16 days ago

OTT Won’t Replace Traditional TV — The Two Will Get Married And Have Babies

Recent headlines have covered cord cutting as if it is an inevitable trend, set to doom the TV industry as we know it. However, when we peel back the layers of the alarmist headlines, the argument doesn’t really hold: No streaming service yet offers all that consumers want, as my colleague Kris Arcand found in […]

16 days ago

In A Brave New World Of Viewing, Consumers Need A New TV Guide

Streaming behavior continues to increase among consumers, and TV viewing – whether it is through live TV, DVRs, or OTT devices – is a critical part of the viewing mix. With the recent surge in streaming offerings (both individual and those from cable/network content providers), consumers are seizing the chance to control what, when, and […]

1 month, 1 day ago

The Data Digest: eCommerce May Be The Only Way To Challenge The Google/Facebook Duopoly

As will be no surprise to advertising industry watchers, the duopoly of Google and Facebook once again demonstrated its dominance of the ad market following the release of their Q2 2017 earnings results. According to Forrester’s just launched Digital Marketing Tracker report, Google and Facebook accounted for 74% of both ad revenue and growth among […]

1 month, 7 days ago

Why The Convergence Of Adtech And Martech Matters

As we covered in our recent webinar, the convergence of advertising technology and marketing technology is inevitable — and that’s a good thing for marketers. The union of these two tech worlds is part of an emerging broader marketing mindset shift that focuses on quality rather than scale. Today’s customers demand experiences that are engaging […]

1 month, 23 days ago

The Data Digest: Instagram And Snapchat Have Room For More Ads, According To Forrester Data’s US Youth Survey

While Facebook again signaled on its latest earnings call that the ad load in its core News Feed is approaching an upper limit, other social networks have more room to increase their ad load. According to a Forrester Data Consumer Technographics® survey fielded in January 2017 to 4,502 US youth between the ages of 12 […]

2 months, 5 days ago

Madtech Convergence Is Ongoing – With Or Without You

For marketers, the struggle is real: you want to provide your customers and prospects cohesive cross-channel experiences that demonstrate you actually know them (without freaking them out) — all while reducing the number of vendors in your tech stack. There are positive signs with the marketing technology ecosystem rapidly consolidating — and millions of dollars […]

2 months, 12 days ago

Back To the Future: The Benefits Of TV Advertising

Marketers are having a Back to the Future moment: AdWeek, MarketWatch, MarketingProfs, and others have sung the praises of television. And in January, the CMO of Coca-Cola presented analytic proof that TV delivers stronger ROI than digital. With cable-cutters, cord-nevers, and Millennials’ preference for over-the-top (OTT) TV viewing, it’s easy to predict the demise of […]

2 months, 27 days ago

Google Keeps Chuggin’ Along

Two significant things happened yesterday: Google released its Q2 earnings and yours truly was on Bloomberg to talk about it. Obviously, one of those events is much more important than the other. 😉 While Forrester analysts are not financial analysts, and cannot comment on financial or stock performance, we can comment on the strategy or […]

2 months, 27 days ago

Interruptions To The Advertising Market

The advertising headwinds have been gathering. The $7.4B lost to bad ads. The chronic underperformance. Major firms pulling millions from media budgets. Consumers actively avoiding ads. And yet the interruptions continue. There are bright spots: great storytelling from some brands, better channel orchestration, and the pragmatic application of programmatic. Advertising fueled the remarkable rise of […]

3 months, 8 days ago

Amazon Product Content: A New Space Race?

The Whole Foods acquisition by Amazon weeks ago was only the latest milepost in the latter’s inexorable march to the top of retail. The company sold $136 billion worth of products in 2016 – more than any other online retailer (and just over a third of what Wal-Mart did). And we find that Amazon is big and gaining […]