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According To Our Latest B2C Marketing Survey, Data Deprecation’s Complexity Reigns

Nikhil Lai 1 day ago
Every year, Forrester surveys over 1,000 marketing decision-makers around the world to learn about their priorities, challenges, and plans. For the past few years, four forces — consumers’ dissatisfaction with invasive audience targeting; browser and operating system restrictions; legislators and de facto regulators such as Apple limiting consumers’ trackability; and advertisers ceding control to walled […]
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Consumer Spending 2024: What It Means For Your Brand

Dipanjan Chatterjee February 7, 2024
2023 was a confusing year: The consumers blew cold, and the economy blew hot. The recession-to-be didn’t materialize, and the economic outlook wasn’t half as bad as consumers would have you believe. Yet, notes from the post-pandemic blues keep wafting in the air no matter the macroeconomic drumbeat. This year, the economy is headed for […]

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Don’t Miss Our Live 2024 Predictions Deep Dive

Join us on January 18 to hear from the tech, CX, and B2B analysts behind our 2024 global predictions and get an important generative AI update from Forrester’s CEO, George Colony.

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Super Bowl LVIII: Ratings, Rivalry, Love, And Advertising

Jay Pattisall February 6, 2024
$5.6 million. $6.5 million. $7.2 million. As the price of a 30-second Super Bowl spot increases roughly 10% annually, brands and marketers question the value of the media and production costs to show up in advertising’s premiere showcase. In hindsight, this year’s answer is clearer, with audience numbers forecasted to exceed the record of 115 […]
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Brands And PR Agencies Contend With Today’s Culture Wars

Jay Pattisall January 31, 2024
Given today’s heightened polarization, what role will PR agencies play in guiding corporate brands? We hypothesize three key elements are fundamental to crisis and reputation services.
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Bad Ads: What Are You Going To Do When They Come For You?

Mo Allibhai January 24, 2024
In 2024, digital marketers and publishers have a unique opportunity to rebuild trust in digital advertising and the internet overall. Given how loose security standards are across the programmatic ecosystem, this requires abandoning “blind programmatic” in favor of more coordinated, stringent buying strategies. 2023 was an eventful year for bad ads, which Forrester defines as […]
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The US Senate Hearing To Protect Online Children: Alcohol Use Is “Age-Gated” — Why Isn’t Social Media?

Kelsey Chickering January 24, 2024
Social media platforms are under fire for their failure to protect children against a wide range of issues, including mental health concerns and sexual exploitation. This will be the main topic at a January 31 US Senate hearing, where the CEOs from Meta, X, TikTok, Snap, and Discord will testify on what they’re doing — […]
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Google Makes Good On Its Resolution To Deprecate Third-Party Cookies In 2024

Tina Moffett January 4, 2024
Marketers didn’t think that it would happen — here’s what to do now to ensure that customer data is ethically sourced and used.

60% Of Skeptics Will Use (And Love!) GenAI

Surprised? Download Forrester’s 2024 Predictions guide to see why progress will be driven by exploration — and 14 other global predictions on AI, privacy, B2B buyers, hybrid work, and more.

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How To Capitalize On Conversational Search

Nikhil Lai January 2, 2024
As generative AI becomes more deeply integrated into search engine results pages (SERPs), conversational search will grow. Learn what the change means for marketers.
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Synchronize People, Processes, And Technologies To Lift Ad Creative’s Performance

Nikhil Lai December 12, 2023
My favorite holiday-themed ad is Hershey’s “Christmas Bells,” which debuted in 1989 thanks to the creativity of David Apicella at Ogilvy & Mather, among others. Since then, the ad has run every December. In a market crowded with viral creative such as Spotify’s Wrapped, Hershey’s pithy ad continues to perform. In just 15 seconds, the […]
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One Game To Rule Them All: Sports And Fandom In America

Dipanjan Chatterjee December 9, 2023
It’s not often that soccer and the United States are spoken of in the same breath. But a diminutive Argentinian possessing outsized wizardry changed all of that. Lionel Messi put US Major League Soccer on the world map, and Apple brought the games into American living rooms. On Saturday, December 9, it all comes to […]
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In 2024, B2C CMOs Want The Most Help With These Five Areas

Mike Proulx November 28, 2023
Learn what our recent survey of marketing heads revealed.
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Consumer Spending Expectations — Holiday Edition

Dipanjan Chatterjee November 8, 2023
Consumers are mostly skittish about spending more this holiday than they have the rest of the year, and categories like beauty and personal care and consumer durables will fare far worse than health and wellness and apparel.
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Predictions 2024: Big Media Gets Its Mojo Back

Kelsey Chickering October 31, 2023
Big media gets its mojo back in 2024. Check out this preview of Predictions 2024: Media And Advertising and discover the trends that will define the year ahead.
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Predictions 2024: The AI Era Accelerates Agencies From Services To Solutions

Jay Pattisall October 31, 2023
Agencies will take full advantage of AI in 2024 and build custom “brand language models.” But fear of mismanagement will read to an increase in reviews. Learn more about what will shape the agency world in 2024.
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This Halloween, Don’t Get Spooked By In-Game Mobile Ads

Mo Allibhai October 27, 2023
Microsoft completed its largest ever acquisition of Activision Blizzard earlier this month. Buried under the lede is the fact that it now owns King, a hugely successful mobile advertising platform with over $300 million in advertising revenue annually. It’s not the first acquisition of its kind: Earlier this year, console gaming giant Sega purchased Rovio, […]
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Netflix’s Planned Price Hike Makes One Thing Clear: Ads Are All The Rage, Again

Mike Proulx October 16, 2023

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Were Our Predictions For 2023 Correct?

Sharyn Leaver September 20, 2023
We made bold calls for 2023. Did they come true? Discover the accuracy of Forrester's Predictions 2023. And get a first peek at what we'll cover in our 2024 predictions.
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“TikTok Shop” Launch Makes US Social Commerce Plausible

Kelsey Chickering September 12, 2023
ByteDance officially launched its social commerce experience, “TikTok Shop,” in the US. It includes features such as a dedicated shop tab for searching products or browsing product categories, the ability for creators to tag products for purchase, an affiliate funnel for sellers, secure checkout, and brand product portfolios. So far, over 100,000 creators signed up […]
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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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The Latest And Greatest Marketing Measurement Service Providers

Tina Moffett August 23, 2023
The marketing analytics category — which spans software services that help measure marketing and media efficacy — has grown significantly in the past three years. According to Forrester’s data, adoption of unified measurement methods has increased by 13% since 2021; marketing mix modeling is one of the top five technologies a marketer plans to use […]
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