4 Key Marketing Technology Takeaways From A Forrester Wave

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report entitled “The Forrester Wave™: Lead-To-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q1 2014.”. Here are our 4 takeaways from the Forrester report around driving change and progress in technology adoption, as well as some added tips: 1.

Death of a Salesman? Forrester says Yes.

The ROI Guy

At the Forrester’s Sales Enablement Forum last week, a study by Andy Hoar, Principal Analyst at Forrester was revealed showcasing this 22% expected decline over the next five years. A Forrester survey of 250 B2B Buyers reveals that it’s not just B2C purchases that have moved online.

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

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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. The Forrester Wave™ research process is rigorous, objective, and transparent.

Oracle’s Maxymiser Named a Leader in Forrester Wave for Online Testing

Modern Marketing

Today, it’s my pleasure to share that Oracle’s Maxymiser was cited by Forrester Research as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Online Testing Platforms, Q3 2015. Click here to download a copy of the Forrester report at Maxymiser.com.

Oracle’s Maxymiser Named a Leader in Forrester Wave for Online Testing

Modern Marketing

Today, it’s my pleasure to share that Oracle’s Maxymiser was cited by Forrester Research as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Online Testing Platforms, Q3 2015. Click here to download a copy of the Forrester report at Maxymiser.com.

Forrester Research, Inc. Benchmark Report: How Top Marketers Do Lead Generation, Part 1

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That’s according to a December, 2013 Forrester report by VP and Principal Analyst Peter O’Neill, Gauging Your Progress and Success , a benchmark-style assessment of what top-performing marketers do. The post Forrester Research, Inc.

16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

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But, seemingly in support of Kundera’s quote above, Forrester Research says marketers are the ““sole source of sustainable competitive advantage.”. 86% of B2B companies surveyed are currently blogging, along with 77% of B2C companies. The CMO Survey ).

Engaging Earlier and Higher with Financial Peer Comparisons

The ROI Guy

According to Forrester, the early bird still catches the worm, with a significant 74% of all deals going to the provider who helps "establish the buying vision", while only 26% goes to the vendor who "responds to a request" and wins the bake-off.

Three 2015 Marketing Predictions I Hope Are Terribly Wrong

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Only 13% of vendors that were reviewed passed the “B2B Customer Engagement Test” – Forrester. As mentioned in the previous prediction, according to Forrester, less than 15% of B2B organizations are connecting with their customers with effective content. Blog Content marketing strategy Demand Generation Strategy Forrester Laura Ramos marketing predictions

B2B Content Marketing Execution: We’re Not as Mature as We Think

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Today, the Business Marketing Association (BMA), Forrester and the Online Marketing Institute released the results of a survey about the maturity of content marketing practices in business-to-business (B2B) organizations. (In July 16, 2014.

From High Touch to Low Cost – A Disturbing Trend in B2B Selling?

The ROI Guy

Last year, new research from Forrester boldly predicted the Death of the B2B Sales Rep, making some stark forecasts: Much of B2B buying will not need sales reps anymore, and will move to lower cost self-service or inside sales reps.

Hit Your Channel Sales Goals with ROI Selling

The ROI Guy

A survey reveals that the majority of B2B firms are now generating 60% of their revenue through indirect channels (The 2112 Group). They are looking to you for help, so you have to enable them to do more, better with your solutions, than the competition.

Sales Enablement’s Dirty Big Secret

The ROI Guy

Attending the Forrester Sales Enablement Forum, one research metric was presented that just blew me away. According to Forrester, the average company spends more than $135,000 in sales support costs per year for EACH salesperson.

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6 Things to Keep in Mind When Replatforming

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Here’s a checklist of six things to help ensure a smoother process. According to Forrester Research, 39% of surveyed companies see a drop in conversion rates after replatforming, while 44% note slower load times once a new platform goes live.

White Papers are Not Dead. They’re on Life Support.

