Thomas Husson

VP, Principal Analyst serving Marketing Leadership PROFESSIONALS

Thomas is a vice president and principal analyst, serving Marketing Leadership professionals.  Thomas's research focuses on the integration of mobile into marketing and digital strategies; the disruptive role of mobile in bridging the digital and physical worlds; the evolution of the mobile ecosystem; the convergence of mobile and social; and the impact of mobile devices and technologies on people's attitudes and behaviors. His coverage includes mobile marketing and advertising, mobile Internet and applications, and mobile commerce and payments. Thomas is widely cited in publications including International Herald Tribune, the BBC, The Economist, Reuters, AFP, Les Echos, and Le Monde.

Previous Work Experience

Thomas has 15 years of experience in the mobile and digital industries. Prior to joining Forrester in August 2008, Thomas spent four years at JupiterResearch as a senior mobile analyst, and six years at Bouygues Telecom (the third-largest French operator), first as Internet product manager and then as mobile multimedia marketing manager. Thomas also brings experience from the financial services sector, working in Milan for a year and a half. Thomas has served as a judge for the Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress since 2008.

Education

Thomas holds degrees in international marketing/strategy and finance from EM Lyon (Lyon School of Management) and Science Po Paris (Institute of Political Science).

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  • Thomas Husson
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Opportunities And Challenges Of Beacon Marketing

    No Matter How Promising The Technology Is, Be Wary Of The Hype

    Marketers at retail companies were the first to test beacons and implement in-store marketing, but now marketers in other industries, including fast-moving consumer goods, travel and hospitality, and...

    • Downloads: 164
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Social Users You Want To Reach Are On Mobile

    With more than a billion monthly active users, Facebook has one of the largest mobile audiences in the world. There's no doubt that Facebook has disrupted the app marketing space by becoming a key...

    • Downloads: 151
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: Best Practices For Engaging Consumers Via Messaging Apps

    To help brands connect with their audiences, messaging apps such as Instagram, Kik, Line, Snapchat, Tango, and WeChat have begun to offer nascent marketing tools. This brief report provides examples...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Messaging Apps: Mobile Becomes The New Face Of Social

    Messaging Apps Will Force Digital Platforms To Evolve

    You've surely heard of the second-largest acquisition in tech history, Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp for $19 billion. However, you may not have heard of KakaoTalk, Kik, Line, Secret, Snapchat,...

    • Downloads: 222
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Apple's WWDC 2014 Tour De Force

    New Developer Tools And Business Features Will Strengthen Apple's Leading Position In The Age Of The Customer

    Introduced by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple software leader Craig Federighi motored through a dense list of new operating systems, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, compelling new customer features such as the...

    • Downloads: 122
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile In Japan: What Marketers Need To Know

    While Japan is a mobile-centric society, smartphone adoption has lagged behind other major markets. Many international brands launched their first mCommerce initiatives in Japan several years ago,...

    • Downloads: 114
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Beyond Marketing: How Mobile Is Transforming McDonald's France

    Use Mobile As The Catalyst For Digital Transformation

    In France, you can order a Big Mac anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop and pick it up later at any of 1,200 McDonald's restaurants. But mobile ordering and in-store pick up are...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Impressions From Mobile World Congress 2014

    This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona brought together 80,000 attendees. The event is both the world's largest exhibition for the mobile industry and a conference featuring top...

    • Downloads: 345
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Become Agile To Improve Your Mobile Approach

    Continuous Improvement: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    By now, most marketers have successfully launched a mobile website, and many have an app or two. Even if your mobile traffic is growing exponentially and you've had success with several mobile...

    • Downloads: 248
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Mobile Trends In eBusiness

    Navigate Beyond The Hype To Drive Near-Term Results

    In 2014, there will be more than 2 billion smartphones globally. Mobile is becoming not only the new digital hub but also the bridge to the physical world. That's why mobile will affect more than...

    • Downloads: 820
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Mobile Trends For Marketers

    Navigate Beyond The Hype To Drive Near-Term Results

    In 2014, there will be more than 2 billion smartphones globally. Mobile is becoming not only the new digital hub but also the bridge to the physical world. That's why mobile will affect more than...

