3 B2C Social Engagement Trends to Watch

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B2C purchases are highly influenced by social media. Here are three of the hottest social engagement trends for B2C this summer. Whether it's Facebook or Foursquare, Tumblr or Twitter, you need a social engagement strategy that targets more consumers and provides you with a huge return on your investment. Create a Cross-Platform Social Engagement Strategy.

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B2C Firms Must Prepare As Consumer Buying Enters A New Era

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Age of the Customer B2C Marketing Channel Marketing Chief Marketing Officer CMO Trends Customer Engagement Customer Insights customer loyalty customer relationship management (CRM) customer-centric design promoted

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Meet Your Newest B2C Martech Analyst

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I’m Steph, the newest member of Forrester’s B2C martech research team. I’ve been at Forrester for four years, first as a research associate and most recently as a researcher on the B2C marketing […]. B2C marketing marketing & strategy marketing automation marketing resource management (MRM) marketing technology mobile marketingDo you work with marketing resource management (MRM) or mobile engagement automation (MEA) tools? If yes, I want to hear from you!

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With Data Deprecation Picking Up Steam, B2C Marketers Must Rethink Their DMP Strategy

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B2C marketers’ most pressing top-of-mind issue is how data deprecation will impact targeting, measurement, personalization, and digital media buying. advertising Age of the Customer B2C marketing data management platforms (DMPs) digital marketing trends marketing & privacy

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B2C CDPs Need To Survive Before They Can Thrive

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B2C customer data platforms (CDPs): all the hype, none of the follow through. age of the customer B2C marketing digital marketing marketing technology (martech That summarizes the analysis of the CDP space in our inaugural report on the category in 2018.

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GeekWire 200 update: Health tech and B2C startups rise up rankings of top PNW companies

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B2C boom? But several of this month’s biggest movers up the list are B2C startups including 3D printing company Glowforge (No. However, two of the top B2C companies on the index — vacation rental hub Vacasa (No. The ongoing global pandemic is rewriting the startup playbook.

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Future Of Retail: B2C Marketing And Loyalty In 2019 

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This week, Claudia interviewed Emily Collins, principal analyst on Forrester’s B2C marketing team and an expert in loyalty, on her contributions to the 2019 B2C marketing predictions […]. age of the customer B2C marketing loyalty online retail predictions 2019 retailTo help retailers and brands plan for 2019, Claudia Tajima and I are interviewing experts within Forrester for our series, “Applying 2019 Predictions To Retail.”

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B2C Marketing Predictions So Far: Preference And Privacy Prove Powerful

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Our 2019 B2C Marketing predictions hone in on the impact of rising customer power. age of the customer B2C marketing direct to consumer predictions 2019 promotedForrester has been evangelizing the age of the customer for a decade, but the message is approaching a crescendo. This year, we called that consumer desire for better data control, better experiences (especially in social), and better connections to their values […].

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4 Benefits of Creating a B2C Mobile App

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Seventy-five billion apps were downloaded on Apple and Android devices in 2015, and the number of mobile app buyers in the United States is predicted to reach 85 million by 2019. As more consumers shift to mobile, you can capitalize

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B2C Commerce Suites: Key Takeaways From The Forrester Wave? (Q2 2020)

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In our newly published “The Forrester Wave™: B2C Commerce Suites, Q2 2020,” we evaluated the 10 most significant commerce vendors in the B2C space along 31 criteria: Adobe, BigCommerce, commercetools, Elastic Path Software, Episerver, Kibo Commerce, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, and Sitecore. The Leaders for B2C in 2020 are Adobe, Salesforce, and commercetools.

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Predictions 2020: B2C Marketers Will Balance Cost Concerns With Customer Expectations

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age of the customer B2C marketing prediction promotedEfficiency gains and improving brand affinity via customer experience will dominate B2B marketers' thinking in 2020.

