Empowering your interactive marketing team

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

This blog post comes live from the Forrester Marketing Forum 2010, where the theme is adaptive marketing.  During a break-out session, Forrester Vice President/Principal Analyst Shar VanBoskirk discusses organizing your interactive marketing team to embrace change successfully. First, she issues a caveat and overriding theme: the wrong priority is to pursue ...

Should CEOs be social?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

This blog post comes to you live from the Forrester Marketing Forum 2010, where the theme is the need for marketers to adapt constantly.  During a lively presentation, Forrester Research CEO George Colony asks a simple but provocative question: should CEOs embrace social media? George indicates that Forrester studied the habits ...

Crowdsourcing Charlene Li's new book

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Conventional wisdom says that you cannot write a book by committee.  Charlene Li of Altimeter Group is trying to dispel that idea, to some degree. As she's researched and written her forthcoming book Open, Charlene has relied on her blog and Twitter account to collect ideas such as the title of ...

MillerCoors: a bold product launch in a recession

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Recently Christine Overby and Shar VanBoskirk of Forrester Research speculated that a recession is the best time to innovate -- a theme of the 2009 Razorfish Client Summit and a position taken by BusinessWeek and WIRED.  MillerCoors is the latest example of a company that proves the point.  Rather than ...

Think Social Influence Marketing and innovation during the recession

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

According to a new survey by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), 77 percent of marketers will reduce their advertising campaign media budgets. The ANA isn't the only organization forecasting bad news for the marketing industry.  Forrester Research recently predicted that marketing budgets will see typical decreases of 15-to-25 percent as ...

Forrester predicts: consumer 2018

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

This blog post comes live from the 2008 Forrester Consumer Forum in Dallas, October 28-29, 2008. The October 29 keynote consists of “Consumer 2018: Separating Fact from Fad” by Forrester Principal Analyst Lisa Bradner. Lisa addresses a thorny question: what will consumers be doing 10 years from now? How do ...

Are you experienced?

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Engagement-based marketing is all the rage. Forrester Research, Gartner, and JupiteResearch have all published major commentary on engagement in the past 12 months. Agencies like my employer Avenue A | Razorfish are talking about the importance of building brands through experiences that engage consumers, online and offline. ...

Digital Darwinism at Cannes

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Is there such a thing as a digital brand? Joe Crump certainly thinks so. Joe is an executive in the strategy practice of Avenue A | Razorfish, my employer. On June 21 at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, Joe will unveil the top 10 digital brands based on ...

Your employee, your blogger

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

This blog post comes to you live from the 2008 Forrester Marketing Forum, held April 8-9, 2008, in Los Angeles. The purpose of the event is to take a snapshot of the state of the art in successful marketing. The theme of the 2008 event is building great ...

Levi's® and Fidelity both love engagement

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

This blog post comes to you live from the 2008 Forrester Marketing Forum, held April 8-9, 2008, in Los Angeles. The purpose of the event is to take a snapshot of the state of the art in successful marketing. The theme of the 2008 event is building great ...