Xiaofeng Wang

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Marketing Into China

Xiaofeng Wang May 30, 2019
China is expected to be the world’s largest consumer market in 2019. Foreign brands will continue to invest in China, but the golden age of easy growth for foreign brands is over. Seeking Chinese equivalents of Western marketing approaches no longer works. My latest report, “A Guide To Marketing Into China,” helps global marketers customize […]
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A Glimpse Into The Future Of The Store

Xiaofeng Wang May 23, 2019
Offline stores are more important than ever despite the eCommerce boom. How will digital technologies transform the future of the store? My colleague Michelle Beeson and I share our points of view. For more research, see the digital store playbook for 2019 and “Case Study: Intime Embraces New Retail Transformation To Drive Growth.”
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A Global Point Of View: Online Luxury Retail

Xiaofeng Wang May 8, 2019
How will digital change luxury retail? What are the key online luxury retail trends in the West and Asia Pacific? My colleague Michelle Beeson and I share our points of view.
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New Retail Isn’t The Future — It’s The Present

Xiaofeng Wang January 28, 2019
The future of retail is already here: Alibaba’s New Retail is reshaping the retail landscape in China and beyond. JD.com, Tencent, and traditional retailers like Starbucks and Walmart are all jumping on the bandwagon. My latest report, “New Retail Is Transforming Commerce,” shows retailers what they can learn from early adopters and how they can […]
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Highlights Of Another Record-Smashing Singles’ Day

Xiaofeng Wang November 12, 2018
I was in Shanghai last weekend to witness the largest 11/11 in history. Alibaba breaks another record, with 2018 GMV reaching RMB213.5 billion (US$30.8 billion), 27% higher than last year’s RMB168.3 billion ($25.3 billion). I’m excited to share some of the event highlights here: Stay tuned for the post-event report on Singles’ Day 2018.
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What To Expect On Singles’ Day 2018

Xiaofeng Wang November 8, 2018
Singles’ Day, the world’s largest online shopping festival, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. There’s no doubt that we will see another record-smashing year, although gross merchandise volume (GMV) will no longer be the highlight. Singles’ Day has always been Alibaba’s testbed for new business models and technologies, and this year is no exception. AI and […]
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Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Marketing Measurement And Optimization Solutions In Asia Pacific, Q4 2018

Xiaofeng Wang November 8, 2018
I am excited to announce the publication of “The Forrester Wave™: Marketing Measurement And Optimization Solutions In Asia Pacific, Q4 2018.” In our first 36-criteria evaluation of marketing measurement and optimization solutions in Asia Pacific (AP), we identified the seven most significant vendors — Analytic Partners, Data2Decisions, Datalicious, Fractal Analytics, Impact, Neustar, and Nielsen — […]
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Nine AI Marketing Use Cases That Have The Potential To Deliver Business Value

Xiaofeng Wang September 25, 2018
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in specific marketing applications such as programmatic real-time bidding is now commonplace. Although marketing has yet to adopt it more broadly, new use cases are gathering momentum. My latest report, “Leverage AI To Improve Marketing Efficiency,” covers the nine AI marketing use cases that have the potential to deliver […]
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Master The Fundamentals Of Marketing Measurement In Asia

Xiaofeng Wang May 3, 2018
Measuring marketing results or ROI is the No. 1 challenge marketers face in Asia. To tackle this problem, 68% of marketers in Asia plan to invest more in marketing measurement. My latest report, “Master The Fundamentals Of Marketing Measurement,” helps marketers understand the best practices for improving their marketing measurement and the major barriers they […]
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Walled Garden No More: Digital China Goes Global

Xiaofeng Wang April 5, 2018
As China battles the US for global digital leadership, Chinese digital giants like Alibaba and Tencent are taking the first beachhead: Southeast Asia (SEA). My latest report, Walled Garden No More: Digital China Goes Global, tells how China’s global digital expansion is changing the digital ecosystems in SEA and how marketers should prepare for success. […]
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Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Marketing Software Suites In Asia Pacific

Xiaofeng Wang October 11, 2017
More marketers in Asia Pacific (AP) are investing in an enterprise marketing software suite (EMSS) to better engage empowered customers and drive contextual marketing — but EMSS vendors’ solution availability and localization efforts vary across the region. My recently published report, Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Marketing Software Suites In Asia Pacific, helps marketers understand EMSS vendors’ […]
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Marketers In Asia Pacific: What Are Your Top Martech Challenges?

