Nate Elliott

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving B2C Marketing PROFESSIONALS

As a vice president and principal analyst serving B2C Marketing Professionals, Nate Elliott helps companies develop interactive marketing strategies for global and emerging markets, with a special focus on branding channels such as social media and online video advertising. His clients come from nearly every industry — including consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and financial services — and from all over the world.

Previous Work Experience

Nate is an industry pioneer who's been helping marketers create interactive strategies since 1995. He worked at DoubleClick from 1997 until 2001, managing the DoubleClick Studio advertising design team and serving as the company's senior manager for rich media products. In 2001, Nate founded the US IAB's Rich Media Task Force and set the first industry standards for rich media and video ads. He's also worked for Macromedia (now Adobe) developing rich media products and standards, and he has been with Forrester since 2003. Nate has lived and worked in London, New York, Berlin, and Vancouver.

Nate has spoken at hundreds of events around the world, including the Web 2.0 Expo and ad:tech. He writes columns for publications such as Mashable, Forbes, and Adweek, and he regularly offers comment to leading media outlets such as the BBC, The Economist, and The New York Times.


Nate studied computer-mediated communication and interactive multimedia design at Cornell University.

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  • Nate Elliott
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  • Branding
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Customize Your Interactive Brand Ecosystem

    Use Scale And Audience Trust To Prioritize Interactive Marketing Channels

    Building an effective brand ecosystem can be hard: Interactive marketers have dozens of social, mobile, and paid media channels to choose from and often limited resources to work with. To make the...

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  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Interactive Brand Ecosystem

    Put Interactive Marketing At The Heart Of Your Branding Campaigns

    Your customers have entered an era of interactivity; it's time for your branding campaigns to catch up. Rather than continue to develop your brand in 30-second snippets and hope you can build a...

    • Downloads: 1926
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Defeating Social Clutter

    Strategies For Connecting With Increasingly Overwhelmed Audiences

    As consumers' use of social media matures, a new challenge faces marketers: connecting with their target audiences in increasingly cluttered social platforms. Many interactive marketers are falling...

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  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brands Should Reach Gen Xers Through Word Of Mouth

    The once "ambivalent" Generation X — adults ages 30 to 43 — has become a mainstay of the workforce. This generation has adopted social technologies and is highly vocal as nearly half tell...

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  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:User-Generated Video Contests

    Best Practices For Driving More Entries And Creating Viral Impact

    Many interactive marketers — encouraged by a string of high-profile user-generated video contests — are beginning to run online video contests of their own. These contests help marketers...

    • Downloads: 498