chief marketing officer (CMO)

The chief marketing officer (CMO) role is more difficult than ever, in a world where tried-and-true tactics are aging out and their replacements are hard to pin down. Read insights that help CMOs thrive in the Age of the Customer.

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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Brigitte Majewski 7 days ago
The Great Gender Blur And Its Impact On The Future Of Marketing Marketing stands at the threshold of a monumental cultural shift — the great gender blur. The male-female binary and all its associated tropes that have pervaded brand marketing for decades are on shaky ground. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s independent advertising […]
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Introducing Autonomous Finance: Forrester’s New Research On Algorithm-Based Financial Services

Peter Wannemacher August 15, 2019
People’s lives are becoming ever more automated as millions of algorithms make decisions — and, in some cases, take actions on those decisions — on behalf of a consumer. While it’s still early days, the shift toward autonomous services is already happening in financial services thanks to evolving customer expectations, advances in AI and other […]
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How Can CMOs Grow Their Brand?

Move on from faltering brand experiences by investing in creativity.

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Digital Business: Bosch ConnectedWorld 2019 Analysis

Nigel Fenwick August 13, 2019
Bosch ConnectedWorld — Bosch’s premier customer and partner event held annually in Berlin — has become a destination event for European internet of things (IoT) professionals. What started several years ago as a hands-on-type of event where lots of practitioners demonstrated Bosch’s most innovative solutions has now become a more typical conference, with polished marketing […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Brigitte Majewski August 5, 2019
Automation And The Future Of Work Enters The Political Dialogue Andrew Yang is a long shot to make the next round of debates but deserves credit for bringing the conversation about automation and the future of work to the debate stage. To be fair, the impact of AI and automation on work is a difficult […]
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Gear Up Pragmatically For 5G

Abhijit Sunil July 29, 2019
  5G Presents Immense Innovation Potential 5G promises to usher in not just new use cases in every industry but also new business models. Some of the most relevant use cases across industries, such as those enabled by AR/VR and massive IoT, fit right into improving customer experience and digital transformation. As a change agent, […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Brigitte Majewski July 29, 2019
Are Maps For Self-Driving Cars A Public Good? A public/private organization in the UK thinks so. Zenzic, a UK government and industry self-driving vehicle organization, believes that the country needs a standard map for all self-driving cars, not a different map encoded in each car manufacturer’s machine. The battle for “HD maps,” which purport to […]
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Know When To Up The Digital Table Stakes

Nigel Fenwick July 24, 2019
Starbucks is sharing its market-leading digital capabilities with a company called Brightloom; in return, it gets a seat on the Brightloom board and a share in the company. Why did Starbucks make this move now?
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The Value Of Creativity

If marketers shift budget out of tech and into creative, they stand to gain more in ROI.

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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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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Brigitte Majewski July 22, 2019
What We Don’t Know About Facial Recognition Could Hurt Us This week, on the heels of the viral craze that is FaceApp, we got some disquieting news. It turns out the app developer is based in Russia, meaning that 150 million people’s facial data is now, for all intents and purposes, readily accessible to the […]
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DTC Disruptors Solve Three Escalating Tensions In Consumer Decision Making

Anjali Lai June 19, 2019
It's not just the minimalist design. It's not just the products in millennial pink. DTC is winning because it caters to customers' contradictory impulses around decision-making.
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Hardwire CX To Financial Performance In The Financial Services Sector

Tom Mouhsian June 19, 2019
As leaders in the FS sector increasingly embrace customer-centric strategies, they will have to credibly connect the customer story to the money story. Otherwise, the legitimacy of often-heard CX slogans and promises can be easily challenged.
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The Cost Of Losing Creativity

Jay Pattisall June 18, 2019
  Agencies’ creative perspective, the very currency of the business, is at risk and can only be realized by shifting billions from tech to fund creative differentiation. “The value of agency creativity is at risk of disappearing.” The marketing industry is woefully out of balance, from agency/client relationships to new business requirements and compensation. The […]
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A Call To Action For Marketers

Marketers have eroded customers’ trust in their quest to know them better. What’s the best path forward?

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Marketers: Manage Your Automation Portfolio

Victor Milligan June 7, 2019
Automation creates opportunity for marketers. It also generates risk. Marketers must master automation while closing the gap between customer expectations and the current operating model. Learn more.
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The Chief Growth Officer: Proxy Or Prophet?

Keith Johnston May 31, 2019
Marketing has changed forever. Will it cause the CMO role to disappear? Learn what the rise of the Chief Growth Officer could spell for CMOs.
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CX NYC 2019: Q&A With Rick Parrish On Values-Based Selling

Rick Parrish May 20, 2019
Consumers seek out brands that share their values. At CX NYC, we’ll debut a values-based experience framework to help CX pros strategically approach this emerging area of differentiation. Get a sneak peek by reading our Q&A with Principal Analyst Rick Parrish.
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The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Of US Mobile Banking Experiences In 2019

Peter Wannemacher May 15, 2019
Mobile apps have become the touchpoint of choice for millions of people to manage their finances. To find out how effectively banks are meeting customers’ expectations, Forrester regularly reviews the mobile apps of leading banking brands around the world.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini May 14, 2019
Having A Digital Ad Strategy Doesn’t Mean You’re Ready For This $100 Billion Market This week, the IAB announced that US digital ad spend topped $100 billion for the first time last year. We’re not surprised — our forecast predicts that by 2023, CMOs will spend nearly $150 billion on various digital marketing channels in […]
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Breakthrough Or Bust: Understand And Master Consumer Energy

Discover the underlying forces that compel consumers toward or away from a brand experience

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Reimagine Mobile To Activate Your Total Brand Experience

Thomas Husson May 10, 2019
I focus a lot of my research on marketing innovation and have been working on mobile (first as a marketing guy at a telco in 1998, then as an analyst) for more than 20 years. However, it is still fascinating to me to see how many marketers wrongly think their company has fixed mobile basics […]
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Is Your Brand Desperate To Differentiate?

Jay Pattisall May 1, 2019
If you’re among the fifty percent of marketers that prioritize “improving customer experiences” over other marketing initiatives or among the majority of marketers that cut agency fees and scope, you may be desperate to differentiate from your competitors. Growth From Improving Customer Experience Sputters The customer experience agenda is stalling. Forrester’s Customer Experience Index (CX […]
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Q&A — Evan Jones, CMO Of Fender

Melissa Parrish April 18, 2019
The feedback on Consumer Marketing 2019 is rolling in: Attendees loved our focus on the direct-to-consumer (DTC) challenger brand trend, why consumers are responding so positively, and how traditional brands can learn from these up-and-comers. In fact, the audience was so engaged with the content and speakers that questions kept coming in long after the […]
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