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  • Report Gauge Your CRM Maturity

    Assessment: The CRM Playbook
    March 4, 2021 | Kate Leggett

    An explosion of channels, new technologies like artificial intelligence, and demanding consumers challenges organizations to reshape the way that they target, acquire, retain, understand, and...

  • Report Calibrate To The Customer For Optimal Buyer Experiences And Maximum Revenue Results

    Vision: The B2B Marketing Playbook
    March 4, 2021 | Lori Wizdo

    As we enter the second decade of the age of the customer, product-centric strategies still prevail over customer-centric strategies. While customer experience increases in importance, B2B marketing...

  • Report Quantify The Business Value Of CRM

    Business Case: The CRM Playbook
    March 3, 2021 | Kate Leggett

    CRM initiatives must not only be technically sound but must also answer the question, "What will we get for our money?" This report describes how application development and delivery (AD&D)...

  • Report Articulate The Value Of B2B Marketing To Make The Case For Investing In Change

    Business Case: The B2B Marketing Playbook
    March 2, 2021 | Lori Wizdo

    Many executives in the C-suite, including CEOs — and the boards to whom they must answer — have never really thought about the value of marketing beyond communications, lead generation, and sales...

  • Report The Future Of Distribution

    Use Platforms Of Distribution To Bring New Outcomes To New Buyers
    February 23, 2021 | Joe Cicman, Jay McBain

    Traditional distribution faces obsolescence as buyers seek closer relationships with vendors. Distributors evolved over decades to buy time — adding value via fulfillment, credit facilities,...

  • Report The Forrester Tech Tide™: Sales Technologies, Q1 2021

    15 Technologies That Underpin Sales
    February 16, 2021 | Mary Shea, PhD

    Sales technologies are increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. To accelerate revenue performance, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of contributing...

  • Report Now Tech: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q1 2021

    Forrester's Overview Of 36 B2B Marketing Data Providers
    January 11, 2021 | Steven Casey

    You can use B2B marketing data providers to create personalized and timely account-centric engagement, improve customer marketing, and achieve true customer obsession. But to realize these...

  • Report Chatbots And Virtual Assistants Can Help B2B Organizations Close The Digital Experience Gap

    Automated Conversational Engagement Meets The Modern B2B Buyer's Need For Immediacy
    December 11, 2020 | Steven Casey

    Social distancing has fast-forwarded the B2B buyer journey into an almost exclusively digital adventure. With face-to-face meetings all but impossible, buyers are seeking experiences and content...

  • Webinar B2B Sales Predictions 2021

    December 2, 2020 | Mary Shea, PhD, Laura Ramos, Jay McBain

    This is your chance to engage directly with the analysts who made our 2021 predictions for B2B Sales. During this conversation between our analysts — and with you — we dive into the...

  • Webinar Key Lessons To Perfect Your Sales Enablement Strategy

    Based On The Forrester Wave™: Sales Content Solutions, Q3 2020
    October 29, 2020 | Laura Ramos

    As marketers and sellers rely more on digital means to meet buyers’ changing expectations and to engage at a pandemic-induced distance, your ability to prep sellers to be more effective in...

  • Report Forrester Predictions 2021: Accelerating Out Of The Crisis

    October 28, 2020 | Sharyn Leaver

    2020 shattered the status quo. In 2021, advanced organizations will adapt and use the upheaval to forge a competitive edge. Discover your organization's path to success. Read Forrester's 2021...

  • Report Define Your CRM Plan

    Strategic Plan: The CRM Playbook
    August 28, 2020 | Kate Leggett

    To avoid wasting time and effort on ill-conceived CRM initiatives, organizations should keep a laser focus on creating business value. Sound planning for CRM requires application development and...

  • Report Research Overview: Online Marketplaces

    A Guide To Buying, Selling, And Creating Market Leverage Via Everyone's Favorite Digital Platform Business Model
    August 17, 2020 | Allen Bonde, Caleb Ewald

    Online marketplaces aren't a new idea. Yet over the past few years, they have (re)emerged as a preferred channel for consumers, small businesses, and a growing number of enterprise buyers. For...

