Collin Colburn is an analyst on the Forrester B2C marketing team. His research focuses on current and future trends in search and discovery marketing. He helps Forrester clients understand how consumers find brands and information and what strategies and technologies marketers can leverage to make themselves discoverable. His research topics include strategies and best practices for Amazon advertising, voice search, search engine optimization (SEO), and paid search advertising.
Colburn’s research and analysis is frequently cited in publications such as Search Engine Land, Digiday, MediaPost, The Drum, and The Wall Street Journal.
Prior to becoming an analyst, Colburn spent three years supporting Forrester's marketing leadership team. He fielded quantitative and qualitative surveys of marketing professionals and performed primary and secondary research for reports and consulting projects. Colburn contributed to published research reports about digital media, programmatic technologies, email marketing, search marketing, and social marketing. Prior to Forrester, Colburn was a data analyst in financial risk management at GE Capital. He holds a B.A. in economics from The Catholic University of America.