Xiaofeng Wang

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Introducing Forrester’s First Now Tech On E-Commerce Enablers For Southeast Asia Marketplaces

Xiaofeng Wang October 6, 2020
Southeast Asia is one of the most promising e-commerce markets in the world. Forrester forecasted that the 164 million online shoppers in Southeast Asia will account for $53 billion in retail purchases by 2023. Online marketplaces, including regional ones such as Lazada and Shopee and local ones like Tokopedia, dominate the region’s e-commerce landscape. COVID-19 […]
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海外与中国需要不同的营销技术栈

Xiaofeng Wang September 10, 2020
越来越多在中国的全球品牌都在慢慢更换总部签约的营销技术厂商,转而与中国本地的厂商合作。在我四月发布的报告《海外与中国需要不同的营销技术栈》中,我们为跨国企业的营销专业人士提出了建议,帮助他们了解中国营销技术动态变化的生态系统,从而更好地去本地化自身的营销技术栈。点击阅读更多了解更多细节。
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TikTok — When Geopolitics Trumps Tech Innovation

Xiaofeng Wang September 1, 2020
In the past two months, I’ve received dozens of inquiries about TikTok. While the case is still unsettled, I wanted to summarize some of my comments in this blog post. Is banning TikTok in the US “tit for tat”? Not really. People often compare the US government’s handling of TikTok with the Facebook and Google […]
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Differentiate Your Brand With Ethical Marketing: Join Me At Summit Asia Pacific!

Xiaofeng Wang August 5, 2020
Late last year, at Forrester’s Asia Pacific Predictions 2020 events, one of the predictions we made was “Leading brands will differentiate with ethical marketing to build long-term value.” Fast-forward to the second half of the year, and we see that COVID-19 is accelerating the trend. Values-based consumers are on the rise, and they will vote […]
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Announcing The First Forrester Wave™ Covering Adobe Implementation Services

Xiaofeng Wang June 25, 2020
My colleague Ted Schadler and I are excited to announce that “The Forrester Wave™: Adobe Implementation Services, Q2 2020” is now live. Following up the previously published Now Tech report, it’s the first time Forrester has evaluated Adobe services providers’ capabilities globally. In our 24-criterion evaluation of Adobe implementation service providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones globally — Accenture, Adobe, Cognizant, Deloitte Digital, […]
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Your Global Martech Stack Isn’t Cutting It In China

Xiaofeng Wang April 8, 2020
More and more marketers at global brands in China, such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Volkswagen, and Walmart, are replacing their globally contracted marketing technology (martech) vendors with viable Chinese ones. They have realized that deep localization is the only way to succeed. This requires not only China-specific marketing strategies and local decision-making power but also deep […]
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Luxury Brands’ Three Best Practices In Coping With COVID-19

Xiaofeng Wang February 26, 2020
Smart, timely, and heartfelt responses to the outbreak have helped leading brands gain customer affinity.
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Introducing The Forrester Now Tech: Adobe Implementation Services, Q1 2020

Xiaofeng Wang February 16, 2020
Adobe is the most purchased marketing technology software vendor globally, according to the Forrester Analytics Global Business Technographics® Priorities And Journey Survey, 2019. Despite the fact that Forrester has been covering services research for major tech vendors such as Oracle, Salesforce, and SAP, we haven’t done it for Adobe until now. As the first step, […]
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Three Key Ways That Alibaba Enables Brands’ Business Growth

Xiaofeng Wang December 31, 2019
My colleagues Danny Mu, Guannan Lu, and I attended Alibaba ONE Business Conference on December 18 in Hangzhou. The conference attracted 2,000 business leaders from brands across industries and focused on how Alibaba enables brands’ business growth with its digital ecosystem, data and technology capabilities, and business methodologies. Alibaba wrapped these tools, methods, and capabilities […]
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Understand Connected Shoppers In Southeast Asia

Xiaofeng Wang November 27, 2019
Forrester forecasts that more than 294 million adults in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are online in 2019 and that 56% of them, 164 million, shop online. In the recently published “Forrester Infographic: Connected Shoppers In Southeast Asia,” we share several insights: Shoppers in Southeast Asia are connected and channel-agnostic. Consumers in […]
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Benchmark Omnichannel Retail And Digital Store Capabilities In Singapore

Xiaofeng Wang November 24, 2019
Scores of six major retailers reveal a mixed picture in terms of offline and online experiences.
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Three Key Factors That Drove Alibaba’s 2019 Singles’ Day Success

Xiaofeng Wang November 11, 2019
Another year, another successful Singles' Day for Alibaba. Read how it generated a staggering $38.4 billion in online GMV on November 11.
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What To Expect On Singles’ Day 2019

Xiaofeng Wang November 4, 2019
How will retailers compete for sales during this year's mega shopping event? Get a glimpse of how it will unfold.
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New Retail Updates — Key Takeaways From Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference

Xiaofeng Wang October 3, 2019
Last week, I attended Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference 2019 in Hangzhou, China. It’s been nearly two years since Alibaba first showcased New Retail — its strategy to redefine commerce by blending online and offline ecosystems to create seamless customer experience and improve retail efficiency — on Singles’ Day 2017. Here are some key takeaways: To […]
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Announcing Forrester’s First DMP Wave For Asia Pacific

Xiaofeng Wang July 10, 2019
I’m excited to share that “The Forrester Wave™: Data Management Platforms In Asia Pacific, Q3 2019” is now live. It’s the first time we evaluated data management platform (DMP) vendors’ capabilities in Asia Pacific (AP). In our 39-criterion evaluation, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Adobe, BrainPad, Cxense, iPinYou, Lotame, nEqual, Oracle, Salesforce, […]
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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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