Forrester thinks Content Marketing Isn’t Working – They’re Half Right

The Point

Over at Forrester Research, Vice President Laura Ramos recently talked to Advertising Age (“ Marketers Still Struggling to Get Results from Content Marketing “) about what she perceives as a general lack of return from the investment so many companies are making in content marketing.

The High ROI of Attribution: A Total Economic Impact™ Study by Forrester Consulting on Behalf of Bizible [Infographic]

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The Total Economic Impact™ Study of Bizible is a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Bizible in December 2016. Based on the study's findings, we created the following infographic.

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Forrester Ranks the Martech that Makes the Biggest Impact

Vidyard

So we wanted to share this brand new Forrester report to help you make informed decisions about the future of martech – with advice from the experts! The post Forrester Ranks the Martech that Makes the Biggest Impact appeared first on Vidyard.

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.

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.

82% of CMOs Have Goals that Align with Revenue Targets — A Discussion on Marketing Performance Management with a Forrester Analyst [Video]

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Allison Snow is a Senior Analyst on Forrester’s B2B marketing team with a focus on marketing performance management. Forrester survey results reflect that the single biggest challenge faced by B2B marketers as they set budgets is "attributing program spend to revenue results."

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

Marketing Action

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.

Real examples of how account-based marketing & selling is driving higher revenues on LinkedIn

Biznology

Recent studies show that account-based marketing approaches generate a higher ROI. For example: An Alterra Group study shows that 97% of marketers reported that account-based marketing approaches had the highest ROI. Click here to read the full case studies for the companies above.

Forrester Report: 3 Pillars of B2B Marketing’s New Mission

6sense

To wrap up 2015, Forrester Research, Inc. According to Forrester, all of these developments add up to a lot of change: B2B marketers will have to accept a fundamentally different role in the modern enterprise, reimagine their relationship with sales and change their approach to demand generation. Forrester says this will only happen if predictive analytics “becomes a demonstrated decision-support tool” for marketing and sales and not simply a new layer of marketing technology.

A Call for Marketing Enablement

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The study was focused on companies that had revenues above $250 million to gain an understanding of their unique approach to Demand Generation. Blog ANNUITAS Enterprise B2B Demand Generation Study CEB content marketing Demand Generation Forrester marketing enablement

Study: B2B Marketers Remain Focused on Customer Acquisition

KoMarketing Associates

The Complexities of B2B Sales Require Thinking Beyond Today’s CPQ” study produced by Forrester Consulting and FPX discovered that 68 percent of B2B professionals believe providing a high-quality customer experience is “very important” to their sales strategy. Research now suggests that marketers are placing a greater priority on acquiring new customers, rather than retaining existing ones, despite the cost associated with doing so.

50 Facts about online consumer behavior not to ignore

Biznology

State of Procurement Study ). Forrester ). Forrester ). 81% of consumers research online before buying. ( GE Capitol ).

Five 2015 B2B Demand Generation and Content Marketing Resolutions

ANNUITAS

In the ANNUITAS B2B Enterprise Demand Generation study, more than 60% of respondents stated that they ran over 15+ campaigns on an annual basis. According to the ANNUITAS study, less than 30% of B2B enterprise organizations are experiencing effectiveness with their marketing automation solution. In Forrester’s 2013 report B2B CMOs Must Evolve or Move On , 97% of CMOs either strongly agreed or agreed “Marketing must do things it hasn’t done before in order to be successful.”

New Report Confirms Immaturity of Most Marketing Automation Deployments

The Point

In the report, “ Automation: Redefining Marketing’s Game Plan ,” Forrester details the results of their surveying 155 US-based senior marketing professionals on their use of, results from, and attitudes towards marketing automation.

3 Secrets To Having A Two-Way Conversation With Your Brand’s Customers Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

That is what we saw in the “Mobilizing the Retail Shopping Experience” research study. One of the most important findings of the study revealed that 39 percent of consumers would leave and visit a competitor’s mobile site if their customer experience expectations were not met.

Study: Teenagers Are Now Facebook’s Kryptonite

Contently

According to Forrester data analyst Anjali Lai , 34 percent of American kids between the ages of 12 and 17 think Facebook is for “old people.” The post Study: Teenagers Are Now Facebook’s Kryptonite appeared first on The Content Strategist.

Salesfusion-Sponsored Study Points to Pain in B2B Lead Generation

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Gartner Group and Forrester Research Group predict record levels in Marketing Automation (MA) spending and exponential growth in the field. [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal. Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half]. one_half]. one_half_last valign="middle"].

