Patti Freeman Evans

Vice President, Research Director serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Patti serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. She is a leading expert on multichannel retail strategy with 19 years of diversified experience, expertise in creating customer-centric eCommerce sites, integrating channels effectively, developing innovative marketing initiatives, and ensuring high-standard customer service and order fulfillment operations.

Previous Work Experience

Patti was formerly a research director at JupiterResearch. Before joining JupiterResearch, she held leadership positions with leading internationally known companies like Bloomingdale's and Godiva Chocolatier. Most recently, she was director of shopping services with bloomingdales.com, where she touched on all aspects of the multichannel retail business. Brought on board to create and launch Bloomingdale's Bridal Registry website with WeddingChannel.com, Patti directed all aspects of the business from concept to implementation, including back-end customer service and store integration issues. In her previous capacities at Bloomingdale's, she led the international marketing department and implemented award-winning multiple-media marketing and retention programs. Further, Patti has done project work to develop interactive educational products for adults and children.

Patti has been quoted in major media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Business 2.0, as well as in industry publications such as Internet Retailer and Executive Technology. Patti has also appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNBC, BBC, CNN, NPR, PBS, Fox Business News Network, and BNN.

She has taught eCommerce at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and is also the vice chairman of the board of directors for Shop.org, a membership organization that serves the online and multichannel retail community and a division of the National Retail Federation.

Education

Patti earned a B.A. in business management and studio art from Franklin and Marshall College.

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  • Patti Freeman Evans
  • Apparel
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2013: US Online Apparel Retailers

    The US online apparel retail market is highly competitive. To see whether top US online apparel retailers offer a best-in-class online retail experience, Forrester analyzed Abercrombie & Fitch,...

    • Downloads: 376
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Backcountry.com And Community-Based Visual Merchandising

    Using Personal Community Elements To Provide A Differentiated Experience

    Backcountry.com, a high-end outdoor apparel retailer, was looking for a way to differentiate customer interactions in a tight competitive space. It chose to roll out a deep community-based...

    • Downloads: 276
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2010: US Outdoor Outfitters

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Sites Of Five Top Outdoor Apparel Brands

    Forrester evaluated the websites of the five largest US outdoor retailers — Lands' End, L.L.Bean, Eddie Bauer, Orvis, and Sierra Trading Post — using our Website Functionality Benchmark...

    • Downloads: 335
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    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2010: European Apparel Multichannel Retailers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Sites Of Five Top Apparel Brands

    Forrester evaluated the transactional websites of five European apparel retailers — Zara, H&M, Promod, Miss Sixty, and Topshop — using our Website Functionality Benchmark methodology. The...

    • Downloads: 540
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Profiling US Gen Y Online Apparel Buyers

    Gen Y online apparel buyers represent 21% of all online apparel buyers, being the second-largest group after Gen X. Seventy-four percent of Gen Y online apparel buyers are female and live in...

    • Downloads: 683
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    Report:Online Marketing Benchmarks For Internet Retailers

    Search engine marketing continues to be a central part of online advertising budgets, as well as the main driver of online sales. At the same time, the percentage of advertising spending is directly...

    • Downloads: 809