Carrie Johnson

VP, Group Director serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Carrie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals and leads a team that helps these professionals in the retail, financial services, travel, and healthcare industries optimize sales and service strategies across channels. Carrie's current research focuses on online and multichannel retailing.

Prior to this position, Carrie spent eight years at Forrester researching the dynamics and growth of online retailing. In this role, she analyzed consumers' adoption of eCommerce, their multichannel behavior, and how retailers optimize sales to those consumers with key technologies and strategies. In this role, Carrie authored many key Forrester reports, including Forrester's annual eCommerce forecast. In addition, since 2002, Carrie has authored or led the research effort for "The State of Retailing Online," a Shop.org survey conducted by Forrester Research.

Previous Work Experience

Carrie's background prior to Forrester includes work at the Harvard Business School, where she wrote case studies on Barnes & Noble, Frontgate, PlanetAll, QVC, Streamline, and TV Guide.

Carrie has appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNBC, and CNNfn to speak about online retail trends and react to various retail news events. She has also been quoted in various newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Boston Globe.

Education

Carrie is a magna cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College.

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    Report:How To Build Your Brand With Branded Content

    Traditional marketing vehicles are becoming less effective in capturing and engaging the attention of today's perpetually connected consumers. Chief marketing officers (CMOs) must adapt their...

    • Downloads: 987
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    Report:Measure And Manage Brand Health

    Continuous Improvement: The Brand Experience Playbook

    Managing brand health has become more complicated as the expansion of offline and online channels creates a vast array of consumer data that can be used for analysis in the post-digital age. The four...

    • Downloads: 852
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    Report:Start To Build Your Ultimate Customer Relationship

    Digital Platforms Pave The Way For Others To Build Powerful Lifestyle-Enhancing Relationships

    Thanks to digital disruption, consumers have fully embraced a world where they use digital enablers to connect with companies more deeply than ever before. Digital platform providers like Amazon.com,...

    • Downloads: 443
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    Report:Organizing For Digital Disruption: Where And How To Ignite The Disruption You Need

    Forrester's surveys make it clear that executives believe in digital disruption; a majority of them are excited to put into practice the foundational tenets on which digital disruption must be built:...

    • Downloads: 628
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    Report:Competitive Strategy In The Age Of The Customer: China

    Only Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Can Survive Disruption

    Manufacturing strength, distribution power, and information mastery are no longer competitive advantages in the age of the customer, where the only sustainable competitive advantage is customer...

    • Downloads: 288
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    Report:Assess Your Digital Disruption Readiness Now

    Just How Ready Is Your Company For Digital Disruption?

    Digital disruption is enveloping businesses the world over, regardless of industry or category. Your company has two options: Disrupt yourself or be disrupted. This report introduces Forrester's...

    • Downloads: 424
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    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: 349
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    Report:Evaluate Your Marketing Innovation Culture

    Understand Your Cultural Bias In Order To Set Expectations For Innovation

    Today's CMOs and senior marketing executives are under intense pressure to deliver innovative marketing programs that find new ways to build brand awareness and stronger relationships with customers....

    • Downloads: 236
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    Report:Culture Is Key To Marketing Innovation Velocity

    How B2C Marketers Inspire Cultural Change

    Marketing innovation is hard and getting harder. Traditional marketing tools, channels, strategies, and tactics are becoming less effective in the age we live in now — that of the perpetually...

    • Downloads: 380
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    Report:Trust, Not Buzz, Builds Health And Beauty Brand Resonance

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Health And Beauty Consumer Packaged Goods

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers now have a steeper hill to climb to earn consumers' brand preference, referral, and willingness to pay...

    • Downloads: 277
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    Report:The Future Of Business Is Digital

    The Powerful Advantages Of Embracing Dynamic Ecosystems Of Value

    Business leaders don't think of digital as central to their business because in the past, it hasn't been. But now your customers, your products, your business operations, and your competitors are...

    • Downloads: 1498
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    Report:The Fit Test For Strong Agency Relationships

    Optimizing The RFP Process For The Post-Digital Agency Landscape

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) increasingly look to their agency for a strong strategic voice that can assist them in driving change with their brand. But the agency selection process is most-often...

    • Downloads: 167
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    Report:Evaluate Marketing's Customer Life Cycle Maturity

    Assessment: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    The world your customers live in is complex — a maze of media, devices, conversations, and interactions — and to make a connection between them and your brand means finding new ways to...

    • Downloads: 775
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    Report:The Role Of Digital In The Path To Purchase

    New Digital Platforms Have To Wait Their Turn, As Traditional Stores Stay Critical

    CMOs of business-to-consumer (B2C) companies have lately called on shopper marketers to address the growing complexity of the impact of digital on in-store purchasing. Forrester recently conducted a...

    • Downloads: 1579
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    Report:How To Organize For The Digital Future

    Assign An Owner To Digital Strategy, Governance, And Execution

    To survive the destructive forces of digital disruption, firms must use eBusiness and interactive marketing capabilities to become customer obsessed. Yet most current digital organizations are too...

    • Downloads: 1306
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    Report:Establish New Agency Partnerships

    Building a 21st century brand requires marketers to form new types of partnership with agencies. As with the fast-changing technology landscape, it's up to marketers to stay current with the...

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    Report:Assess The Impact Of Touchpoints Along The Consumer Path-To-Purchase

    How Research Touchpoints Affect Consumer Spending

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

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    Report:Brand Health Measurement Is Ripe For Digital Disruption

    Tools And Technology: The Brand Experience Playbook

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) have long turned to brand health measurement to keep a pulse on how the marketplace perceives their brand. But how relevant are these traditionally slow-moving and...

    • Downloads: 681
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    Report:Reboot Your Organization For Modern Marketing

    Use A Marketing Operating System Approach To Reconstruct Your Marketing Organization

    Hierarchical and channel-obsessed marketing organizational structures do not effectively support the customer-obsessed approach that Forrester believes will help firms win, serve, and retain...

    • Downloads: 780
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    Report:The Business Opportunity Behind Adaptive Intelligence

    Improve Business Outcomes With Adaptive Intelligence

    This report, originally written for CIOs, includes content relevant to CMOs. And here's why: To fuel growth, CMOs must be able to turn big data into smart data that provides the marketing team with...

    • Downloads: 268
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    Report:The Marketing Case For A Branded Sales Channel

    Marketers Must Look Beyond Incremental Sales And Margins To Assess The Full Impact Of A Direct Sales Channel

    Every product category has a set of competitors that have a branded route to the customer — such as The Body Shop in cosmetics, Gap in apparel, and Apple in consumer electronics — while...

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    Report:Invest In The Brand Building Experience

    Business Case: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In the age of the customer, brand building is more important than ever to differentiate offerings and create long-term customer value. However, marketing leaders seeking to defend or increase their...

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    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Innovation Agencies, Q4 2014

    An Evaluation Of 10 Agencies Driving Innovation

    In Forrester's 27-criteria evaluation of innovation agencies, we identified the 10 most significant firms — AKQA, Critical Mass, frog, Huge, Isobar, Mutual Mobile, R/GA, Razorfish,...

    • Downloads: 511
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    Report:Consumers Demand More From 21st Century Brands

    Empowered consumers threaten the traditional building blocks of brand equity, as they have greater influence than ever over brand preference, recommendation, and pricing power. In February 2012,...

    • Downloads: 494
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    Report:Brief: Publicis' Acquisition Of Sapient Misses The Mark

    In an effort to gain market share and increase digital revenue, Publicis Groupe has acquired Sapient, a marketing and consulting company that houses SapientNitro — one of the last large...

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