  • Report AR's Graveyard: Unmet Sales Commitments

    August 4, 2020 | Kevin Lucas

    The proportion of industry analyst relations (AR) people who commit to supporting sales among all AR people whom we survey has barely reached 50% since 2007. And AR's not improving enough either —...

  • Report The Democratization Of B2B Sales

    Talent Wins Games, But Teamwork And Intelligence Win Championships
    August 3, 2020 | Mary Shea, PhD

    As pre-COVID and COVID-accelerated trends come together, industries, business models, and sales strategies will be disrupted. B2B sales leaders who seize the moment will abandon traditional seller...

  • Report Forrester Infographic: The State Of Better And Best Practices In B2B Marketing

    Landscape: The B2B Marketing Playbook
    July 28, 2020 | Lori Wizdo, Meredith Cain

    Marketers at high-growth B2B companies demonstrate similar strategies and tactics that set them apart from their peers at companies with average or subpar performance. While there is no "paint by...

  • Report Microsegmentation Yields Contextual Customer Experiences That Convert

    Strategic Plan: The B2B Marketing Playbook
    June 30, 2020 | Lori Wizdo

    Segmentation is the bedrock of B2B marketing campaigns. Marketers use segmentation to partition their databases and plan interactions with key audiences. But B2B marketers must rethink segmentation...

  • Report Messaging In The Time Of COVID-19

    Generate More Than Sympathetic Communications To Give B2B Customers The Confidence To Survive And Thrive
    June 16, 2020 | Laura Ramos, Meredith Cain

    Communicating your company's response to the coronavirus pandemic requires more than expressing sympathy or reinforcing your philanthropic efforts. Meaningfully supporting and creating value for...

  • Webinar Case Study: How Customer-Centered Messaging Boosted PTC's Conversion Rates

    June 10, 2020 | Laura Ramos

    Business buyers are getting very efficient at self-education: Before buying from a sales rep, 67% prefer to research online alone and not talk to a seller at all. To catch buyers’ attention...

  • Report Now Tech: Sales Enablement Automation, Q2 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 32 Sales Enablement Automation Providers
    May 27, 2020 | Laura Ramos, Mary Shea, PhD

    You can use sales enablement automation (SEA) to give sellers more time to sell, improve their effectiveness and relevance with buyers, and acquire and apply the best buyer-facing skills. But to...

  • Webinar The B2B Marketer's Guide To Making The Most Of The Forrester Wave™

    May 21, 2020 | Laura Ramos, Lori Wizdo

    Congratulations! You just completed participating in a Forrester Wave, and its publication is imminent. Now what?Analyst technology evaluations can be lengthy and intense. Regardless of whether...

  • Report New Tech: Influencer Marketing Solutions, Q2 2020

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 47 Providers
    May 11, 2020 | Ryan Skinner

    Today, most marketing organizations use influencers — often hundreds of them — to drive product awareness, brand storytelling, and sales. But managing influencers, from identification and...

  • Report What B2B Buyers Crave

    Modern B2B Buyers Expect To Be Treated As Partners, Not Targets
    May 4, 2020 | Steven Casey, Lori Wizdo

    The evolving environmental factors driving fundamental changes in B2B buyers' behavior have reached an inflection point — and now pose an existential threat to all organizations. It's more than a...

  • Report Credible Empathetic Content Wins Over Elusive B2B Buyers

    Four Practices Deliver Value And Engage Your Buyers' Attention
    April 30, 2020 | Laura Ramos

    Self-sufficient and digitally adept business buyers are tired of wading through piles of marketing and sales content that isn't helpful or interesting. B2B marketers need to step away from...

  • Webinar Crawl, Walk, Run Your Way To Omnichannel Advertising Acumen

    April 23, 2020 | Joanna O'Connell, Jim Nail

    Advertising efforts born out of a disconnected multichannel approach are coming at the cost of business performance and consumer experience alike. Omnichannel advertising, however, is not a...

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