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  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010
    [Forrester] B2B Marketing needs to Curate a Vibrant Community
    Getting a customer is not the end goal it’s the middle In a recent speech by Josh Bernoff of Forrester Research. If you ask the members of my leadership team – they will tell you I keep talking about how I think we have B2B Marketing backward. Let me explain …. But what if we focused on those buyers who have already purchased from us?
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Forrester] How Marketers Are Managing The Buyer Journey [Infographic]
    In 2012, Forrester indicated that buyers could be up to 90% through their buyer’s journey before even reaching out to a vendor. 'by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Jen Augustin, Senior Director of Marketing, Bizo. Follow Jen on Twitter @leadjen. Branding does indeed matter in the B2B buying process.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Forrester] 11 reasons SEO is a science; 14 reasons it’s an art
    If your brand has a website, more people are likely to come to it from search engines than anyplace else according to  Forrester. That 1 reason people come to your website (source:  Forrester ). 'Photo credit: Wikipedia. Is SEO a science or an art? Art is the conscious use of skill and creative imagination. You do.
  • B2B LEAD BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Forrester] The Care and Feeding of Your Marketing Automation Engine
    Not long ago I found a piece of research from Forrester regarding marketing automation best practices and one nugget caught my attention.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [Forrester] The More B2B Marketing Changes, the More It Stays the Same
    Here's a good recap about the Cisco Velocity event by Peter O'Neill at Forrester, " Cisco Continues To Accelerate Its Partners’ Marketing I’m back from presenting at the Cisco Partner Velocity Conference in Barcelona; the experience was every bit as meaningful and memorable as I thought it would be. It was a great experience for all of us.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011
    [Forrester] The Pathetic State of B2B Demand Generation
    Marketo shared this post of Jeff Ernst of Forrester on Facebook. By Jeff Ernst of Forrester Research. Jeff Ernst, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research. It was so damning, I had to share it here. Thanks to Marketo for bringing it to our attention and to Jeff for his brutal candor. Senior executives need to wake up. generation.
  • FIFTH GEAR ANALYTICS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Forrester] When Can CI Professionals Actually Get to Deliver Customer Intelligence?
    while back, I recall reading a report by Forrester Research. Forrester’s report states that “Executives have not elevated CI to a strategic role” and goes on to say that “Most businesses have not matured beyond the level of functional or marketing intelligence.” Martha Bush. So what’s the holdup? That bears repeating. 
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Forrester] So, The Underdog is on Top Now?
    'Yesterday’s release of Forrester Research, Inc.’s report: “The Forrester Wave™: Lead-to-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q1 2014” is, in our opinion, an amazing milestone for this company – an objective validation of our status as a true leader in marketing automation. This moment is very gratifying for me personally.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
    [Forrester] Grow Your Wiki
    Forrester. About. Services. Contact. Archives. 21 days of wiki adoption. 9rules. adsense. advertising. analysis. Apple. Atlassian. AusWeb07. Barack Obama. better meetings. BlackBerry. blip.tv. boris mann. business. CeBIT. change. change management. citizen journalism. Clay Shirky. cognition. collaboration. Collaborative Technology. Community.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Forrester] 11 (of the) Best SEO Tools and Keyword Research Guides of 2012
    Aaron Wall interviews Duane Forrester of Bing about the search engine’s new SEO tools and product roadmap. Fortunately, there are a large and growing number of tools available to help SEO practitioners adapt and carry on their valiant efforts to help Google bring the most relevant (usually anyway) results to the top. 5 STARS. 5 STARS.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Forrester] 11 Must-Subscribe Marketing News Blogs and Websites
    The Forrester Blog - Market Insights ( Subscribe via RSS ): Geared toward market research, this Forrester blog features a roll-up of posts from analysts serving market insights professionals. The savviest marketers are constantly staying on top of the latest trends and news in marketing. Are you one of them? Connect with HubSpot
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Forrester] The Most Important Marketing Metrics
    Recently, Lattice Engines and former Eloqua and Forrester CMO, Brian Kardin posted on this site about his own real-time marketing dashboard. What marketing metrics do you use to run your business? Are they the same as the metrics you report to your CEO? It is not the creatives who will delivering reports to the C-Suite. Read that again!).
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Forrester] Top 10 B2B Companies on Twitter
    Forrester ( @Forrester ). As more B2B companies start using Twitter to communicate with their customers, prospects and industries, they look for examples of companies that are already using the platform. So B2B companies could have a definitive reference point, we wanted to rank B2B companies based on their use of Twitter. Sorry, Ann.
