B2B marketers typically use last year’s plan as a starting point for next year’s marketing planning process, making changes only to accommodate new goals and current-year budget realities. As a result, go-to-market plans have become habitual and marketing performance becomes incrementally more or less effective year over year. Marketers at top-performing companies take a different approach. They experiment, pilot, and test. They are the vanguard with go-to- market strategies that set them apart from their peers at companies with average performance. In this presentation, Ms. Wizdo will unveil new research data from Forrester’s Q3 2012 B2B Marketing Tactics and Benchmarks Survey to provide planning guidance that will energize your marketing strategy in 2013. While there is no “paint by numbers” formula for the perfect marketing mix, B2B marketers can leverage the proven practice of top-performing marketing organizations to inform their own marketing mix decisions.