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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  • Integrated Marketing (Cross-Channel)
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Pinpoint The Actions And Outcomes That Elevate Leads To Revenue

    Processes: The Lead-To-Revenue Playbook

    Lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) is all about optimizing processes and practices to ensure that every scintilla of potential revenue is realized from your marketing investment. A well-designed and...

    • Downloads: 475
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Organize To Support Integrated Messaging

    Organization: The Email Marketing Playbook

    The future of email is integration with other marketing channels. But most email organizations today are too small and too operationally focused to be prepared for customer-focused integrated...

    • Downloads: 149
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Graduate From Email To Integrated Messaging

    Executive Overview: The Email Marketing Playbook

    The rules for how to best message your users are changing. Now your customers check their email, text messages, and social media posts in parallel. Even trickier: People tap their inboxes from...

    • Downloads: 688
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:CMO Imperatives For 2012

    Use Technology To Move From Experimentation To Driving Results

    In 2012, CMOs will need to embrace technology to help them handle big issues like: 1) addressing the maturation of social media from cool tool to critical connector with customers; 2) determining how...

    • Downloads: 987
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: New Pricing From Adobe Campaign Will Disrupt Email Marketing

    Adobe Seeds Its Marketing Cloud With Email, Forces Other Vendors To Follow Suit

    On November 12, 2013, Adobe announced flat-rate, profile-based pricing for Adobe Campaign — its email and cross-channel campaign management product. This move dispenses with the volume-based...

    • Downloads: 234
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Adopt A Staged Approach For Successful Marketing Optimization

    Road Map: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Marketing mix optimization (MMO) has become an indispensable discipline for marketing leaders because it helps in effectively allocating marketing budgets across an increasingly fragmented media and...

    • Downloads: 639
  • 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: 737
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Planning That Successfully Mixes Art And Science

    Landscape: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Marketing is no longer about delivering a single consistent message in a linear media world. To stay in tune with consumers throughout their life cycle and know how best to allocate marketing budgets...

    • Downloads: 1063
  • For Interactive Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Marketing Mix Modeling, Q2 2013

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Since Forrester published its first Wave™ evaluation on marketing mix modeling in 2011, the market has undergone significant growth and evolution as marketers demand more in-depth, real-time,...

    • Downloads: 896
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Balance User Needs With Business Goals

    Strategic Plan: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report articulates a strategic plan for how interactive marketers can improve their email programs today and create humanized, integrated messages in the future. We recommend marketers build...

    • Downloads: 393
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Solving The Cross-Platform Targeting Riddle

    Why Marketers Should Not Be Satisfied With Today's Mechanisms For Targeting Individuals Across Platforms — And What They Can Do About It

    As consumers increasingly embrace personal mobile technologies, the third-party cookie, the most prevalent desktop-based targeting mechanism, is showing its limits at identifying and addressing your...

    • Downloads: 501
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Integrate Email And Mobile Marketing

    Marketers should format emails for convenient mobile access. Do this by following Forrester's principles of convenience — create mobile emails that are immediate, simple, and contextually...

    • Downloads: 749
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Adobe Underscores Marketing Reinvention At Adobe Summit 2014

    Announcements Emphasize Partnerships And Innovation

    On March 25, 2014, at its annual digital marketing summit, Adobe very deliberately positioned its Marketing Cloud as a comprehensive platform for digital marketers, rather than a suite of...

    • Downloads: 124
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Attribution ROI Calculator

    Cross-channel attribution measurement accurately allocates credit across different marketing tactics and media assets, resulting in quantifying the customer purchase path. This toolkit, part of...

    • Downloads: 27
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Display Marketing

    Processes: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    As more and more interactive marketers buy digital media programmatically, the technologies and processes they use are rapidly maturing. Whether you're a digital media buying skeptic working to build...

    • Downloads: 528
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Transition To Discovery Marketing

    Road Map: The Search Marketing Playbook

    Users are discovering brands across myriad types of media, while marketers still focus their acquisition efforts on search. To stay in the discovery path of their multichannel customers, search...

    • Downloads: 372
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The CMO's Role In Technology Purchasing

    How CMOs Should Plan For Technology Investments

    It's no longer a question of whether technology plays a role in marketing; it's about what role the CMO needs to play in selecting the best solution to drive marketing and overall business success....

    • Downloads: 509
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build An Integrated Messaging Approach

    Road Map: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report provides a road map for interactive marketers responsible for email marketing. It will help you unify your customer view, organize your teams by customer instead of by channel, and...

    • Downloads: 536
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Marketers Miss A Big Opportunity With Marketing Mix Modeling

    Senior marketing leaders are missing a key opportunity by underinvesting in marketing mix modeling. Those who have adopted marketing mix modeling find that it works. They are able to proactively...

    • Downloads: 537
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: AOL Acquires Convertro, Adding Attribution To Its Ad Tech Stack

    AOL Leapfrogs Competitors To Deliver Marketers' Holy Grail

    On May 6, 2014, AOL announced its acquisition of attribution vendor Convertro for a reported $101 million dollars. This move is in keeping with the company's ongoing commitment to investing in...

    • Downloads: 68
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Scale Success with Programmatic Multichannel Media Buying

    Continuous Improvement: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    This report of the digital media buying playbook will guide marketers to think beyond the possibilities of programmatic media management in display; take them down the path to embracing programmatic...

    • Downloads: 672
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Always Addressable Customer

    Vision: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    This report introduces Forrester's vision of mobile marketing for interactive marketing professionals: Discover the new ultra-connected customer, for whom mobile is the key touchpoint. In 2010, we...

    • Downloads: 1078
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Tech Channels Have A Long Way To Go Toward Adding Marketing Value

    Despite Vendor Efforts To Marketing-Enable Their Partners, Partners Still View Channels As Implementers, Not Influencers

    Is your channel marketing enablement program first-rate? Sorry to break it to you, but we have reason to believe it's not. Tech vendors are investing more than ever today to empower their channel as...

    • Downloads: 235
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Measure The Impact Of Cross-Channel Attribution

    Business Case: The Cross-Channel Attribution Playbook

    Cross-channel attribution measurement promises to allocate appropriate credit to all marketing interactions along the customer purchase path. More and more organizations embrace attribution...

    • Downloads: 214
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Marketing Mix Modeling, Q3 2011

    MarketShare, Marketing Management Analytics, ThinkVine, And SymphonyIRI Are Leaders

    The marketing mix modeling market is undergoing a transformation as marketers increasingly demand that vendors provide solutions that are updated frequently, can easily aggregate data streams, can...

    • Downloads: 1278