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CX Execs Rise To Power Across B2C And B2B Industries

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Unprecedented Growth Chief customer officers and chief experience officers were once a small community of visionaries and practitioners pioneering customer experience (CX) across industries. But we’ve seen more than 1,000% growth in the CX executive role in just five years, and in that time, many have turned that new frontier into an established practice and […]. age of the customer culture culture change Customer Experience (CX) transformation

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Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms For B2C Marketers, Q2 2019

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“The Forrester Wave™: Content Marketing Platforms for B2C Marketers, Q2 2019” is live! In this year’s 30-criteria evaluation, we assessed and scored the nine most significant vendors: Bloomreach, Contently, NewsCred, Opal, Percolate, ScribbleLive, Sitecore, Skyword, and Sprinklr. We looked at their current offering, their strategy, and current market presence. The report shows how each provider […]. age of the customer

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The Future Of B2C Buying In Europe: May You Live In Interesting Times

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The ancient Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times” might be neither ancient nor Chinese, but it’s wholly applicable to 2020. Words and phrases like “unprecedented” and “the new normal” are, well, the new normal as infection and social unrest sweep the globe. It’s easy to get swept up in the zeitgeist of revolution, […].

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These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For: B2C Marketers And CDPs

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Six months ago we started a conversation about customer data platforms (CDPs).

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Attend Forrester’s Upcoming Event For Brand Manufacturers On September 29–30

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The Myth Of A World After: A European Recovery Perspective

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Age of the Customer B2B marketing B2C marketing CMO Trends customer experience digital business B2C consumption business resiliency CMOs consumer behaviors covid-19 crisis ethics Europe Marketing marketplaces values-based consumers

The Future Of Buying Is Using

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Age of the Customer B2C Marketing CMO Trends customer experience promotedThe shift toward consumers expecting and rewarding experimentation is motivating companies to focus on product as their engine of growth.

Nike Is Setting The Standard For Omnichannel Loyalty In Every Industry

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age of the customer B2C marketing loyalty retail retail loyalty b2c marketing CX Marketing promotedShifting from treating loyalty as a standalone marketing practice to weaving it into the entire customer experience is hard. Enter Nike.

Predictions 2020: Privacy And Data Ethics Bring Marketing To The Boardroom

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Regulations, consumer wariness, and the consequences of misbehavior will create a challenging landscape for B2C marketers and brands. age of the customer B2C marketing prediction privacy promoted

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Marketers, You Can Take This Personally: Your Personalization Strategy Isn’t Working

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age of the customer B2C marketing personalization b2c marketing MarketingMarketers, we have a personalization problem. No, it’s not your vision — most of you aspire to deliver more anticipatory and individualized experiences — it’s your execution.

Enable Marketing’s CX Ambitions With Real-Time Interaction Management

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One of our 2019 B2C marketing predictions is that enterprise marketing technology will meld with customer experience (CX) investments to deliver the relevancy and consistency that consumers crave from brands. Real-time interaction management (RTIM) provides critical capabilities that enable marketers to realize their CX ambitions. Forrester defines RTIM as: Enterprise marketing technology that delivers contextually […].

Marketers, You Might Hate Abiding By New Data Restrictions, But Doing Nothing Isn’t An Option

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(coauthored with David Novitzky) Marketers use a wealth of consumer data for digital media buying, audience insights, targeting, measurement, and personalization.

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Super Bowl LIV Highlights The New Normal For Agencies

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Q4 2019 Earnings: Top Takeaways For Facebook, Snap, And Twitter

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B2C marketing social marketing social media advertising b2c marketing earnings facebook Snap twitterThe Q4 2019 earnings reports are in for Facebook, Snap Inc., and Twitter. Here are our top takeaways for marketers: Facebook, Inc.

The SEO Platform Landscape Is A Cheese Board Of Point Solutions

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Age of the Customer B2C Marketing Channel Marketing customer experience marketing automation Marketing Technology (martech) vendor management vendor selectionI don’t know about you, but I really like a good cheese board.

Three Consumer Changes Will Define The Future Of How We Buy

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Age of the Customer B2C Marketing CMO Trends customer centricity customer experience Customer Insights customer loyalty Data Insights digital business digital disruption direct-to-consumer (DTC) pandemic retail loyalty Retail Trends values-based customer experience

The Organizational Obstacles Of In-Housing Media

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Advertising Advertising Agencies B2C Marketing Chief Marketing Officer CMO TrendsEver since the release of the Association of National Advertisers’ K2 Report on media transparency, marketers and firms have looked for better mechanisms to control their media.

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The Future Of Consumer Buying Will Drive The Reinvention Of Your Business

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Age of the Customer B2C Marketing customer centricity Customer Insights Innovation pandemicForrester recently explored changes in how consumers buy products and services.

