personalization

Personalization delivers more relevant, effective experiences to customers, but only if firms can hit the mark with privacy, timing, and insights. Read about how to use personalization effectively.

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Healthcare CRMs Are The Key To Unlocking The Digital Front Door: Takeaways From The Forrester Wave™

Arielle Trzcinski March 12, 2020
Healthcare organizations (HCOs) should look to healthcare customer relationship management systems (CRMs) to enable their “digital front door” strategy and meet the growing demands of their customers for a great experience — both digitally and beyond. The recently published report, “The Forrester Wave™: Healthcare CRM Providers, Q1 2020,” identified the seven most significant players in […]
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Marketers, You Can Take This Personally: Your Personalization Strategy Isn’t Working

Emily Collins February 6, 2020
Marketers, we have a personalization problem. No, it’s not your vision — most of you aspire to deliver more anticipatory and individualized experiences — it’s your execution. Across industries, marketers struggle to create memorable, or even useful, moments with their customers. For example, only 5% of US consumers say that email offers are well timed […]
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Five Consumer Lessons From The 2010s: No. 5

Anjali Lai January 14, 2020
This is the fifth and final entry in a short blog series highlighting lessons about consumer behavior and attitude to take away from the previous decade. Here, you can find the first, second, third, and fourth posts. I close by emphasizing an age-old, fundamental human truth that takes on renewed significance given the latest shifts […]
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What Makes A Payments App Successful?

Arnav Gupta January 2, 2020
Excellence in digital experience is fast becoming a nonnegotiable expectation that customers have of a brand. The thing about expectations is that once they rise, they become par for the course. Payments apps are no exception! We recently analyzed eight apps from Indian payments providers. We found that with the next-to-zero cost of switching in […]
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The Customer In 2020 Searches For Meaning

What It Means December 12, 2019
Join us on a journey to the center of the customer’s hollow universe. Forrester Senior Analyst Anjali Lai and VP and Principal Analyst James McQuivey explore why customers will yearn for brands to provide something more meaningful than the rapid escalation of self-centered benefits.
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How Marketing Became Too Personal

What It Means November 14, 2019
Marketers’ efforts to get to know customers via data collection and personalization may be driving them away instead. On this week’s What It Means, Vice President and Group Director Melissa Parrish discusses what’s gone wrong and how marketers can end the disconnect.
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Minivans Vs. Motorheads — Why The Right Content Fuels Proper Personalization

Nick Barber October 21, 2019
Digitally savvy customers have increasingly high expectations that put brands under pressure to deliver the right content, at the right time, to the right individual. In fact, 80% of US online customers are comfortable sharing some form of personal information to personalize their retail experience, according to Forrester Analytics’ Consumer Technographics® survey data. Customers want […]
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Financial Service Firms Need To Stop Thinking Like Retailers On Personalization

Alyson Clarke September 26, 2019
By thinking like retailers, banks are leaving money on the table.
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The Future Of Creative Agencies Requires Taking A Human + Machine Leap

Jay Pattisall September 23, 2019
Agency data and technology capabilities are taking center stage as every CMO feels the mounting pressure for more performance from their marketing and media investments. Agencies are betting heavily on data and building audience activation platforms to deliver growth, efficiency, and scale. These moves are paying off in media. However, the promise of data-driven creative […]
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Is Money (Still) Too Tight To Mention? Forrester’s New Research On The Future Of Financial Well-Being

Aurelie L'Hostis September 3, 2019
Now is the time for the retail financial services industry to take a much more proactive, holistic approach to customers’ financial well-being.
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Marketers: Manage Your Automation Portfolio

Victor Milligan June 7, 2019
Automation creates opportunity for marketers. It also generates risk. Marketers must master automation while closing the gap between customer expectations and the current operating model. Learn more.
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The State Of Retailing Online 2019: Omnichannel, Personalization, And Marketing

Sucharita Kodali March 29, 2019
This year’s State of Retailing Online report focuses on omnichannel fulfillment, personalization, and digital marketing.
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Content, Experiences Key Focuses At Adobe Summit

Nick Barber March 27, 2019
At Adobe’s marketing conference, the company focused on content and experiences as the key differentiators for brands. Watch my video summary of the event that explores these key themes. Questions or comments? Find me on Twitter. Forrester clients: Set up an inquiry.
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Maximize Your Tech Investment By Making Sense Of The Digital Intelligence Tech Landscape

James McCormick February 13, 2019
Digital Disruptions Complicate Digital Intelligence Needs Digital intelligence (DI) — the practice of understanding and optimizing digital customer engagements — has been around for as long as the internet itself. But it has not remained stagnant. The practices and technologies needed to support DI have continued to be revolutionized by the digital disruption. And the number of […]
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Omnichannel And Personalization: Make A Lasting Impression In The Marketplace

Brendan Witcher December 13, 2018
With the holiday season in full flight, creating a memorable customer experience is more imperative now than ever. Watch the video below to learn how omnichannel and personalization tie together to generate a lasting impression for a consumer. Have questions on how you can better differentiate your brand through omnichannel and personalization? Schedule an inquiry to dive deeper.
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These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For: B2C Marketers And CDPs

Joe Stanhope October 26, 2018
Six months ago, we started a conversation about customer data platforms (CDPs). The timing was right; CDPs were driving attention toward a historically sleepy corner of the martech universe centered around data management, gaining traction among vendors, and racking up mentions in the marketing trade press. Questions, hope, and more than a little confusion ensued. […]
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Introducing The Consumer Tech Stack For Europe

Reineke Reitsma August 23, 2018
In the past few months, my colleague James McQuivey has written several blogs about the exciting times we live in. In these posts, he focuses on how technology is fundamentally changing the way we interact with the world around us and how that change is grounded in evolution. His research shows that our uniquely evolved […]
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Seeking Magic Moments — Why It’s Time To Tune Up Your Digital Experience Stack

Allen Bonde July 20, 2018
The legendary R&B singer and songwriter Ben E. King got it so right in the Drifters’ 1960 recording of “This Magic Moment.” The song is timeless because it tells a classic tale of a first kiss. It also captures a moment in time in words and song that reminds us of the power of storytelling, […]
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Changing Attitudes To Targeting Could Threaten Digital Ad Spending

Brandon Verblow June 7, 2018
The balancing of the privacy-personalization paradox will be the defining dynamic impacting digital ad spending over the next several years. Future growth in digital ad spending is heavily based on the expectation that as targeting capabilities improve, marketers will be able to justify paying a higher price per ad, which will lead to higher overall […]
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Marketers, You Don’t Understand How Consumers Feel About Advertising

Joanna O'Connell June 5, 2018
Marketers, you don’t know how consumers feel about your advertising, and it may be hurting you in ways you don’t understand. Did you know, for example, that some people are totally cool with personalization in exchange for something useful, relevant, or valuable to them, while others — even when they understand what’s happening with their data […]
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