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Follow Four Steps To Prepare Your Marketing Practice For Data Deprecation

Tina Moffett June 8, 2021
Consumer data deprecation is poised to upend B2C marketing. Take these four immediate actions to prepare your data-driven marketing practice.
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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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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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A Consumer “Tech-celeration” Is Advancing Behaviors But Straining Emotions

Anjali Lai February 2, 2021
The crises of 2020 turbocharged consumers’ technology adoption and usage. Yet in 2021, consumers are struggling to make sense of their need for technology and their hesitation to rely on it.
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Le CDO Prend Sa Place Autour de la Table

Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. January 21, 2021
De plus en plus, les CDOs rejoignent la table des comités exécutifs d’entreprise. Maintenant, il faut qu’ils comprennent ce qu’on attend d’eux. Le monde a changé, et les décideurs dans les sociétés l’ont bien compris. Ils cherchent des indices qui peuvent les aider à mieux comprendre le nouveau contexte dans lequel ils opèrent. Ils ont […]
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Empowered Consumers Call For Sustainability Transformation

Anjali Lai January 19, 2021
While consumer conversations about the climate have ebbed and flowed for decades, 2020 marked a turning point that sparked unprecedented urgency around the climate crisis. Learn how this will impact consumer trends in 2021.
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Navigating Your Way Through The Maze Of B2B Marketing Data Providers

Steven Casey January 13, 2021
We just published a new report on the B2B marketing data providers landscape — Forrester clients can read the “Now Tech: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q1 2021” here — but I also wanted to share a few additional observations that place this point in time within the context of the market’s ongoing evolution. For this […]
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CDOs Wanted: Dedicated, Expanded Data Insights Leadership

Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. January 8, 2021
Decision-makers cast a widening net for insights into their customers and operations: 85% of decision-makers prioritize the use of data insights, incorporating quantitative information into the decision-making process. And their demands have become more sophisticated — not just historical views of performance but actionable insights to guide decisions. Moving from dashboards and reports to advanced […]
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Consumers Ride A Rising Tide Of Consumer Energy Into 2021

Anjali Lai December 22, 2020
Consumer energy is rising again. The latest pulse reveals that, over the course of the past three months, overall consumer energy has moved from 39 up to 43, and consumer energy has grown along every key emotional dimension.
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Distinguish Hot From Hype In Wealth Management Tech Investments In 2021

Vijay Raghavan November 23, 2020
We’ve seen technology shift the wealth management landscape for years. The global pandemic accelerated that shift as clients seek new ways to access their accounts, communicate with account managers, and manage their investments. To identify “The Top Wealth Management Technology Investments In 2021,” we interviewed more than 80 companies to determine which technology initiatives they […]
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Trust In The Age Of The Customer

Anjali Lai November 20, 2020
We all know that consumer trust is important, but it’s extremely challenging for companies to know when they have it, when they violate it, and how to cultivate it. Discover the components needed to grow consumer trust.
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You Can Quantify The ROI Of SEO

Collin Colburn November 19, 2020
SEO Has Been Misunderstood For A Long Time I had a computer class in high school, and every day that we walked into the classroom, our teacher expected us to take part in a daily routine: Sit down at our computer and open Google. Search for “Notre Dame” (my high school’s name … the same […]
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Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Graph Data Platforms, Q4 2020

Noel Yuhanna November 18, 2020
We recently published “The Forrester Wave™: Graph Data Platforms, Q4 2020” evaluation to help organizations make the appropriate decision when choosing a vendor. Although Forrester has been covering graph databases for more than a decade, this is the first vendor comparison report. While we have long contemplated doing a Wave in this space, it was […]
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TIBCO’s Acquisition Of Information Builders Signals More BI Market Consolidation

Boris Evelson October 22, 2020
The business intelligence (BI) vendor consolidation trend that started earlier in 2019 continues. Today, TIBCO announced its intent to acquire Information Builders, Inc. (IBI) — one of the oldest players in the market. Want to get the real sense of how far back IBI goes? It was one of the first vendors to offer reporting and analytics on mainframes! It still does, and it’s quite a unique capability today, only […]
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Amplify Intelligence With AI And Analytics — Forrester’s Virtual Data & Insights Forum, October 13–15

Boris Evelson October 5, 2020
They say data is the new oil. They say data is the new currency. They say data is the key competitive differentiator. All true. But reality is sobering: Only 7% of firms report advanced, insights-driven practices. Respondents to the same survey claimed that less than half (49%) of all business decisions in their enterprise are […]
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Four Shocks Are Transforming The Future Of Work

Read The Executive’s Guide To The Future Of Work to learn what the shocks are and how to prepare your organization for them.

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With Data Sharing, The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Jennifer Belissent, Ph.D. October 5, 2020
Data brokers, platforms, and commercialization efforts are helping organizations share data more easily. Learn more about this at the upcoming Data Strategy & Insights live virtual event.
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Why Wait? The Future Of Data Is Now

Michele Goetz September 28, 2020
Insanity is sometimes defined as repeating the same action over and over and expecting a different result. The future of data breaks this cycle to be your vaccine for chaos.
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Drive Your Digital Business With Data — The Data Strategy Track At Forrester’s Data Strategy & Insights Forum

Gene Leganza September 28, 2020
Get a detailed preview of the data strategy track at the upcoming Forrester Data Strategy & Insights live virtual event.
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