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    Report Chevrolet CMO Tim Mahoney Foretells What CMOs Will Care About In 2017

    February 16, 2017 | James L. McQuivey

    For two days in November 2016, CMOs, CIOs, and other C-level executives from around the globe converged on Dana Point, California to participate in Forrester's invitation-only Age Of The Customer...

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    Report B2B Firms Must Focus On Brand Equity To Drive Value

    Benchmarks: The Brand Experience Playbook
    January 6, 2017 | Dipanjan Chatterjee

    Business-to-business (B2B) CMOs are just as invested in bettering their brands as business-to-consumer (B2C) CMOs. Like their consumer-focused counterparts, they want to build, measure, and manage...

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    Report Brand Management For A New Age: Experience And Resonance Transform Brand Leadership

    Vision: The Brand Experience Playbook
    November 9, 2016 | Dipanjan Chatterjee, Sheryl Pattek

    In the age of the customer, CMOs battle to build their brands with distracted, technology-empowered consumers who have as much to say about what the brand stands for as the company does. CMOs must...

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    Report Predictions 2017: The Post-Digital CMO Appears

    How CMOs Will Develop Their Brands, Practices, And Skill Sets Toward Customer Obsession Next Year
    October 31, 2016 | Shar VanBoskirk, James L. McQuivey

    The arrival of 2017 will bring with it a post-digital climate in which customers feel disenfranchised and more interested in product usage than in ownership. In response to these trends, we expect...

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    Report Rethink Enterprise Governance For Customer Obsession

    Make Each Governance Activity Customer-Led, Insights-Driven, Fast, And Connected
    August 26, 2016 | Alex Cullen, Bobby Cameron

    Enterprise governance provides a path through the myriad of decisions made across an enterprise. But the bulky, rigid, and slow-moving governance of the past fails to meet customer-obsessed firms'...

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    Report The Evolved CMO In 2016

    CMOs Broaden Their Influence And Leadership
    July 6, 2016 | Sheryl Pattek, Michelle Moorehead

    Forrester and Heidrick & Struggles fielded a global survey of 275 CMOs in Q4 2015 to better understand the role's evolution and the keys for future success. Collaborating closely with John M....

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    Report Leadership In The Age Of The Customer

    Customer-Obsessed Leaders Do Five Things Right
    April 26, 2016 | James L. McQuivey

    Five years into the age of the customer, power is shifting from organizations to customers exactly as we predicted, driving more digital disruption, encouraging more consumer hyperadoption, and...

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    Report A Customer-Obsessed Operating Model Demands A Close Partnership With Your CIO

    Technology: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook
    April 12, 2016 | Sheryl Pattek, Nigel Fenwick

    The new customer-obsessed operating model required to win in the age of the customer is a hallmark of successful digital transformation. But it requires changes across the executive team, most...

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    Report What Comes After The Unicorn Carnage?

    Smart CMOs Will Exploit The Slowdown To Catch Up With And Serve Customers
    March 30, 2016 | Ted Schadler, James L. McQuivey

    By the end of 2015, investors had given 152 tech startups "unicorn" valuations of more than $1 billion. But now, valuations are deflating for many private and public tech companies. Is this 2000...

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    Report The Convergence Of Brand, Marketing, And Customer Experience

    Organization: The Brand Experience Playbook
    February 10, 2016 | Michelle Moorehead, Joana van den Brink-Quintanilha

    Competitive pressures keep ratcheting up. To survive, companies need to become customer-obsessed and make sure that the promises that they make in the market and the experiences that they deliver...

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    Report The New Roles That Will Power Your Marketing Operating System

    Organization: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook
    February 8, 2016 | Sheryl Pattek

    As empowered customers take control of their relationship with brands, CMOs must redefine their organization in the form of a marketing operating system (MOS) that best supports the full customer...

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    Report Predictions 2016: The New Benchmark For Brand Management

    How Smart CMOs Will Embrace The Rise Of Customer Experience
    November 2, 2015 | Sheryl Pattek, James L. McQuivey

    Few companies recognize that managing your brand is all about managing your customers' experiences, but in 2016, smart CMOs will change that — reshaping their teams, delivering connected...

