James L.  McQuivey

James L. McQuivey

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CMO Professionals

James serves CMOs. He is the foremost analyst tracking and defining the power and impact of digital disruption on traditional businesses. His consumer models identify the ways consumers have embraced digital experiences and platforms, and his strategy models help companies prepare to serve those consumers. He applies this knowledge to a wide variety of industries, from consumer media to consumer technology, from financial services to retail and consumer products. In February 2013, James published his book Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation.

Previously at Forrester, James served as a vice president and research director, running Consumer Technographics® North America, Forrester's unparalleled consumer research effort. In addition to keynoting at industry events and Forrester Forums, James is routinely sought after for comment by such publications as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He also appears frequently on NPR and CNBC.

Previous Work Experience

James comes to Forrester most recently after teaching marketing research and media management at Boston University's top-rated College of Communication. In addition, he has served as research director at WGBH in Boston and as a graduate fellow at Syracuse University.

Education

James earned his Ph.D. in mass communication research at Syracuse University. He also holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in marketing.

James L. McQuivey

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CMO Professionals

James serves CMOs. He is the foremost analyst tracking and defining the power and impact of digital disruption on traditional businesses. His consumer models identify the ways consumers have embraced digital experiences and platforms, and his strategy models help companies prepare to serve those consumers. He applies this knowledge to a wide variety of industries, from consumer media to consumer technology, from financial services to retail and consumer products. In February 2013, James published his book Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation.

Previously at Forrester, James served as a vice president and research director, running Consumer Technographics® North America, Forrester's unparalleled consumer research effort. In addition to keynoting at industry events and Forrester Forums, James is routinely sought after for comment by such publications as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He also appears frequently on NPR and CNBC.

Previous Work Experience

James comes to Forrester most recently after teaching marketing research and media management at Boston University's top-rated College of Communication. In addition, he has served as research director at WGBH in Boston and as a graduate fellow at Syracuse University.

Education

James earned his Ph.D. in mass communication research at Syracuse University. He also holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in marketing.

James L. McQuivey's Research

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  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: The Metropolitan Indian Consumer Tech Stack

    Our 2018 Indian Benchmark Data Overview Shows The Four Forces Of Adoption

    November 9, 2018James L. McQuivey, Reineke Reitsma

    Humans were born to embrace today's technologies. In 2018, Forrester has surveyed 110,460 online adults in 20 countries to see how people embrace technology, why they use it, and what that will mean for your business. Read this report to understand how and why metropolitan Indian online adults adopt technology and how you can give these customers the technology-enabled, emotion-rich conversations they crave.

  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: Predictions 2019: CMO

    Branding Brings Oomph To Differentiate CX

    November 5, 2018 Keith Johnston, Thomas Husson, Jay Pattisall, James L. McQuivey, Shar VanBoskirk, Dipanjan Chatterjee

    Marketing needs a boost of energy, but it won't come from purely provocative ads or some cool new technology. In the age of the customer, the best source of energy for a brand is the customer. As organizations continue their transformations toward more customer-obsessed practices, 2019 will be the year when CMOs prioritize strategies that ignite and harness their customers' energy to reinvigorate marketing.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: The Metropolitan Chinese Consumer Tech Stack

    Our 2018 Chinese Benchmark Data Overview Shows The Four Forces Of Adoption

    October 11, 2018James L. McQuivey, Reineke Reitsma

    Humans were born to embrace today's technologies. In 2018, Forrester has surveyed 110,460 online adults in 20 countries to see how people embrace technology, why they use it, and what that will mean for your business. Read this report to understand how and why metropolitan Chinese online adults adopt technology and how you can give these customers the technology-enabled, emotion-rich conversations they crave.

  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    REPORT: The Australian Consumer Tech Stack

    Our 2018 Australian Benchmark Data Overview Shows The Four Forces Of Adoption

    October 9, 2018James L. McQuivey, Reineke Reitsma

    Humans were born to embrace today's technologies. In 2018, Forrester has surveyed 110,460 online adults in 20 countries to see how people embrace technology, why they use it, and what that will mean for your business. Read this report to understand why Australians adopt technology and how you can give your Australian customers the technology-enabled, emotion-rich conversations they crave.

  • For CMO Professionals

    REPORT: Nike Makes No Sacrifices

    A Consumer Energy Index Analysis

    September 21, 2018James L. McQuivey, Anjali Lai

    Nike unveiled its 30th anniversary "Just do It" ad campaign featuring its long-sponsored and controversial athlete Colin Kaepernick. Putting aside photos of disgruntled consumers setting Nike shoes on fire, we used Forrester's Consumer Energy Index to measure how well Nike attuned itself to the sentiments of its key customers and how that will stimulate their perceptions and behavior in the future. This makes it clear that Nike did the right thing for its customers and its brand. CMOs: Read this report to learn how to appeal with the right energy to the right customers.

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