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  • Report How To Apply Agile Methodology To Marketing

    If You Implement Agile Right In Your Marketing Teams, You'll Go From Blind Faith In Strategy To Customer-Tested Decision Making
    July 11, 2019 | Ryan Skinner

    Applying Agile methodology to marketing isn't about working faster. It's about something far more important — a vastly improved approach to marketing's purpose, learning, and communication. The...

  • Report Financial Services Outspends Everyone On Digital Marketing

    Budgets Grow As US Firms Align Budgets To Customer Needs

    In 2019, US financial services owns the largest digital marketing budgets and is projected to hold that title through 2023. CMOs should read this brief to learn how US banks, brokerages, insurance...

  • Report Agile Methodology Embeds Customer Obsession In Marketing

    Intermediate Level: Process Practices For The Marketing Innovation Playbook
    July 1, 2019 | Ryan Skinner

    Once you've established customer-obsessed processes, you're ready to advance them using Agile methodologies. The forces that drove Agile into developer communities have hit marketers just as hard....

  • Report B2B Websites Still Fail Our Customer Engagement Test

    Don't Take A Pass On Empathy Or You'll Fail Too
    June 21, 2019 | Laura Ramos, Meredith Cain

    Corporate website content initiates or advances business opportunities when it demonstrates a deep understanding of customers and their issues. Unfortunately, most B2B marketers still struggle to...

  • Report The Forrester New Wave™: B2B Customer Data Platforms, Q2 2019

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    June 17, 2019 | Steven Casey

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for B2B customer data platforms (CDPs), we identified the 13 most significant providers in the category — Arm Treasure Data, BlueVenn, CaliberMind,...

  • Report Three Habits Increase Adoption Of A New Marketing Mindset

    Intermediate Level: Mindset Practices For Marketing Innovation
    May 7, 2019 | Jim Nail, Laura Ramos

    Becoming an innovative marketer will require more than just the CMO and senior marketing leaders adopting a new mindset: They must lead, coach, and prod their entire department. This shift will...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms For B2B Marketers, Q2 2019

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    May 6, 2019 | Laura Ramos, Ryan Skinner

    In our 30-criterion evaluation of content marketing platform (CMP) providers for B2B marketers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — BrandMaker, Contently, Kapost, NewsCred, Percolate,...

  • Report The ROI Of Customer Loyalty

    Business Case: The Customer Loyalty Playbook
    April 18, 2019 | Emily Collins, Reggie Lau

    Loyalty programs help companies identify and collect rich data about their best customers to reward, recognize, and retain them. This report helps B2C marketing professionals make the case for...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019

    Tools And Technology: The Customer Loyalty Playbook
    April 9, 2019 | Emily Collins

    In our 28-criterion evaluation of loyalty technology platforms, we identified the 13 most significant ones — Aimia, Annex Cloud, Brierley+Partners, Cheetah Digital, Clutch, Collinson, Comarch,...

  • Report New Tech: B2B Marketing Data Management Solutions, Q1 2019

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 29 Providers
    January 31, 2019 | Steven Casey

    The foundation of customer-obsessed marketing is the ability to collect, analyze, and manage the customer data to derive insights. But most B2B marketers have low confidence in the quality of their...

  • Report Gillette's Close Shave

    A Consumer Energy Index Analysis
    January 22, 2019 | Anjali Lai

    Brands are jumping into the messy arena of polarizing issues with greater fervor, and Gillette just raised the stakes. Within 72 hours of launch, its "We Believe" TV spot shot past 13 million views...

  • Report Facebook: The Myth Of The Monopoly

    A Consumer Energy Index Analysis
    January 18, 2019 | Anjali Lai

    2018 was a challenge for Facebook, Inc.: Between the Cambridge Analytica scandal in Q1 and a security bug in Q4, the headlines revealed that its largest partners had access to users' personal data...

  • Report Adopt Agile Marketing Planning Processes

    Processes: The Marketing Measurement And Insights Playbook
    January 11, 2019 | Jim Nail, Tina Moffett

    Marketing measurement and optimization helps B2C marketers update and develop programs as market conditions change. Today, data is analyzed, and insights are derived continuously, enabling a more...