  • CLIENT BRIDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
    [Forrester] Integrating Email with Search Marketing
    Forrester Research explains the benefits and strategies of integrating email with search, two to the most commonly used interactive channels. Download Forrester Research ReportDoing so provides a simple, low-risk introduction to integrated marketing. Why Integrate Email and Search? 90% of marketers already use these tools.
  • MARKETING INTERACTIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2012
    [Forrester] Expectations and Experience are the New Competition
    43% of marketers say customers view their content as disjointed or hit and miss - Forrester Research. For years, B2B marketers have been worried about competitors' products and solutions. Online publishing is the new version of one-upping. Competitor A just published a cool infographic, we need one, too!). It will always be needed.
  • LEADSLOTH  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2009
    [Forrester] Top-10 Marketing Automation Blogs
    Laura is the star analyst at Forrester covering B2B Marketing, and frequently has some very interesting perspectives, such as a discussion around obsolescence of B2B marketing. A couple of people recently asked me which blogs I’m frequently reading. So here’s the list. Adam Needles ‘ Propelling Brands blog ( @abneedles ).
  • SAZBEAN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
    [Forrester] A Good Social Media Marketing IDEA: Identify, Deliver, Empower, Amplify
    Bernoff, Forrester Research Idea Development SVP and co-author of the bestselling “Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies”, talked success in social media and how to best influence organizational change as the keynote speaker on day two of Covario’s INFLECTIONPoint 2012 conference. And you’ll like it.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012
    [Forrester] Are Sales and Marketing Chatting Enough? [CHART]
    On the left hand side of this chart, you can easily see the pain experienced by the 92% of companies who responded to Forrester’s survey as being less than tightly aligned.  by Egan Cheung | Tweet this Collaboration has been a big topic for us at Eloqua lately. Are you using social tools at your company?  Tell us your stories!
  • B2B LEAD BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
    [Forrester] Funnelnomics: Four Steps to Accelerating Your Marketing and Sales Funnel – Step 2: Filling Your Funnel with Qualified Buyers
    The top 6 pain points of B2B Marketers surveyed by Forrester Research were: Reaching decision-makers. 'This is the second in a series of blog posts to present a proven method for improving your Funnelnomics by accelerating the conversion of qualified buyers into profitable customer relationships. Retaining customers, developing loyalty.
  • FATHOM  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Forrester] The Top Revenue-Driving SEO Strategies for E-Commerce
    And Forrester projects that the e-commerce market as a whole will increase to $279 billion in 2015.… 'It’s not easy to be a search-engine marketer anymore. To complicate matters, organic traffic and revenue from that traffic are increasingly at risk of penalties and increasing competition. commerce/B2C SEO iPhone 5
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
    [Forrester] 17 Compelling And Highly Usable B2B Marketing Statistics
    Source : Forrester Research. Knowing what’s happening in the B2B marketing industry is key to understanding current and future trends. One of the best sources of information is industry statistics. B2B advertising spend on social media and lead generation sites is forecasted to grow at an annualized rate of 21% and 17% respectively to 2013.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [Forrester] FOUND the ROI of Social Media for B2B Marketers!
    Don’t take my word for it, a recent Forrester study showed that customers actually prefer a better customer experience compared to everyday low prices and that they would actually be willing to pay an average of 10% more to a company that provided a superior customer experience. Enter Social Customer Support …. Email this to a friend?
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
    [Forrester] How to Nurture Sales Leads
    According to a recent study by Forrester Research “only 5% of companies follow a streamlined lead-nurturing process in which every customer contact is orchestrated.&#. Check out what Forrester wrote about lead nurturing. B2B Lead Generation | Lead Nurturing. Few companies do it at all, and very, very few do it well.
  • CLIENT BRIDGE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Forrester] 4 Persuasive Lead Nurturing Statistics
    Forrester Research report highlights that companies who excel at lead nurturing generate 50% more sales-ready leads at 33% lower cost. Lead nurturing is not a new topic, but most businesses still don't take advantage of this powerful sales and marketing tool. Below are a few statistics that demonstrate the power of lead nurturing.
