B2B CX

Customer success programs have thus far gained limited traction among B2Bs. Yet those companies that have embraced CX have seen improved customer relationships and retention. Read our best practices for strengthening B2B CX.

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Building CX Influence? Choose Your Friends Carefully

Amy Bills 2 days ago
Many CX leaders rely on matrixed teams, adjacent functions, and internal alignment to drive transformation. Being an informal “influence officer” might feel like a second job, but leaders who can connect with internal allies to further the cause of customer obsession have the greatest likelihood of success.
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Microsoft’s Acquisition Of Nuance Signals A Trend Of Industry-Specific Acquisition

Christopher Gilchrist April 14, 2021
Interest rates are low. The Fed is dovish. Strong balance sheets exist across the titans of tech. What does it all mean? Well, you are seeing the open salvos in an arms race in industry-focused tech as this combination of financial factors make the technology market prime for consolidation. A shining example is Microsoft’s announcement of its intention to acquire Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion in an all-cash transaction. Microsoft will complement its recently developed healthcare cloud […]
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A Lens On Europe: COVID-19 Makes Empathetic B2B Content Essential

Andia Tonner March 8, 2021
Your Marketing Content Doesn’t Cater To New B2B Buyers The age of the customer has shifted buying power to your customers and fundamentally changed B2B buying behavior.[1] Your once rational, loyal B2B customer has been replaced by a less loyal, more emotional decision-maker, who prefers to remain anonymous and self-directs much of their purchase journey […]
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What’s The ROI Of CX Transformation?

Maxie Schmidt January 28, 2021
Do the benefits of CX transformation outweigh the costs and result in a positive ROI? How can you determine that for your company? Our newly updated report “The ROI Of CX Transformation” helps you answer these questions. The report includes: New proof points about the benefits of investing in CX from our large-scale Customer Experience […]
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What I See Coming For The Channel: 2021

Jay McBain January 21, 2021
  Last year ended up being a tale of two cities for the channel. On one hand, customers and governments recognized partners as an essential service and central to their ability to rapidly respond to a worsening pandemic early in the year. With catlike reflexes, the IT channel emptied the laptop supply chain and became […]
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It’s Time Chatbots And Virtual Assistants Play A Bigger Role In The B2B Buyer Journey

Steven Casey December 11, 2020
With collective commute times down to zero and face-to-face meetings all but impossible, we’ve seen the B2B buyer journey become an almost exclusively digital experience. It’s time for B2B marketers to close the gaps in their customers’ digital experiences with the assistance of automated conversations created by chatbots and virtual assistants (VAs). These solutions are already popular in B2C and B2B markets, creating experiences that: Meet modern buyers’ expectations of immediacy. Help marketers chase the leads sellers never get to (or the ones you never get […]
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Lessons From The Pandemic For B2B Sales And Marketing Leaders

What It Means September 17, 2020
By disrupting familiar ways of working, the pandemic has forced B2B sales and marketing leaders to reprioritize and reflect. In this discussion of key priorities for European sales and marketing leaders, Vice Presidents Isabel Montesdeoca, Phil Harrell, and Meta Karagianni explain the lessons that can be learned from this period.
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CX North America

A more connected experience is possible. Learn more at Forrester’s must-attend event for CX practitioners.

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How To Successfully Pivot To Virtual Events

What It Means September 10, 2020
The pandemic has forced companies (including Forrester) to take planned in-person events virtual. What’s needed to make virtual events a success, and are they here to stay? Vice President and Global Head of Events Lisa Riley and Principal Analyst Jessie Johnson weigh in on this week’s What It Means.
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“Roads? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads”

Mary Shea August 13, 2020
Doc Brown might have been five years off, but he was completely right. 2020 is here, and we don’t need roads or planes — all we need is a steady internet connection. The tale of the road warrior has a different ending now. There’s no going back to the future that once was — the future is here, and it’s very different from how we left it. […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins August 10, 2020
Mobile Advertising Comes Under Scrutiny Most data deprecation discussions center on cookies and web browsers. But two recent moves broaden the aperture to include mobile environments, too. First, Apple announced iOS 14, which will prompt users on whether they want to let an app track them or “ask app not to track.” If a user picks the latter, the app can’t […]
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One Hand To Shake Beats One Throat To Choke

Glenn O'Donnell August 7, 2020
The days of technology buyers treating their tech providers as "vendors" are gone. Learn the mutual benefits of treating your technology providers as partners.
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Virtual Event Momentum Will Move Strategy And Tech Forward Rapidly

Laura Ramos August 4, 2020
B2B marketers are turning to virtual event solutions as an alternative to physical conferences and meetings during the coronavirus pandemic. Successful marketers start with strategy and define the customer experience they want their online events to deliver. Technology supports this but is ineffective without a solid strategy and set of customer experience goals.
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Connected Experiences. Inform. Integrate. Grow.

A more connected experience is possible. Learn more at CX North America, Forrester’s must-attend event for CX practitioners, June 7-9.

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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins July 27, 2020
Even If You’re Reopening Your Offices, You Need To Plan For A Remote-Work Future This week, Google extended its remote-work plans for all 200,000 full-time and contract employees through summer 2021. Alphabet Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said in a company memo, “I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Emily Collins July 20, 2020
The EU-US Privacy Shield Was Just Invalidated: What To Do Now This week, the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down its ruling in the case popularly known as “Schrems II.” Why should you care about an obscure EU case? Because the ruling invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield, the mechanism by which American companies could […]
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Does CX Matter To The Enterprise Cloud? Absolutely!

Dave Bartoletti June 23, 2020
Customer experience is just as important for internal customers as external. Learn more about the value of CX in your IT planning.
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Today’s Business Buyers Crave Digital Interactions And Human Connections

Mary Shea June 16, 2020
Despite a growing reliance on digital tools and routes, B2B buyers long for empathetic, highly tailored human interactions. Learn how sellers can deliver.
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Build An Effective Customer Advocacy Program By Knowing The Four Advocate Types

Laura Ramos June 11, 2020
By understanding what customer advocates value, you can invite them to participate in the ways that are most meaningful to them, and to you.
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Predictions 2021 Online Event

Dive deep into the dynamics that will generate obstacles and opportunities in 2021.

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Toward Convergence — Brand And Experience Themes At CX North America

Dipanjan Chatterjee June 7, 2020
My research theme for CX North America 2020 — the convergence of experience The peripatetic nature of analyst life, especially for someone not moored to a corporate office, means that I rarely get to see most of the folks I work with, which is why, every year, I look forward to the summer days of […]
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Two Questions To Ask Yourself About Your COVID-19 Messaging

Laura Ramos June 5, 2020
As B2B analysts, we’ve been asking ourselves whether organizations have been responding to this health crisis in a way that is truly helpful to their customers. Our recently published report, “Messaging In The Time Of COVID-19,” which details our findings after reviewing 60 B2B websites and social accounts across 12 industries, seeks to answer that […]
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I consumatori italiani si sono concentrati sul digitale. Ora tocca alle aziende.

Enza Iannopollo May 26, 2020
La pandemia sta cambiando rapidamente le abitudini dei consumatori Italiani. Alcune di queste abitudini passeranno con il passare dell’emergenza, ma altre rimaranno. Per saperne di più, abbiamo appena completato una ricerca su un vasto campione di consumatori in Italia. I nostri dati suggeriscono che i consumatori italiani continuano ad essere preoccupati, ma non solo dal […]
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