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A Pragmatic Guide To Brand Value

Dipanjan Chatterjee July 22, 2019
Brand plays a significant role in whether a customer buys your product. It’s part of your firm’s financial value. Learn how to calculate the value of a brand.
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Harry’s Acquisition Reaffirms It: Brand-Building’s In A Generational Shift

Ryan Skinner May 20, 2019
Like fading celebrities, brand owners fear one thing most of all: irrelevance. “I think my mom/dad/grandma/grandpa uses them.” The horror. Edgewell Personal Care’s most recent annual report is all about that horror. In so many words, it acknowledges that its primary men’s grooming brands — Schick and Wilkinson Sword razors, among others — are grandpa […]
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How Can CMOs Grow Their Brand?

Move on from faltering brand experiences by investing in creativity.

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CMOs Take Public Stances On Societal Issues To Tap Into Consumer Energy — Just As We Said They Would

Keith Johnston May 7, 2019
In November 2018, we predicted that CMOs would target societal tensions to gain an advantage in competitive markets. Nike’s 30th-anniversary campaign featuring controversial activist Colin Kaepernick would serve as an opening salvo for other brands to just do it. And so they did. AdAge’s “Campaign of the Year” is producing a tapestry of evidence that CMOs […]
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CVS Agency Decision Signals A New Era In Partner Strategies: Values Vetting

Brigitte Majewski May 6, 2019
CVS Health announced that it would not work with agencies who have tobacco or e-cigarette clients. Read our analysis of the move and why agencies should expect more companies to make these kinds of moves in the future.
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Incumbent Brands Need A DTC Strategic Plan

Ryan Skinner March 27, 2019
Direct-to-consumer brands (DTC) are making a splash — for example, Glossier and Rent the Runway just reached unicorn status (a valuation of $1 billion or more) last week. What does this mean for incumbent brands? We’ll be unpacking the DTC trend and its repercussions next week at Forrester’s Consumer Marketing 2019 Forum in New York […]
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The New Digital Model For Brand Experience

Dipanjan Chatterjee February 5, 2019
The Journey From Energy To Experience In the summer of 2017, I, along with my Forrester colleagues, wrote up the results of our year-long endeavor to build an analytically sophisticated, data-driven framework for emotion-led branding. In my report entitled “Emotions Fuel Your Brand Energy,” I outlined three components of a brand’s “energy” and its ability […]
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Gillette’s Path Forward With “We Believe”: Own The Controversy

Jim Nail January 18, 2019
In Part 1 of this post, I criticized Gillette for its statement, “We weren’t trying to court controversy. We were just trying to upgrade the selling line that we’ve held for 30 years,” as lacking conviction in the values it claimed that the campaign represented. My first piece of advice was: If you aren’t authentic […]
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Gillette’s Close Shave: Its Latest Ad Is A Masterful Emotional Play Let Down By Its Execution

Anjali Lai January 17, 2019
Brands are jumping into the messy arena of polarizing issues with greater fervor — and Gillette just raised the stakes. After 30 years of sitting on the sidelines, Gillette is passing its razor like a baton, with an overture that overtly calls masculinity into question. Within 72 hours of launch, Gillette’s “We Believe” TV spot skyrocketed […]
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Predictions 2019: Employee Experience Moves To Center Stage

Samuel Stern November 5, 2018
Companies and executives are paying attention to employee experience as never before. There are good reasons for this attention. Chief among them is the historically low unemployment rate, which gives employees options that they are taking advantage of. Employees are quitting their jobs at the fastest rate since 2001.[i] What’s more, companies that care about […]
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This I Tell You, Brother; You Can’t Have One Without The Other: Brand And CX Together At Long Last

Dipanjan Chatterjee October 24, 2018
“Love and marriage, love and marriage They go together like a horse and carriage This I tell you, brother You can’t have one without the other” – Frank Sinatra The New Yorker once wrote of Sinatra that “he sounds the way you would sound if you could speak the things you feel.” In my line […]
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Make Your Brand “Voice” Loud And Clear

