Patti Freeman Evans

Vice President, Research Director serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Patti serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. She is a leading expert on multichannel retail strategy with 19 years of diversified experience, expertise in creating customer-centric eCommerce sites, integrating channels effectively, developing innovative marketing initiatives, and ensuring high-standard customer service and order fulfillment operations.

Previous Work Experience

Patti was formerly a research director at JupiterResearch. Before joining JupiterResearch, she held leadership positions with leading internationally known companies like Bloomingdale's and Godiva Chocolatier. Most recently, she was director of shopping services with bloomingdales.com, where she touched on all aspects of the multichannel retail business. Brought on board to create and launch Bloomingdale's Bridal Registry website with WeddingChannel.com, Patti directed all aspects of the business from concept to implementation, including back-end customer service and store integration issues. In her previous capacities at Bloomingdale's, she led the international marketing department and implemented award-winning multiple-media marketing and retention programs. Further, Patti has done project work to develop interactive educational products for adults and children.

Patti has been quoted in major media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Business 2.0, as well as in industry publications such as Internet Retailer and Executive Technology. Patti has also appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNBC, BBC, CNN, NPR, PBS, Fox Business News Network, and BNN.

She has taught eCommerce at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and is also the vice chairman of the board of directors for Shop.org, a membership organization that serves the online and multichannel retail community and a division of the National Retail Federation.

Education

Patti earned a B.A. in business management and studio art from Franklin and Marshall College.

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  • Patti Freeman Evans
  • Mobile Channel for Consumers
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2010: European Retail eBusiness And Channel Strategy

    Online Commerce Will Remain Resilient During The Coming Quarters

    While the major markets in Western Europe are still emerging from the impact of the financial crisis, the Internet channel continues to gain awareness and traction among consumers. Retail eBusiness...

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    Report:Boost Customer Relationships Through Mobile Services

    Executive Overview: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    eBusiness and channel strategy professionals are faced with the challenge of an ever more connected consumer. Yet only recently have they begun to set mobile strategies in place. The mobile eBusiness...

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    Report:Prepare For Mobile-Driven, Cross-Channel Shopping

    Developing A Mobile Channel Strategy For European Frequent Online Buyers

    Thirteen million Europeans use the Internet every week to purchase products and services. These affluent consumers not only spend more time and money than other Europeans but they are also technology...

    • Downloads: 900
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    Report:Executing End-To-End Mobile Services

    Best Practices: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    Mobile technologies are tactics — not strategies in themselves. Too often mobile services conversations start with "let's build an app." Instead, decisions like these should only be undertaken...

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    Report:Servicing The Multichannel Buyer In Europe

    Consumers Have Embraced All Touchpoints, And So Should eBusiness Professionals

    Today, European consumers face a wide range of touchpoints and have adopted a complex purchasing journey. These consumers use more than one channel to research and buy a product, and they are...

    • Downloads: 662
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    Report:European Shopping Behavior Revealed

    Segmenting European Shoppers

    After 12 years of online retail in Europe, the Internet has become a core part of the purchase journey for Europeans. Forrester has analyzed the shopping behaviors of European adults and created a...

    • Downloads: 642
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    Report:The Mobile eBusiness Ecosystem

    Stakeholder Map: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    This report outlines the stakeholder map of the mobile eBusiness playbook, which is designed to drive value through mobile services. This report should be used by eBusiness professionals to plan and...

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    Report:Strategic Staffing For Mobile eBusiness

    As mobile adoption increases, eBusiness and channel strategy professionals are challenged to determine how these devices integrate with their existing sales and service channels. It is imperative...

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    Report:Postmortem: US Online Holiday Season, 2010

    Wallet Share Shifts Online As Shoppers Embrace Retailers' Multichannel, Promotional Approaches

    The 2010 online retail season represented a continuation of the midrecession progress that was made in 2009, with sales growing at or above Forrester's projected 16%. Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

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