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Loyalty Service Providers Supercharge Loyalty Strategies

Mary Pilecki June 3, 2024
The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Services, Q2 2024 is geared toward helping loyalty marketers vet the right service provider for their brand. Read a few of the takeaways.
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Real Talk With Ecosystem Partners: GTM Evolution

Hannibal Scipio, II May 21, 2024
Early in my career, I received wise but tough coaching from a manager regarding struggles with a new colleague on a strategic project: Pull them aside and have a real, candid conversation with the pursuit of clarity and understanding for the sake of the shared vision and mutual success. The “real talk” that my colleague […]

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A Match Made In Plastic? Capital One’s Quest To Acquire Discover

Peter Wannemacher May 20, 2024
Capital One’s plan to acquire Discover will change the shape of the financial services landscape (though not the fundamental forces that drive growth and success — but more on that later). To help you understand the implications of the proposed merger, Forrester took a deep dive into our research and data (full report for clients […]
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Call For Entries: Forrester B2B Summit APAC 2024 Awards

Daryl Wright May 15, 2024
APAC B2B marketers: If you have a cross-functional alignment success story or have achieved exceptional results from a single function, we want to hear from you. Learn more about our B2B Summit APAC awards and how to apply.
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B2B Marketers Expect To Do More With More — But It’s Not As Good As It Sounds

Matthew Selheimer May 13, 2024
Forrester's latest Marketing Survey shows that marketing executives and operations leaders anticipate budget increases this year. Capitalizing on this opportunity requires overcoming formidable challenges.
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Accelerating Advertising With AI Comes At A Cost

Nikhil Lai May 7, 2024
It’s mathematically obvious to apply AI to advertising, but its efficiencies can come at the expense of advertisers’ control and transparency. Learn more about how AI benefits the advertising process and why advertisers must curate AI.
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B2B Marketing Leaders Don’t Trust Their Measurement, And What They Measure Isn’t Helping

Ross Graber May 1, 2024
Nearly two-thirds of marketing leaders say that they don’t believe their measurement and analytics are well aligned with organizational objectives. A continued focus on marketing sourcing is emblematic of the problem.
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Is Your Strategy Failing You? Or Are You Failing Your Strategy?

Judy Weader April 30, 2024
The basic concept of a strategy is that it describes what an organization plans to do, and very importantly, it excludes the things that the organization doesn’t plan to do. But it’s not just the what that matters: It’s also the how. When I advise Forrester’s clients on how to think about their customer experience […]
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Why Brand And Reputation Programs Should Be More Than Just Air Cover

Karen Tran April 10, 2024
There’s more to planning and executing reputation programs than what we typically see at the usual “air cover” level. Learn more about the Forrester Reputation Program Decision Model in this preview of B2B Summit North America.
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What I Learned About GenAI From Over 100 Indian CMOs

Subhendu Pattnaik April 4, 2024
Discussions with 100 CMOs and key marketing leaders in India revealed the massive transformation genAI is already bringing to many marketing organizations across the Indian subcontinent. Read some of their comments in this post.
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Unleashing Field Marketing To Drive Growth In Asia Pacific

Daryl Wright March 11, 2024
We explore key findings for APAC from Forrester’s 2023 State Of B2B Field Marketing Survey to help organizations understand the state of field marketing regionally and what this means for the operation and organization of a future-ready field marketing organization.
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From Dominance To Decline: Global Brands Are Losing In China

Xiaofeng Wang February 27, 2024
For years, China's economic growth and consumer market have been a magnet for global brands seeking expansion. However, the tide has turned. Get four best practices for global brands to navigate the changing Chinese market successfully in this preview of a new report.
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What Should Performance Marketers Actually Do?

Nikhil Lai February 22, 2024
I’m often asked about the technologies and processes entailed in planning, buying, and optimizing media. Much is written about that, including Forrester’s research on using technology to develop more compelling creative and how to improve TV advertising’s planning, buying, and measurement processes. I’m rarely asked, however, about the people that improve media’s results. The human […]
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According To Our Latest B2C Marketing Survey, Data Deprecation’s Complexity Reigns

Nikhil Lai February 20, 2024
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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Unleashing The B2B Revolution: The Bold Power Of E-Commerce

Christina Schmitt February 17, 2024
Drawing from my personal experience and passion for e-commerce, I am excited to share research on the compelling reasons and effective strategies for B2B organizations to harness this route to market that will propel their organizational growth. In parallel, this blog marks the commencement of a six-part series, set to be released over the next […]
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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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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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Register by June 28 to save $200 on B2B Summit APAC in Singapore. Access growth, revenue, alignment, sales, genAI, and product strategies to boost your brand success.

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What Ninth-Grade Biology Has In Common With Optimizing B2B Content

Phyllis Davidson January 30, 2024
Apply scientific experimentation to achieve the best B2B content personalization results.
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Are B2B Buyers Cowards?

Ian Bruce January 24, 2024
No matter how big a game a buyer talks, less than a third of all buyers are risk-tolerant. Trust is the remedy to risk — and trusted companies are more likely to win and retain customers and enjoy a strong buyer preference.
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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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