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  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report The Strategic Messaging Assessment

    Evaluate Your Message Management Discipline
    June 28, 2017 | Lori Wizdo

    Business marketers know that communication can become muddled — affecting customer experience and engagement outcomes — as different stakeholders engage with customers without the connective tissue...

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    Report B2B Marketers Must Step Up Message Management

    A Strategic Messaging Architecture Helps Marketing And Sales Stimulate, Sustain, And Scale Consistent Communication
    June 28, 2017 | Lori Wizdo

    Savvy B2B marketers know that contextual, relevant content helps their company connect with customers in all stages of the life cycle. But communication can become muddled if different stakeholders...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Rise Of Content Intelligence

    Next-Generation Technologies Combine To Infuse Content With Value
    May 15, 2017 | Mark Grannan

    As customer expectations fuel personalization efforts, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders must help content practitioners create more content to suit every context and permutation...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Making Content Customizable Helps Both Sales And Marketing

    Get Off The Ad Hoc Content Treadmill And Embrace Bespoke Content
    April 26, 2017 | Steven Wright

    B2B marketers have a lack of visibility into methods for customizing content and manners in which sellers use it. By leveraging sales enablement automation (SEA) capabilities, sales enablement...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms, Q2 2017

    Percolate And Sprinklr Lead The Field With Brand Orchestration Vision
    April 18, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    In our 37-criteria evaluation of content marketing platform (CMP) providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — Contently, Kapost, NewsCred, Opal, Percolate, ScribbleLive, Skyword,...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Content Intelligence: Algorithms Assign Meaning And Value To Content

    How Artificial Intelligence Technologies Help Marketers Resolve The Content Paradox
    March 23, 2017 | Erna Alfred Liousas, Ryan Skinner

    Your content is dumb — the systems that store and deliver it have no inkling of what it's actually about. Tagging is, at best, unsystematic; at worst, it's absent or inappropriate. Content...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Breakout Vendors: Content Intelligence For Marketing

    Acrolinx, Idio, And Persado Use Content Intelligence To Raise Brands' Content Quality
    March 23, 2017 | Erna Alfred Liousas, Ryan Skinner

    Marketers understand the crucial role that content plays in their brands' growth and business development, but they lack the manpower, budget, or — sometimes — the capability to maintain and...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Empathetic Content: The Key To Engaging B2B Buyers

    Benchmarks Show That B2B Marketers Must Humanize Website Content To Captivate Customers
    March 13, 2017 | Laura Ramos, Jacob Milender

    Engaging content can catalyze new business opportunities as well as cross-sell and upsell conversations. Nowhere does the struggle to produce compelling business-to-business (B2B) content continue...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Your Brand Needs Content Governance Now

    Better Content Management Models Make Marketing Content More Accurate, On-Brand, Reusable, And Effective
    February 22, 2017 | Ryan Skinner, Jessica Liu

    Your brand is churning out all kinds of content at a high rate, but inconsistencies in that content are confusing your customers. Content marketers make things worse with their quixotic...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Five Marketing Asset Management Secrets

    Marketers Need Defined Processes, Roles, Templates, Metadata Strategies, And Rules
    February 21, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Asset management has evolved in a few short years from a quick fix for sharing or storing large, rich media files to a crucial differentiator of successful marketing teams. As dispersed teams...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Valuable Content Is Every Marketing Team's Job

    Organization: The Content Marketing Playbook
    January 30, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Content marketing asks something more of marketers' content; it demands storytelling and a focus on building audiences and maintaining interest. Marketing organizations have long possessed only the...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report How To Measure Social Programs

    Performance Management: The Social Marketing Playbook
    January 9, 2017 | Melissa Parrish, Samantha Ngo

    Social measurement is the bane of many marketers' existence. Marketers feel stuck with engagement metrics that don't tell them anything about the business impact of their social programs. This...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Stop Pushing Unwanted Content To Customers

