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Forrester’s Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) is designed to close the loop between CX measures and growth, giving you unprecedented ability to guide investments that produce the greatest revenue return. Our CX Index insights glean lessons from the index’s data.

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There’s Just One CX Metric That Matters To Your C-Suite — But You’re Not Reporting It

Harley Manning 6 days ago
The one CX metric you must report to your CEO and the rest of your C-suite is not Net Promoter Score (NPS). It’s also not level of effort, CSAT, or even Forrester’s beloved Customer Experience Index (CX Index™).
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Forrester Publishes NPS Benchmarks For 260 Brands In 16 Industries

Maxie Schmidt November 7, 2019
CX pros have been asking how their firm’s NPS compares to other firms’, so we decided to publish our NPS benchmarks data for the first time.
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How Much Is CX Actually Worth In Profit For Telecoms?

Tom Mouhsian November 5, 2019
We all instinctively believe that great customer experience can bring financial success, but proving this with numbers can be a real challenge. If you are a CX professional working in a telecom, this research is particularly relevant to you.
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Consumers Demand Hybrid CX

Tom Mouhsian October 30, 2019
The Falsehood Of Digital As The North Star Ever since “digital” swept across the world and became a word that’s almost synonymous with innovation, companies large and small have been in a race to digitize . . . everything! Driven in part by the (correct) assumption that customers themselves are increasingly digital, and bolstered by […]
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Customers Don’t Think Bank Experiences Are Improving

Alyson Clarke October 1, 2019
Customers aren't impressed by banking experiences. Learn why.
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The New South Wales Government Embarks On A Bold Journey To Improve Customer Experience

Riccardo Pasto September 2, 2019
The most populous Australian state is rolling out a unique CX improvement plan. The goal? Match or exceed the customer experience in the private sector.
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CX SF 2019: Don’t Claim A Good CX Until Customers Say They’ve Succeeded

TJ Keitt August 19, 2019
You can’t create a good experience if you don’t understand how the customer describes success.
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Findings From The US CX Index™ 2019

Read key insights about the state of US customer experience.

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US CX Index 2019: Where Brands Are And How They’ll Excel

What It Means July 18, 2019
Forrester’s US CX Index™ 2019 revealed a modest increase in overall quality, with no brands achieving an “Excellent” score. VP, Research Director Harley Manning and Director, CX Analytics Michelle Yaiser delve into what’s behind the slow pace and how brands can accelerate.
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The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2019: Canada’s Best Year Yet

Rick Parrish July 15, 2019
Despite the improvement in Canadian CX quality, not a single brand has managed to rise to the top of our rankings and continue to move upward — the mark of a true CX leader.
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The Next Horizon Of Federal CX

Rick Parrish June 17, 2019
For federal agencies, customer experience improvement leads to mission success and more efficient use of taxpayer funds. Read how to kick-off a CX transformation journey.
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Two Big Answers Emerged From The US CX Index For 2019

Harley Manning June 11, 2019
The journeys of Whole Foods and Southwest Airlines exemplify lessons brands can learn from 2019’s CX Index results.
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The US Customer Experience Index, 2019: Some Small Gains, Widespread Stagnation, No Real Leaders

Rick Parrish June 11, 2019
Forrester's US CX Index 2019 results reveal that the overall quality of the US customer experience rose by an anemic 0.4 points, to 70.2.
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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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CX Pros, Add Rigor To How You Prioritize And Drive Business Results

Riccardo Pasto April 19, 2019
Firms Are Failing To Differentiate With CX Today, customer expectations are outpacing brands’ ability to adapt and differentiate with customer experience (CX). Take Australia, for example. Forrester’s Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) data shows how CX quality in Australia languished, and yet again, no brand managed to make it into the excellent category. On average, […]
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The Pendulum Swings Back To Creativity: Decoding Accenture Interactive’s Droga5 Deal

Jay Pattisall April 3, 2019
Today, Accenture Interactive announced its Droga5 acquisition. The New York- and London-based creative agency joins previous Accenture creative acquisitions Fjord, Karmarama, and The Monkeys to bolster the consultancy’s creative and brand communication capabilities. Combined with Accenture Interactive’s technology, data, experience design, commerce, and programmatic capabilities, the addition of Droga5 and others helps move them one […]
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The French And UK Customer Experience Index Results Are In!

Michelle Beeson March 18, 2019
Each year, based on a survey of your customers, Forrester releases results of its Customer Experience Index (CX Index™). The methodology measures how well a brand’s customer experience strengthens the loyalty of its customers and ultimately drives business growth. The French CX Index and UK Retail CX Index results are in! Key highlights from the […]
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Goliath’s Challenge: DTC Startups Get Personal

Anjali Lai March 7, 2019
In this battle between direct-to-consumer (DTC) startups — cast as the proverbial David — and their large, established brand opponents, victory is not about size or stature; it’s about skillful weaponry. In fact, if one looks at DTC startups’ long-term growth numbers, a scorecard tally suggests that today’s Goliaths will continue to dominate consumer retail […]
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The Race To Innovate CX In Brokerage And Wealth Management

Harley Manning December 26, 2018
Recently, Forrester published our CX predictions for 2019. Our first prediction was that stagnating CX quality will cause short, destructive price wars. We cited Fidelity’s two new zero-fee investment funds as an example of how this is already starting to play out. We also noted that Vanguard responded to Fidelity by highlighting its many funds […]
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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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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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