Benjamin Ensor

Vice President, Research Director serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Benjamin serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. His research focuses on how consumers perceive, adopt, and use new technologies and what that means for business executives at consumer companies, encompassing topics like customer segmentation, business models, and managing multiple distribution channels.

His research explores how emerging technologies like the Internet and mobile phones affect consumers' behavior, what motivates their use of different channels for different tasks, and how new channels and technologies are changing consumers' media consumption and their relationships with consumer firms like retailers and financial services companies. In particular, he specializes in understanding the effect of the Internet and other new technologies on business models in retail financial services, including payments, banking, lending, investments, and insurance.

During his 13 years at Forrester, Benjamin has worked in the company's Consumer Technographics®, financial services, and eBusiness channel & product management professional teams. He is based in Forrester's London office.

Previous Work Experience

Before he joined Forrester, Benjamin was an analyst at Fletcher Research, the UK Internet research company that Forrester acquired. There, he researched the nascent online retail, online financial services, and online advertising markets. Before joining Fletcher Research, Benjamin worked as a financial journalist in London for four years.

Education

Benjamin has a degree in modern history from Trinity College, Oxford.

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Financial Services Teams Should Embrace Game Mechanics

    Digital teams at financial services firms have been slower than digital teams in other industries to adopt game mechanics. But the success of game mechanics in sectors like airlines and education has...

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    Report:Disrupting Finance: Digital Banks

    Digital Banks Offer A More Compelling Digital Banking Experience

    Over the past few years, a wave of new digital banks like Fidor Bank, Jibun Bank, Moven, and Simple have launched, competing to win customers with better digital customer experiences than those...

    • Downloads: 396
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Digital Banking Forecast, 2014 To 2018

    Tablet Banking Will Overtake Mobile Banking By As Soon As 2016

    Online and mobile banking are now widespread across Western Europe, with small numbers of people banking on tablets. Over the next five years, growing adoption of smartphones and tablets will result...

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    Report:Best Practices In Mobile Financial Sales

    Digital Teams Must Use Context To Be Relevant And Earn Sales

    As mobile touchpoints displace PCs, branches, advisors, and agents at the heart of customers' relationships with financial services firms, digital executives need to step up their mobile marketing...

    • Downloads: 156
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Help Customers Make Better Financial Decisions

    Executive Overview: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    Digital money management promises to give millions of people the budgeting tips, financial guidance, and advice that so many sorely need. Yet too many firms have taken a project-based approach to...

    • Downloads: 130
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    Report:Justify Investment In Digital Money Management

    Business Case: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    Many digital financial services executives are investing in digital money management for their retail and small business customers, but they struggle with the business case. To help eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 85
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    Report:Plot Your Route To Digital Money Management Success

    Road Map: The Digital Money Management Playbook

    Your digital money management strategy is approved — now what? Road maps are an essential tool for translating strategy into action, defining what needs to be done when and by whom. This...

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