Thomas Husson

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving B2C Marketing PROFESSIONALS

Thomas is a vice president and principal analyst serving B2C Marketing Professionals. Thomas's research focuses on the integration of mobile into marketing and digital strategies; the disruptive role of mobile in bridging the digital and physical worlds; the convergence of mobile and social; and the impact of mobile devices and technologies, including wearables and connected objects, on people's attitudes and behaviors. His coverage includes mobile marketing and advertising, mobile Internet and applications, and mobile commerce and payments.

Thomas has spoken at numerous events around the world, including Mobile World Congress, Mobile Convention Amsterdam, and DMEXCO, and he regularly offers comment to leading media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Les Echos, and Le Monde.

He has worked with clients from nearly every industry — including consumer goods, luxury, travel, retail, and financial services — to advise and guide the development of their mobile and digital strategies.

Previous Work Experience

Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the mobile and digital industries. Prior to joining Forrester in August 2008, Thomas spent four years at JupiterResearch as a senior mobile analyst, and six years at Bouygues Telecom (the third-largest French operator), first as Internet product manager and then as mobile multimedia marketing manager. Thomas also brings experience from the financial services sector, working in Milan for a year and a half. Thomas has served as a judge for the Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress since 2008.


Thomas holds degrees in international marketing/strategy and finance from EM Lyon (Lyon School of Management) and Science Po Paris (Institute of Political Science).

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    Report:Western European Mobile Forecast, 2009 To 2014

    Mobile Internet Adoption Will Grow To 39% Of Mobile Users By 2014

    As mobile phones are now ubiquitous across Western Europe, the industry's attention has turned to the mobile Internet arena. Despite the recession, mobile Internet adoption will continue to grow...

    • Downloads: 2178
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    Report:The Future Of Application Stores

    What To Expect When Defining Your Mobile Consumer Road Map

    The application store market is still nascent, but it is evolving quickly. Apple reinvented the distribution of products and services on mobile phones, opening up direct-to-consumer opportunities for...

    • Downloads: 1860
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    Report:The State Of Mobile Technology For Marketers, 2014

    Adoption of smartphones is skyrocketing around the globe. Sophistication of consumers' use of those smartphones is likewise climbing — without consumers even noticing it. Mobile is simply part...

    • Downloads: 1222
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    Report:Why Mobile Could Reinvent Social Computing

    A Glimpse Into The European Mobile Social Web Landscape

    Mobile social activity is more than just accessing social networking sites while on the go. Mobile phones have the potential to become the hub of Social Computing activities and to be more than just...

    • Downloads: 1539
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    Report:Google Wallet Is Not About Mobile Payments

    Google's statement that mobile payments are just getting started is correct. Its announcement on May 26, 2011, was another early salvo in what will be a long and hard-fought battle to change...

    • Downloads: 1369
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    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...

    • Downloads: 963
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    Report:Mobile World Congress 2010: Welcome To Nontelecom Players!

    The mobile industry is in full swing. Its center of gravity is shifting from hardware to software, from voice to data and services, and from traditional telecom stakeholders to new entrants. Google's...

    • Downloads: 1100
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    Report:Predictions 2014: Mobile Trends For Marketers

    Navigate Beyond The Hype To Drive Near-Term Results

    In 2014, there will be more than 2 billion smartphones globally. Mobile is becoming not only the new digital hub but also the bridge to the physical world. That's why mobile will affect more than...

    • Downloads: 959
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    Report:Mobile Search: In Search Of Relevance

    It is still early days for the European mobile search market. Despite an increase in mobile search adoption in Europe, it is still far from reaching the mass-market adoption levels of PC-based...

    • Downloads: 800
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    Report:Don't Confuse Tablet And Mobile Marketing

    Contextual Marketing Demands A Unique Approach To Tablets

    Too many marketing leaders still lump tablets and smartphones in the same mobile bucket. That's a mistake. Why? Because tablets are not primarily mobile devices. Instead, they are mostly used within...

    • Downloads: 727
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    Report:Organize For Mobile Marketing Success

    Organization: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    Marketing teams are expanding their use of mobile across functional, geographic, and brand boundaries, and the mobile vendor ecosystem is still fragmented and increasingly convoluted. The result?...

    • Downloads: 601
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    Report:Become Agile To Improve Your Mobile Approach

    Continuous Improvement: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    By now, most marketing leaders have successfully launched a mobile website, and many have an app or two. Even if your mobile traffic is growing exponentially and you've had success with several...

    • Downloads: 447
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    Report:Messaging Apps: Mobile Becomes The New Face Of Social

    Messaging Apps Will Force Digital Platforms To Evolve

    You've surely heard of the second-largest acquisition in tech history, Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp for $19 billion. However, you may not have heard of KakaoTalk, Kik, Line, Secret, Snapchat,...

    • Downloads: 456
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    Report:Brief: The Opportunities And Challenges Of Beacon Marketing

    No Matter How Promising The Technology Is, Be Wary Of The Hype

    Marketers at retail companies were the first to test beacons and implement in-store marketing, but now marketers in other industries, including fast-moving consumer goods, travel and hospitality, and...

    • Downloads: 399
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    Report:Mobile's Untapped Value Is In Contextual Data

    Why Contextual Data Will Improve Your Marketing Beyond Mobile

    As the hub of our offline and online experiences, mobile interactions are a powerful catalyst for contextual marketing. The untapped opportunity in mobile for marketers will be to get an extremely...

    • Downloads: 320
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    Report:Beyond Marketing: How Mobile Is Transforming McDonald's France

    Use Mobile As The Catalyst For Digital Transformation

    In France, you can order a Big Mac anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop and pick it up later at any of 1,200 McDonald's restaurants. But mobile ordering and in-store pick up are...

    • Downloads: 308
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    Report:Quick Take: Verizon Buys AOL To Recast Ad Tech's Foundations

    Forget About The Media Assets, This Deal Is All About Audience Targeting Capabilities

    On May 12, 2015, Verizon announced its acquisition of AOL for a reported $4.4 billion dollars. This move is in keeping with the company's ongoing commitment to investing in technology and talent to...

    • Downloads: 185
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    Report:Brief: Best Practices For Engaging Consumers Via Messaging Apps

    To help brands connect with their audiences, messaging apps such as Instagram, Kik, Line, Snapchat, Tango, and WeChat have begun to offer nascent marketing tools. This brief report provides examples...

    • Downloads: 229
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    Report:Mobile In Japan: What Marketers Need To Know

    While Japan is a mobile-centric society, smartphone adoption has lagged behind other major markets. Many international brands launched their first mCommerce initiatives in Japan several years ago,...

    • Downloads: 212
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    Report:Brief: Fuel Contextual Marketing With Location Data

    Go Beyond The Beacon Hype To Make Sense Of Location-Based Marketing

    Location-based data provided by technologies like beacons is opening up new opportunities for marketers. This report helps B2C marketers separate hype from reality and anticipate the broader...

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