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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  • Nate Elliott
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Social Relationship Platforms, Q2 2013

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 49-criteria evaluation of social relationship platform (SRP) vendors, we identified the eight most significant vendors — Adobe, Hearsay Social, salesforce.com's Buddy Media,...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Marketing Leaders Put Insights To Use

    Big Data Makes Way For Smart Data Across Social, Mobile, And Media

    Marketers have more channels to choose from than ever before. In 2014, their choices will become even more numerous, thanks to increasing device proliferation, the Internet of Things, and the...

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  • 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...

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    Report:2012 Interactive Marketing Predictions

    Marketing Gets Customized For Social, Local, Mobile, Multiscreen Consumers

    Social is not a channel, and mobile goes beyond the smartphone. In 2012, marketers will get this concept and realize that their customer is truly "always on." The customer of 2012 expects customized,...

    • Downloads: 1733
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Coordinate Your Social Marketing Stakeholders And Resources

    Stakeholder Map: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Most large companies are now working on coordinating their social applications. At this stage, sharing the right resources is the biggest challenge. Interactive marketers must play the role of...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Case For Google Plus

    Three Reasons Every Marketer Should Use It

    It's clear that Google Plus can't match Facebook for audience size, so it's no surprise that brands are much more active on Facebook and have collected much larger fan bases there. But Google Plus...

    • Downloads: 168
    • Comments: 2
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Key To Interactive Marketing In China

    Overcome Your Digital Challenges By Finding, Training, And Keeping Talented Staff

    China's 1.4 billion residents have more disposable income than they used to, and digital channels offer undoubtedly the best way to reach affluent Chinese consumers. But interactive marketing in...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Push Traditional Budgets Online In Emerging Markets

    Interactive Marketing Is The Best Way To Reach Attractive Consumers In The BRICs And Beyond

    Interactive marketing often takes a back seat in emerging markets, a victim of the low online penetration in these countries and of local marketing teams who lack experience with interactive tools....

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Social Media Marketing In China

    How And Where To Tap Into China's Hypersocial Online Population

    Chinese online adults are among the most socially active we survey anywhere in the world — so if you're aiming to reach Chinese audiences you'd be wise to invest in social media. But this...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Five Ways Interactive Marketers Should Use Social Data

    And The One Way They Shouldn't

    Every year social media users around the world post hundreds of billions of pieces of social content about the products and services marketed to them. But few marketers track this data, and even...

    • Downloads: 759
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Data Defines The Future Of Social Relationship Platforms

    How And Why Emerging SRPs Are Overtaking Established Vendors

    More marketers use branded Facebook pages and Twitter accounts than use any other social tactic, but barely one-half say they're satisfied.Many don't know what content to post, or when; others don't...

    • Downloads: 217
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Marketing In Europe, 2011

    Use Mobile Sites And Banners, Not Apps, To Reach The Largest Audience

    While European marketers are excited to use mobile tools, few have made mobile a key part of their interactive marketing strategy. In fact, most still aren't using mobile marketing today — and...

    • Downloads: 450
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Social Technographics® Intensity Matrix Drives Tactical Success

    How To Target Your Audience's Favorite Social Behaviors And Sites

    Forrester has introduced two new data models — the Social Technographics® Score and the Social Technographics Intensity Matrix — to help you better understand your audiences' social...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Global Social Media Adoption In 2011

    A Review Of Forrester's Social Technographics® Data From Around The World

    Social media has gone global: The majority of online adults in North America, Europe, metropolitan Asia, and Latin America use social media regularly. But usage patterns vary widely by country and...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Tap Into Social Media's Unexpected Global Hotspots

    Global Social Media Adoption In 2011 And What Interactive Marketers Should Do About It

    It's no secret that the groundswell has gone global: Internet users all over the planet have embraced social media. But there are strong differences from country to country in how people use social...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Win The Social Marketing Measurement Game

    Performance Management: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Measuring social marketing is hard. But too often, the solutions that marketers use — such as focusing only on engagement, cherry-picking only the best-looking numbers, or relying on vendors'...

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    • Comments: 3
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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:2013 Interactive Marketing Predictions

    The Ultra-Connected Customer Will Upturn Marketing

    In 2013, the ultra-connected customer base will grow at a staggering pace, destabilizing marketing as you've come to know it. This report identifies the changes you'll see in your customers'...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Online Video Advertising In 2011

    Marketers Must Start Paying Attention And Stop Buying Bad Inventory

    The more online video advertising matures, the more it resembles TV advertising. But if marketers aren't careful, the inventory they're buying can look like overnight rather than prime time. Too many...

    • Downloads: 958
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    Report:The State Of Social Media Marketing In Europe, 2011

    Measurement And Staffing Challenges Keep Social From Taking Off

    As more European consumers use social media, more European interactive marketers are adopting the channel as well. But there are still key challenges to overcome. First, marketers fail to measure the...

    • Downloads: 611
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Social Media Metrics That Matter

    Communicating The Right Data To Different Internal Stakeholders

    Social media contributes value to interactive marketing programs in many ways — but measuring that value is difficult. The sheer volume of social media metrics can quickly become overwhelming...

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    Report:Integrate Social Into Your Marketing RaDaR

    Vision: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Nearly every marketer uses social media today, but too few use it well. Most marketers treat social as something special and unique, leading them either to separate it completely from the rest of...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Social Media Measurement Proxies That Work

    How To Construct And Prove Proxies When You Can't Collect Traditional Metrics

    Marketers are no good at measuring their social media programs: Most don't even try to collect metrics that match their objectives and as a result they're forced to use measurement proxies that are...

    • Downloads: 718
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Integrate Facebook Into Your Marketing Site

    Using Facebook Login To Your Advantage

    This report, originally written for eBusiness and channel strategy professionals, contains important insight and recommendations for interactive marketing professionals as well. Since the...

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  • 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: 667
    • Comments: 1
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mix Art And Science For Marketing Success

    Vision: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Marketers have access to more marketing channels than ever before — but most of them are struggling to cope with the increasing complexity of allocating budget effectively across channels and...

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