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    Report Q&A: 10 ABM FAQs — And Five More That B2B Marketers Should Ask More Often

    March 15, 2017 | Laura Ramos

    Business-to-business (B2B) marketers are aggressively moving to implement account-based marketing (ABM) and drive successful engagement at the account level. But the hype still confuses many, and...

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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...

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    Report Applying Sales Enablement Best Practices

    Reference Customers For The Sales Enablement Automation Systems Forrester Wave™ Reveal Lessons That They've Learned
    March 8, 2017 | Steven Wright, Jacob Milender

    In the first Forrester Wave on sales enablement automation (SEA) systems, we used 33 criteria to evaluate nine vendors. This report compiles the best practices, use cases, and struggles that SEA...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Prescriptive Advice: The Salesperson's Crystal Ball

    March 7, 2017 | John Bruno

    As B2B buyers continue to self-serve and conduct more research on their own, their expectations of salespeople continue to rise. To increase seller effectiveness and close the gap between buyers'...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Realign B2B Channels For A Post-Disruption World

    Buyer Journeys Dictate Dismantling And Reconstructing B2B Channel Ecosystems
    March 7, 2017 | Andy Hoar

    As B2B customers demand frictionless buy flows, global competition erodes margins, and manufacturers crave direct customer engagement, layers of middlemen are under pressure to evolve — or die....

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report A Brand New Day In B2B Commerce

    The Time Has Come For Brands To Rethink Their Deference To The Traditional Channel
    March 7, 2017 | Andy Hoar

    B2B brands that do not sell direct are disappointing customers and leaving money on the table. New research shows that B2B buyers want to engage directly with brands, which is calling into question...

  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

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    Report Forrester's Scorecard For AR And Direct Sales

    February 28, 2017 | Kevin Lucas

    This self-assessment tool helps you review your current ability to support your company’s direct sales operation via your industry analyst relations (AR) program, analyze its weaknesses, and...

  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

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    Report Industry Analyst Relations And Sales Support

    Sales Support: The Industry Analyst Relations Playbook
    February 28, 2017 | Kevin Lucas

    Industry analyst relations (AR) teams struggle to create and demonstrate their value to sales. Forrester has distilled AR best practices for support of a vendor's direct sales processes and...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Preparing For A Salesforce Negotiation

    Plan Ahead To Manage With This Fast-Growing, Strategic SaaS Partner
    February 15, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Mark Bartrick

    Salesforce is now a giant in the enterprise software space — with nearly 200,000 customers. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) behemoth now offers a comprehensive suite of solutions for the...

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    Report Global Business Technographics Marketing Survey, 2016: Overview

    A Business Technographics Presentation
    February 10, 2017 | Tyler McDaniel

    This report is our overview of marketers’ priorities, challenges, use of technology, and budgets, based on Forrester's Global Business Technographics Marketing Survey, 2016. We analyzed the...

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    Report Add Social Selling To Your B2B Marketing Repertoire

    It's Time For B2B Sellers To Fully Embrace The Channel
    February 7, 2017 | Mary Shea, Jacob Milender

    We are beginning to see business-to-business (B2B) social programs deliver on their early promise, with B2B marketers identifying social as a top-three demand generation tactic for building...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Take L2RM To The Next Level With A Pivot To Lifetime Customer Engagement

    Vision: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook
    January 19, 2017 | Lori Wizdo

    Savvy marketers are re-engineering their lead-to-revenue (L2R) process to transform marketing from a top-notch supplier of leads for the load-bearing sales channel to the architect of customer...

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    Report Digital Forces Catalyze A Tectonic Shift In B2B Channels

    Buyer Journeys Dictate Dismantling And Reconstructing B2B Channel Ecosystems
    January 13, 2017 | Tim Harmon

    In the age of the customer, customers are in charge of not only their interactions with suppliers and providers but also their sourcing choices. When designing and equipping their ecosystems,...