    • Downloads: 859
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Marketing Leaders Put Insights To Use

    Big Data Makes Way For Smart Data Across Social, Mobile, And Media

    Marketers have more channels to choose from than ever before. In 2014, their choices will become even more numerous, thanks to increasing device proliferation, the Internet of Things, and the...

    • Downloads: 838
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Push Mobile Engagement To The Next Level

    Integrate Push Notifications Into Your Marketing Approach

    Push notifications make the most of mobile marketing's unique attributes: intimacy, immediacy, and context. When consumers opt in to receive push notifications, it means they trust you to the point...

    • Downloads: 513
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Make The Most Of Analytics To Meet Your Mobile Objectives

    Performance Management: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    On average, mobile now represents more than 20% of overall traffic to websites. For some companies, including many in media, more than half of all visits come via mobile devices. In some countries,...

    • Downloads: 594
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Organize For Mobile Marketing Success

    Organization: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    Organizations are expanding their use of mobile across functional, geographic, and brand boundaries, and the mobile vendor ecosystem is still fragmented and increasingly convoluted. The result?...

    • Downloads: 397
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Gap Between Consumers' And Marketers' Use Of Mobile

    Adoption of smartphones is skyrocketing around the globe. Increased sophistication of consumers' use of those smartphones is likewise climbing — without consumers even noticing it. Mobile is...

    • Downloads: 797
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Don't Confuse Tablet And Mobile Marketing

    Contextual Marketing Demands A Unique Approach To Tablets

    Too many marketing leaders still lump tablets and smartphones in the same mobile bucket. That's a mistake. Why? Because tablets are not primarily mobile devices. Instead, they are mostly used within...

    • Downloads: 684
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile App Discovery: Best Practices To Promote Your App

    Most brands would love to have their apps among the top 25 most downloaded apps on the Apple App Store or Google Play. With more than one million apps available, there's a great risk that your app...

    • Downloads: 522
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Extended Packaging Will Redefine Relationships Among Brands, Retailers, And Customers

    A European Perspective On Mobile Bar Codes

    You've seen them everywhere: in the corners of print ads, across billboards, on buses, or in pieces of direct mail — those small blocks of even smaller squares. Marketers are increasingly using...

    • Downloads: 246
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The European Tablet Landscape

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    2012 was undoubtedly a pivotal year for tablets. With double-digit growth in tablet uptake across Western Europe, about one in seven online Europeans now owns a tablet. And with further double-digit...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:2013 Mobile Trends For Marketers

    Multiyear Strategies And Larger Investments Define This Year

    With more than 1 billion smartphones in consumers' pockets at the beginning of 2013, mobile is driving a second Internet revolution that's even more profound than the first one. Mobile creates new...

    • Downloads: 1656
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2013 Mobile Trends For eBusiness Professionals

    Landscape: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    With more than 1 billion smartphones in consumers' pockets at the beginning of 2013, mobile is driving a second Internet revolution that's even more profound than the first one. Mobile creates new...

    • Downloads: 1137
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Start Bridging The Mobile Monetization Gap

    Use Mobile Engagement To Extend Existing Business Models

    Facebook, Groupon, Pandora, Path, Rovio, and Twitter are companies that get a lot of media or investor attention and have a common denominator: Each has a large mobile audience but an unproven...

    • Downloads: 644
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:NFC: What Lies Beyond Contactless Payments

    How NFC Will Enable New Product Experiences By Bridging The Physical And Digital Worlds

    Forrester estimates that close to 100 million Near Field Communication (NFC) devices will ship in 2012. As it finally moves past the chicken-or-egg stalemate of the past five years, the contactless...

    • Downloads: 1091
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Best Practices: How To Implement A Mobile Product And Service Road Map

    After jumping on the iPhone and Android app bandwagons, some global brands are beginning to realize that participating in the fragmented world of mobile comes at a high cost. Mixing the right mobile...

    • Downloads: 718