April showers bring May flowers and the TV upfronts. The ritual began in 1962, when ABC first scheduled all of its primetime programming to premiere during a single week in September. Since then, the medium of TV has evolved rapidly, but the upfronts have not. Consumption continues to grow across smartphones and smart TVs, satisfying […]
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Need A New B2B Marketing Agency? Ditch The Pitch, And Do This Instead …

John Arnold May 8, 2023
Looking for a new B2B marketing agency? You’re not alone. Fifty-nine percent of B2B marketing decision-makers are planning to increase outsourced services this year. And B2B organizations already spend more than 12% of their marketing program budgets on agency fees. In fact, agency fees are the largest percentage of B2B marketing program budgets. When B2B […]
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Ditch The Pitch: $12.5 Billion Per Year Is Spent On A Dysfunctional Agency Review Process

Jay Pattisall May 8, 2023
A lengthy, dysfunctional review process costs agencies and their clients $12.5 billion per year. It’s time to change agency selection.
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Publicis Groupe Brings Substance To Super Bowl LVII Commercials

Jay Pattisall February 13, 2023
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 […]
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How To Navigate Retail Media Mania

Nikhil Lai February 2, 2023
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) […]
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Five Ways That B2C CMOs Can Navigate The 2023 Downturn

Mike Proulx January 26, 2023

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Generative AI, Like ChatGPT, Won’t Destroy Creativity. It’ll Save It.

Jay Pattisall January 13, 2023
Generative AI has made the creative industry uneasy. Yet combined with human ingenuity, the technology's potential is enormous.
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Follow Martech And Adtech To The Audience-As-A-Strategy Era

John Arnold December 14, 2022
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 […]
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Get Ready For The B2B Marketing Agency Gold Rush

John Arnold November 17, 2022
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 […]
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Predictions 2023: Agency Culture — Both Superpower And Achilles’ Heel — Is About To Change

Jay Pattisall October 27, 2022
Marketing agencies’ infamous environment – both vibrant and toxic – is decisively undergoing a cultural makeover in how workers work.
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Did Our Predictions For 2022 Come True?

Sharyn Leaver September 27, 2022
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.
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The Agency Landscape Converges On Frictionless Partner Models

Jay Pattisall August 11, 2022
As CMOs turn to a frictionless marketing partner models Forrester evaluates the 10 top providers of integrated marketing.
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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: B2B Advertising Solutions, Q3 2022

John Arnold August 9, 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
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The Intelligence Revolution Takes Hold In Marketing Creativity

Jay Pattisall July 25, 2022
The rise of data intelligence in the creative process will be as transformative as the creative advertising revolution of the 1960s.
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Media Is The Flywheel For Integration And Growth

Jay Pattisall July 13, 2022
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 […]
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