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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  • Branding
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Twitter Marketers Are Still Looking For Answers

    Many Marketers Use The Platform, But Few Have Unlocked Its Full Value

    Most companies now market on Twitter, but many say the social network isn't yet delivering business value. Why? Many marketers target the wrong objectives. And Twitter itself must do more —...

    • Downloads: 258
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The New Interactive Agency Landscape

    Agencies Reinvented As Mediators Will Win While The Rest Wither

    The agency model is crumbling under the weight of continual innovation in digital channels, the changing media behaviors of the always-addressable customer, and marketers' frustration with a siloed...

    • Downloads: 1150
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build Your Content Brand By Delivering Customer Value

    Vision: The Content Marketing Playbook

    To counter increasing media fragmentation and consumer disenchantment with advertising, marketers have begun to exploit the power of digital and social media by building large followings around...

    • Downloads: 417
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:US Online Hispanics: A Demographic Overview

    North American Technographics®

    This demographic overview highlights the unique behaviors and attitudes that characterize US online Hispanics compared with their non-Hispanic peers. US online Hispanics lead the way in mobile device...

    • Downloads: 150
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: EFM Satisfaction And Loyalty Solutions, Q3 2011

    Medallia And MarketTools Lead With Strong Performers Close Behind

    In Forrester's 76-criteria evaluation of enterprise feedback management (EFM) satisfaction and loyalty solutions, we found that Medallia and MarketTools led the pack with comprehensive software...

    • Downloads: 940
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:How Listening Informs Campaign Management

    With customer communication channels growing at an exponential pace, brands must adapt their marketing campaigns to provide messages that are more customer-relevant and that differentiate their...

    • Downloads: 484
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Traditional Paid Media Must Fuel Earned Media Efforts

    Offline And Online Paid Media Placements Will Drive Earned Media Success

    Earned media is exploding. Born from traditional public relations (PR), its rapid adoption by marketers is being driven by new opportunities to drive word of mouth through social media. But earned...

    • Downloads: 718
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Engage Your Omnichannel Consumer

    Brand Engagement The Consumer Way

    The report "Brand Engagement The Consumer Way," originally written for market insights professionals, highlights key behaviors that today's US online consumers exhibit when they engage with companies...

    • Downloads: 733
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: How Facebook's Mood Manipulation Study Affects Marketing

    The Social Giant's Research Could Help Brands In The Long Term, If It Doesn't Scare Users Away

    Now that Facebook has confirmed its ability to manipulate user sentiment by changing what users see in their news feeds, marketers and customer insights leaders need to reconsider their brands'...

    • Downloads: 82
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brands And Social Networking — A Recipe For Consumer Engagement

    Forrester Technographics Digital Consumer Community Report, February 2012

    Pleasing consumers is becoming increasingly difficult, and the experiences encountered while buying a product can make or break a brand’s reputation with its consumers. One bad experience can...

    • Downloads: 8
  • 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: 759
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Customize Your Interactive Brand Ecosystem

    Use Scale And Audience Trust To Prioritize Interactive Marketing Channels

    Building an effective brand ecosystem can be hard: Interactive marketers have dozens of social, mobile, and paid media channels to choose from and often limited resources to work with. To make the...

    • Downloads: 677
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Evaluate And Evolve Social Intelligence

    Assessment: The Social Intelligence Playbook

    Over the past six years, Forrester has outlined why firms must monitor social media. But although most companies understand the importance of tracking conversations happening online, few actually...

    • Downloads: 635
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Organize For Social Intelligence

    Organization: The Social Intelligence Playbook

    Finding and acting on insights gleaned from online and social discussions is a tricky practice. It takes the right combination of clarity of objective, business planning, technology, and, most...

    • Downloads: 1075
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Deliver A New Brand Experience

    Processes: The 21st Century Brand Marketing Playbook

    Many companies are well on their way to delivering a top-notch brand experience for their demanding customers. CMO and marketing leadership professionals can learn from the experiences and processes...

    • Downloads: 606
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Four Social Marketing Tools You Need

    Tools And Technology: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Marketers spend billions of dollars on social media every year, and they're increasingly turning to technology vendors to support their social programs. But for many marketers, the social technology...

    • Downloads: 1678
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Executive Q&A: Eight Social Listening Terms Defined

    In the less than 10 years that marketers have been listening to social data, a variety of terms have emerged to describe the activities of social listening, social analytics, and social marketing....

    • Downloads: 107
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Marketing — A Forrester Compilation

    More people own smartphones than ever before and they’re using them more often too. This makes a mobile marketing strategy crucial for any interactive marketer. Yet today we find that although...

    • Downloads: 358
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Create A Social Depth Strategy

    Drive Brand Exploration With A Winning Combination Of Content And Tactics

    If your buyers score high on the Social Technographics® explore factor, you can consider implementing a social depth strategy on your branded website(s). But before diving into social depth, you...

    • Downloads: 233
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Keys To A Social Intelligence Command Center

    Continuous Improvement: The Social Intelligence Playbook

    If you represent a large consumer brand, consider a social intelligence command center — a dedicated resource for listening to the groundswell. A command center like this can improve your...

    • Downloads: 1539
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Co-Creation In 2012

    How Vendors Will Drive Co-Creation Uptake By Product Strategists

    Co-creation will become a pillar of product innovation by 2015. Although the market remains relatively immature, we have witnessed growing awareness of co-creation from our clients across a wide...

    • Downloads: 382
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Align Your Global Marketing Organization To Deliver On 21st Century Brand Building

    Consumers have higher expectations of 21st century brands, requiring marketers to rethink how they navigate the brand, from reestablishing the brand's North Star to creating a consistent set of brand...

    • Downloads: 283
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Facebook Factor: US Online Youth

    Quantifying The Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Brand Interactions For US Online Youth

    It's been more than a year since Forrester published its original report on the "Facebook factor," which quantified the impact of a Facebook fan on brand interactions for US online adults, and social...

    • Downloads: 299
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™ For AD&D Pros: Contact Center Solutions For Customer Service, Q2 2013

    Landscape: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

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

    • Downloads: 743
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Maximize Media ROI With A Customer-Centric Approach

    Road Map: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    This report outlines the road map portion of Forrester's solution for interactive marketing executives working on digital media buying. Moving to a higher level of digital media buying maturity...

    • Downloads: 437