Vikram Sehgal

VP, Research Director - Data serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Vikram leads the forecast team, which is responsible for producing all forecasts within M&S research. He is focused on the consumer commerce areas including retail, travel, and financial services. He is keenly involved in understanding the evolution of consumers' online behavior and technology adoption.

Previous Work Experience

Vikram came to Forrester Research through its acquisition of Jupiter Research, where he started in July 2000. Prior to Jupiter, Vikram worked at IRI, a leading market research company, where he worked closely with some of the leading CPG companies.

Vikram often appears on TV, radio, and comments in the press on the US online retail and travel industry. He has been quoted in The L.A. Times, Business Week, The New York Times, CNN Money, and American Banker. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Radio, NPR, Fox Business News, and ABC.

Education

Vikram earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.Com from N.M College in Mumbai, India.

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  • Marketing Methods
  • 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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:iPhone 4S Cements Apple's Product Strategy Leadership Position

    Apple's Cross-Device Product Strategy Drives Product Differentiation And Customer Loyalty

    Let's face it: Many observers, anticipating a redesign and a raft of hardware innovations, reacted with disappointment to Apple's iPhone 4S unveiling. Does it matter? No. Why? Because Apple launched...

    • Downloads: 402
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:US Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2011 To 2016

    Forrester forecasts interactive marketing spend to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17%. But not all industries will invest in interactive at the same pace. Financial services will spend the...

    • Downloads: 1728
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For AD&D Pros: The Extended CRM Technology Ecosystem, Q1 2013

    Landscape: The CRM Playbook

    Locking in customer loyalty through deeper engagement and differentiated experiences will continue to be critical priorities for organizations in all sectors in the decade ahead, but navigating the...

    • Downloads: 1117
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Five Ways To Mobilize Your Loyalty Program In 2013

    Mobile Channels Offer Rich Opportunities For Rewards And Engagement

    Mobile continues to grow in importance for reaching and engaging empowered consumers and loyalty program members. From a data perspective, it opens up new streams of information that provide better...

    • Downloads: 548
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:B2C Marketers Must Turn Fragmented Marketing Budgets Into Business Budgets

    B2C 2014 Marketing Budget Trends

    Forrester's Q3 2013 North American B2C Marketing Budget Online Survey presents a mix of good news and bad news from marketers. The good: Unlike those surveyed two years ago at the tail end of the...

    • Downloads: 254
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Beyond ROI: Showcasing The True Impact Of Mobile Marketing

    Business Case: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    Mobile phones are becoming ubiquitous, but the same cannot be said for sophisticated mobile marketing strategies within organizations. It's a classic chicken-or-egg problem: Marketers can't build a...

    • Downloads: 449
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile Advertising Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Consumers are undoubtedly increasing their time spent on mobile (phone and tablet) devices, and advertisers are shifting their budgets to attract, retain, and engage this customer base. As such,...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Establish A Baseline For Mobile KPIs

    Benchmarks: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    Marketers continue to advance from being mobile novices to approaching mobile strategically. With this maturity comes the responsibility to prove the success of mobile programs. However, in a rapidly...

    • Downloads: 336
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Assessing Your Content Management Processes And Organization

    B2B marketers across all industries are investing more into creating digital content to generate new business opportunities, nurture existing sales or marketing leads, and to encourage deeper...

    • Downloads: 598
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Trends For The B2C CMO To Watch In 2013

    Embrace Digital Innovation To Deliver Compelling Brand Experiences

    2013 will be a unique year for CMOs of consumer-focused companies. They will have to drive their brands to deliver cohesive brand experiences that use digital to augment and extend their engagement...

    • Downloads: 771
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Let's Revisit The Enterprise Marketing Software Landscape (Again)

    Tools And Technology: The Cross-Channel Campaign Management Playbook

    The role of technology to drive customer-obsessed marketing has grown since Forrester first charted the landscape in 2007. We saw signs of category consolidation in 2012, and new capabilities are...

    • Downloads: 1324
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: BBVA Drives Online Banking Use With Game Mechanics

    BBVA wanted to increase customer understanding and use of online banking. By employing a range of game mechanics — challenges, prizes, and leadership boards — the bank's digital marketing...

    • Downloads: 501
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Tech Marketers' 2012 Investment Plans

    Money Shifts To Operations In the Tech Marketing Flywheel

    Tech marketers are making a big investment in the transition from "art to science" in 2012 as they flow more money into the activities and technologies of marketing operations. Two factors stand out...

    • Downloads: 446
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Drive Continuous Improvement With A Holistic Measurement System

    Continuous Improvement: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    The seminal idea behind lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) was the need to calibrate marketing's activities (and budget) to the result of revenue generation. But creating a system for sustained,...

    • Downloads: 519
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Culture, Data, And Technology Are Key Ingredients For Measurement Success

    Strategic Plan: The Cross-Channel Attribution Playbook

    A key piece in cross-channel attribution is developing a strategy that outlines where the organization needs to progress to achieve attribution nirvana. To be successful at cross-channel attribution,...

    • Downloads: 314
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Best Western Great Britain Wins Validation For Customer Experience Strategy

    In 2010, Best Western International in Great Britain was a midmarket brand struggling to stand out in a sea of budget hotels and prove its value to customers. Partnering with customer experience...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketing Tactics And Results: Channel-Oriented Versus Direct

    Channel Ecosystem Entropy Diminishes Results

    In this economic climate of scrutinized marketing budgets and demonstrable return on investment (ROI) expectations, business-to-business (B2B) marketers need to make sure that they're doing the right...

    • Downloads: 342
  • 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: 163
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Use Field Marketing To Align Marketing Content With International Customer Needs

    Tech Vendors That Sell Globally Tend To Market And Localize Centrally

    Tech marketing executives are struggling to strike a balance between the control they need to communicate a consistent brand promise and deliver a consistent brand experience while also being...

    • Downloads: 242
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Remakes Out-Of-Home Advertising

    A Traditional Channel Gets An Interactive "In Person" Makeover

    Adding digital to traditional out-of-home has transformed a stagnant medium into a fast-growing channel with significant upside for marketers as small screens grow ever-more cluttered. The landscape...

    • Downloads: 440
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Automating Your End-To-End Process

    Tools And Technology: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    The lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) process calibrates marketing and sales activities around a common success factor — revenue. An optimized process yields bigger pipelines, shorter sales...

    • Downloads: 525
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Automating Lead-To-Revenue Management

    The challenge of accelerating revenue in the face of rapidly changing buying behaviors and an exploding number of marketing vehicles is driving technology product and service companies to refine (and...

    • Downloads: 581
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Content Matters Across The Entire Life Cycle

    Include Post-Purchase Activity To Increase B2B Content Effectiveness

    Business-to-business (B2B) CMOs so fixate on acquisition in their content marketing efforts that they fail to deliver content that addresses the day-to-day realities that customers face when living...

    • Downloads: 197
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The State Of Customer Life-Cycle Marketing, 2013

    Benchmarks: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    Making the transition to a marketing strategy that is based on the customer life cycle demands significant changes to marketing strategy, organization, analytics, measurement, and technology. We...

    • Downloads: 347