    Landscape: The Content Marketing Playbook
    January 5, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Customers have abundant sources of information to drive their purchases, and a new one's never more than a click away. This dynamic hurts marketers who push unwanted content and rewards those who...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Increase The Payoff For B2B Events With Digital Immersion

    Four Digital Best Practices Make Events More Contextual And Engaging
    January 4, 2017 | Laura Ramos

    In a post-digital world, business-to-business (B2B) buyers expect fluidity between digital and physical experiences. Representing the largest chunk of the marketing budget, events fail to take full...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report The State Of Marketing Content Spending

    US Marketers Will Spend 8% Of Their Marketing Programs' Budgets On Content This Year And Digital Agencies Will Benefit
    December 12, 2016 | Ryan Skinner

    Marketing leaders increasingly recognize how content facilitates purchase journeys, customer service, and customer relationships, leading to greater and greater content investment. Marketers will...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Better Content Insights From Better Dashboards

    Build Or Adopt Better Tools To Ensure Content Performance Is Informed By Business Outcomes
    December 8, 2016 | Ryan Skinner

    Creating relevant content that helps customers and generates results for the business is hard. Those who commission, create, manage, and distribute content need to be able to see, quickly, what...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Content Marketing Platforms (CMPs) Aim To Align Teams

    Tools And Technology: The Content Marketing Playbook
    November 11, 2016 | Ryan Skinner

    Marketing teams turn to specialist software to manage a tremendous velocity of content production, approval, and publication; these specialist offerings are what Forrester calls content marketing...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Get Customer-Obsessed With Your Content Marketing Processes

    Processes: The Content Marketing Playbook
    October 27, 2016 | Ryan Skinner

    Traditional marketing processes implode on contact with content marketing for three reasons: First, the rapid and ongoing publishing cycle strains obsolete production and approval machinery;...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Native Advertising Technologies, Q3 2016

    Master The Technologies That Align Consumer And Advertiser Outcomes Across Devices And Sites
    September 22, 2016 | Ryan Skinner

    Native advertising's potential excites B2C marketers, who struggle with the blocking and poor performance of their ads, particularly on mobile. But most marketers are missing the native advertising...

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    Report Crack The Content Marketing Code In Five Easy Steps

    Road Map: The Content Marketing Playbook
    September 21, 2016 | Ryan Skinner

    Among marketing leaders, fewer than half can say their content marketing activities deliver measurable business outcomes. At the same time, they concede that based on how customers behave and buy,...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report How To Re-Energize Your Branded Content

    Continuous Improvement: The Content Marketing Playbook
    September 20, 2016 | Ryan Skinner

    The bar for content quality — whether it's from a brand or a publisher — is continually rising. Marketers' best and only real route to nailing customers' expectations is to embrace an iterative...

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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    Report Use The Forrester Media Content Audit To Lift Your Brand Storytelling

    Gauge Whether Your Media Content Turns On Audiences — Or Turns Them Away
    September 12, 2016 | Ryan Skinner

    Major consumer brands like Adidas, American Express, General Electric, Marriott, Pepsi, and Under Armor have invested millions of ad dollars to create and distribute content that their targets will...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Unlock Content Gates To Support Self-Educating Buyers

    Partner With Sales To Refine Your Content Gating Strategy
    August 31, 2016 | Steven Casey, Shanta Samlal-Fadelle

    Today's B2B marketers and their prospects are engaged in a frustrating content "dating" game that forces buyers to submit false information to access the content they need and results in marketing...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Use Third-Party Content To Attract And Persuade Elusive B2B Buyers

    Decision-Makers Prefer Neutral Expertise And Data When Selecting Technology Solutions
    June 23, 2016 | Laura Ramos

    What you have to say to business buyers is more important than where you choose to say it. Content that is credible, objective, and trustworthy fits the bill, but only if marketers use qualified...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Gauge Your L2RM Progress And Success

    Benchmarks: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook
    May 10, 2016 | Lori Wizdo

    B2B marketers implementing a lead-to-revenue (L2R) process for the first time, or expanding their L2R program, often feel they are navigating uncharted waters — but they're not alone! B2B marketers...