Customer Experience Strategy

A strong customer experience strategy can pay dividends to your bottom line. But orchestrating across a complex enterprise is easier said then done. Read insights on establishing and implementing a CX strategy.

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Meet The Analyst Covering Design Workflow: Sheila Mahoutchian

Sheila Mahoutchian 6 days ago
What Topics Will You Be Covering At Forrester? I’m excited to dive deep into coverage areas revolving around design workflows, tools, and services for the customer experience (CX) function. Some buckets I hope to explore in this realm include: Design thinking in practice and how to make it accessible, specifically for collaboration teams that work […]
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Why You Must Assess Experiences For Inclusion — And How

AJ Joplin September 19, 2022
You want to create inclusive experiences for your customers. You have a diverse and inclusive design team and practice inclusive design. But once you create the experiences you wanted, how do you know if you succeeded in making them truly inclusive?

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Running Twice As Smart: A CMO Growth Primer For An Economic Downturn

Dipanjan Chatterjee August 25, 2022
It takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that! — “Alice in Wonderland” Run Twice As Smart We sit in the penumbra of a pandemic, on the cusp of a recession. In these […]
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“You’re Dead To Me,” Said The Patient To Their Patient Portal

Natalie Schibell July 19, 2022
Read this blog to understand what precision nudging is and how it will help improve patient communication, engagement, and outcomes.
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Exercise Executive Empathy To Get Stakeholders Excited About CX

Su Doyle July 8, 2022
How can CX leaders gain funding? Develop executive empathy: Determine stakeholder priorities, connect CX to these existing priorities, and communicate the value of CX.
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Banks Must Stop Acting Ad Hoc If They Want To Earn And Keep Customers’ Trust

Tom Mouhsian July 1, 2022
As custodians and lenders of money, banks cannot exist without their customers’ trust. But why do so few banks around the world actually track and measure it? We’ve examined how banks themselves look at trust and, even more importantly, what they actually do about it.
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Emotional Quality Of Experiences: The 2022 CX Index Bright Spot

Linda Ivy-Rosser June 27, 2022
Recently Forrester released the US Customer Experience Index Rankings for 2022 and one prominent message was the fall of CX quality across industries (see Figure 1). However, it also revealed a bright spot - the emotional quality of customer experiences remains consistent.  According to the Average US CX Index, 60% of customers expressed they had emotionally positive experiences compared with 62% in 2021 and 60% in 2020. 

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Get Stakeholders Excited About CX

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Invest In The Right Technologies To Improve Your Customers’ Financial Well-Being

Aurelie L'Hostis June 10, 2022
The Forrester Financial Well-Being Tech Tide™ report presents an analysis of the maturity and business value of the 18 technology categories that support financial well-being. Financial services executives should read this report to shape their firm’s investment approach to these technologies.
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The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2022, Uncovers A Slip In CX Quality

Pete Jacques June 9, 2022
Forrester’s Customer Experience Benchmark Survey, Canada Consumers, 2022, reveals that CX quality in Canada has slipped in 2022 following several years of stability.
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The US Customer Experience Index, 2022, Shows That Brands Struggled During The Past Year

Pete Jacques June 6, 2022
Forrester's 2022 Customer Experience Benchmark Study reveals CX quality in the US has fallen back to early-2020 levels, reversing gains made in 2021.
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Invest In Real-Time Interaction Management To Elevate Your Long-Term Customer Experience Strategy

Rusty Warner May 26, 2022
It’s easy to conflate real-time interaction management (RTIM) with personalization tactics, but it goes far deeper. Forrester defines RTIM as: Enterprise marketing technology that delivers contextually relevant experiences, value, and utility at the appropriate moment in the customer lifecycle via preferred customer touchpoints. RTIM enables next best experience (NBX) decision-making in the face of changing […]

Drive Engagement With Your Digital Experiences

A five-step breakdown of how to get customers to embrace new digital experiences.

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The Troublesome Teenage Years Of CX

Martin Gill May 20, 2022
What is your ambition for your customer experience team for the next decade? Pick your CX team archetype. Learn more in this post.
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Join The Journey-Centric Revolution

Joana de Quintanilha May 19, 2022
Journey-centricity is not something you overlay on your current operating model. You cannot preserve the status quo; it will disrupt your business. It requires a bold vision to use journeys to incorporate products and services in customers’ lives, to adopt a shared journey language that aligns people, process, and technology across touchpoints, channels, and silos. […]
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Shape How People Trust You

Enza Iannopollo May 18, 2022
Our society is coping with unprecedented challenges. Your customers, employees, and partners are all facing growing uncertainties and concerns. Geopolitical tension, income inequality and job insecurity, social unrest, and misinformation and disinformation, you name it! In these challenging times, established societal institutions have often failed to unify and guide their communities. Trust has become more […]
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Industry CRM: A Cocreation Opportunity For Vendors And Their Partners

Kate Leggett May 17, 2022
More and more enterprises are opting for industry CRM solutions over its horizontal counterpart. These new solutions offer a vehicle for closer, more intentional relationships with the vendor's partners. This blog explores the top four benefits, as heard from the CRM vendors we spoke with.
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The Connected Car Of The Future Is The One Open To Third Parties

Karine Cardona-Smits May 11, 2022
With its revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2), Europe aims to make payments safer and increase consumers’ protection, integrating new digital players into its market and requiring financial institutions to open their data and services to third parties. Doing so enables competitors to offer their own clients innovative digital experiences that would radically shake up traditional […]
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The Future Of Experiences For Children: Lessons From Amazon Glow

Julie Ask May 2, 2022
Amazon’s latest product, Amazon Glow, can offer insight into how the future of experiences (for children) is being designed.
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Shared Customer Experience: What Happens When Your CX Depends On Partners?

Michelle Beeson April 25, 2022
Organisations are not always fully in control of all of their customer’s experiences. Whether it’s logistics partners supporting a retailer’s delivery experience, insurance companies relying on sales via brokers, or consumer-facing brands relying on retail partners to sell their products, an organisation’s end-to-end customer experience (CX) often relies on external business partners. Across industries, brands […]
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Customer Marketers: It’s Your Time To Shine

Amy Bills April 19, 2022
Customer marketing leaders, get ready for the spotlight. We’re having a “told you so” moment in customer marketing. As companies turn more attention to keeping their existing customers, the job of strengthening engagement, building loyalty, and developing advocates is front and center. A full 60% of marketing organizations plan to increase spend on customer engagement. […]
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