  • INSIGHTIQ BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Forrester] A Marketing Reflection: Quaero's 2011 Webinar Recap
    Also, as Forrester Research, Inc. In "4 Key Steps to Smarter B2B Marketing: Think Like a Database Marketer," Quaero's Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek presented again, this time with Forrester Research, Inc. Most recently, Quaero's Client Manager Niall Budds joined Forrester Research Inc. Here at Quaero, it's a magical time of the year.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Forrester] The Expanding Role Of B2B Marketing
    Kathy joined Forrester VP-Principal Analyst Laura Ramos in presenting the results of their latest survey of more than a hundred senior B2B Marketers. 'Two years ago I wrote that Change is Coming To B2B Marketing. And it was straining traditional marketing strategy. 79% reported feeling confident in their ability to navigate change. Strategy
  • NUSPARK  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Forrester] The Statistics of Lead Nurturing for B2B
    Here’s some statistics: Forrester Research Report. You know what lead nurturing is… Here’s my definition.  Lead Nurturing is the process of communicating to a lead on an ongoing basis in order to educate, inform, continue to qualify and build a relationship until the lead is sales-ready.  Sirius Decisions. CSO Insights. DemandGen Report.
  • NUSPARK  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Forrester] The Statistics of Lead Nurturing for B2B
    Here’s some statistics: Forrester Research Report. You know what lead nurturing is… Here’s my definition.  Lead Nurturing is the process of communicating to a lead on an ongoing basis in order to educate, inform, continue to qualify and build a relationship until the lead is sales-ready.  Sirius Decisions. CSO Insights. DemandGen Report.
  • SYNECORE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Forrester] The Whimsical Nature of Data Analytics
    The Wired post based its analysis on a recent survey conducted by Forrester Research of 4,500 U.S. started with the Forrester one. The one thing I did know was that I was too cheap to pony up the $499 Forrester was asking to access the full study and clarify this question. ONLINE IS THE PLACE TO BE. Now wait just a minute here….
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [Forrester] Survey of Surveys: Budgets and Process are Main Barriers to Marketing Technology Success
    Winterberry and Forrester were specifically about online marketing, Gleanster and Marketing Sherpa were B2B surveys, and IBM and the two CMO Council studies were of general marketers. I recently gave a Web presentation comprised almost entirely of slides from different surveys. But I didn’t look carefully at how they compare.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
    [Forrester] Why Social Shouldn’t Scare Email Marketers
    recent Forrester Research report suggested social media is influencing changes to email marketing in several ways, from the timing of delivery to the ability to conduct transactions within the email. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Last year was all about social media, right? Everywhere you turned people were talking about social. Wouldn’t you?
  • DIGITAL VOICES  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Forrester] Search Engine Optimization for Video Content
    According to Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research - watching a minute of video is the equivalent of reading 1.8 More and more marketers are realizing the importance of including video content on their websites. million words - and this translates into greater understanding of your product or service and higher conversion rates.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Forrester] 5 Amazing Infographics to Guide Your Online B2B Marketing
    The graphic also illustrates a 2010 Forrester Research study that found B2B investments in interactive media will explode in the next few years, with dollars spent specifically in social media growing from $11 million in 2009 to a projected $54 in 2014. The State Of B2B Social Media Marketing. The Noob Guide To Online Marketing.
  • DIGITAL VOICES  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Forrester] The U.S. Army Deploys A Mobile Strategy Fit For Your Business
    In fact, Forrester shared that over 65% of firms surveyed throughout North America and Europe planned to offer more mobile solutions in 2011 through 2012 which is a 16% increase from the previous year. Source: Forrester's Forrsights Networks And Telecommunications Survey, Q1 2011. Back in 2010, the U.S. Discuss Distribution.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Forrester] 12 Examples of B2B Companies Managing Impactful Twitter Profiles
    Forrester. Twitter Profile:  @Forrester. Why It’s Notable : Forrester is well-known  as one of the premier sources of pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology through research and analysis. 'Nowadays, Twitter, its tweets, and hashtags seem to be everywhere around us. to the masses.
  • INSIGHTIQ BLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Forrester] Numbers That Make Marketers Tremble
    I think Fatemeh Khatibloo, Senior Analyst with Forrester Research, said it best in our recent Webinar, "Intelligence - not data - will be the difference between success and failure.". According to Forrester, it's "the management and analysis of customer data from all sources, used to drive marketing performance and business strategy.".
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2008
    [Forrester] PLE
    Forrester Information To KM. Sims Learning Connections. Living at the intersection of People, Technology, and Content — with a passion for Knowledge and Learning. About. Inspiration. Open Content. Personal Learning Environment (PLE). Resources. Introductions and Summaries. Primarily maintainted by Mark van Harmelen. Definitions. Stein.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
    [Forrester] Get More Email Opens and Clicks Using Behavioral Targeting
    When David Daniels, founder of the Relevancy Group, was an analyst at Jupiter Research (acquired by Forrester Research in 2008), he reported that targeting emails based on Web click-stream data increased open rates by more than 50%, and increased conversion rates by more than 350%.  . Examples of Behavioral Targeting . Social. Website: .