Marketing Craftmanship

Over time, however, the market education function was largely assumed by research firms such as Gartner and Forrester, whose opinions carry greater credibility than self-publishers of white papers. Have Marketers Killed This B2B Golden Goose?

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Branding as a full funnel journey

Biznology

But content creation born of surveying, content engagement analytics, and plain old person to person interactions is informative. It helps you look at what you’re doing organizationally from their prospective.

Oops They Did it Again! Gartner Downgrades Overly Optimistic IT Spending Forecast

The ROI Guy

In order to connect and engage with “Do Nothing” buyers, helping them through the decision making journey, you need to help them realize: • Why Consider a Change? - According to Gartner, worldwide IT spending was expected to reach $3.8 trillion in 2014, a 3.2%

How Social Media Helps Marketing, PR, And Sales Become Better Friends

B2B Marketing Insider

The alignment problem is what drove me into here… BtoB Magazine recently reported on a Forrester survey that proves the point that this is huge challenge: only 8% of B2B companies say they have tight alignment between sales and marketing. They can get along?

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The new ABCs of Selling: Always Be Challenging!

The ROI Guy

Unfortunately, buyers indicate that: 10% of sales reps are still pitching products right out of the gate, or pseudo-solution selling, asking a few questions before diving into a one-size-fits-all product pitch (Forrester).

Gartner Raises IT Spending Forecasts – Time to Party Like its 1999?

The ROI Guy

In order to connect and engage with “Do Nothing” buyers, helping them through the decision making journey, you need to help them realize: • Why Consider a Change? - According to Forrester, prospects indicate that less than 12% of sales engagements are focused on customer value.

Frugalnomics – Why the IT spending growth forecasts from Gartner are wrong again!

The ROI Guy

In order to connect and engage with “Do Nothing” buyers, helping them through the decision making journey, you need to help them realize: • Why Consider a Change? - According to Forrester, prospects indicate that less than 12% of sales engagements are focused on customer value.

B2B Content Marketing Execution: We’re Not as Mature as We Think

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Today, the Business Marketing Association (BMA), Forrester and the Online Marketing Institute released the results of a survey about the maturity of content marketing practices in business-to-business (B2B) organizations. (In July 16, 2014.

Three Big Myths Debunked at SiriusDecisions Sales and Marketing Summit

The ROI Guy

Forrester concurred , reporting that digital experiences are replacing sales reps at a rapid pace, foretelling a 22% decline in the number of B2B sales reps over the next 5 years = a total of 1 million sales reps expected to lose their jobs.

Sales and Marketing Alignment in 2013? Not so Fast!

The ROI Guy

Executives continually point to the need for Sales and Marketing to align, with 90% of Senior Marketers indicating to Forrester that indeed alignment is a high or very high priority. Why Now?” – Justify the Gain When invited late into the discussion, the tools and content to help a.

Death of the B2B Sales Rep? An Interview with the Sales Enablement Lab

The ROI Guy

Forrester reports that this shift to digital buying is real, and as a result, there will be a 22% decline in the number of B2B sales reps over the next 5 years. Andy Hoar, Principal Analyst at Forrester , reported these findings at their last Sales Enablement conference and Thierry, you and I were both there. If we look at amore complex B2C sale, say real estate, maybe this can help us understand how B2B may be impacted over the next few years.

The Modern Day Social Seller: Buyers are More Empowered, But So Are You!

The ROI Guy

At the same time, Forrester reports that earlier engagement is more important than ever - with 76% of the deals going to the solution provider that is able to help the prospect identify the top priority issues to address and establish the buying agenda (versus only 24% going to the rep who can win the bake-off). I nternet and Social Media Research Works Both Ways Buyers will engage earlier with sales reps who can help them overcome challenges and drive competitive advantage.

The DNA of a Top Performer—Are You Cut From the Same Cloth?

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We recently surveyed 101 of our customers in the small and medium-sized business category about their online marketing practices.

