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Forrester Research Names Oracle Marketing Cloud a Leader

It's All About Revenue

That’s according to Forrester Research’s newest Enterprise Marketing Software Suite (EMSS) Wave, a market assessment that looks at vendors who compete in the “marketing cloud” landscape.

Act-On’s a Leader in the Forrester Wave™ and What That Means to You

Act-On

So, with that said, we were pretty excited to see Act-On Software named a Leader among lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) platform vendors in the Forrester Research, Inc., report: The Forrester Wave™: Lead-to-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q4 2016. “… What Act-On might miss in depth, it reaches in breadth,” writes author Lori Wizdo, Principal Analyst for Forrester Research in the report. It is about analytics, and about predictive analytics.

What’s the Big Deal About Predictive Analytics? A Conversation with Brian Kardon

The Point

He previously held top marketing roles at Eloqua, Forrester Research, and Reed Business Information before taking the reins as CMO at Lattice Engines , a pioneer in predictive applications for marketing and sales. Even Salesforce announced their own Analytics cloud.

Are CMOs Poised To Take Over Technology Purchasing?

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Today, most tech purchase decisions are still being made in the CIO/CTO suite. However, as the debate around CIO-CMO fusion continues, and as data-centric and customer-centric businesses seek to work faster, issues like shadow IT, marketing-led tech, Big Data boom, predictive analytics, etc. CMOs Step into Tech Purchases with Increasing Responsibilities. Rather, the trend is shifting towards Line of Business (LoB) executives making tech purchase decisions.

20 (More of the) Best SEO Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity

Ray “Catfish” Comstock explains how to divide the SEO data analytics process into three main phases–performance reporting, opportunity identification (e.g., SEO remains the most cost-effective way to drive website traffic.

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Myth Busting: Understanding Profile-Based Segmentation Analytics vs. Intent-Based Predictive Intelligence

6sense

So in effect the approach of look-alike modeling via a solution that can understand a ton of firmographics of an account and automate the math would able to accomplish segmentation analytics at scale. Takeaway: Segmentation analytics are NOT predictions.

CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

The reason for this is simple: These customers are more often than not brand loyalists and willing to persuade others to become regular brand purchasers if they’re kept happy and engaged consistently in every single place they are interactive with brands.

What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity

Popular with agencies as well as corporate users, Radian6 offers a rich set of tools for social media monitoring, responding, tracking, benchmarking and analytics. Social media monitoring can be purchased separately for $3000 per year (putting that tool effectively in the $0-500 per month category) though most users combine at least a subset of the PR tools with this. Until fairly recently, keeping track of your organization’s online presence was relatively easy.

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3 Ways To Connect With Today’s B2B Buyers

Tony Zambito

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.

Where is ROI Best Applied in the Sales Process?

The ROI Guy

This was presented at the latest Forrester Sales Enablement Forum, and is a marked increase from the 65/35% split of just two years ago.

Content Marketing Must Focus On Customer Value

B2B Marketing Insider

That is according to a March 2014 report by Forrester Research, Inc., Forrester conducted in-depth interviews with marketers, agencies and publishers in order to gain insights into the importance of content marketing, and the top strategies for how brands can become more effective with it.

Managing Marketing Content Across the Customer Life Cycle

VisionEdge

One common definition of customer lifecycle is “the progression of steps a customer goes through when considering, purchasing, using, and maintaining loyalty to a product or service.” Forrester defines the customer life cycle as follows: “The customers’ relationship with a brand as they continue to discover new options, explore their needs, make purchases, and engage with the product experience and their peers.”

The Challenges in Adoption of Marketing Technology « The Effective.

The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking The Challenges in Adoption of Marketing Technology A recent webinar hosted by Neolane, “ Crack the Code – Getting C-Suite Buy-In for Your Marketing Tech Purchases &# had a very interesting presentation by Suresh Vital from Forrester Research. Vendors should therefore really work with their customers and prospects in trying to justify the purchase.

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The Right Data Fuels the Artificial Intelligence Race

HG Data

Given the growing demand for better insights and faster decision-making, Forrester expects investments in AI to grow more than 300% over the 2016 numbers. For the difference between lead scoring or even predictive lead scoring and predictive intelligence is the difference between ranking and prioritizing one’s existing leads and peering into a crystal ball to find net-new companies and prospects with a high likelihood to purchase…and then knowing where they are in the buyer’s journey.

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Taking Action to Turn Content Into Revenue

Kapost

Research conducted by Forrester sums it up. Myth 2: If I publish more content, I’ll get buyers to move through the purchasing process faster. Content Creation Marketing Analytics

5 Marketing Stats for New Business in 2014

Fathom

89% of marketers say email is their primary channel for lead-generation (Forrester Research). 78% of all shoppers use the Internet to research and purchase products and services (Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group, “Catch and Keep Digital Shoppers,” 2013).

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Deliver More Sales Qualified Leads Using Predictive Intelligence

SalesPredict

Using machine learning and predictive analytics, the model trains itself to look at the complex, ever-changing patterns behind sales success, and it delivers predictive scores. They can also learn the best actions to take to keep prospects moving forward towards a purchase.

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3 Mobile Marketing Trends You Can't Afford To Ignore

It's All About Revenue

Ok I am being quite sarcastic but that line, which I borrowed from the Forrester report The Path To Mobile Marketing Mastery , is all too true yet somehow I am not convinced the majority of marketers are aware of it. You might want to sit down when reading this next sentence.

