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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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The Effect Of COVID-19 On UK Consumers’ Financial Well-Being

Aurelie L'Hostis May 19, 2020
Thirteen percent of UK adults have seen their income (hours and/or wages) reduced due to COVID-19. This is impacting their ability to spend and meet financial commitments: Around half have reduced spending to the minimum, and 10% have missed a bill or loan payment.
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The Effect Of COVID-19 On Canadians’ Financial Well-Being

Peter Wannemacher May 18, 2020
Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, our research showed that Canadian consumers were facing multiple financial challenges and were worried about their financial situation. To see how the pandemic was impacting consumer finances and behaviors, we surveyed 1,119 Canadian online adults in April 10–15, 2020 and found that Canadians: Are already feeling the impact of COVID-19 […]
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The Effect Of COVID-19 On US Consumers’ Financial Well-Being

Peter Wannemacher May 18, 2020
Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, our research showed that US consumers were facing multiple financial challenges and were worried about their financial situation. To see how the pandemic was impacting consumer finances and behaviors, we surveyed 1,122 US online adults in April 10–15, 2020 and found that US consumers: Are already feeling the impact of […]
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Consumer Energy Steadies Overall, Pulses In Certain Regions

Anjali Lai May 15, 2020
To measure precisely what kind of emotional toll COVID-19 is taking on consumers — and how current consumer sentiment will influence imminent behavior — we are applying Forrester’s Consumer Energy Index, our data-driven framework that captures how ready and willing consumers are to reach out to brands. Overall consumer energy dropped dramatically during the months […]
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Consumers Weigh Travel Industry Uncertainty With Growing Desire For Adventure

Anjali Lai May 8, 2020
Stay-at-home orders and pervasive consumer fears have devastated the travel industry, which, after setting profit records a few months ago, has been reporting losses around $18 billion a week since March. Preparing for recovery begins with measuring the evolution of consumer motivation, attitude, and behavior. While record-breaking unemployment rates and anxiety about a fragile economy […]
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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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Consumers Begin To Rekindle Their Energy Toward Brands

Anjali Lai May 1, 2020
Our latest data shows that the end of April marks a turning point where consumer energy begins a gradual rebound. Learn what this means for brands.
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How COVID-19 Influences The Values-Based Consumer

Anjali Lai April 23, 2020

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The Drop In Consumer Energy Is Decelerating

Anjali Lai April 16, 2020
To measure precisely what kind of emotional toll COVID-19 is taking on consumers — and how current consumer sentiment will influence imminent behavior — we are applying Forrester’s Consumer Energy Index.
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COVID-19 Raises Consumers’ Health Consciousness

Anjali Lai April 16, 2020
COVID-19 afflicts more than the patients who contract the virus. The pandemic threatens the physical and emotional health of consumers who are contending with disrupted lifestyles and months of isolation. Our latest data shows that consumers are increasingly sensitive to their personal health; as of April 10, consumers report forming new behaviors to protect or […]
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Summit 2020: AI Can Heighten Your Senses, But Don’t Let It Reduce Your Common Sense

Caroline Robertson April 16, 2020
Artificial intelligence can help marketers fulfill their mission of influencing prospects and clients. But using these tools well requires keen human judgment.
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The Future of CX

The spotlight will shine on CX as brands wrestle with disruption. Is your firm ready?

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Go Beyond Surveys To Measure CX

Maxie Schmidt April 15, 2020
Getting decent survey response rates is hard and getting harder for CX professionals. That means you need to start mining other data that can give you a sense of the quality of the experiences your customers are having.
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The Insights Beat: Spring Has Sprung — Get Your Data And Analytics Tools In Order

Srividya Sridharan April 10, 2020
The time of year has finally arrived when the sun lingers on the horizon longer and longer, life creeps back into the trees, and weather forecasts look much more favorable. But this normally welcome period of seasonal change coincides with unprecedented change in how we are forced to conduct business. In the midst of the […]
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Navigate To The New Norm: Insights From Forrester’s Consumer + COVID-19 Research

Anjali Lai April 10, 2020
As COVID-19 wreaks havoc, businesses are forced to make tough decisions about how to operate in the current chaos and how to prepare for a wildly uncertain future. Without a template to follow, leaders must forge ahead by keeping a laser-sharp focus on their consumers’ attitudes, expectations, and behaviors. At Forrester, we’re harnessing our multimethodological […]
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Consumer Reaction To COVID-19 Varies By Age, Income, And Location

Anjali Lai March 26, 2020
New Forrester survey data reveals that looking at US consumers through the lens of age, income, and location explains stark attitudinal and behavioral differences.
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A Snapshot Of US Consumers’ Attitudes And Behavior During COVID-19

Anjali Lai March 20, 2020
As we all navigate the fluidity and uncertainty of COVID-19, here at Forrester we are using our multimodal data to keep our finger on the pulse of rapidly changing consumer attitudes and behaviors. Stay tuned into our blog as we continue to publish a series of posts highlighting the latest consumer trends shaping the cultural and economic climate.
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Podcast

As Gender Constructs Shift, So Does Brand Messaging

What It Means March 19, 2020
Fixed gender constructs have begun to erode. As perceptions evolve, so do the ways that brands market to consumers. In this week’s podcast episode, VP and Principal Analyst Dipanjan Chatterjee discusses how some leading companies have already shifted their approach and how other CMOs can get it right.
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The Insights Beat: Stay On Course With Smart Data And Analytics Choices

Srividya Sridharan March 10, 2020
As companies navigate through murky waters amid global health and economic headwinds, as a data and analytics leader, it may feel like there are many things that are out of your hands today. As you weather these conditions, it is still important to chart a steady course and be laser-focused on the parts you can […]
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The Empowered Healthcare Patient

Anjali Lai March 9, 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has undoubtedly cast a long shadow over the media, business, and consumer conversation. The story is not only one of gloom and doom — as people take precautions to safeguard against risk and contain threats in this moment, a bigger-picture look at today’s empowered customers reminds us that consumers are more resourceful, […]
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