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ACI ASQ Surveys + FeedbackNow = A Quest To Improve Real-Time Customer Experience

Steven Peltzman July 21, 2021
Collecting solicited feedback at the exact time passengers live the experience is the only way to truly assess the quality of that experience as it moves through all touchpoints of their journey. ACI and FeedbackNow are committed to enabling this so CX leaders can improve the passenger experience.
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Post-Pandemic In-Store Shopping: Consumers Reconsider The Value Of The Store

Anjali Lai July 15, 2021
Now that consumers have experienced the convenience of online purchasing, shoppers are rethinking the purpose of the in-store experience.
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APAC Financial Services Webcast Series 2021

Ready to lead a customer-centric transformation in a post-pandemic world? Learn how to fuel success from 27 July – 5 Aug.

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Emotionally Charged Consumers Are Ready For New Experiences

Anjali Lai July 1, 2021
A reemerging sense of community has rekindled consumers' enthusiasm. Brands should match that enthusiasm to maintain strong momentum.
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US Consumer Pandemic Recovery Outlook, June 2021: Health And Financial Fears Linger

Anjali Lai June 30, 2021
Sixteen months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and more than a year after the US reached the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths globally, consumers are grappling with a mix of conflicting emotions. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s relaxation of restrictions, the biggest vaccine campaign […]
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Post-Pandemic Travel: Consumers Seek Variety And Adventure Within Safe Circles

Anjali Lai June 30, 2021
Our data over the course of 2020 revealed the internal consumer tension between desire and fear. On the one hand, consumers expressed an ongoing appetite for adventure and variety of experience. On the other, closed borders, stay-at-home mandates, and pervasive consumer fears brought the travel industry to a grinding halt. Now that pandemic restrictions have […]
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Post-Pandemic Media Consumption: Online Streaming Accelerates A New Content Experience

Anjali Lai June 21, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic triggered stay-at-home orders and canceled social plans, consumers turned to online media streaming to fill the void. TV/video streaming services touted exclusive content and low prices to lure viewers, and by June 2020, 48% of US online adults had subscribed to at least one streaming service. Our multimodal consumer analysis shows […]
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Win The Trust Of Your LGBTQ+ Millennial Targets

Mike Proulx June 7, 2021
Brands, you’ve got work to do with LGBTQ+ Millennials who, as it turns out, have trust issues with you. The data is hot off the presses from Forrester Analytics Consumer Technographics® Benchmark Survey, 2021 — a survey of close to 200,000 global online adults. Given that it’s Pride Month, I was extra eager to compare […]
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Capture Value For Customers

Identify value drivers that matter for your customers and define metrics to measure performance.

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It’s Time To Get Serious About CX Data And Technology

James McCormick May 17, 2021
CX pros can realize the full benefits of customer data by building a comprehensive CX technology portfolio that weaves in partner tech. Learn more.
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Prioritise Your Customers’ Mental Well-Being To Spur Pandemic Recovery

Michelle Beeson May 10, 2021
It’s impossible not to see how consumers have felt the pressure of the 2020 pandemic. People have faced job losses, extended furlough, or enforced remote work while also managing homeschooling and the social (and psychological) impact of lockdown. Then there were those on the front lines: key workers struggling to do their jobs while COVID-19 […]
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Solve Customer Mysteries With Quantitative And Qualitative Investigation

Brandon Purcell May 4, 2021
Most companies fall short of cracking the mystery of their customers because of a siloed approach to customer understanding. Discover how to break through by uniting quantitative and qualitative research methods.
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To Innovate Better, Choose Evidence-Based Innovation

David Truog April 29, 2021
Most companies know they need to innovate in their products, services, and customer experience (CX) but struggle to do it well. To find out what they’re doing to overcome that challenge, we surveyed organizations about their business priorities — including specifically whether improving their ability to innovate is a priority. Read our findings.
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CX Is A Critical Driver Of Emotional Loyalty

Mary Pilecki April 26, 2021
Emotion metrics can be a measure of a customer’s actual loyalty. But only when they're placed in a larger context of customer loyalty metrics. Read more.
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Safeguard Your Post-Pandemic Reopening With Real-Time Feedback Collection

Learn how real-time feedback collection empowers you to monitor and proactively address customers' reopening concerns in this webinar.

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Financial Services Firms Need A More Relevant Customer Segmentation Model: Introducing Forrester’s Financial Well-Being Segmentation

Aurelie L'Hostis April 19, 2021
Even before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers were already facing multiple financial challenges, and many were worried about their financial situation. The pandemic has impacted consumers’ finances further, with many lacking financial resilience and confidence in their financial future. Financial Services Firms Need A Framework To Better Understand Their Customers’ Financial Mindset And […]
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The Insights Beat: Renew Your Insights-Driven Aspirations This Year

Srividya Sridharan April 5, 2021
After a brief hiatus, the Insights Beat blog series is back, where I will continue to feature and curate the latest research and thought leadership from our business insights, data, analytics, and AI research team. It’s been a fast start to the year, and there is so much amazing research that the team has published […]
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How To Make Sense Of Consumer Behavior After The Pandemic

Anjali Lai April 2, 2021
Although it’s tempting to view the pandemic as a finite period in time and bucket consumer behaviors into “pre-pandemic” and “post-pandemic” states, over two decades of deep global consumer research remind us it's not that simple.
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Four Themes Will Shape The Future Of Insurance

Jeffery Williams March 24, 2021
Technology alone won't drive sustainable competitive advantages. Partnerships, people, products, and processes will factor heavily into four themes that will shape the future of insurance.
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A Lens On Europe: COVID-19 Makes Empathetic B2B Content Essential

Andia Tonner March 8, 2021
Your Marketing Content Doesn’t Cater To New B2B Buyers The age of the customer has shifted buying power to your customers and fundamentally changed B2B buying behavior.[1] Your once rational, loyal B2B customer has been replaced by a less loyal, more emotional decision-maker, who prefers to remain anonymous and self-directs much of their purchase journey […]
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Advanced CX Measurement Programs: Beyond Surveys; Journey-Centric; Proactive

Maxie Schmidt March 4, 2021
Explore what distinguishes an advanced CX measurement program and how to recalibrate your customer experience measurement strategy to achieve more.
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Understand Today’s Investors In Metro China, Hong Kong, And Singapore

Tom Mouhsian February 24, 2021
Why You Need A New Segmentation Approach To Understand Today’s Investors Wealth management firms commonly segment their clients by investable assets. But this is not enough to help firms decide on new products and services or optimize customer engagement models. Self-directedness is a crucial dimension that reliably predicts many investor attitudes and behaviors (see Figure […]
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Podcast

The State Of Consumer Trust

What It Means February 18, 2021
Is consumer trust disappearing? Join Senior Analyst Anjali Lai to explore why trust isn’t going away. Instead, it’s being earned in new ways and directed toward new entities.
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