B2C Marketing

B2C marketing is navigating choppy waters. The tactics that drive short-term gains are alienating customers over the long-term, eroding loyalty and affinity. Read our insights to learn more about how B2C marketing teams can thrive in the midst of this tension.

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Consumers Aren’t Ready For The Metaverse Yet

Mike Proulx 2 days ago
In its current state, the metaverse is prime (virtual) real-estate for brands looking to make press headlines, test and learn, and reach a subset of the Gen Z audience. Brands that expect a revenue-based ROI from their metaverse custom media buys will be sorely disappointed.
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Conférence Forrester Expérience Client — 30 Septembre/1er Octobre

Thomas Husson September 15, 2021
L’expérience client est la priorité stratégique des dirigeants marketing. C’est moins vrai en France (45% des décideurs) qu’en moyenne dans les autres pays (61%). Les derniers résultats (Septembre 2021) de notre baromètre de l’expérience client (CX Index) montrent que -dans l’ensemble- la perception de la qualité de l’expérience client est inférieure en France par rapport […]
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MRM Is Your Essential Marketing Workhorse In The Pandemic And Beyond

Stephanie Liu September 14, 2021
Insulation. Plumbing. Circuit boards. Marketing resource management (MRM) tools. All things that aren’t front and center but are critical for daily operations. MRM tools are the marketing engine that make your marketing department go. Resource planning and performance management in the key areas of money, people, content, and brand facilitate agile marketing across channels — critical […]
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Marketers, Sharpen Your Mobile Messages

Julie Ask September 14, 2021
It's time to meet your customers where they are. Use these five criteria to enhance the efficacy of your mobile messaging practices.
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Pandemic-Induced Collaboration: Adobe’s Billion-Dollar Acquisition

Nick Barber September 2, 2021
The pandemic ripped off the Band-Aid for collaboration. Hybrid and completely remote environments drove businesses to adopt new ways of working. Videoconferencing, virtual events, and collaboration capabilities surged. One by-product is the red-hot acquisition market for these technologies. Most recently, we saw Adobe’s intent to acquire Frame.io, a company that makes video collaboration software. While […]
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Reap The Rewards Of Retail With Smart Tools For Store Associates

Scott Compton August 25, 2021
Retail associate enablement tools enhance the customer experience in the physical store and improve both labor and store operations efficiency. In a tight labor market with employee acquisition and retention top-of-mind for retailers, training associates thoroughly and enabling them to perform fewer menial tasks with greater efficiency and oversight should be a primary goal for retailers.
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Choose Your Loyalty Service Provider Based On Three Capabilities

Mary Pilecki August 25, 2021
Globally, we’re seeing a proliferation of brands that are investing in loyalty — whether for the first time or to revamp their existing strategy and programs. In fact, 83% of the brands we surveyed for our new Forrester Wave™ evaluation on loyalty service providers are increasing their investment in loyalty by 5% or more this […]
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Cross-Channel Campaign Management: A Mature Market Reinvents Itself

Rusty Warner August 12, 2021
The CCCM market is growing as independent players deliver innovation that outshines many of their more established competitors.
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Promotions And Offer Management Providers Want To Help You Deliver Personalized And Compelling Incentives

Mary Pilecki August 11, 2021
Have you noticed the growing link between commerce and loyalty? Forrester has, and we’ve set out to explore it. Our first deep dive was into promotions and offer management tools, which we define as: Software that helps businesses personalize, distribute, automate, and track promotions, incentives, and other offers across digital and physical touchpoints. We included […]
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Searching For ROI In Retail: The Time For A New Site Search Tool Is Now

Scott Compton August 6, 2021
If you're unsure about the potential impact of search on your e-commerce site, remember that even back in 2018, Amazon had surpassed Google in being the first place that US online adults began a product search.
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Why The CFO Is Key To Proving Marketing’s Business Value

Mike Proulx August 5, 2021

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A CFO Within Marketing? For Mastercard, The Move Paid Off

What It Means August 5, 2021
As the pressure to prove marketing’s ROI intensifies, marketing leaders should work to build a strong alliance with their finance counterparts. Mastercard’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Raja Rajamannar went one step further, hiring a CFO to serve within marketing. He explains the benefits of this unconventional approach on this week’s What It Means.
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European Banking Brands: Improve Your Mobile Banking Experience

5 best practices and actionable tips to implement in your journey.

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The CMO And CXO Must Partner To Transform The Customer Experience

Thomas Husson August 2, 2021
McDonald’s Corp. just named company veteran Manu Steijaert as its first global chief customer officer, who will lead a new customer experience (CX) team. The team will combine operations in data analytics, digital customer engagement, marketing, restaurant development, and restaurant solutions. After CVS and Walgreens, here, too, the CMO reports to a chief customer officer, […]
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The “Wild West” Era Of Digital Advertising Is Ending

What It Means July 22, 2021
The third-party cookie is riding off into the sunset, ending the Wild West era of digital advertising. What comes next? The answer is complicated, but the opportunities are many, explain VP, Principal Analyst Joanna O’Connell and Principal Analyst Tina Moffett in this week’s What It Means.
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You Need A Martech Reference Model — Here’s Why

Rusty Warner July 14, 2021
Learn about Forrester's martech reference model to help marketers and their technology cohorts define their unique martech reference architecture.
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Google Delays The Cookiepocalypse: A Data Deprecation Update

Fatemeh Khatibloo June 25, 2021
Confused by the recent update to Google's Privacy Sandbox timelines? Get the key takeaways and recommended next steps.
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Prime Day 2021: How Much Competition Was There?

Sucharita Kodali June 24, 2021
To get a closer look at what other retailers did during Prime Day, we reviewed 48 retailers’ home pages, spanning numerous categories. Here's what we found.
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Trust Is Up For Grabs — What’s Your Plan?

What It Means June 24, 2021
Through a confluence of crises, public trust is shifting across the globe. In this episode, Senior Analysts Anjali Lai and Enza Iannopollo discuss the impact of those shifts and the importance of developing a trust strategy in your organization.
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An Agency Decision Is A Technology Decision

Joe Stanhope June 23, 2021
Companies that rely on agencies are, by extension, reliant on their agency’s technology capabilities. Our new research helps buyers evaluate agencies' technology strategies so they can make the right choice.
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Follow Four Steps To Prepare Your Marketing Practice For Data Deprecation

Tina Moffett June 8, 2021
Consumer data deprecation is poised to upend B2C marketing. Take these four immediate actions to prepare your data-driven marketing practice.
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