customer loyalty

Customer loyalty is incredibly valuable. It’s also incredibly difficult to foster and maintain. Read Forrester’s insights on loyalty.

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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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If You Want To Deliver A Great Customer Experience, Start By Attracting The Right Customers

Harley Manning April 13, 2020
Focus on attracting customers who will find the experience your firm offers extremely compelling. Otherwise, marketers will shovel prospects in through the front door while customer experience (CX) professionals watch dissatisfied, one-and-done customers flow out through the back door, never to return.
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Revitalize CX Measurement & Prioritization

A guide to prioritizing CX projects with the greatest business impact and demonstrating their contributions in a cost-sensitive environment.

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We’ll Be Your Guide To Customer Journeys At CX North America

Mary Pilecki April 10, 2020
Discover how to orchestrate excellent customer journeys across an increasingly complex system of touchpoints at Forrester's CX North America. Here's a sneak peek of our customer journey sessions.
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How Do We Measure Success In The Modern Hybrid World?

Rich Lane April 7, 2020
Companies are refreshing metrics across application security, content management, customer relationship management, DevOps, loyalty, networking, vulnerability risk management, etc. But what does this look like for infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams? Many metrics that IT uses date back at least 20 years. Common metrics include mean time to repair (MTTR), customer satisfaction, tickets by status, […]
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The Power Of The Values-Based Consumer — And Of Authentic Brand Values

Jim Nail February 14, 2020
As consumers look to align their purchases with their principles, opportunities arise for brands. Learn what it takes to connect with this purpose-driven segment. 
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What I See Coming For The Channel In 2020

Jay McBain January 7, 2020
The ways B2B buyers and sellers transact are changing dramatically. Learn about the shifts ahead in 2020 and beyond.
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Nike Is Setting The Standard For Omnichannel Loyalty In Every Industry

Emily Collins December 23, 2019
Shifting from treating loyalty as a standalone marketing practice to weaving it into the entire customer experience is hard. Learn how Nike gets it right.
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Remaking Retail Loyalty & Brand Experience

The onus is on retailers today to re-orient operations to meet customer expectations — and make customer experience the best expession of your brand promise.

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Your Loyal Customers Don’t Need Another Coupon This Holiday Season — Here’s What To Do Instead

Emily Collins November 25, 2019
Principal Analyst Emily Collins shares three ways retailers can offer real value to shoppers.
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Millennials Talk But Show Little Wallet, While Boomers Put Their Green To Work

Anjali Lai November 19, 2019
Sustainability matters to younger consumers — but Baby Boomers are more likely to use their values to guide their purchasing.
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How Much Is CX Actually Worth In Profit For Telecoms?

Tom Mouhsian November 5, 2019
We all instinctively believe that great customer experience can bring financial success, but proving this with numbers can be a real challenge. If you are a CX professional working in a telecom, this research is particularly relevant to you.
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The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Service Providers, Q3 2019 Is Now Live

Emily Collins July 15, 2019
Consumers are connected, empowered, and experimental. And loyalty programs aren’t as effective at driving emotional loyalty as marketers would like: Less than half of consumers agree that programs make them feel more loyal to a brand. This reality makes loyalty harder than ever to earn. Brands need strategic guidance to make the most of their […]
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Future Of Retail: B2C Marketing And Loyalty In 2019 

Fiona Swerdlow May 29, 2019
To help retailers and brands plan for 2019, Claudia Tajima and I are interviewing experts within Forrester for our series, “Applying 2019 Predictions To Retail.” Recently, we spoke to Michele Goetz about how artificial intelligence will affect retailers in 2019. This week, Claudia interviewed Emily Collins, principal analyst on Forrester’s B2C marketing team and an expert in loyalty, on her contributions to the 2019 B2C marketing predictions […]
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The New Era Of Marketing Strategy

Melissa Parrish May 14, 2019
When marketers fail to understand the complexity and nuance of how customers’ core characteristics evolve, people lose trust in them. As they look elsewhere, customers have found a more nimble set of businesses to meet their needs: direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands.
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CMOs Take Public Stances On Societal Issues To Tap Into Consumer Energy — Just As We Said They Would

Keith Johnston May 7, 2019
In November 2018, we predicted that CMOs would target societal tensions to gain an advantage in competitive markets. Nike’s 30th-anniversary campaign featuring controversial activist Colin Kaepernick would serve as an opening salvo for other brands to just do it. And so they did. AdAge’s “Campaign of the Year” is producing a tapestry of evidence that CMOs […]
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The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019 Is Now Live

Emily Collins April 9, 2019
I’m excited to share that our evaluation of loyalty technology providers — “The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019” — is now live. In our 28-criterion evaluation, we identified the top 13 loyalty technology vendors — Aimia, Annex Cloud, Brierley+Partners, Cheetah Digital, Clutch, Collinson, Comarch, CrowdTwist, Epsilon, ICF Next, Kobie, Merkle/HelloWorld, and SessionM — […]
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Barneys And Starbucks Raise The Bar With Loyalty Program Updates

Brigitte Majewski March 25, 2019
To differentiate their loyalty programs, brands are adding something new to their reward portfolios: Experiences.
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Marriott’s Bonvoy Boasts “Better” Loyalty, But Can It Deliver?

Emily Collins February 5, 2019
After more than two years of loyalty program limbo and “will it or won’t it” debates, Marriott unveiled the name of its unified loyalty program: Bonvoy. This final step in the world’s largest hospitality merger brings together over 100 million members, billions of records, and 6,700 properties in over 130 countries. For Marriott, the stakes […]
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Bring Loyal Customers Comfort And Joy This Holiday Season . . . Not Just Discounts

Emily Collins October 26, 2018
This blog post is part of Forrester’s Holiday 2018 retail series. With Black Friday less than a month away, it’s only a matter of time before holiday promotional activity reaches a fever pitch. But for many consumers, the holiday shopping season brings with it an intense mix of emotions. For some, it’s their favorite time […]
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How Consumers Really Feel About Your Loyalty Program

Emily Collins October 15, 2018
Points and discounts are the hallmark of most loyalty programs, and our data shows that they are usually pretty successful in incentivizing purchase behavior: Nearly half of US online 18–35-year-olds admit that programs influence what they buy and how much they spend. But loyalty isn’t just about the purchase — or at least it shouldn’t be. […]
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Who Will Win The Future Of Payments?

Brendan Miller September 19, 2018
Autonomous payments is the future state of payments — and banks, merchants, and payment vendors need to prepare now. Venture funding in this arena already exceeds $28 billion. Coupled with intensifying economic and political forces, consumers globally will see this new but nonlinear evolution of payments emerge, where payments will melt into the wider commerce experience […]
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