Carrie Johnson

VP, Group Director serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Carrie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals and leads a team that helps these professionals in the retail, financial services, travel, and healthcare industries optimize sales and service strategies across channels. Carrie's current research focuses on online and multichannel retailing.

Prior to this position, Carrie spent eight years at Forrester researching the dynamics and growth of online retailing. In this role, she analyzed consumers' adoption of eCommerce, their multichannel behavior, and how retailers optimize sales to those consumers with key technologies and strategies. In this role, Carrie authored many key Forrester reports, including Forrester's annual eCommerce forecast. In addition, since 2002, Carrie has authored or led the research effort for "The State of Retailing Online," a Shop.org survey conducted by Forrester Research.

Previous Work Experience

Carrie's background prior to Forrester includes work at the Harvard Business School, where she wrote case studies on Barnes & Noble, Frontgate, PlanetAll, QVC, Streamline, and TV Guide.

Carrie has appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNBC, and CNNfn to speak about online retail trends and react to various retail news events. She has also been quoted in various newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Boston Globe.

Education

Carrie is a magna cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College.

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142 results in Reports

  • CMO
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Create A Connected Communications Plan For The Post-Digital Era

    Over the past decade, digital triggered an explosion of marketing complexity, leaving a fragmented landscape in its wake and rendering traditional communications planning obsolete. In this...

    • Downloads: 408
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Costs And Benefits Of Marketing Innovation Labs

    Build An Innovation Lab To Focus The Organization On "What's Next" Customer Engagement Opportunities

    Marketing innovation labs are all the rage. Companies including Staples, Wal-Mart, Mondelez International, Nike, Comcast, Nestlé, Chick-fil-A, and many more have developed innovation labs to...

    • Downloads: 403
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Competitive Strategy In The Age Of The Customer

    Only Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Can Survive Disruption

    Empowered customers are disrupting every industry; competitive barriers like manufacturing strength, distribution power, and information mastery no longer create competitive advantage. In this age of...

    • Downloads: 4648
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Traditional Paid Media Must Fuel Earned Media Efforts

    Offline And Online Paid Media Placements Will Drive Earned Media Success

    Earned media is exploding. Born from traditional public relations (PR), its rapid adoption by marketers is being driven by new opportunities to drive word of mouth through social media. But earned...

    • Downloads: 718
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Convergence Of Brand, Customer Experience, And Marketing

    CMOs Must Define The Brand/Customer Experience Relationship To Fuel Business Success

    The line between the brand, marketing, and customer experience (CX) disciplines has blurred as people gain access to companies and products on their own terms. This requires an explicit architecture...

    • Downloads: 744
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketing's Big Data Destiny

    How To Make Business Buyer Data Actionable

    Business-to-business (B2B) CMOs who make business decisions based on internal data, with all of its imperfections and gaps, risk the same fate as hikers who head off into the wilderness without a...

    • Downloads: 323
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Why Marketers Must Integrate TV And Video Strategies

    In addition to the variety of media options that the digital age has brought forth, TV is the next medium to get a digital makeover. New access points to the living-room screen and the invasion of...

    • Downloads: 867
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Organizing For Digital Disruption: Where And How To Ignite The Disruption You Need

    Forrester's surveys make it clear that executives believe in digital disruption; a majority of them are excited to put into practice the foundational tenets on which digital disruption must be built:...

    • Downloads: 509
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Three Ways That The Right CMO-CIO Partnership Can Pack A Powerful Punch

    For two days at our recent Forrester's Forum For CMOs And CIOs in Napa Valley, California, 100 CMOs and CIOs engaged in a conversation about the roles each of them play in helping their companies win...

    • Downloads: 194
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Demands New Metrics

    Performance Management: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    To get the best returns from the adoption of a customer-centric approach to marketing, Forrester believes that marketers must make the shift from the traditional marketing funnel to the customer life...