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It's Official: Forrester Says B2B Buyers Hate Confusing Jargon

What Works - What Doesn't

Now, it’s official – or at least corroborated by a Forrester Research Inc. Only 15% of the exec surveyed by Forrester felt their meetings with salespeople are valuable and live up to their expectations, and only seven percent usually accept a follow-on meeting.

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Forrester and IDC think Sales Enablement is a Big Deal. and We Agree!

The ROI Guy

A new role has emerged at many leading B2B companies, Sales Enablement, and recent research from Forrester and IDC proves this new sales enablement practice as the key linchpin required to help a B2B company bridge the gap between their business strategies and how they execute in the field. 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.

Will Gartner's Latest IT Forecast Put a Chill in your Growth Plans?

The ROI Guy

In order to connect and engage with “Do Nothing” buyers, helping them through the decision making journey, you need to help them realize: Why Consider a Change? - Gartner has revised worldwide IT spending down for 2015, predicting a 1.3% YoY decline from 2014.

Gartner says 2013 will be a Better Year for IT Spending Growth?

The ROI Guy

And the leads you thought were such great sales opportunities will stall unless you can help convince the prospect that the issue is a priority and that your solution represents a unique competitive advantage.

The Telltale 8% Drop In Content Marketing Effectiveness

Tony Zambito

Recent surveys, from the likes of Forrester and SiriusDecisions , indicate the sentiment is nearly 70% or more of buyers outright reject content. Documented Content Strategy Helps. The Forrester report, as well as others, alludes to this problem. by Aha-Soft.

Spring has Sprung, and So Should New Sales and Marketing Practices

The ROI Guy

It is not often we see so many thought leaders and pundits confluence around such significant observations: • At Forrester , sales enablement analyst Scott Santucci indicates that “We are in the middle of a major transformation in the B2B sales model, driven by customer’s enterprise-wide strategic procurement initiatives to buy only what they need at the lowest possible price”. Path - How will it be purchased and how can you help facilitate the decision cycle?

B2B Companies Who Don’t Implement Multi-Touch Attribution Will Fall Behind in 2017

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According to data from the State of Pipeline Marketing Survey 2016, 83.3% Forrester’s Total Economic Impact study of Bizible’s multi-touch attribution solution found an ROI greater than 700%.

Adding fuel to the fire: How important is Facebook?

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A new survey adds more fuel to the swirling debate about how social media usage is changing, especially among teens. In a Piper Jaffray survey of American teens, one-third described the photo-sharing app Instagram as their most important social network.

Overcoming The Content Personalization Challenge With Buyer Persona Research

Tony Zambito

Recent surveys of marketing professionals by Rapt Media , Forrester , Seismic, SAP , IBM , and others all indicate that content personalization remains the biggest challenge for marketers this year and for the foreseeable future. by icon 54.

Vidyard Named a Leader for Online Video Platforms for Sales and Marketing by Independent Research Firm

Vidyard

KITCHENER, Ontario – October 31, 2016 – Vidyard , the video platform for business, has been named a leader in Online Video Platforms for Sales and Marketing by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. The recognition comes as part of The Forrester Wave™: Online Video Platforms For Sales And Marketing, Q4 2016, which analyzed the most significant providers in the space. Forrester analyzed nine vendors’ video platforms across 39 criteria. “I

Buyers Don’t Care About Your Sales Funnel

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I read an article recently that discussed how content can “help push your prospects through the sales funnel.” While I am quite aware of B2B’s fascination and obsession with funnels and waterfalls, the truth is buyers couldn’t care less and certainly will not be pushed through anything.

Content is the new currency—and your invitation to the dance.

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In fact, a recent Contently survey revealed that 73 percent of companies are developing content to increase their branding and awareness while 45 percent had a goal of increasing their thought leadership positions. Yes, it helps you build credibility.

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31 Scary B2B Marketing Statistics

Type A Communications

There’s plenty of challenges that marketers have all year long, whether it’s trying to better align with sales , help employees tell our story , get better at execution or just figuring out what our role is in the changing world of marketing. Business Marketing Association/Forrester Research).