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    Report Q&A: Does Marketing Need A Marketing Technology Specialist?

    October 23, 2015 | Clement Teo

    CMOs in Asia Pacific are struggling to adopt new marketing technology tools and strategies to serve increasingly empowered customers. The complex marketing tech landscape is limiting CMOs' ability...

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    Report Evaluate Marketing's Customer Life-Cycle Maturity

    Assessment: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook
    July 17, 2015 | Sheryl Pattek

    The world your customers live in is complex — a maze of media, devices, conversations, and interactions. Making a connection between your customers and your brand means finding new ways to stand...

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    Report Brief: Orchestrate Marketing Insights In A Digital Command Center

    A Centralized Capability Helps Turns Insights Into Marketing Actions
    July 1, 2015 | Clement Teo

    With empowered customers interacting with companies via digital and nondigital engagement channels, CMOs need to eschew silo-based teams and adopt a more flexible, customer-centric approach to...

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    Report Nurture Thought Leadership To Nurture Your Brand

    Make Thought Leadership The Tip Of Your Content Marketing Pyramid
    May 22, 2015 | Laura Ramos

    Great marketing content fuels the demand generation engine, boosts brand visibility, and attracts buyers interested in the problems your company can solve. But when business-to-business (B2B)...

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    Report Digital Command Centers Give CMOs An Intelligence Edge

    Asia Pacific CMOs Must Centralize Discrete Marketing Functions To Derive New Insights And Drive Business Success
    April 15, 2015 | Clement Teo

    A digital command center is a dedicated resource for listening to social chatter on digital channels, including online forums, and analyzing brand relevance, product discussions, and customer...

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    Report Revamp Strategic Planning From The Outside In

    Three Keys To Driving Customer-Obsessed Business Strategy
    April 13, 2015 | Sheryl Pattek, Nigel Fenwick

    Fail to help your firm adapt to increasingly powerful customers, and you risk more than near-term disruption — you risk your company's long-term viability. Today's strategic planning must...

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    Report Brief: It's The End Of The AOR As We Know It (And We Feel Fine)

    April 7, 2015 | Sarah Sikowitz

    Legacy agency-of-record (AOR) relationships aren't meeting the new needs of the CMO. The modern CMO needs a lead agency with the ability to create a cohesive experience across all touchpoints...

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    Report CMOs: Own Mobile To Own Your Customers

    How To Organize For Mobile Success
    March 18, 2015 | Julie A. Ask, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Mobile moments are the next battleground where you must win, serve, and retain your customers. As the ultimate owners of the brand and customer experiences, chief marketing officers (CMOs) must...

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    Report Engage The Enterprise To Reach Brand Experience Maturity

    March 9, 2015 | Sheryl Pattek

    In 2014, Forrester surveyed senior marketers to get a pulse on their progress toward building a resonant brand experience. The results show that marketers are still in the early stages of brand...

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    Report From Priming The Pipeline To Engaging Buyers: The B2B CMO's New Role In Sales Enablement

    March 4, 2015 | Laura Ramos

    Advances in automation increase visibility and accountability surrounding lead-to-revenue processes. Despite this, tensions between marketing and sales persist concerning the quality of support...

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    Report B2B In-Person Events Need A Digital Makeover

    January 26, 2015 | Laura Ramos

    In-person events consistently grab the top spot on the business-to-business (B2B) marketer's program budget list. But marketers have long been conflicted about the value that these expensive...

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    Report Brief: CMOs And CIOs At Four Leading Firms Spur Customer Obsession

    HSN, Akamai Technologies, E-Trade, And The Weather Company Share Best Practices At Forrester's Forum For CMOs And CIOs
    December 3, 2014 | Sheryl Pattek

    For two days at Forrester's invitation-only Forum For CMOs And CIOs in Napa Valley, California, over 100 CMOs and CIOs gathered to engage in conversations and working sessions about the roles each...

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    Report What The Enterprise Marketing Software Suites Forrester Wave™ Means For CMOs

    The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Marketing Software Suites, Q4 2014
    November 20, 2014 | Cory Munchbach

    This report, originally written for customer insights (CI) professionals, includes content relevant for chief marketing officers (CMOs). With marketing-related spending comprising 13% of all...