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SiriusDecisions® is the leading global b-to-b research and advisory firm. We deliver actionable intelligence, strategic and operational frameworks, and personal guidance from experienced practitioners. Sales, marketing and product executives rely on SiriusDecisions® to contextualize problems and bring to light opportunities to drive sustainable growth. Our holistic solutions are founded on proprietary research, a deep understanding of b-to-b complexities, and the tenet that organizational alignment brings better outcomes.

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Q&A with Jay Gaines, CMO at Forrester

MEDIA 7 | July 23, 2019

Jay Gaines, CMO at Forrester has over 20 years of experience in organizational design and leadership, marketing strategy and planning, marketing budget and operations management, demand creation, sales and marketing alignment, and digital strategy in a variety of b-to-b industries.    In this Q&A, Jay shares insightful thoughts about the audience-centric approach at SiriusDecisions and what marketing means to him. MEDIA 7: How old were you when you had your first paying job? JAY GAINES: I was 10 years old! I delivered newspapers in my neighborhood on my bike five days a week after school. M7: You have been recognized as one of the top 10 CMOs in 2019 by The Silicon Review. What skills have enabled you to become a marketing industry leader? JG: In my time at SiriusDecisions, I’ve had the good fortune to work closely with many amazing CMOs. That work provided me great insight into what makes for a highly effective and successful marketing leader. There are three primary skills that I think have helped me the most; first, to be a business leader and then a marketing leader. This means focusing on, being accountable for, and consistently reporting on marketing’s contribution to the same business goals that the CEO, CFO, board of directors and head of sales care about most. It also means always speaking the language of business, and avoiding marketing jargon when communicating with my colleagues outside of marketing. Second, is just being a good leader for my team by providing structure and clear goals, defending their focus, and promoting a culture of experimentation and rigor. Third, is constantly staying curious. Marketing is evolving so rapidly in terms of strategies, approaches, technologies, and measurement that part of any leader's job must be keeping up what’s new without chasing every new shiny object.

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SiriusDecisions since around the time when Rich Eldh and John Neeson gave birth to the company. I’ve found their frameworks especially useful in helping focus my teams’ actions and report on the value of our contributions. Perhaps you’ve found the same. For many years, the SiriusDecisions Demand Waterfall has been used as the standard framework for managing demand generation processes. The beauty of the original Demand Waterfall was its clarity and simplicity. Built as a useful...

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SiriusDecisions | March 30, 2018

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Insurance start-up battleface, which provides travel insurance for unconventional travelers worldwide, has announced that it has successfully closed a seed funding round with backing from strategic and venture capital investors. Fintech Ventures Fund has invested in battleface, joining Greenlight Re and Tangiers Group. The investment will be used to expand software development, hire sales and business-development personnel, and expand battleface’s global reach, the company said. “We ...

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DIVING INTO THE NEW SIRIUSDECISIONS DEMAND UNIT WATERFALL

SiriusDecisions | May 30, 2018

SiriusDecisions since around the time when Rich Eldh and John Neeson gave birth to the company. I’ve found their frameworks especially useful in helping focus my teams’ actions and report on the value of our contributions. Perhaps you’ve found the same. For many years, the SiriusDecisions Demand Waterfall has been used as the standard framework for managing demand generation processes. The beauty of the original Demand Waterfall was its clarity and simplicity. Built as a useful...

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SIRIUSDECISIONS REVEALS WINNERS OF THE 2018 ROI AWARDS

SiriusDecisions | March 30, 2018

The ROI Awards are designed to honor companies who excel in product development, marketing and sales through the use of SiriusDecisions’ research, frameworks and best practices. This year’s winners include: Cisco for its next-generation, blended approach to the engagement and retention of both partners and customers.Huron Consulting Group for centralizing marketing sales resources, revamping company branding and positioning and developing cross-functional processes.Illumina for creat...

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SiriusDecisions | July 10, 2017

SiriusDecisions has expanded its core industry benchmark database, the SiriusIndex™, the only one of its kind in the b-to-b industry, with new metrics across four major categories, including readiness, activity, output and results, and offered its clients unparalleled access to data from their peers with the introduction of its new Command Center™ platform. Now commercially available, it will enable business leaders to drive strategic and tactical changes informed by insights, best-i...

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TRAVEL INSURANCE START-UP COMPLETES FUNDING ROUND

Insurance Business Magazine | January 16, 2020

Insurance start-up battleface, which provides travel insurance for unconventional travelers worldwide, has announced that it has successfully closed a seed funding round with backing from strategic and venture capital investors. Fintech Ventures Fund has invested in battleface, joining Greenlight Re and Tangiers Group. The investment will be used to expand software development, hire sales and business-development personnel, and expand battleface’s global reach, the company said. “We ...

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Q&A with Jay Gaines, CMO at Forrester

MEDIA 7 | July 23, 2019

Jay Gaines, CMO at Forrester has over 20 years of experience in organizational design and leadership, marketing strategy and planning, marketing budget and operations management, demand creation, sales and marketing alignment, and digital strategy in a variety of b-to-b industries.    In this Q&A, Jay shares insightful thoughts about the audience-centric approach at SiriusDecisions and what marketing means to him. MEDIA 7: How old were you when you had your first paying job? JAY GAINES: I was 10 years old! I delivered newspapers in my neighborhood on my bike five days a week after school. M7: You have been recognized as one of the top 10 CMOs in 2019 by The Silicon Review. What skills have enabled you to become a marketing industry leader? JG: In my time at SiriusDecisions, I’ve had the good fortune to work closely with many amazing CMOs. That work provided me great insight into what makes for a highly effective and successful marketing leader. There are three primary skills that I think have helped me the most; first, to be a business leader and then a marketing leader. This means focusing on, being accountable for, and consistently reporting on marketing’s contribution to the same business goals that the CEO, CFO, board of directors and head of sales care about most. It also means always speaking the language of business, and avoiding marketing jargon when communicating with my colleagues outside of marketing. Second, is just being a good leader for my team by providing structure and clear goals, defending their focus, and promoting a culture of experimentation and rigor. Third, is constantly staying curious. Marketing is evolving so rapidly in terms of strategies, approaches, technologies, and measurement that part of any leader's job must be keeping up what’s new without chasing every new shiny object.

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