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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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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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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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Customer Experience Index Reveals Brands Lack Human Connection

Victor Milligan September 5, 2018

Forrester’s 2018 Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) results continue to show that companies are struggling to create and sustain a human connection with their customers. This is not a question of delighting customers as an endgame or some fluffy sense of emotional attachment; this is a crass and clear story of financial risk. Taking a step […]

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Join Us At CX SF 2018 For Insight Into Seamless Experience

David Truog August 15, 2018

You know that people’s experiences with your company, your products, and your services make all the difference in whether they decide to stay with you or switch to a competitor. It’s why you strive to make those experiences seamless and immersive — but that’s a tall order, which is why we’re tackling the problem head on […]

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The Data Digest: Prioritize CX Investment By Understanding Empowered Consumers

Anjali Lai July 3, 2018

On paper, customer experience (CX) is about people creating memorable experiences for other people. But in reality, resonating with consumers is complex and messy. Customers approach your brand with unique emotional profiles, tendencies, and preferences that shape how they feel about your CX. Like people themselves, CX isn’t objective or static — its quality relies […]

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Retailers Still Struggle To Differentiate Through Customer Experience

Sucharita Kodali June 26, 2018

The barrier has never been lower for retail shoppers to compare offerings and try new companies. Superior customer experience (CX) helps foster loyalty, and at the end of the day, CX leaders grow revenue faster than CX laggards. However, we found that most retailers continue to struggle at delivering great experiences to their customers. Forrester […]

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Auto And Home Insurer CX Inches Up Slightly In 2018

Faith Adams June 21, 2018

Seven auto and home insurers saw a statistically significant change to their Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) scores in 2018. As a result, the average score for the industry has moved up one point since 2017. Insurers should not get too excited, though. Despite this small lift, most policyholders in the US saw little or no […]

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Different Year, Same Health Insurer CX Index Story

Faith Adams June 21, 2018

Health insurers know why customer experience is critical — CX leaders grow revenue faster than laggards, can charge more for their products, and have a higher brand preference. But based on Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) data, the how continues to be a challenge. Health insurers’ average CX Index score once again remained flat in 2018, with […]

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Banking CX Is Stagnating

Alyson Clarke June 19, 2018

Customer experience leaders grow revenue faster than CX laggards, drive higher brand preference, and can charge more for their products. Based on a survey of more than 110,000 US adult customers in 2018, Forrester’s Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) methodology measures how well a brand’s customer experience strengthens the loyalty of its customers so that […]

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There Are No Clear CX Leaders Among US Brands — For The Third Year In A Row

Rick Parrish June 19, 2018

Forrester’s 2018 Customer Experience Index (CX Index) for US brands reveals a worsening CX leadership gap: Not a single brand has risen to the top of our rankings and continued to move upward, and the overall quality of US customer experience is stagnating. The report is based on Forrester’s CX Index™ methodology, which measures how […]

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The US Federal Government Still Ranks Near The Bottom Of Forrester’s Customer Experience Index

Rick Parrish May 31, 2018

The White House requires federal agencies to “provide a modern, streamlined, and responsive customer experience across government, comparable to leading private sector organizations.” Unfortunately, results from Forrester’s 2018 US Federal Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) show that federal CX remains weak and uneven. The 15 US federal agencies and programs that we rated in this […]

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Why Looking For The Perfect CX Metric Is Futile — And How To Try Anyway

Maxie Schmidt May 30, 2018

What is the right top-line CX metric? I lead the CX measurement research at Forrester and get this question a lot. Usually clients ask whether Net Promoter Score (NPS)* is best, or whether customer satisfaction or effort make more sense, or whether there is something new and exciting coming up. So I thought I’d share […]

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Customer Experience Q&A: Etsy’s Abby Covert, Information Architect

Harley Manning May 30, 2018

If you care about CX, you have to admire Etsy. It was the top digital retailer in Forrester’s Customer Experience Index™ in 2017. It excels at differentiating itself with a unique set of products and a distinctive online store, where buyers routinely upload pictures of their purchases alongside gushing reviews. Unsurprisingly, Etsy is also one […]

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Customer Experience Q&A: Etsy’s Abby Covert, Information Architect

Harley Manning May 30, 2018

If you care about CX, you have to admire Etsy. It was the top digital retailer in Forrester’s Customer Experience Index™ in 2017. It excels at differentiating itself with a unique set of products and a distinctive online store, where buyers routinely upload pictures of their purchases alongside gushing reviews. Unsurprisingly, Etsy is also one […]

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CX For Gov IT: Driving Federal IT Performance Using CX Principles

Matthew Guarini May 18, 2018

The reality is that most Federal IT leaders are under increased scrutiny to deliver increased value and productivity from technology investments at the lowest cost. Simply performing a top-to-bottom technology rationalization effort will no longer make their organization instantly lean and Agile. Let’s level-set the conversation: Most Federal agencies are struggling to create value — namely […]

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Countdown To Forrester’s 10th Annual CXNYC Forum June 19–20

Harley Manning May 18, 2018

Back in 2009, Forrester launched its first customer experience forum. We picked New York as the location because for years we’d put on a financial services event there, and we knew that our attendees from the banking, brokerage, and insurance industries all had CX on their minds. We didn’t know how well the new event […]

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Power CX Prioritization Decision Making With A Rigorous Model

Ryan Hart March 16, 2018

Rik Reppe, advisory partner at PwC’s The Difference, summarizes the crux of most CX practices today by saying, “[As a CX pro] you may have 1,000 projects you could do, 100 projects you should do, and 10 projects you can do.” So which ones do you do – and more importantly, which ones do you say no to? For a customer experience (CX) […]

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Does CX Quality Affect Stock Performance? Yes, But…

Rick Parrish February 28, 2018

For years, back-of-the-napkin analyses have claimed that CX quality correlates with better stock performance. We dug deeper and compared a portfolio of CX leaders in Forrester’s CX Index™ to a portfolio of CX laggards from October 3, 2016 to October 2, 2017. The results of our study were an unambiguous win for the CX leaders […]

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The Recent NPS Debate - What You Should Really Know

Maxie Schmidt January 19, 2018

Many clients have asked me about my thoughts on the recent blog post by Jared Spool who says Net Promoter Score (NPS*) is a harmful metric. I then usually mention that he is making good points but that there is another post by Aga Szóstek who says the believe in a silver bullet is the truly […]

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