Why Read This
The traditional marketing funnel has been done in by consumers' behaviors that are anything but linear. Instead, in each phase of Forrester's customer life cycle — discover, explore, buy, use, ask, and engage — consumers exhibit different motivations and engagement with channels, devices, and other touchpoints. This report will help business-to-consumer (B2C) CMOs make sense of the fragmented landscape of consumers' decision-making and buying behaviors to help form a better strategy for customer life-cycle marketing. This is an update to a previously published report; Forrester thoroughly reviewed and revised it to factor in new consumer data and insights.