  • MI6 MARKETING AGENCY  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011
    [Forrester] Our Favourite Posts, Week of August 15th
    peek inside Forrester’s enterprise social rollout. Source: Forrester) | Read the annotated post here. Helping Unlock the Marketing Puzzle. Each week Chris Herbert, through his Twitter feed shares charts, infographics and articles that he’s read and annotated. Here’s the posts he read, annotated and shared last week.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Forrester] The Secret To A Better Customer Experience
    SAP recently commissioned  a new paper with Forrester called Delivering New Levels Of Personalization In Consumer Engagement   in order to highlight the importance of personalization. More than 70% of the executives Forrester interviewed believed that personalization was of strategic importance to their business. Better conversions.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Forrester] Inbound Marketing Leads Costs Less
    Forrester: CMO Mandate: Adapt or Perish. Recently I had a conversation with a fellow marketer who challenged the notion that inbound leads costs less. They pointed to the high cost per lead of some paid search (PPC) campaigns as evidence. So in this post, I will make my best attempt to show that inbound leads do indeed cost less.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
    [Forrester] Marketing In Real-Time – The New Trading Room Floor
    Before Eloqua, Brian was Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer at Forrester Research, where he helped turn the brand into a leader in the technology research sector. By Brian Kardon - CMO, Lattice Engines. vividly remember a lunch with my friend, David Meerman Scott – author, digital, speaker extraordinaire and recovering CMO.  Any edge.
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
    [Forrester] Five Facebook Tips for Small Businesses
    Forrester Research has estimated fewer than 15% of people who click a Like button ever visit the page again. Most small businesses are terrible at marketing in general and online marketing in particular. That’s understandable: The founders are usually more passionate about what they do than about promoting themselves. Tip #5: Measure.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
    [Forrester] 10 B2B Social Media Case Studies and Examples
    Related posts: According To The 2009 Forrester Groundswell Awards B2B Social Media Is Still Mostly Tech Focused Since we started Social Media B2B we have spent a. As we have learned by writing posts for this site, people are interested in examples of what other B2B companies large and small are doing with social media. Continue reading.
  • LEADSLOTH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
    [Forrester] Best CRM for Marketing Automation: Salesforce.com, Microsoft or Oracle?
    Forrester recently released a vendor evaluation for midmarket CRM vendors. However, Forrester states that Microsoft Dynamics CRM may actually be a better CRM product. Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Oracle CRM On Demand are both on-demand solutions, and both are in the Leaders section of the Forrester report. Register now ».
  • CROSS-CHANNEL CONVERSATION  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
    [Forrester] In A Minute: Demystifying Real-Time Marketing
    This past month, Rob Brosnan, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., [Posted by Jennifer Minko, Sr. Manager, Field Marketing, Neolane, Inc.] joined us for a webinar aimed at demystifying real-time marketing.  Given the confusion around the terminology in the marketplace, Rob outlined what the term “real-time” means for marketers.
  • FIFTH GEAR ANALYTICS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Forrester] Customer Engagement: A New Spin on Customer Intimacy
    In fact, Jupiter Research (now part of Forrester), defines social marketing “as the practice of marketing to encourage user engagement by leveraging social media.”. Forrester Research (previously done under Jupiter Research)  www.forrester.com. Kenyon Blunt. What is Customer Intimacy? What is Customer Engagement? Tweet This! Digg this!
  • PAUL GILLIN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Forrester] Facebook Can Work for B2B Marketers, But You Gotta Know the Rules
    I’m personally not a big fan of tracking page likes as a measure of success, particularly since Forrester has estimated that less than 15% of people who click that button ever return. In my work with B2B organizations, the question of how to use Facebook is invariably front and center. SAP plays inline videos. Conversation Equation.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
    [Forrester] Show Me the Numbers: Hard Data on Internet Use and Media Spend
    Forrester’s just-published The Broad Reach Of Social Technologies contains a table, available in Josh Bernoff’s Groundswell blog , shows that social media “joiners” rose from 25% to 51% of the online population in the past two years, while content “spectators” (which includes blog readers) grow from 48% to 73%. for email. to 18.5% of total).
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Forrester] 21 Internet Marketing Stats That Will Blow Your Mind
    Source: Forrester Research ) Peer-to-peer communication through text messaging has become of core part of society's communication infrastructure. Source: Forrester Research ) Commerce is shifting more and more online. Sick of hearing the same "the internet is changing marketing" speeches? Just want to sound smart in board meetings?
  • ACHIEVE MARKET LEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Forrester] Are Your Facebook Fans More Likely to Purchase Your Products Or Services?
