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Four Steps To Overcome The Audience-centric Transformation Paradox

Paul Ferron 4 days ago
Even with the best intentions and C-level support, it is difficult to transform a B2B organization from having a product-centric to an audience-centric go-to-market strategy.
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Bosch’s Cultural Transformation Offers Lessons For Other Businesses

Dan Bieler March 8, 2021
Discover how Bosch is carefully weighing issues such as the speed of its cultural change and the impact on its brand image as an innovator against the value of its existing culture. And learn how to avoid obstacles, such as when old product development models are colliding with innovation.
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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power to your customers and fundamentally changed B2B buying behavior.[1] Your once rational, loyal B2B customer has been replaced by a less loyal, more emotional decision-maker, who prefers to remain anonymous and self-directs much of their purchase journey […]
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A Consumer “Tech-celeration” Is Advancing Behaviors But Straining Emotions

Anjali Lai February 2, 2021
The crises of 2020 turbocharged consumers’ technology adoption and usage. Yet in 2021, consumers are struggling to make sense of their need for technology and their hesitation to rely on it.
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Predictions 2021 For CX Leaders

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Five Actions Every Portfolio Marketer Should Take To Drive Business Value In 2021

Katie Fabiszak January 21, 2021
As organizations prepare for 2021 and beyond, they need to focus on what matters most, which includes examining market trends and understanding buyer needs. Here are the five key actions portfolio marketers must take.
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Airport Data Validates Need For Real-Time Customer Obsession

Steven Peltzman December 11, 2020
Airports and travel companies need to know that the desire to travel may never return to 100%; capturing the market that remains will depend on going above and beyond to provide health safety comfort. Learn how real-time feedback can help.
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The Future Of Consumer Buying Will Drive The Reinvention Of Your Business

Joe Stanhope September 17, 2020
The relationship between consumers and businesses is undergoing a multifaceted transformation based on four factors: the economic impact of marketplaces, next generation product experiences, consumers’ perception of brand values, and brands’ adoptions of business models. Any firm that sells to consumers must understand how these factors will influence their customers as well as their own business, and they need to start planning now to harness these trends to maximize the value of customer relationships. 
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Three Consumer Changes Will Define The Future Of How We Buy

Anjali Lai September 15, 2020
The pace of consumer behavior change has clicked into another gear this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how three of these trends will transform buying for the foreseeable future.
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Pandemic Got Your Marketing Plans Down? Pivot To People-Led Planning

Stephanie Liu September 14, 2020
COVID-19 has disrupted school, summer vacations, birthdays, weddings — you name it. It has been equally unforgiving to marketers, whose carefully crafted marketing plans became irrelevant amid store closures, erratic shopping trends, and supply shortages. If there’s one upside to the pandemic, it’s pushing marketers to reevaluate their marketing planning processes. Even the most thorough, […]
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Moments Map: Resolve The Paradox Of Choice To Optimize Your Digital Experience Portfolio

Julie Ask September 3, 2020
At surface level, brands have a plethora of avenues to connect to their consumers. But alas, it’s the paradox of choice: How do brands prioritize their technology investments to maximize consumer reach? Introducing Forrester's 2020 Moments Map.
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Differentiate With Customer Service For Marketing Success In The New Normal

Vasupradha Srinivasan August 19, 2020
Customer service today breaks the barriers of pre- and post-sale engagements. Thanks to digital adoption and omnichannel engagement strategies, customer service activities span the entire customer lifecycle. Customers make no differentiation on whether they are seeking support before or after a purchase journey and expect a consistent experience with every interaction. Consequently, customer service has also established itself as an active channel capable of creating incremental revenue streams for every business.
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Use Customer Understanding To Guide Your Pandemic Marketing Strategy

Emily Collins August 18, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic adds even more consumer considerations to marketers’ already full plates. Stay-at-home orders, unemployment, and anxiety about the virus have altered shopping behavior, technology adoption, and expectations. But despite this uncertainty, now is not the time to pull back on marketing: In fact, businesses need to keep investing in marketing to move through […]
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Forrester Can Help You Craft Your Customer Obsession Strategy

Shar VanBoskirk August 4, 2020
In my research, I found that customer obsession was the good idea that everyone agreed with, but no one knows how to do. Let's change that. Read our new, complimentary eBook to get an actionable framework for a customer obsession strategy.
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In 2019, Southwest Had A CX Disaster; In 2020, Its Customers Forgave The Airline — Here’s Why

Harley Manning August 3, 2020
I predicted that Southwest would recover in the CX Index due to the CX equity it has built with its customers. As it turned out, Southwest not only recovered, it set a new high score for the industry and passed JetBlue to take the top spot among airlines.
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The Future Of Banking: Invisible, Connected, Insights-Driven, And Purposeful

Alyson Clarke July 30, 2020

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The Future Of Banking Has Arrived

Jacob Morgan July 29, 2020
Forrester's latest research finds future of banking will be invisible, connected, insights-driven, and purposeful. Analysts Jacob Morgan and Alyson Clarke break it all down.
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Key Takeaways From Forrester’s Customer Service Executive Roundtable On Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

Ian Jacobs June 12, 2020
Twenty-two customer service executives shared their victories and challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. Read key takeaways from this conversation about customer service during COVID-19.
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Customer Journey Mapping In A Crisis

What It Means June 11, 2020
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, firms have struggled to keep on top of customers’ fast-changing needs. To succeed, look no further than the journey map. We’re joined by VP, Principal Analyst Joana Quintanilha on this week’s What It Means to discuss how journey mapping can help firms right now.
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Les conséquences de la crise du Covid-19 sur le bien-être financier des consommateurs français

Aurelie L'Hostis May 26, 2020
Déjà bien avant que l’épidémie de coronavirus ne frappe, les recherches menées par Forrester révélaient qu’un grand nombre de consommateurs français s’inquiétaient de l’état de leurs finances personnelles et considéraient la gestion de ces dernières comme une tâche difficile. De fait, un an avant la crise, un quart des consommateurs français interrogés déclaraient se sentir […]
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