Xiaofeng Wang September 13, 2017
Forrester’s 2017 Asia Pacific Martech Challenges Survey is open, and we’re looking for B2C marketers in the region to provide their perspective. If you’re a marketing leader who is involved in marketing technology (martech) decisions and implementations, please take a moment to complete the survey. Marketers in Asia Pacific are increasing their spending on martech. […]
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Case Study: How To Improve Your Chatbot’s Chance Of Success

Xiaofeng Wang August 1, 2017
Marketing teams are increasingly interested in leveraging branded chatbots, but most struggle to deliver business value. My recently published report, Case Study: Take A Focused And Disciplined Approach To Drive Chatbot Success, shows how OCBC Bank in Singapore is bucking the trend: The bank recently created Emma, a chatbot focused on home loan leads, which […]
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Chatbots Are Transforming Marketing

Xiaofeng Wang May 30, 2017
Marketers’ interest in chatbots is growing rapidly. Globally, 57% of firms that Forrester surveyed are already using chatbots or plan to begin doing so this year. However, marketers struggle to deliver value. My latest report, Chatbots Are Transforming Marketing, shows B2C marketing professionals how to use chatbots for marketing by focusing on the discover, explore, […]
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Engage Customers With Mobile Wallet Marketing

Xiaofeng Wang April 18, 2017
Forrester predicts that the future of mobile wallets will go far beyond mobile payments. In the West, this vision is still a work in progress. However, Chinese digital juggernauts Alipay and WeChat have morphed their mobile wallets into rich customer engagement platforms. My latest report, “Engage Customers With Mobile Wallet Marketing,” tells what global players […]
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Case Study: Increasing Customers’ Loyalty With Social CRM

Xiaofeng Wang January 24, 2017
It’s increasingly challenging for marketers to earn loyalty as empowered consumers become entitled customers with more options than ever before. My latest report, Case Study: Max Factor China Rejuvenates Customers’ Loyalty With Social CRM, tells marketers how to leverage social CRM to define an effective loyalty strategy that spans the entire customer life cycle, across […]
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How Can You Define The Right Social Approach And Tactics In Asia Pacific?

Xiaofeng Wang November 30, 2016
Marketers in Asia Pacific are increasingly investing in social marketing — and they expect great returns on their investments. Our latest report tells how to Understand Social Consumers To Achieve Marketing Success In Asia Pacific and uses Forrester’s Social Technographics® model to better define the right social approach and tactics in the region in three […]
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Call For Marketers In China – Join Forrester’s 2016 Global Mobile Executive Survey

Xiaofeng Wang November 21, 2016
Forrester’s 2016 Global Mobile Executive Survey is open, and we are calling for marketers in China. If you’re a marketer who is involved in mobile consumer initiative in China, please take this opportunity to provide your perspective. My colleagues Julie Ask, Thomas Husson and Jeniffer Wise are collecting responses from marketers in the US and Europe. […]
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What’s New For 2016 Singles’ Day: Live Streaming, VR, And AR

Xiaofeng Wang November 15, 2016
November 11 is Singles’ Day in China — the biggest eCommerce event in the world. This year, Singles’ Day generated almost $18 billion in one day for Alibaba alone. For more results and analysis, see the Quick Take: AR, VR, And Global Brands Help Singles’ Day Surpass $18 Billion In Online Sales report that my […]
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Announcing Forrester’s Latest Wave Evaluation Of Digital Agencies In China

Xiaofeng Wang November 11, 2016
The Forrester Wave™: Digital Agencies In China — Strategy And Execution, Q4 2016 is now live. It’s the second time we have evaluated digital agencies’ capabilities in the Chinese market; we published our first report on the topic in Q1 2015. To reach and engage with more than 700 million online consumers, B2C marketing professionals […]
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