Customer Engagement

In a hypercompetitive climate, customer engagement is a key differentiator. Read our insights to nurture and strengthen customer relationships, improve retention, and demonstrate the business value of the customer engagement function.

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CX Leaders Have The Opportunity And The Responsibility To Drive Growth

Su Doyle 6 days ago
What customer experience (CX) leaders care about and what CEOs care about don’t usually line up, and that’s a problem. It impacts budgets, staffing, and the overall clout of the CX function. As a former CX leader and as an executive in charge of growth strategies, I know we can do better! At CX APAC and CX […]
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Four Mistakes To Avoid In Customer Advocacy Content

Lisa Gately April 16, 2021
Customer advocacy content has high demand and impact, but B2B organizations need a more intentional, aligned approach to its planning, creation, and use.
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Safeguard Your Post-Pandemic Reopening With Real-Time Feedback Collection

Learn how real-time feedback collection empowers you to monitor and proactively address customers' reopening concerns in this webinar.

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Future Fit Technology Strategy — Learning From Amazon

Phil Brunkard April 14, 2021
The Future Fit Challenge Applies Today, Not Just Tomorrow CIOs and technology leaders have a core objective to develop and improve the technology foundations and innovation their firms need to win, serve, and retain customers. They must also enable their employees with the capabilities to achieve this customer obsession in an efficient and effective way. […]
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Toss Those Tea Leaves: Reading Real Signals Of Growth And Retention

Amy Bills April 9, 2021
Teams supporting retention, cross-sell, and upsell are most effective when they focus on the right signals from buyers and customers. At B2B Summit North America, learn more about these signals and how to use them.
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Three Ways To Protect Your Customer Base From Competitors

Amy Bills March 10, 2021
Forrester benchmark data shows that retained business accounts for the lion's share of company revenue. How well are you protecting that share?
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Understand Today’s Investors In Metro China, Hong Kong, And Singapore

Tom Mouhsian February 24, 2021
Why You Need A New Segmentation Approach To Understand Today’s Investors Wealth management firms commonly segment their clients by investable assets. But this is not enough to help firms decide on new products and services or optimize customer engagement models. Self-directedness is a crucial dimension that reliably predicts many investor attitudes and behaviors (see Figure […]
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CX Leaders: Vendor Consolidation Continues With Two Smart Acquisitions

Faith Adams January 6, 2021
In 2021, things are already heating up more for customer experience (CX) leaders. In just a few days, we’ve already seen two acquisitions — and we know of more on the horizon. Unified data analytics technology vendor Topbox — known for helping organizations connect disparate data sources to create a more unified, cross-channel view — […]
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A more connected experience is possible. Learn more at Forrester’s must-attend event for CX practitioners.

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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Insights-Driven Business Process Outsourcing, Q4 2020

Leslie Joseph December 2, 2020
Buyer demand for greater value from insights and technology such as RPA, data science, machine learning, and advanced analytics are forcing both classical BPO and omnichannel BPO vendors to retool themselves into insights-driven BPO's.
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All Happy Families Are Alike, But All Happy Customers Are Not

Amy Bills November 5, 2020
It might be tempting to assume that all customers who meet certain criteria are willing to advocate, or to advocate in the same way. Customer marketing and customer advocacy practitioners should allow for more nuance.
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Predictions 2021: Trust, Safety, And Inclusion Will Be At The Core Of Customer Experience

David Truog October 23, 2020
In 2021, the pandemic will affect customer experiences and the CX profession even more than it has in 2020, especially in terms of trust, safety, and inclusion. Get a preview of our customer experience predictions for 2021.
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Blick voraus: Was europäische Entscheider in 2021 erwarten dürfen

Dan Bieler October 23, 2020
Widersprüche im Kaufverhalten, ordnungspolitische Umwälzungen und mehr grenzüberschreitende Remote-Arbeit werden 2021 prägen Bisher machen die „stürmischen 2020er Jahre“ ihrem Namen alle Ehre – wir erleben eine globale Pandemie und die rasant wachsenden Auswirkungen des Klimawandels.  Und dabei ist das neue Jahrzehnt noch nicht einmal ein Jahr alt!  Aber mit der Volatilität kommen auch Chancen.  Um […]
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What Were Other Retailers Up To This Prime Day?

Sucharita Kodali October 22, 2020
Since 2015, Amazon has hosted its annual summer sale, Prime Day, an exclusive deal event for its Prime members. In 2019, shoppers purchased more than 175 million items during the event, and its sales surpassed the prior year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales combined. For this year, due to COVID-19, Amazon’s highly anticipated event […]
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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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Welcome To The Year Of The Customer Marketer

Lisa Nakano September 23, 2020
One major trend we see is an amped-up focus on retention — keeping customers and ensuring they achieve value.
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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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B2C Firms Must Prepare As Consumer Buying Enters A New Era

Sucharita Kodali September 11, 2020

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Banking Software Vendors Won’t Differentiate With Just Functionality For Long

Jost Hoppermann September 11, 2020
A few days ago, Forrester published two Forrester Wave™ reports, one focusing on retail banking, the other on corporate banking. With these Forrester Wave evaluations, we separated off-the-shelf banking back ends for retail and corporate banking for the first time. However, this was not the only first: We also introduced a new banking software category: […]
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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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Enhance Your Customer Experience Strategy

Join us for two complimentary webinars on how European CX leaders can establish and grow their CX function, and measure CX within privacy regulations.

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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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Invest In The Right Technologies To Develop Your Financial Well-Being Program

Aurelie L'Hostis August 6, 2020

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The Future Of Banking: Invisible, Connected, Insights-Driven, And Purposeful

Alyson Clarke July 30, 2020

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