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Your Marketing Strategy Needs to Keep Pace with Digital Culture

Buzz Marketing for Technology

On the other side of the proverbial “brand” table sat the numbers and analytics “geeks,” as they were often called. Related posts: 3 Ways Mobile Insights Are Informing Online and Offline Marketing It’s predicted that shoppers around the world will have purchased. Posted in Innovation.

50+ Video Marketing Stats that Prove You’re Doing it Right

Vidyard

96% of viewers find video helpful when making purchase decisions online – Animoto ( Tweet This ). 51% of executives under 40 reported making a purchase decision after watching a video – Forbes ( Tweet This ). Adding video to your site increases your chance of a front-page Google result by 50x – Forrester ( Tweet This ). 35% of businesses are using intermediate or advanced analytics to measure video performance – Vidyard ( Tweet This ).

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16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity

But, seemingly in support of Kundera’s quote above, Forrester Research says marketers are the ““sole source of sustainable competitive advantage.”. Perhaps not coincidentally, CMOs also plan to boost spending on marketing analytics from 6.4%

B2B Marketing Ops And Marketing Attribution, A Simultaneous Ascendence

bizible

If you’re unfamiliar, the marketing ops role covers a broad array of marketing technology management, from process and workflow design, to reporting and analytics, to planning and budget allocation.

The Secret To A Better Customer Experience

B2B Marketing Insider

Personalization brings up a whole host of issues like Big Data, Privacy concerns, real-time analytics,and more, but ultimately the goal must be to improve customer experience without being creepy.

What the 2015 Holiday Shopping Season Can Teach Us about the New Buyer’s Journey

Act-On

The Internet analytics company comScore reported that Cyber Monday 2015 set a record as the biggest US shopping day of all time, with sales topping more than $3 billion. Let’s begin with a quick recap of the Buyer’s Journey, which are the steps a purchaser takes before making a purchase.

Why B2B Marketing Still Needs Social Media

Kapost

However, some investments don’t show proof of value immediately because they rely on unpredictable choices of a person in the purchase position. Social analytics and metrics are good predictors of purchase behavior and offer a general “read of the room” when it comes to gauging interest and engagement level of a target audience. And let’s face it, trust is the true fuel behind purchase decisions.

This Week in Content Marketing: Can Content Save Advertising?

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He is also “absolutely baffled” that large advertising holding companies seem to be ignoring opportunities to purchase talented content producers. When I dug deeper, I discovered that the Forrester study was based on only 86 survey respondents – not very statistically accurate.

Agencies Under Pressure to be More Digital

Act-On

According to Peter Levitan of WPP (who’s purchased a few agencies in his time), digital agencies tend to have a baseline value of 8x EBITDA. The economy continues to dig its way of the recession, and businesses that hunkered down for years are beginning to market themselves again.

How Marketing Can Enable Sales To Use Video

Vidyard

Forrester Report: B2B Buyers Mandate a New Charter for Marketing and Sales. At Vidyard, our team had purchased a piece of technology ease this process; however, it didn’t fully integrate into the team’s daily habits and as a result it never got used.

5 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your B2B Leads

The Forward Observer

A 2010 Forrester Research study found that companies that excelled at lead nurturing were able to generate 50% more sales-ready leads at a 33% lower cost per lead than other companies. Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer Are you generating lots of leads but few sales?

The Global State of the Mobile App and Push Notification Markets

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Co-presented by Joe Pezzillo, Senior Director, Push Operations & Adoption, Oracle Responsys and Thomas Husson, VP & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc, it was broken into three topics.

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9 Things Your Online Store Should Have To Keep Customers Happy

Vertical Response

You want a visitor’s experience to be easy and enjoyable for them to make a purchase or book an appointment, and share their positive experience with friends. Be sure to include options for speedier delivery during these peak purchase periods.

87 New (Really) Marketing Automation Stats

Marketing Action

You can find it in the Q2 2011 Forrester Wave™ report.). Data & Analytics. Forrester Research, The Forrester Wave™: Lead-To-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q1 2014 , Jan 2014 ). Forrester Research, Gauging Your Progress and Success , Dec 2013).

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Master These 10 Content Marketing Skills to Become an All-Star

KoMarketing Associates

87 percent of B2B marketers say they struggle to produce content that truly engages their buyers.” – Forrester. Two of my best friends as a content strategist are Google Analytics (and Search Console ) and BuzzSumo.

The Customer Service Arms Race

Contently

New research from Forrester shows that 73 percent of adults say valuing their time is the most important thing a company can do to provide good online customer service. There are even free options like Tawk.To , a messaging app that provides chat tools and a full suite of analytics.

5 Myths of Social Media Marketing

Marketing Action

A 2014 report from Forrester found that 26 out of 30 B2B companies failed to create compelling content that engaged their audiences , losing sales and buyers to competitors in the process. Not so, says that Forrester report. Have you tied your social media efforts to a positive ROI?

70 New (Really) Marketing Automation Stats

Marketing Action

You can find it in the Q2 2011 Forrester Wave™ report.). Data & Analytics. Forrester Research, The Forrester Wave™: Lead-To-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q1 2014 , Jan 2014 ). Forrester Research, Gauging Your Progress and Success , Dec 2013).

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Guide Your Buyers Through the Customer Journey with Social Media

Modern B2B Marketing

With a s much as 90% of a buyer’s journey being self-directed, according to Forrester Research’s 2015 report, “Don’t Let Muddled Messaging Compromise Customer Experience,” it’s clear that the modern customer journey now begins with self-education.