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 Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Lead-To-Revenue Management Benefits Realization Plan

    This toolkit is a companion to "Plan, Don't Hope, For Lead-To-Revenue Benefits," the performance management report of the lead-to-revenue playbook. In that report, we introduced three techniques that...

    • Downloads: 13
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Create Mobile Moments That Boost The Brand Experience

    Shift Mobile From A Siloed Tactic To A Connected Brand Building Tool

    Forrester believes that we are witnessing a mobile mind shift — "the expectation that I can get what I want in my immediate context and moments of need." The new battleground for customers is...

    • Downloads: 15
  • 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: 243
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Trial NFC To Connect The Real World With Mobile

    The Time Is Right To Test Hyperlocal Near Field Communication (NFC)

    Near field communication (NFC) allows consumers to use their mobile and custom devices to directly interact with almost any real-world object such as posters, clothes, and shop windows. The allure of...

    • Downloads: 731
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Develop An Interactive Marketing Content Plan

    Using Earned, Owned, And Paid Online Content To Become Responsive Marketers

    The rapid growth of social and mobile technologies has created a new media ecosystem that requires constant customer interaction. In this new landscape interactive marketers must act like interactive...

    • Downloads: 1353
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Optimizing The Affiliate Channel For Deal-Driven Customers

    Traffic Has Increased And The Channel's Matured, But Proving Incrementality Remains A Challenge

    Customers are flocking to affiliate deal sites that offer promotional coupons and offer codes. The slowdown in the economy, advances in technology, and a more favorable consumer mindset toward...

    • Downloads: 468
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:2013 Interactive Marketing Predictions

    The Ultra-Connected Customer Will Upturn Marketing

    In 2013, the ultra-connected customer base will grow at a staggering pace, destabilizing marketing as you've come to know it. This report identifies the changes you'll see in your customers'...

    • Downloads: 1097
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:2012 Tech Marketing Planning Guidance

    With Proliferating Tactics And Constrained Budgets, Targeting And Focus Are A Mandate

    Tech marketers typically use last year's plan as a starting point for next year's marketing planning process, making changes to accommodate new goals and current-year budget realities. As a result,...

    • Downloads: 826
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Consumers Find Websites In 2011

    And Why Multitouchpoint Campaigns Will Drive Value, Not Just Traffic

    As in years past, natural search results, links, and personal emails are the most cited resources for finding websites. But take note: Social media — in particular social networks —...

    • Downloads: 860
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The State Of MRM In 2011

    Marketing Operations Technology Is Increasingly Contextual

    Marketing resource management (MRM) systems promise to enhance marketers' ability to optimize planning, budgeting, collaboration, and asset creation. MRM received significant attention in the middle...

    • Downloads: 641
  • 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: 308
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Scientific Method Comes To Marketing

    Executive Overview: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    When making their investment decisions across the marketing mix, senior marketers face the constant challenge of coping with the proliferation of communication and engagement platforms while facing...

    • Downloads: 728
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Create Marketing Your Customers Can Use

    How To Infuse Marketing Programs With Usefulness

    Half of US online adults are always addressable, meaning that they personally use at least three Internet-connected devices and access the Web multiple times per day from multiple physical locations....

    • Downloads: 287
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Customer Advocacy 2013: How US Consumers Rate Their Financial Services Firms

    Customers Rate Their Banks, Credit Card Issuers, Insurers, And Investment Firms

    For 10 years Forrester has shown that customer advocacy — the perception on the part of customers that their firm does what's best for them, not just the firm's own bottom line — is the...

    • Downloads: 490
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Mint.com Grows Its Business Using Game Mechanics

    Mint.com wanted to increase traffic from new and returning users to its site as well as deepen engagement and exposure to monetized elements. By employing a suite of game mechanics — including...

    • Downloads: 450
  • 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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Partner Up For Influencer Marketing

    Work With Key Collaborators To Identify And Engage Influencers

    Interactive marketers are often responsible for influencer marketing programs, particularly within business-to-consumer (B2C) organizations. But identifying and engaging influencers is both complex...

    • Downloads: 431
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Marketing Tactics Of Top Tech Performers

    An Artful Mix Of Old And New Yields Revenue Impact For Marketing Leaders

    Tech marketers at top-performing tech companies demonstrate similar go-to-market strategies that set them apart from their peers at companies with average performance. The strategic mix leverages...

    • Downloads: 859
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Marketo Acquires Insightera

    Not A Game Changer, But A Move That Raises The State Of Play

    On December 12, 2013, Marketo announced the acquisition of Insightera, a dynamic-content-based personalization platform vendor, for $20 million in stock and cash. With this acquisition, Marketo...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Marketing Metrics Best Practices

    Navigating The Splintered Landscape Of Mobile Analytics

    Like with social media before it, marketers are struggling to demonstrate mobile's return on investment (ROI). Many brands are beginning to develop a mobile marketing strategy but their priorities...

    • Downloads: 1062
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Marketers Need To Put Money Where A Consumer's Mouth Is

    How Consumers Discover New Brands, Products, And Services

    This report, originally written for market insights professionals, includes important content for CMOs and marketing leaders looking to improve discovery of their products and services. The discover...

    • Downloads: 370
  • 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: 1096
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Use The L2RM Platform Forrester Wave™ To Support Buyer Engagement

    The Forrester Wave: Lead-To-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q1 2014

    This report, originally written for customer insights professionals, includes content relevant to professionals responsible for sales enablement, especially those leading marketing for B2B companies....

    • Downloads: 183
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Chinese Mobile Consumers Are An Attractive But Unique Audience

    How Mobile Marketing Differs In The Largest Smartphone Market In The World

    China is the largest smartphone market in the world, with what appear to be highly sophisticated mobile users. Metro Chinese consumers use mobile for everything from social media to watching video to...

    • Downloads: 159
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile's Trojan Horse: The Messaging Platform

    Engage Customers In Their Mobile Moments — Even If The Moments Aren't Yours

    Companies with a strong mobile user base are going public and being acquired for astounding valuations. Some have no revenue, and you likely haven't heard of most of these companies. You are probably...

    • Downloads: 221