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Customer insights allow businesses to serve customers better, build loyalty, and drive revenue. But digging customer insights out of mountains of data is complicated. Read the latest on this critical competency.

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Consumer Energy Fizzles To A New Low As Consumers Approach Q4

Anjali Lai 4 days ago
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that we’ve been measuring precisely how the emotional toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is influencing consumer appetite for commercial exchange. We do this by applying Forrester’s Consumer Energy Index, our data-driven framework that captures how ready and willing consumers are to reach out to brands. After a […]
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BI Is Dead; Long Live BI

Boris Evelson 6 days ago
Enterprise BI is not dead, It's alive and thriving. But there are changes ahead. Learn about five of them here.
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Build Your Customer Obsession Strategy

Download a step-by-step guide to defining and building a customer obsession strategy that fuels business growth.

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The Future Of Consumer Buying Will Drive The Reinvention Of Your Business

Joe Stanhope September 17, 2020
The relationship between consumers and businesses is undergoing a multifaceted transformation based on four factors: the economic impact of marketplaces, next generation product experiences, consumers’ perception of brand values, and brands’ adoptions of business models. Any firm that sells to consumers must understand how these factors will influence their customers as well as their own business, and they need to start planning now to harness these trends to maximize the value of customer relationships. 
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Three Consumer Changes Will Define The Future Of How We Buy

Anjali Lai September 15, 2020
The pace of consumer behavior change has clicked into another gear this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how three of these trends will transform buying for the foreseeable future.
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B2C Firms Must Prepare As Consumer Buying Enters A New Era

Sucharita Kodali September 11, 2020

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Come For The Insight, Stay For The Impact

Srividya Sridharan September 10, 2020
Get an overview of the tracks and sessions at the upcoming Forrester Data Strategy & Insights live virtual event.
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Move From Insight To Impact: Data Strategy & Insights 2020

Srividya Sridharan September 3, 2020
The digital future is here. And data, analytics, and AI are going to drive this future. These capabilities are becoming more crucial to stay ahead of uncertainty and change and get smarter about every aspect of your business: your customers, your suppliers and partners, your competitors, your employees, your processes, your operations, and your markets. It Pays […]
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CX Metrics For Alignment & Change Management

Inspiring behavior change is one of the toughest and most critical parts of a CX professional’s job. Discover the metrics that drive customer-centric culture and executive alignment.

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Find Your Firm’s Path To Customer Obsession

What It Means August 27, 2020
Customer obsession means putting the customer at the center of your business leadership, strategy, and operations. Learn how to define and operationalize a successful customer obsession strategy on this episode of What It Means with VP, Principal Analyst Shar VanBoskirk.
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US Retailers Face Unprecedented Challenges In Planning For Q4

Fiona Swerdlow August 24, 2020
Q4 contributes a significant part of many retailers’ annual revenues and profits. As of mid-Q3, factors like high unemployment, a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, short-term and permanent store closures, and the expiration of the US Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program are making it challenging for US retailers to plan for Q4. We’ve created a collection […]
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Forrester Reviews And Scores US Mobile Banking Apps: What We Learned

Peter Wannemacher August 12, 2020
For over a decade, Forrester has conducted an annual review of banks’ mobile apps. My colleague Gina Bhawalkar and I recently published our most recent research, in which we evaluated and scored the mobile banking experiences on more than a dozen banking brands’ apps across the US and Canada. In the US, we looked at […]
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The Future Of Banking: Invisible, Connected, Insights-Driven, And Purposeful

Alyson Clarke July 30, 2020

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Straight From The Source: Collecting Zero-Party Data From Customers

Stephanie Liu July 30, 2020
Marketers are building out experiences to ask customers about volunteer zero-party data that they can’t infer, buy, or collect elsewhere.
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The Future Of Banking Has Arrived

Jacob Morgan July 29, 2020
Forrester's latest research finds future of banking will be invisible, connected, insights-driven, and purposeful. Analysts Jacob Morgan and Alyson Clarke break it all down.
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SAP To Spin Off Qualtrics — What Should CX Technology Buyers Expect?

Faith Adams July 28, 2020
SAP just announced its intent to spin off Qualtrics — the $8 billion dollar purchase it made less than two years ago. This move goes against much of what was said when the acquisition took place, when it was stated that the two companies were bringing together two powerful systems, one operational and one experiential. […]
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How American Express Boosted Survey Response Rates Up To 3x

Maxie Schmidt July 14, 2020
Do you wonder how to increase survey response rates? I recently had a great conversation with Luis Angel-Lalanne, vice president of customer listening at American Express. Amex recently improved survey response rates by 250-300%.
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“All Right, You Made Your Point. Now What Do We Do About It?”

Harley Manning July 13, 2020
On Wednesday, July 15, we’re inviting executives from all companies — large and small, B2B, and B2C — to participate in our inaugural CX Reality Day and test out the real experiences that their brand delivers to customers.
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Why You Need Consumer Intelligence Solutions Now

Cinny Little June 18, 2020
It’s not enough to just keep up with your customers — you must get out ahead of them. And if you weren’t already focused on that before COVID-19, the requirement for speed and agility is now a given. AI-enabled consumer intelligence technology can help you bust through the key blockers. These solutions use data, both […]
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The Future Of CX

Understand the dynamics that will invigorate and reshape CX over the next 5–10 years.

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Changing Commercial And Social Conditions Spark Consumer Energy

Anjali Lai June 10, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic became a harsh reality across the US, consumer energy among US online adults hovered at its lowest levels of the past two years. Now, in early June, the conditions have changed drastically and the most recent pulse of consumer energy shows a slight increase along all four dimensions.
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During The Pandemic, Empathetic Brands Build Trust With Wary Consumers

Anjali Lai May 22, 2020
Now more than ever, consumers crave connection and reliable information. Learn how marketers can offer this.
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Are We All Technophiles Now? How Consumer Tech Attitudes Are Changing During COVID-19

Anjali Lai May 21, 2020

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