  • Report Marketers' Options Improve As Social Marketing Technologies Converge

    Tools And Technology: The Social Marketing Playbook
    January 11, 2019 | Jessica Liu, Melissa Parrish

    B2C marketers struggle with today's web of social media marketing technologies. The complexity of options, along with use cases that don't always line up to technology capabilities, adds to the...

  • Report Now Tech: Real-Time Interaction Management, Q1 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 42 RTIM Providers
    January 11, 2019 | Rusty Warner

    B2C marketers can use real-time interaction management (RTIM) offerings to orchestrate contextually relevant customer experiences (CX), address customer expectations for mutual value exchanges with...

  • Report Credible, Empathetic Content Wins Over Elusive B2B Buyers

    Four Practices Deliver Value And Engage Your Buyers' Attention
    December 7, 2018 | Laura Ramos, Matthew Camuso

    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...

  • Report Predictions 2019: B2C Marketing

    Consumer Power Pushes Marketers To Better Data And Experiences, But Not Without A Few Fumbles

    Almost halfway through the age of the customer, consumers are making their increasing power felt when dealing with brands. With customer preference and privacy taking center stage in 2018, B2C...

  • Report Predictions 2019: B2B Marketing And Sales

    Leaders Embrace Full Life-Cycle Engagement
    October 25, 2018 | Caroline Robertson

    As B2B marketers increasingly lead the entire buying experience, they must establish a foundation of insights and pivot from campaign to engagement design that encompasses both digital and human...

  • Report Real-Time Processes For Real-Time Social Marketing

    Processes: The Social Marketing Playbook
    October 24, 2018 | Jessica Liu

    Social networks are a real-time media channel, yet marketers have trouble managing social content in real time. B2C marketers underestimate the volume and pace requirements of social marketing and...

  • Report Convert B2B Customer Passion Into Value Through Advocacy

    Focus On People, Not Companies, To Increase Buyer Engagement
    September 28, 2018 | Laura Ramos, Matthew Camuso

    Peer testimony and validation are powerful B2B marketing tools. The growth in social, mobile, and subscription-based business models now make customer influencers even more important. Read this...

  • Report Nike Makes No Sacrifices

    A Consumer Energy Index Analysis
    September 21, 2018 | James L. McQuivey, Anjali Lai

    Nike unveiled its 30th anniversary "Just do It" ad campaign featuring its long-sponsored and controversial athlete Colin Kaepernick. Putting aside photos of disgruntled consumers setting Nike shoes...

  • Report The B2B Marketing Practice Is Halfway To Awesome

    Landscape: The Lead-To-Revenue Marketing Playbook
    September 17, 2018 | Lori Wizdo, Matthew Camuso

    Forrester introduced the term lead-to-revenue marketing (L2RM) in 2010 to describe a customer-centric business system for marketers whose offerings mandate a long, complex, or highly considered...

  • Report The State Of Enterprise Marketing Technology, 2018

    Benchmarks: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook
    July 11, 2018 | Joe Stanhope

    B2C marketing professionals must assemble enterprise marketing technology (EMT) stacks to support relevant and engaging customer experiences. For our Q1 2018 Forrester Wave™ evaluations of...

  • Report Get Ready To Activate Marketing Campaigns With Mobile Wallets

    Promotions And Loyalty Give Marketers A Head Start
    June 5, 2018 | Thomas Husson

    Few marketers in Europe and the US are activating marketing campaigns via mobile wallets today. Expect that to change quickly as these regions mimic China's Alipay and WeChat Pay by applying mobile...

  • Report The State Of Marketing Database Services: Everything Old Is New Again

    Things To Consider Before Writing Your Next RFP
    May 1, 2018 | Fatemeh Khatibloo

    As digital marketers become increasingly data-driven and CMOs demand better customer insights, the legacy "marketing database" is rising once again. B2C marketers have to ask tough questions to...