    In a recent article, Forrester took another shot at tying Facebook fanbases to consumer activity and the numbers are worth a look. The last question and probably the most significant one is that of causality. What’s your take on the issue? Is Facebook marketing directly related to increased sales? Read the full article here.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Forrester] Google's Pending Algorithm Update to Penalize Over-Optimized Content
    Marketers, business owners, and SEOs could also take a cue from Bing's Duane Forrester, who was also on the panel and addressed the attendee's question after Matt Cutts' initial response. Forrester asked. What Cutts Revealed About the New Algorithm Update. What Google's Algorithm Update Means Practically for Marketers.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Forrester] 2010 B2B Marketing Budgets and Mix Trends Research
    Two of my recently published Forrester reports take a deeper look at marketing mix effectiveness and program spending trends. Or you can attend the MarketingProfs Business-to-Business Forum , May 3 through 5, 2010, in Boston, MA, were Forrester will jointly present more on this topic. Tim Harmon will likely publish on this data.)
  • SAZBEAN  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013
    [Forrester] Top Internet strategy, marketing and technology links for the week of March 2, 2013
    Search Engine Watch) How to Generate Quality Traffic with Display Advertising  (Search Engine Watch). News & Notes
  • INSIGHTIQ BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011
    [Forrester] 4 Key Steps to Smarter B2B Marketing: Think Like a Database Marketer
    Join me along with Jeff Ernst of Forrester Research, Inc. for We’ve all been there…diligently planning and executing Marketing campaigns to drive new opportunities and, ultimately, increase revenue. for a webinar on June 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM EST. We will discuss the Four Key Steps to Smarter B2B Marketing:   1. Become a content marketer.
  • INSIGHTIQ BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
    [Forrester] ESPN's John Kosner: "You are what your record says you are"
    So check out a bit, a byte of how "total time" is dominating ESPN's record as part of Kosner's Forrester Consumer Forum keynote, then let me know what you think. Or perhaps more importantly, you are what you say you are. And And that is, a digital powerhouse that captures more male fans 18-34 than 39 basic cable networks. In
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Forrester] Needs-Based Marketing for Executive Buyers Today
    According to a Forrester research, executive buyers today are frustrated by “product-focused” salespeople. It’s no secret that the buyer’s journey has changed. There have been countless articles written in attempts to coach organizations on how to get into the decision-making process earlier and earlier. 1) Focus on the right market.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
    [Forrester] The CMO's Guide to Marketing Org Structures [SlideShare]
    We received generous contributions from top executives at Forrester Research, ZenDesk, Atlassian, GitHub, and Rue La La, as well as Jascha and HubSpot CMO Mike Volpe. 'The old playbook is broken, consumers are in control, and technology has enabled more marketing innovation and accountability than ever before. Inbound Marketing
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [Forrester] The More B2B Marketing Changes, the More It Stays the Same
    Here’s a good recap about the Cisco Velocity event by Peter O’Neill at Forrester, “ Cisco Continues To Accelerate Its Partners’ Marketing “ I’m back from presenting at the Cisco Partner Velocity Conference in Barcelona; the experience was every bit as meaningful and memorable as I thought it would be.
  • CONVERSIONATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
    [Forrester] Social Business: the Essence of Collaboration and Purpose
    Let the Forrester’s of this world come up with the new flags we can all follow. The wisdom of the crowd, participation, co-creation, engagement, empowerment, collaboration,… The literature and ‘collective wisdom’ regarding social business is filled with statements on how important all these expensive words are today. There is hope. We have.
  • BUYEROLOGY  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012
    [Forrester] 3 Ways To Connect With Today’s B2B Buyers
    Depending on surveys from such sources as IDC , IDG Connect, DemandGen Report , Forrester , and more, we know that buyers are remaining invisible to B2B businesses and spend only a quarter of their time talking directly to sales when making purchase decisions.  Image via Wikipedia. Focus On The Total Brand and Buyer Experience.
  • MI6 MARKETING AGENCY  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010
    [Forrester] The Mi6 Tweekly: Week of October 18, 2010
    Chart: Social Media Participation Stalls (Source: Forrester via/@mi6agency). Chart: Forrester’s Social Technographics Profile Roles Defined (Source: Forrester via/@mi6agency). Our goal is to provide you with a weekly overview of tweets that feature information you can use and act on. Monday. Chart: 85% of U.S. Tuesday.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012
    [Forrester] Three Tips to Get Manufacturers Started with Social Media
    According to a report by Forrester , roughly 81 percent of B2B companies reported that they used social media in 2011. The Forrester report found that only 30 percent of global manufacturers thought they would increase social media spending in 2012. Create a Blog to Tell Your Story. Start a YouTube Channel to Enrich Content.
