Forrester Introduces Service To Help B2B Firms Design, Develop, And Optimize Partner Ecosystem Marketing

Forrester has introduced Forrester Decisions for Partner Ecosystem Marketing, the next generation of its Forrester Decisions for Channel Marketing service. The enhanced service is designed to help marketing leaders modernize their existing partner programs as partner ecosystems further evolve and expand.

Forrester data shows that in 2022, nearly half of B2B channel and ecosystem leaders expected annual growth in the number of partners they engaged with. This year, the formation of partner ecosystems will continue to rise and extend beyond transactional or resell motions. These partner ecosystems will also include non-transacting partners that play a vital role in actualizing value across the entire customer lifecycle.

This Forrester Decisions service will help partner ecosystem marketing leaders develop, enable, and engage their partners to drive loyalty and amplify revenue growth throughout their ecosystem. Forrester Decisions for Partner Ecosystem Marketing will also help executives, functional leaders, and their teams plan for and pursue their most pressing priorities, including:

  • Formulating a partner ecosystem marketing strategy;
  • Planning and measuring for partner ecosystem success;
  • Optimizing insights-driven partner demand;
  • Modernizing the partner program;
  • Enabling ecosystem partners;
  • Winning mindshare through partner engagement, and;
  • Building a world-class partner ecosystem marketing team.

“B2B organizations are experiencing tremendous shifts across their partner ecosystems,” said Maria Chien, VP and Research Director at Forrester, in a press release. “Currently, two-thirds of B2B channel and ecosystem leaders report that the orchestration of partner ecosystems is very important or essential to their organization. The Partner Ecosystem Marketing service within our Forrester Decisions portfolio will ensure that marketing leaders have access to the research and tools they need to fully capitalize on their partner ecosystems to drive business growth.”