Martin Gill

VP, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Martin serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. He leads the development of Forrester's Digital Business Transformation Playbook, which focuses on how consumer adoption of multiple touchpoints is driving the need for firms to abandon channel-siloed strategies to become both more customer-centric and more agile in how they embrace change. Martin covers digital and eBusiness maturity and how firms can adopt organizational structures, processes, sourcing strategies, and metrics that help them embed digital tools and capabilities throughout their organizations. He is based in the UK, and while covering global trends, he has a particular focus on the European retail market.

Previous Work Experience

Martin's background spans both business and IT roles. He joined Forrester from the retail industry, having worked at Boots, a major European health and beauty retailer, for a number of years. His role there was to establish and develop a business-aligned enterprise architecture function, delivering transformational strategies for a number of key retail areas, including boots.com, the Advantage Card loyalty scheme, and the retail and pharmacy store systems. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of roles at Egg.com, Europe's largest pure-play digital bank, ranging from mergers and acquisitions to new product development for both Egg and PruDirect.

Education

Martin holds a first degree in manufacturing engineering and operations management from Nottingham University and a Master of Philosophy from Newcastle University by research covering the simulation of commercial systems.

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  • Martin Gill
  • Retail
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Welcome To The Era Of Agile Commerce

    Multichannel commerce is being reborn. Traditional ways of describing multichannel commerce no longer work because customers don't interact with companies from a "channel" perspective. Customers now...

    • Downloads: 4010
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    Report:European Online Retail Forecast: 2011 To 2016

    Online Retail Sales Growth In Europe Will Continue To Outpace Offline Growth For Years To Come

    Online retail sales will continue to outperform overall retail sales figures in terms of percentage growth for many years to come in Europe. As the Web becomes an increasingly mainstream part of the...

    • Downloads: 1633
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    Report:The UK Online Retail Overview, 2011

    As UK Shoppers Embrace Emerging Touchpoints, Some Notable Retailers Are Ahead Of The Field When It Comes To Adapting

    The UK online retail market is the largest and most mature in Europe, but an almost daily stream of innovation is making things steadily more complex and chaotic. In a market led predominantly by...

    • Downloads: 1157
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    Report:Using Online Video To Drive Clicks And Conversion

    A Guide To Approaching Or Revitalizing A Retail eCommerce Video Campaign

    Shoppers are beginning to use online video to inform their purchases. Although consumer uptake is slow when compared with the wider acceptance of Internet video, online retailers are turning to video...

    • Downloads: 1077
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    Report:European Online Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Economic Instability Across Europe Will Do Little To Slow Retail eCommerce Growth

    By 2017, Europeans will spend more than €191 billion online on retail products, and online retail growth will continue to outpace offline growth. As wallet share gradually shifts toward the...

    • Downloads: 1077
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    Report:European Online Retail: Adopt A Local Approach

    A Solid Understanding Of Customer Expectations And A Localization And Differentiation Strategy Are The Keys To Success Across Europe.

    Despite some commonality in currency and legislation, there are some notable differences in customer shopping behavior and market trends across the various European online retail markets. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 985
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:EU Mobile Commerce Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Mobile eCommerce revenues across Europe will rise from €1.7 billion in 2011 to €19.2 billion in 2017, reaching 6.8% of total web sales. Simple, easy to merchandise categories such as...

    • Downloads: 948
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    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2012

    European eBusiness Executives Strive To Give Their Customers Choice And Flexibility Across The Purchase Journey

    European shoppers are becoming increasingly web-savvy and are turning to a wider range of touchpoints as they research and buy products online and offline. In response, eBusiness executives across...

    • Downloads: 861
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    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2013

    European eBusiness Executives Must Embrace A Multi-Touchpoint Reality

    European retail eBusiness executives face a time of unprecedented change. The range of touchpoints that customers use to discover, explore, buy, and re-engage with brands is growing by the day. New...

    • Downloads: 704
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    Report:Powering The Agile Store

    Bringing The Best Of Digital Into The Physical Environment To Empower Customers And Associates Alike

    Digital technology is poised to transform the retail experience. As many retailers struggle to maintain costly store estates, eBusiness executives have an opportunity to play a leading role in...

    • Downloads: 609
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:German Online Retail Overview, 2011

    Despite A Thriving Online Market, Multichannel Retail Is Still An Untapped Opportunity For German Retailers

    The German online retail market is the second largest in Europe. Amazon.de and eBay are dominant forces, with major German consumer brands selling through those sites, and others following suit...

    • Downloads: 724
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    Report:Case Study: How Marks And Spencer Uses Online Video To Boost eCommerce

    Online video is a success story. Next to the usage of social networking sites, watching online videos is one of the most used social media tools. Many companies have wondered how they can tap into...

    • Downloads: 626
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Luxury Retailer's Guide To Agile Commerce

    A new breed of luxury goods online shopper has arrived that is young, tech-savvy, Internet-aware, mobile-enabled, and embracing tablets fast. This new breed of global consumer is keen to find fresh...

    • Downloads: 604
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    Report:French Online Retail Overview, 2012

    French Online Retail Is On The Brink Of A Multichannel Revolution

    France is the third largest online retail market in Europe; although it will continue to mature and grow at a pace outstripping overall retail growth, there are significant changes in store for...

    • Downloads: 611
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    Report:Introducing The Global Retail Segmentation

    Leverage Forrester's Global Technographics® Benchmark Data To Design Localized Retail Experiences

    It's easy for eBusiness executives to assume that shoppers use different touchpoints the same everywhere. But the reality is that there are some significant global differences in consumers' attitudes...

    • Downloads: 427
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    Report:Agile Commerce Is Coming Of Age For European Retailers

    No Matter What Their Maturity, European eBusiness Success Will Hinge On An Effective Cross-Touchpoint Strategy

    The most visionary European multichannel retailers are beginning their transformation toward agile commerce and are reaching out to their customers on new touchpoints — mobile, social, etc....

    • Downloads: 429
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    Report:US Retail Segmentation: Gen Y Online Shoppers

    Using Forrester Technographics® To Profile Generation Y Online Shoppers In The US

    In the US, Gen Y is a digitally savvy segment that frequently buys online through a number of touchpoints and will continue to be a core segment for US online retailers for years to come. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 397
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark: European Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Sites Of Four Specialist European Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Forrester applied its Website Functionality Benchmark evaluation methodology to four European consumer electronics retailers: Best Buy UK, Currys, Darty, and Redcoon. These specialist retailers...

    • Downloads: 333
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    Report:European Online Christmas Retail Outlook, 2011

    This Christmas Season eBusiness Executives Will Turn To A Wider Range Of Touchpoints Than Ever To Engage Bargain-Hungry, Web-Savvy Shoppers

    Christmas 2011 will see European shoppers more connected, informed, and web-savvy than ever as they head both online and to the high street to find the perfect gift. With overall retail growth...

    • Downloads: 205
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    Report:Trends In Russia's eCommerce Market

    Pinpointing Opportunities In Russia's Complex And Dynamic eCommerce Ecosystem

    Russia presents an enormous opportunity for eCommerce professionals eyeing potential international growth. However, as one Russian eBusiness professional told us, "You can make a lot of money here,...

    • Downloads: 215
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    Report:European eBusiness Executives Take A Cautious Approach To Daily Deals

    Brand And Margin Protection Inhibit Adoption, But Other Approaches Are Emerging

    Skepticism is the watchword across Europe as eBusiness executives consider engaging with daily deals sites such as Groupon and Living Social. Concerns about brand damage and sales cannibalization are...

    • Downloads: 179