Dipanjan Chatterjee July 23, 2018
Voice is marketing’s most significant paradigm shift this decade — one that has far-reaching implications for how brands engage customers and prospects. Read Forrester’s latest report on voice to learn why voice will flourish, what that means for your brand, and how to get ready to win in the world of voice. Get Ready For The […]
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Make Your Brand "Voice" Loud And Clear

Dipanjan Chatterjee July 23, 2018
Voice is marketing’s most significant paradigm shift this decade — one that has far-reaching implications for how brands engage customers and prospects. Read Forrester’s latest report on voice to learn why voice will flourish, what that means for your brand, and how to get ready to win in the world of voice. Get Ready For The […]
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Marketers, You Don’t Understand How Consumers Feel About Advertising

Joanna O'Connell June 5, 2018
Marketers, you don’t know how consumers feel about your advertising, and it may be hurting you in ways you don’t understand. Did you know, for example, that some people are totally cool with personalization in exchange for something useful, relevant, or valuable to them, while others — even when they understand what’s happening with their data […]
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Marketers, You Don't Understand How Consumers Feel About Advertising

Joanna O'Connell June 5, 2018
Marketers, you don’t know how consumers feel about your advertising, and it may be hurting you in ways you don’t understand. Did you know, for example, that some people are totally cool with personalization in exchange for something useful, relevant, or valuable to them, while others — even when they understand what’s happening with their data […]
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What Brought Me Back To Forrester: Our Market-Leading Engagement Around Emerging Technologies

James Staten April 30, 2018
It is such a pleasure to be back at Forrester, especially now when our firm is actively embracing and helping you, our customers, leverage new technologies to innovate and differentiate your business. After three years leading technology strategy and market development for Microsoft Azure and Equinix, what brought me back were three things: The value […]
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Marketers, You Desperately Need A New Mindset

Jim Nail April 20, 2018
You have to feel bad for marketers: For years, they’ve tried to keep pace with changing buyer behaviors and adapt to the cross-device and cross-channel habits of their customers. To guide their progress, they’ve fallen back on familiar routines: benchmarking against past performance, optimizing short-term results, and pushing people through the sales funnel. The problem […]
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Apple’s Brand Playbook Unlocked

Dipanjan Chatterjee April 9, 2018
Do you want to be like Apple? In 2010, Apple ranked as the 17th most valuable brand in the world. Just three years later, it had garnered the top spot and has remained there. Since 2010, Apple’s brand value has increased at a compound annual growth rate of 36%, while the entire “brandscape” has grown […]
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Consumer Marketing 2018: Build Emotion-Powered Brands With Dipanjan Chatterjee

Dipanjan Chatterjee March 19, 2018
WHAT DO EMOTIONS HAVE TO DO WITH BRANDING STRATEGY?   I sat as a silent observer at an internal marketing workshop of a multi-billion-dollar consumer brand. They spoke for three hours about being customer-obsessed. They never spoke about the customer. That’s the old way of marketing. As a profession, we’ve talked the talk about customer […]
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Accelerate Your Culture Practices For Digital Transformation

Michelle Beeson March 5, 2018
Successful digital transformations are underpinned by a strong digital culture, which is a huge enabler of change. But, for most organisations, cultural change is still the largest barrier faced for successful transformation and the most difficult to overcome. Forrester’s digital maturity model identifies three levels of maturity, each with common practices and each building on […]
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The Data Digest: Which Ads Resonate In The Weeks After Super Bowl LII

Chris Collins February 23, 2018
In a blog post immediately following this year’s Super Bowl, my colleague Joanna O’Connell said that ads in this year’s big game could be summed up as “trying too hard with mostly nonsensical and underwhelming results.” Of all the ads that played during the game, the winner of this year’s Try-Hard award was certainly Ram […]
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