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Consumer Energy Fizzles To A New Low As Consumers Approach Q4

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Age of the Customer B2C Marketing Chief Marketing Officer CMO Trends Consumer Energy Index customer experience Customer Insights customer loyalty Data Insights pandemic values-based customer experience

Predictions 2019: Consumer Power Pushes Marketers To Better Data And Experiences

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B2C marketing predictions 2019 b2c marketing“I get knocked down, but I get up again.” — Chumbawamba Halfway through the 20-year-long age of the customer, empowered consumers are more informed about their purchases, demand data privacy, and dictate the experiences that they want.

Streaming Apps: Stop Warring, Start Wooing

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Age of the Customer B2C Marketing customer experienceMany pundits and news outlets have declared the onset of “streaming wars”, as all the major traditional media companies have launched robust streaming products this year.

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Reflections on IFA 2020

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B2C Marketing InnovationLast week, IFA 2020 took place both in Berlin and virtually. I attended the virtual fair, which was an excellent experience. You could really feel how people were excited to meet both physically and virtually.

Security and risk professionals: Team up with your marketing peers to design your customers' privacy experiences

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Read more Categories: B2C marketing. B2C marketing Security & Risk Security and Risk ad blockers contextual privacyThe battle over ad blockers has never been fiercer: Their popularity with consumers is skyrocketing across the globe. Ad blockers offer a better online experience and have become easier to use. But consumers like them as a way to protect their privacy and their data from being misused. Firms increasingly think that their best bet is to block the blockers.

Ask A Flowchart: What Should I Name My Marketing AI?

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artificial intelligence (AI) B2C marketing enterprise marketing platforms artificial intelligence b2c marketing machine learning Marketing marketing technology MarTechArtificial Intelligence is a big deal in marketing technology.

The Power Of The Values-Based Consumer — And Of Authentic Brand Values

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age of the customer B2C marketing chief marketing officer (CMO) loyalty values-based customer experienceAs consumers look to align their purchases with their principles, opportunities arise for brands — though genuine commitment is key.

Modern Marketers Must Manage Measurement

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age of the customer B2C marketing marketing measurement & optimization marketing technology (martech) b2c marketing Marketing Measurement MarTechMeasuring marketing performance is not just a tongue twister; it’s hard work. Channel-specific metrics cause headaches, and reporting is a hodgepodge of data sources and dashboards from multiple martech and measurement tools.

Social Will Be The Fastest-Growing Digital Advertising Channel Globally

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advertising Asia Pacific B2C marketing digital marketing social marketing social media b2c marketingWhile 2018 was a challenging year for global social media advertising amid the implementation of GDPR, privacy scandals, and brand safety concerns, Forrester forecasts that social will remain the fastest-growing digital advertising channel globally over the next five years. This growth will be driven by increasing revenue per user and will be fastest in Asia […].

The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Service Providers, Q3 2019 Is Now Live

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age of the customer B2C marketing loyalty vendor selection b2c marketing customer loyalty Marketing WaveConsumers are connected, empowered, and experimental. And loyalty programs aren’t as effective at driving emotional loyalty as marketers would like: Less than half of consumers agree that programs make them feel more loyal to a brand. This reality makes loyalty harder than ever to earn. Brands need strategic guidance to make the most of their […].

Incumbent Brands Need A DTC Strategic Plan

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age of the customer B2C ecommerce B2C marketing brand building consumer packaged goods (CPG) customer centricity digital marketing direct to consumer marketing & strategyDirect-to-consumer brands (DTC) are making a splash — for example, Glossier and Rent the Runway just reached unicorn status (a valuation of $1 billion or more) last week. What does this mean for incumbent brands?

Apple Keynote

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Age of the Customer B2C Marketing CMO Trends customer experience Apple apps innovation iPhone streaming subscription

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Announcing The First Forrester New Wave™ Evaluation Of Influencer Marketing Solutions

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Accordingly, our Forrester Analytics data shows that 75% of marketers have already implemented or are planning to implement a solution to manage this market in 2018, and seventeen percent of B2C marketers consider influencers one of […]. B2C marketing digital marketing marketing & strategy b2c marketing brand safety digital emerging technology facebook influencer influencer marketing instagram Marketing MarTech social media WaveWhat bubble?

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Listen Up: Podcasts Can Elevate Your Brand’s Marketing Strategy

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Advertising Age of the Customer B2B Marketing B2C Marketing Channel Marketing Chief Marketing Officer digital marketing trends Emerging Growth Marketing emerging technologyI’ll admit it: I’m a podcast newb.