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Hardwire CX To Financial Performance In The Financial Services Sector

Tom Mouhsian June 19, 2019
Business leaders in the financial services (FS) industry are used to tracking success with measures that reflect shareholder, investor and market regulator values like return on equity, net profit, assets under management and capital adequacy ratio. This is the ‘money story’. However, most don’t always know how these important measures are affected by customer experience (CX) and customer engagement, or the ‘customer story’.
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FORRward: A Quick Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini March 20, 2019
It’s Time To Start Talking About Professional Licensing For Software Engineers It wasn’t until enough boilers blew up that mechanical engineers had to get licensed. It wasn’t until bridges and buildings started collapsing that civil engineers and architects had to get licensed. Now that airplanes are falling out of the sky due to automation (AKA, […]
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Align Martech Investments With Your Digital Transformation Strategy

Rusty Warner January 29, 2019
Customers demand that marketing coordinate with sales, service, and commerce to deliver better experiences. That’s why enterprise marketing technology (martech) is melding with customer experience (CX) to deliver consistency and relevance (see Forrester’s “Predictions 2019: B2C Marketing” report). Martech is a direct line to consumer touchpoints, and marketers should embrace and leverage it to drive […]
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The Future Of Mobility Is Data, Not Cars

Lorenzo Introna December 5, 2018
Having worked in and with the automotive industry for around 25 years, the challenges that OEMs face given their size and structures often inhibit the business agility needed to provide lasting customer value in an age of digital disruption. The focus has always been more skewed toward the product experience and product features and defining […]
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2018 Marked 20 Years Of Customer Experience Research At Forrester!

Harley Manning November 26, 2018
I didn’t want to leave 2018 without noting a milestone for all of us here at Forrester who cover customer experience. It was 20 years ago, all the way back in September of 1998, when we inaugurated our customer experience research by publishing our first report about CX. That report, “Why Most Websites Fail,” introduced […]
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Join Us At CX Europe 2018 For Insights Into Customer Understanding And Other Key CX Priorities

David Truog November 1, 2018
Forrester’s customer experience Forums are in their 10th year — from our first one in 2009 in New York, they’ve grown and spread to San Francisco, London, Singapore, and other cities around the world and have become yearly destinations for CX pros far and wide. CX Europe 2018 is just 12 days from now — Tuesday and Wednesday, […]
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Marketers — Get Your Heads Out Of The Clouds!

Rusty Warner October 16, 2018
It’s frustrating when a customer exhibits purchase intent but doesn’t buy because of friction in the customer journey. It’s worse when a store manager or contact center agent is unaware of a digital promotion. Nearly 40% of CMOs say that a lack of consistent customer experience (CX) prevents greater online sales revenue. Empowered customers now […]
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Impressions From Alibaba’s Computing Conference

Dan Bieler October 8, 2018
Alibaba has become one of the world’s most fascinating and cutting-edge technology businesses — and is key to understanding where the digital era is heading.
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CX: Catering To A Creature Of Habit (Live)

What It Means July 5, 2018
Senior Analyst TJ Keitt explains the importance of habits in customer experience design and how brands should use them to develop a loyal customer following.
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Amazon Flirts With Banks And Their Customers: Here’s What You Should Do

Peter Wannemacher April 3, 2018
Like a football team captain at a junior high dance, Amazon just sauntered up to a big group of people and started dropping hints about its sweet moves on the dance floor . . . Okay, that’s not exactly what’s happening here, but it sure felt like that to many bank executives who heard the […]
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CXEurope 2017: Introducing the Values Based Customer

Henry Peyret October 18, 2017
More than 5 years ago Forrester introduced the Age of Customer as a new 15 to 20 years era which saw the increasing customer empowerment in front of brands and companies. For companies, the first step in this era turned into improving the customer experience and the customer journey through an omnichannel strategy,  identifying the […]
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The Power Of Defining Moments

What It Means June 29, 2017
Bestselling author and Stanford professor Chip Heath examines how identifying and building “defining moments” is changing the game for experience design and financial performance.
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Carnival Corporation’s Experience Revolution

What It Means June 8, 2017
Carnival Corporation’s Chief Experience and Innovation Officer John Padgett shares how Carnival is using technology to revolutionize the way we travel.
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Futurology: From Mobile Silos To Open Ecosystems

What It Means May 4, 2017
Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst Michael Facemire describes a technology future that is on one level so obvious and human but on another level fundamentally disruptive.
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The Economics Of CX

What It Means March 2, 2017
Forrester Principal Analyst Maxie Schmidt-Subramanian reveals the powerful (potential) relationship between customer experience (CX) efforts and financial performance — as well as the challenges many are facing to convert on that opportunity.
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Do You Have The Tools To Make Your Customer Experience Ecosystem Work?

TJ Keitt April 14, 2016
A high-quality customer experience is the result of interactions between people in a network, which Forrester calls a customer experience (CX) ecosystem. As followers of this blog know, what holds that ecosystem together are value exchanges facilitated by an open, collaborative business culture. My colleague Sam Stern laid out how businesses define workers' roles and […]
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Best Practices For Managing CX Via B2B Partner Networks

Ryan Hart January 5, 2016
While much of the glitz and glam around customer experience has orbited around B2C organizations, Forrester believes that the imperative shift toward customer experience and subsequently, customer centricity, is creeping into the B2B space – sooner than we might expect. Recognizably, there are inherent challenges in distributing through channel partners, not the least of which […]
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Is Your Business Social Enough To Create Great Customer Experiences?

TJ Keitt October 9, 2015
Your customer experience (CX) is the product of the interactions between your employees, partners, and customers within your operating environment. Forrester has labeled this as a customer experience ecosystem. It's important to understand CX ecosystems' two components — the people and the operating environment — for two reasons:  People participate in the ecosystem if they get […]
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Find Your Partner On The Path To Customer Obsession

Samuel Stern September 8, 2014
Companies that were founded on customer obsession — like Southwest Airlines, Vanguard, and USAA — derive significant financial benefits as a result. That’s because a customer-obsessed culture helps customer experience professionals deliver high-quality, on-brand, consistent experiences that drive loyalty. Fortunately, even companies that weren’t founded on customer obsession can transform their cultures and see big […]
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Collaboration Technology Should Be Part Of Your Customer Experience Tool Kit

TJ Keitt June 30, 2014
Businesses invest considerable sums of money with vendors like Box, Cisco, Google and Microsoft for a collection a technology we call collaboration tools. As an analyst, though, the question that has dogged me in watching this space is "why?" As in "what is the actual value a business gets from investing in collaboration technology?" The […]
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