  • THE ROI GUY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Forrester] Case Study: Concur Travel Management and Expense System Interactive White Paper
    Leveraging a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study and white paper by Forrester, Alinean created an interactive white paper for Concur, so that prospects not only received the TEI study results showing average opportunities and savings, but a customized analysis of their own unique business case for Concur.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
    [Forrester] Getting a customer is not the end goal it’s the middle
    In a recent speech by Josh Bernoff of Forrester Research at the ITSMA Marketing Leadership forum it occurred to me that customer acquisition is no longer an “end state” for marketers its somewhere in the middle. Let me explain …. would argue (and so did Josh) that the real work comes on Day 2 of the customers purchase. Tweet This! Digg this!
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Forrester] Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: How I Built My Scores (part 1)
    These are conceptually quite different from the dimensions used in the Gartner and Forrester reports* , which are designed to illustrate competitive position. Summary: The first of three posts describing my new scoring system for B2B marketing automation vendors. This happens no matter how loudly analysts warn buyers not to make that mistake.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
    [Forrester] Social Customer Support: AT&T is doing it Right!
    It pays to provide Support with Social Media In a recent Forrester Report on “Customer Experience Pays Off. I have been an avid iPhone user almost since the day it came out. just had to have one and it killed me that it took a week to get one when it first hit the market. So I decided to give it a try. Bravo AT&T! Email this to a friend?
  • TOM PISELLO  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [Forrester] Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Social Media Hierarchy of Needs - Best.
    Frugalnomics in Full Effect: Forrester and Gartner. Forrester: Understand and Drive Outcomes for Sales. Forrester announces Sales Enablement Conference fo. Forrester and IDC think Sales Enablement is a Big. Jump to a higher level without having a proper foundation and the strategy collapses. Do White Papers Still Engage?
  • INBOUND SALES NETWORK  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Forrester] Is Digital Demand Generation Sexy?
    Forrester Research reports that 65% of vendors that create the buying vision during these early stages get the deal. By the final decision, Forrester Research indicates that 35% of decisions involving vendor selection are made, making it more important to establish connection and engagement during the earlier phases. The Bottom Line.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2010
    [Forrester] 5 B2B Marketing Infographics You Can’t Go Without
    We’re all familiar with the Rogers Adoption Curve , and along those lines of adopting and creating, Forrester Research has mapped out exactly what people are doing online and just who is doing it. As marketers, we thrive off data visualization using graphics, charts and images to educate ourselves and tell our stories. Buzz coming in last.
  • SALES LEAD INSIGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010
    [Forrester] Increasing B2B Lead Management ROI: 4 Key Performance Indicators
    The Forrester research study and white paper about sales lead management , commissioned by Silverpop , reports that when it comes to increasing the ROI from B2B sales lead management, there are four key performance indicators (KPIs) that pay off in more qualified leads and sales. Lead scoring. Content. Nurture early-stage buyers.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010
    [Forrester] Buyer Personas: How to Deliver Relevant Content to B2B Buyers
    Take this example from research conducted by Forrester. New research from Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, and demand-generation agency Bulldog Solutions confirms that even high-performing marketers struggle to consistently produce compelling content. One point really caught my eye. Why does this matter?
  • TOM PISELLO  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
    [Forrester] Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Sales Enablement Effectiveness?
    According to Forrester, companies are spending worldwide, on average, 19% of their SG&A costs, some $135,262 per quota-carrying salesperson, in sales support-related activities. 08, 2010 3) IDC Executive Tele Briefing on Sales & Marketing Strategies for 2010 4) Uncovering The Hidden Costs Of Sales Support, Forrester Research, Inc.,
  • JUNTA 42  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009
    [Forrester] The Decline of Advertising and the Rise of Content Spending
    Just read through a very interesting post from Brian Solis on Forrester's Five-Year Media Spending Forecast. From the results, this quote from Forrester's Shar VanBoskirk is worth some discussion: "The most interesting takeaway from the research is that overall advertising budgets will decline.    Yep. 
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
    [Forrester] Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2
    SEO Underused, Forrester Report Suggests by MediaPost Search Blog. Laurie Sullivan reports Forrester research discovering that three-quarters of technology vendors have embraced SEO; less than 10% don’t use search optimization at all. We’re all hungry for data. Marketers, we’re told, need to think like publishers.