    • Downloads: 1553
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Redesign B2B Dashboards Around Customers To Deliver Actionable Insights

    Most B2B marketers rely on static slide decks and tedious spreadsheets to demonstrate the impact of their marketing spend. Yet they are being held to higher expectations regarding ROI and faster...

    • Downloads: 309
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Corporate CMO's Renewed Strength

    Large consumer-facing companies often have some mix of multiple layers of marketing: corporate, divisional, brand, regional, country . . . These layers are configured in different ways in different...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Big-Box Retailers Must Be Trusted And Essential To Build Their Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Big-Box Retail

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all consumer industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral,...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Ride The Rise And Fall Of Digital Devices

    The eReader Case Study Illustrates How The Next Wave Of Gadgets Will Play Out

    Our digital era has witnessed the ascent and decline of a stunning number of new devices: The PDA, the digital camera, and the dedicated MP3 player have all risen to prominence only to collapse into...

    • Downloads: 146
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Measuring The Impact Of Branded Content

    Read this report if you want to understand how to measure the effectiveness of a branded content strategy along the stages of the customer life cycle. This report will help you define the most...

    • Downloads: 770
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Bad Habits Keep Marketers From Adapting

    Benchmarking The Adaptive Marketing Organization

    The results of Forrester's August 2011 North American Adaptive Marketer Benchmarking Online Survey reveal that the vast majority of marketers are not practicing the habits of Adaptive Marketing. The...

    • Downloads: 259
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Consistent Customer Experience Drives Airline Brand Resonance

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Airlines

    Airlines battle daily to win market share, but they are losing the battle for brand resonance. Airline chief marketing officers (CMOs) must work harder to secure loyal customers and build more solid...

    • Downloads: 84
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The CMO And CIO Must Accelerate On Their Path To Better Collaboration

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) need to engage their chief information officers (CIOs) to develop the most effective strategy for putting marketing technology into practice. But the two organizations...

    • Downloads: 364
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brands Must Adapt To Customers' Higher Standards

    Vision: The 21st Century Brand Marketing Playbook

    The traditional pillars of brand equity are cracking under the weight of the higher standards of the 21st century consumer. Marketers are disoriented in this world where they are losing influence...

    • Downloads: 784
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Role Of Digital In The Path To Purchase

    New Digital Platforms Have To Wait Their Turn, As Traditional Stores Stay Critical

    CMOs of business-to-consumer (B2C) companies have lately called on shopper marketers to address the growing complexity of the impact of digital on in-store purchasing. Forrester recently conducted a...

    • Downloads: 1514
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    Report:Brief: Google's Nest Buys Dropcam To Disrupt Digital Lifestyle

    CMOs' Strategies Must Tackle Environmental Scanning

    As June 2014 drew to a close, the tech press assembled in San Francisco to cover announcements from the annual Google I/O developer's conference. But the media mostly missed a significant...

    • Downloads: 57
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The New Roles That Will Power Your Marketing Operating System

    CMOs Need To Add Key Roles To Tune The New Marketing Org For Customer Obsession

    As empowered customers take control of their relationship with brands, CMOs must redefine their organization in the form of a marketing operating system (MOS). A MOS-based organizational design...

    • Downloads: 219
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Build Your Brand With Branded Content

    Traditional marketing vehicles are becoming less effective in capturing and engaging the attention of today's perpetually connected consumers. Chief marketing officers (CMOs) must adapt their...

    • Downloads: 903
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Rise Of The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Systems

    Tools And Technology: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    Marketers need business technology that can help them create, manage, and measure increasingly complex marketing efforts. Major technology vendors have invested to help reduce this complexity for...

    • Downloads: 490
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Emerging Technologies CMOs Should Watch: Q3 2011

    Four Technologies For Engaging Customers With Content

    CMOs need to keep an eye on emerging technologies that have the potential to drive improvements in customer engagement. This second in a series of reports on emerging technologies explores tools and...

    • Downloads: 824