Forrester Global Media Agency Wave: Consulting Is In And Clout Is Out

Media agencies once used their buying power to compete with each other. But as clients transform their marketing processes for a digital world, clout doesn’t have the cache it once did, according to Forrester’s first Global Media Agency Wave Q3 2018, which was released Monday. “In a programmatic environment, buying clout becomes less important,” saidContinue reading »

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Forrester Buys Its Way Into Technology And Software Subscription Sales

Forrester Research took its first steps into technology ownership on Tuesday with the acquisitions of customer data collection company FeedbackNow and GlimpzIt, a machine-learning and content recognition company. Forrester’s SEC filing said the deals will have insignificant effects on overall revenue and that through 2019 the stock-based compensation and acquisition and integration costs will rangeContinue reading »

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Forrester On Addressable TV: ‘It’s Not Just Experimentation, It’s Real This Time – Thank God’

This isn’t a test: Data-driven TV planning is finally having its moment. About 15-17% of advertisers in the US already regularly include addressable or advanced TV buys in their media plans, according to a joint Forrester/Association of National Advertisers survey of 126 ANA members released Wednesday. An additional 20-30% of advertisers plan to start dippingContinue reading »

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With Sorrell Out, How Can WPP Get Back To Growth?

No other holding company has had its CEO as ingrained as WPP. Now WPP must keep its massive organization, with so many disparate agencies and pieces, together without Sorrell. “He was important not only as the voice, look and feel of WPP, but he was very much involved in the day-to-day operations,” said Rebecca Lieb,Continue reading »

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How The NHL CMO Is Bringing Hockey Fever To The Desert

In 2017, the National Hockey League debuted its newest franchise, the Las Vegas Golden Knights. But not only did the NHL have to localize its message in a new market, it had the bigger challenge of reaching a digital-first fan base. Which means NHL CMO Heidi Browning, who is tasked with expanding interest and audiencesContinue reading »

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Forrester: The Walled Gardens And Mobile Video Dominate The Future Of Digital Ad Spend

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Online display advertising spend in the US will grow 70% from $42 billion this year to $72 billion by 2021, propelled mostly by social media ad spend, according to Forrester’s annual Online Display Advertising forecast, released Wednesday. As mobile adoption continues to surge, Forrester predicted, social ad spend will reach $40 billion by 2021, andContinue reading »

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MediaMath CMO Joanna O’Connell Exits, Returns To Forrester

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MediaMath CMO Joanna O’Connell will depart the company at the end of the month and return to Forrester, where she was a principal analyst for interactive marketing for three years. Prior to MediaMath, O’Connell was an AdExchanger research analyst and held several ad tech roles at VivaKi and Razorfish in her 15-plus years in digitalContinue reading »

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Forrester’s Joe Stanhope On How Marketers Should Deal With An “Unhealthy” Tech Ecosystem

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Joe Stanhope, VP and principal analyst at Forrester, will discuss the state of the marketing technology ecosystem – and what marketers need to do about it – at Industry Preview on January 18th, 2016, in New York City. Marketers face a complex ecosystem filled with thousands of vendors and redundancies. “There are way too many vendors doingContinue reading »

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