  • LEADER NETWORKS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013
    [Forrester] Avoid Online Customer Community Failure!
    recent Forrester report ( Understand Communication Channel Needs To Craft Your Customer Service Strategy , March 2013) states “Online communities and Twitter have seen increases in usage rates in the past three years. Failure. It’s not a word anyone likes. Yet it is common occurrence with innovation projects. failure with customers (Ouch!)
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Forrester] B2B Social Networking Around the Globe
    Much of my research was spent reading through Forrester Research reports, online publications, and talking with with our field marketers, program managers, and re-sellers. According to Forrester data, Japan has highest rate of “inactives” in all countries researched. So, what’s a marketer to do? Germany. France. Japan. China. Korea.
  • ANNUITAS GROUP  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Forrester] You Don’t Know the Buyer, JACK!
    Yet, according to Forrester , only 14% of marketers align compelling content with buyers’ journeys. Use secondary research from groups like Forrester and Aberdeen, as well as research that focuses on your industry. You don’t know the buyer JACK”! This indicates that marketers have not dug deep enough to understand their buyer.
  • B2B MARKETING TRACTION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Forrester] B2B Marketers: Is Your Online Brand Working?
    'According to analyst Sheryl Pattek of Forrester Research , by the time Business-to-Business (B2B) buyers engage with you online, they are 60% or more done with their buying process. It’s critical to have a strong presence online to attract buyers and then to engage with impact as they make their decision. How do you get there?
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011
    [Forrester] 7 Keys to Successful Lead Nurturing
    According to Forrester Research, companies that excel at lead nurturing are able to generate 50% more sales-ready leads at 33% lower cost per lead. Lead nurturing is the process of sharing valuable content (to them) with prospective customers until they are ready to buy and trust you. Look for more in this series in future months.
  • MARKETING INTERACTIONS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
    [Forrester] Tech Buyers Find Salespeople Lacking
    This reality is evidenced by findings in Forrester Research's Technology Buyer Insight Study: Are Salespeople Prepared for Executive Conversations? There's a growing divide between buyer expectations and sales conversations. " [emphasis mine]. The research points to some key factors that contribute to this result.
  • KOMARKETING ASSOCIATES  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
    [Forrester] #Pubcon 2012: Tips, Tools & Trends
    Duane Forrester does a tremendous job of connecting with the search community, talking about the company, what they are doing and how they are improving. Last week I was fortunate enough to spend the week in Las Vegas for Pubcon 2012. With over 50 sessions a day along with non-stop networking events, Pubcon can be pretty overwhelming.
  • CHRIS KOCH  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011
    [Forrester] Marketing’s golden opportunity in innovation
    In a blog post this week entitled What CEOs Want from Their CMOs, Forrester’s CEO, George Colony, discusses the mandate for the CMO to keep an eye out for what’s ahead. Innovation is becoming more external to companies and more social. Even funding for innovation is becoming more external and social. Social media management and innovation.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
    [Forrester] Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market
    Forrester® is a registered trademark belonging to Forrester Research, Inc. Any use of the Forrester name is subject to Forresters Citation Policy, available at www.forrester.com. The views expressed by outside contributors and links to outside websites do not represent the views of Forrester, its management or employees.
  • SAZBEAN  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014
    [Forrester] Internet Marketing Strategy Articles for the Week of February 10, 2014
    Econsultancy) How Personalized Retargeting Can Optimize Your B2B Ads (Marketo) Data-driven customer experience is tough to copy (Econsultancy) B-to-B Ecommerce: Big Opportunity, with Obstacles (Practical eCommerce) Does It Still Make Sense For Companies to Blog? Marketing
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011
    [Forrester] Savvy Toolkit - Take a B2B Demand Gen Survey
    One of the Keynote presenters, Jeff Ernst - Principal Analyst at Forrester Research is conducting a survey of marketers and will present his findings at the conference. You may have noticed on the home page of our blog is a little badge advertising that I am a speaker at the upcoming DemandCon conference.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013
    [Forrester] Marketing Innovation Content Chat: It’s All About The Customer
    BrennerMichael Extremely true – new Forrester study shows “customer-obsessed” #content mktg = results: [link] #contentchat. 'What is the future of Marketing Innovation? think we’ll see more  customer-centric CMO s. We’ll see more human brands , interacting with their customers in a more personal. contentchat.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Forrester] Expert Q&A: Transform Marketing With A Revenue-Relevant Customer Experience Strategy
    We talked to Peter O’Neill, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research , where he leads research on B2B demand generation and channel marketing, managing a small group of analysts and working with other analysts who serve CMOs and other marketing leaders. Peter O’Neill: Yes, that is true. But that isn’t so easy to do.