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    Report B2B Buyers Mandate A New Charter For Marketing And Sales

    Accelerate Alignment Or Get Left Behind
    January 10, 2017 | Mary Shea, Shanta Samlal-Fadelle

    This report is a call to action for business-to-business (B2B) marketing and sales leaders to infuse new and creative ideas into their plans. A status quo approach no longer works in this...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Key Tools For The Customer-Obsessed B2B Marketer

    Build Your Competence With Buyer Personas And Journey Maps
    December 30, 2016 | Lori Wizdo

    B2B marketing leaders are taking up the gauntlet for more personalized, valuable engagement, which their empowered customers have thrown down. They are using tools from B2C marketers to help make...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report 2016 US Bank Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark

    Bank Of America And Wells Fargo Continue To Lead The Pack
    December 9, 2016 | Alyson Clarke

    We used our Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the public websites of the five largest retail banks in the US. As they did last year, Bank of America and Wells Fargo lead...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Sales Enablement Automation Systems, Q4 2016

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    December 6, 2016 | Steven Wright, Jacob Milender

    In our 33-criteria evaluation of sales enablement automation (SEA) systems providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — Brainshark, CallidusCloud, ClearSlide, KnowledgeTree, Mediafly,...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report 2016 US Life Insurance Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark

    PolicyGenius Leads Our First Review Of US Life Insurer Digital Sales Functionality
    November 30, 2016 | Ellen Carney

    Digital touchpoints are changing how Americans are researching and buying life insurance. We used our life insurance Digital Sales Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the digital...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: SFA Solutions For The Evolved Sales Force

    SFA Vendors Are Finally Listening To The Needs Of Modern Sellers
    November 10, 2016 | John Bruno

    Many organizations don't realize the potential of their sales force automation (SFA) investments. They roll out these applications to increase transparency into sales activities and create sales...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Predictions 2017: ABM Boosts B2B Marketing's Customer Obsession IQ

    A Lifelong Customer Focus Will Move ABM's Impact Beyond Better Sales Alignment
    November 3, 2016 | Laura Ramos

    Account-based marketing (ABM) strategies help business-to-business (B2B) marketers identify prospects with a higher likelihood to buy or better business fit so that they can reallocate budget to...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Online Video Platforms For Sales And Marketing, Q4 2016

    Brightcove, Vidyard, And Kaltura Lead With Customer Acquisition Capabilities
    October 31, 2016 | Nick Barber

    In our 39-criteria evaluation of providers of online video platforms (OVPs) for sales and marketing, we identified the nine most significant ones — Adobe, Brightcove, IBM, Invodo, Kaltura, Ooyala,...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Account-Based Marketing, Q4 2016

    Point Solutions Proliferate Amid Claims Of Platform Leadership
    October 18, 2016 | Steven Casey, Allison Snow

    New technologies are enabling account-based marketing (ABM) at scale, and business-to-business (B2B) marketers are increasingly deploying early ABM initiatives. But vendors' confusing claims hinder...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report How To Improve Your Top Line With Salesperson-Centric Software

    October 5, 2016 | John Bruno

    Unequivocally, the ultimate measures of success for companies revolve around converting more sales, maintaining higher margins, and lifting revenues. CRM, and more specifically sales force...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Brief: Find The Right Sales Efficiency-Effectiveness Balance

    September 28, 2016 | John Bruno

    Companies looking to drive revenue growth need to deliver the right tools to their salespeople. This means looking beyond just sales force automation (SFA) toward the greater, but congested, sales...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Account-Based Marketing Brings Marketing And Sales Into The Same Orbit

    Collaboration, Discipline, And A Science-Based Approach Lead To Success
    September 21, 2016 | Mary Shea, Shanta Samlal-Fadelle

    B2B marketers who launch and sustain formal account-based marketing (ABM) programs can help grow revenue, strengthen connections between marketing and sales, and enhance interactions with customers...

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