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It’s Time For CMOs To Tap Into The Power Of Personalization

Buzz Marketing for Technology

According to Forrester Research , U.S. A study by Forrester Research found that 45 percent of people on social networks have interacted with a brand through social media over the previous three months. Posted in eCommerce Optimization Personalization.

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

Type A Communications

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.

Why CMOs Should Align With Their CFOs

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According to the IBM Global CMO Study , a full 79% of Chief Marketing Officers (CMO) expect the complexity of marketing to increase over the next five years. In Forrester’s Report – B2B CMOs Must Evolve or Move On , 97% of CMOs either agreed or strongly agreed that “marketing must do things it hasn’t done ever before to be successful.” However, only 14% of CMOs state that their relationship with the CFO has increased over the last two years according to Forrester.

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What’s the killer app in B2B marketing? Face-to-face events

Biznology

20% on average, according to Forrester. A 2015 study showed events way ahead of other media channels—online or offline—at 84%. It was the same for the last two studies, too.

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity

Among the hard numbers he lists: according to a social media industry study , 72% of companies active in social media report higher website traffic, 62% say it has improved search engine rankings, and 48% say it has increased sales.

CMOs fail to go beyond brand awareness on LinkedIn

Biznology

Recent studies show 87% of B2B sales and marketing leaders are using LinkedIn and other social media platforms, but less than 1 in 5 can clearly prove and demonstrate social media ROI. Forrester reports that 99% of leads don’t convert, and LinkedIn says 87% of leads don’t convert.

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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CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

According to a new Forrester Research global eCommerce report, e-commerce revenues are going to continue to grow in 2014 as customers’ online buying habits evolve. Meanwhile, a new study released by IBM in 2014 reveals that brands stand to lose $83 billion due to poor customer experiences.

My Journey from What If to What’s Next

6sense

In 2013, Forrester released a Forrester Wave report (aka Forrester’s evaluation of vendors in a software, hardware or services market) in the Identity and Access Management space for the cloud. Just last month, Forrester released The Forrester Wave TM : Predictive Marketing Analytics for B2B Marketers, Q2 2017. The whole world is going digital – and companies everywhere must adapt to compete. No industry is immune.

Are your Sales Reps Prepared? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The ROI Guy

Each year Forrester asks this question of Executive Buyers worldwide, and the results reflect the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of current sales rep capabilities: > The Good – A majority of buyers ( 62% ) indicate that your vendor sales reps are knowledgeable about your company and products.

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

The ROI Guy

According to Forrester, prospects indicate that less than 10% of sales engagements are focused on customer value (down from a paltry 12%). Trillion in 2013 IDC 2014 Buyer Experience Study (Oct) Forrester Sales Enablement Conference 2014 SiriusDecisions SiriusIndex, results from 2011 – 2014.

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).

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Going from Good to Great in Marketing

Marketing Action

Of course we were curious to see how our own customer base stacked up against the Forrester sample. We spent two months conducting a similar study with our customers, using the Forrester questionnaire.

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

The ROI Guy

According to Forrester, prospects indicate that less than 12% of sales engagements are focused on customer value. Trillion in 2013 IDC 2014 Buyer Experience Study (Oct) Forrester Sales Enablement Conference 2014 SiriusDecisions SiriusIndex, results from 2011 – 2014.

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

The ROI Guy

According to Forrester, prospects indicate that less than 12% of sales engagements are focused on customer value. Trillion in 2013 • IDC 2013 Buyer Experience Study (Oct) • Forrester Sales Enablement Conference 2013 • SiriusDecisions SiriusIndex, results from 2011 – 2013.

Why Visibility Is Key for Content Marketing Success

Contently

According to software research firm Forrester, one of the core functions of content marketing software is bringing “visibility, order, and insight into countless streams of activity.” Brands command center content calendar Content Marketing Software Forrester visibility

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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.

How Living in the 57 Percent Will Impact Your Content Marketing Strategy in 2015

ANNUITAS

In their 2012 study End of Solution Sales , the Corporate Executive Board (CEB) revealed that 57 percent of a typical B2B purchase decision is made before a customer even talks to a supplier. This study in conjunction with Google, provided insights into the buying habits and patterns of B2B buyers and also served to confirm the tectonic shift that is impacting marketing and sales professionals today.

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

The ROI Guy

The study highlights that today’s more empowered buyer is engaging digitally versus personally through most of the cycle. 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.

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.

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

Type A Communications

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.

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).

New Sales Rep Ramp Up Taking Longer than Ever

The ROI Guy

Twenty-nine percent of companies expect to expand their sales organizations between 10%-30% in the coming year, with over 6% expecting to grow a whopping 30% , this according to the Sales Execution Trends study of 200 worldwide sales leaders by our partner Qvidian.