  • PR MEETS MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010
    [Forrester] New Breed of Analysts
    In the end, you knew if you had briefings with Yankee Group, Gartner, Forrester, Jupiter and Meta Group, you had your bases covered. The landscape has drastically changed for analyst relations over the past few years. When I first started PR, there were just a handful of analyst firms with a few independent firms. Embrace of Social Media.
  • THE ROI GUY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Forrester] Recovery Makes Selling IT Much Easier into 2012? Fahgettaboudit!
    Forrester, originally estimating worldwide IT budget increases north of 7% at the start of the year, have now revised their predictions downward, as have many other analysts. But that was then, and this is now. As 2011 unfolded, pundits’ predictions for significant IT spending growth were dashed.
  • B2B VOICES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011
    [Forrester] Digital on the Rise in B2B, But Audience Engagement Lags
    Recent research from Forrester has good news and bad news, from my perspective. On the one hand, Tracy Stokes, in “ Marketing Budgets for 2012 Expose a Fear of Commitment ,” notes that B2B marketers are moving to digital even faster than their B2C counterparts. First, the good news. Are you investing in the long-term relationship? Wow, right?
  • VIEWPOINT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Forrester] PowerViews with Jeff Ernst: Marketing & Sales Must Work Together
    In this second episode of PowerViews, I have the pleasure of talking with Jeff Ernst who provides advisory services to CMO and marketing leadership professionals as Principal Analyst at Forrester Research. Jeff joined Forrester after spending 20 years in sales and marketing. Jeff Ernst's research at Forrester. Stay Tuned
  • MI6 MARKETING AGENCY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
    [Forrester] Canadian Companies Use of Social Media
    Consider using Forrester’s POST framework. Here’s a post on Forrester’s POST method entitled: Strategies for Tapping the Groundswell. The Mi6 Chart of the Day is a new blog series where we feature a chart each weekday that we think is relevant and of interest to our readers. Some Thoughts to Consider. Questions and Conversation.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Forrester] Building Content Marketing Strategy – 10 Steps
    sources through the purchase funnel  according to Peter Burris from Forrester. By Gerardo Dada. As we look back on 2012, I think the award for biggest buzzword for the year should go to Content Marketing. Not that it is not useful or powerful, on the contrary. However, I think the term has been overused and misunderstood. Become an Expert.
  • MARKETING INTERACTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Forrester] These B2B Leads Suck! Really?
    Forrester). How many times has a sales team told a marketing team that the leads they source for them suck? My guess is that this has happened more times than we want to count. And, many of those times it was for good reason. This is evidenced by: Cherry picking and leaving the rest to sit unattended. CSO Insights). CSO Insights).
  • INSIGHTIQ BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
    [Forrester] Zero-Segment Marketing: The Path to Customer-Centricity and Exceptional Marketing Results
    As Forrester Research puts it, “Legacy segmentation models are no longer relevant to the way customers interact with brands — especially as the number of customer touchpoints exponentially increases, creating a non-linear view of the customer.” By now, it should be a no-brainer why brands should embrace 1to1 marketing. 
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Forrester] How Real Businesses Are Using Gamification to Spice Up Their Marketing
    Forrester Research gamifies. I've been meaning to write this blog post about gamification for a long time, and one of the reasons is because a while back in my Google Reader, a post from Forrester Research came up with the title, " Read This Blog, Win A Prize!!! ". Gamifi-wha? That's where I think most of us stand. Ready? Make sense?
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Forrester] The “Whom to Choose” Buying Phase
    To engage with buyers at this late buying stage, share 3rd party validation – Forrester Research, Gartner, Customer quotes, etc. B2B Lead Generation | The “Whom to Choose&# Buying Phase. Now we will address the final stage – Whom to Choose. Click the image to download this free and highly acclaimed white paper.
  • MI6 MARKETING AGENCY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
    [Forrester] The Mi6 Tweekly: Week of October 11, 2010
    Social Technographics Profile, Sep 2010 update (Source: @forrester). Below are selected tweets that were sent out by Chris Herbert, Founder of Mi6 through his @B2Bspecialist twitter account and his @mi6agency twitter account. Our goal is to provide you with a weekly overview of tweets that feature information you can use and act on. Monday.
  • SAZBEAN  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014
    [Forrester] Internet Marketing Strategy Articles for the Week of March 31, 2014
    Why Every Marketer Should Use Google Plus (Forrester). 'Here are the top Internet strategy, marketing and technology links for the week of March 31, 2014…. The cost of bad data: stats (eConsultancy). THE NEW BUZZWORD THAT IS 100 PERCENT B T (Social Media Explorer). What is search jacking and how can it hurt your brand? grow}). How the Inc.
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