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:B2B CMOs Must Evolve Or Move On

    CMOs Stand At The Crossroads Of A Redefined Marketing Remit

    Digital channels, online social activity, and rapidly evolving personal technology cause top business marketers to take on unfamiliar responsibilities in order to succeed. While new peer and...

    • Downloads: 492
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    Report:Enrich The Customer Life Cycle With Customer Journey Maps

    Processes: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    Customer experience is rapidly increasing in importance across all phases of the customer life cycle — including early phases that have traditionally been the exclusive purview of marketing. As...

    • Downloads: 551
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How Customer Activation Better Wins And Serves Business Buyers

    Customer-activated enterprises are firms that turn every customer interaction into new ways to differentiate experiences, deliver value, and capture value. Since marketing benefits the most when...

    • Downloads: 102
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    Report:Brief: Business Models Determine Agency Strengths

    Not All Agencies Are Built On The Same Financial Foundation

    Recently, Forrester defined a new agency landscape, defined by the primary strategic objectives of marketers. The agency models we introduced — Innovator, Integrator, and Implementer —...

    • Downloads: 276
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Make The Switch To The Customer Life Cycle

    Strategic Plan: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    The customer life cycle provides a better explanation of modern marketing than does the traditional marketing funnel, but marketers still struggle to adopt the customer life cycle. Problems with the...

    • Downloads: 1563
  • For CMO Professionals

    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: 370
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Brand Building Capabilities

    Benchmarks: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In 2012, Forrester surveyed marketing leaders to get a pulse on their progress toward successfully building a brand experience. The results show that marketers are in the early stages of building a...

    • Downloads: 546
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:What The Enterprise Marketing Software Suites Forrester Wave™ Means For CMOs

    The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Marketing Software Suites, Q4 2014

    This report, originally written for customer insights (CI) professionals, includes content relevant for chief marketing officers (CMOs). With marketing-related spending comprising 13% of all software...

    • Downloads: 107
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Demands New Metrics

    Performance Management: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    To win, serve, and retain customers, Forrester believes that modern marketers must make the transition from the traditional marketing funnel to the customer life cycle. Marketers must understand at...

    • Downloads: 1794
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How Social Media Is Changing Brand Building

    Social media has fundamentally changed how consumers interact with each other and with brands. As a result, marketers tell us that they now consider this new channel to be a critical component of...

    • Downloads: 1703
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    Report:Brief: Google's Nest Buys Dropcam To Disrupt Digital Lifestyle

    CMOs' Strategies Must Tackle Environmental Scanning

    As June 2014 drew to a close, the tech press assembled in San Francisco to cover announcements from the annual Google I/O developer's conference. But the media mostly missed a significant...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For CMO Professionals

    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...

    • Downloads: 290
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Map Your Migration To A Customer Life-Cycle-Powered Marketing Strategy

    Road Map: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    Forrester believes that chief marketing officers (CMOs) must abandon the century-old marketing/sales funnel and embrace the customer life cycle in order to better manage their customers' interaction...

    • Downloads: 1172
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Innovative Consumer Technology Brands Win The Battle For Mindshare

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Consumer Technology

    The consumer technology business is traditionally product-driven. But in today's competitive marketplace, chief marketing officers (CMOs) in this sector need to pay attention to their brand resonance...

    • Downloads: 305
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    Report:Emerging Technologies For CMOs To Watch: Q3 2012

    New Technologies Push The Boundaries Of Customer Engagement

    CMOs need to keep an eye on emerging technologies that have the potential to improve customer engagement levels. This third report in our series on emerging technologies explores tools and...

    • Downloads: 896
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    Report:Quick Take: Salesforce1 Announcement Is Long On Vision And Short On Cost And ROI Details

    Marketers Should Avoid Buying Into The Potential Of Salesforce.com's New Platform Without More Proof Of Investment

    On November 19, 2013, at the largest-ever Dreamforce in San Francisco, Marc Benioff and team announced the launch of Salesforce1, an integrated flexible platform underpinning the firm's sales,...

    • Downloads: 171
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    Report:CMOs Must Lead The Brand Experience

    Twenty-first century brands are grappling to maintain their traditional sources of competitive advantage in the age of the customer — a world in which the companies that take an obsessive...

    • Downloads: 575
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    Report:Wireless Brands Fail To Connect With Consumers

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Wireless

    Wireless brands have traditionally locked in customers with long contracts. But the market is changing as brands like T-Mobile blow up these traditional business models to put the control in the...

    • Downloads: 136
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: HBO Won't Go As Direct As You Think

    Why HBO Will Succeed, Others Will Follow, And TV Will Thrive

    HBO stunned the market and raised the ire of its cable and satellite partners by announcing that it will offer some version of the HBO experience directly to consumers in 2015. When the details are...

    • Downloads: 83
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Three-Dimensional Brand Health: A Data Mashup

    Harnessing Digital Data To Monitor The Brand's Past, Present, And Future Health

    Big data holds big promise for marketers who want to understand and manage their brand's health with greater precision. But challenges abound. While the technology is available to process new sources...

    • Downloads: 386
  • For CMO Professionals

    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: 1276
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    Report:Brief: Amazon Prime Music Reveals A Warning To Other Product Categories

    Music Is Now A Feature, Not A Product

    In June 2014, Amazon.com announced the arrival of its Prime Music service. Just like with the company's Prime Instant Video service, the music service is free to Prime members who have already chosen...

    • Downloads: 115
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Future Of Voice Control Goes Far Beyond Dictation

    A Case Study In Digital Platform Power

    Digital platform providers Amazon.com, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are competing fiercely to find the next big method to grab more minutes of attention. One of the most important tools in...

    • Downloads: 178
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Chief Digital Officer: Fad Or Future?

    Why And When Do Firms Need A Chief Digital Officer?

    In the age of the customer, the importance of supporting customer touchpoints has shifted to the center of strategic planning. Firms that are winning the customer experience race are aiming to...

    • Downloads: 730
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Microsoft Mines Minecraft For The Future Of Interactive Entertainment

    With Microsoft's announcement that it will acquire Mojang, the game developer behind the successful Minecraft franchise, the company is in position to tap a rich vein of interactive entertainment....

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