Xiaofeng Wang

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The State Of Generative AI For Marketing In Asia Pacific

Xiaofeng Wang May 7, 2024
I’m pleased to announce the publication of the first of my two generative AI (genAI) marketing in APAC reports, The State Of Generative AI For Marketing In Asia Pacific (client-only access). The data overview report covers a wide range of topics on APAC marketers’ use of genAI, including adoption, investment, use cases, benefits, challenges, and […]
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Unlocking The Power Of Adobe Services: Forrester’s Overview Of 27 Providers

Xiaofeng Wang March 7, 2024
I’m pleased to announce the publication of The Adobe Services Landscape, Q1 2024. Since we started covering the Adobe services market in 2020, we have seen it grow rapidly and mature continuously (see figure). Adobe services have evolved into an established market that features: High revenue growth. Adobe service providers’ revenue has grown rapidly since our previous […]
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From Dominance To Decline: Global Brands Are Losing In China

Xiaofeng Wang February 27, 2024
For years, China's economic growth and consumer market have been a magnet for global brands seeking expansion. However, the tide has turned. Get four best practices for global brands to navigate the changing Chinese market successfully in this preview of a new report.
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CDPs In APAC: A Fast-Growing Emerging Market

Xiaofeng Wang February 14, 2024
I’m pleased to announce the publication of The Customer Data Platforms In Asia Pacific Landscape, Q1 2024 report. This comprehensive report features 22 vendors with $5 million or more annual customer data platform (CDP) revenue from the APAC market. Most vendors are still in the early stages of developing their business in APAC, indicating that […]
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When Generative AI Meets Double 11 — What To Expect On Singles’ Day 2023

Xiaofeng Wang November 2, 2023
We'll see a refocus on low-price strategy — along with dashes of genAI influence.
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Generative AI For Marketing In APAC: Call For Survey Participation

Xiaofeng Wang October 27, 2023
Generative AI is among the hottest topics that B2C marketers in APAC wanted to hear about from us in 2023. The most-asked questions include: What are the most applicable use cases of generative AI in marketing today? What potential does genAI offer for improving marketing efficiency? How are leading brands using generative AI for marketing […]
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Financial Services Marketing Effectiveness Lies In Data, Technology, And Creativity

Xiaofeng Wang October 16, 2023
According to Forrester’s Marketing Survey, 2023, financial services marketers in Asia Pacific (APAC) find improving marketing’s ROI or effectiveness more difficult than their peers in other regions and industries. To dive deeper, I talked to B2C marketing leaders in the financial services industry across the region and learned more about their priorities, challenges, and best […]
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The Super App Window Has Closed

Xiaofeng Wang August 1, 2023
The conditions that propelled super apps like WeChat are no longer in place today. Instead of trying to build a super app, firms should instead invest in creating a robust mobile strategy.
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How To Implement Values-Driven Marketing

Xiaofeng Wang July 16, 2023
Following my previous blog post, The What, Why, And How Of Values-Driven Marketing, and speech at CX APAC 2023, I wrote a report to elaborate on values-driven marketing more thoroughly: How To Embed Values-Driven Marketing Into Customer Journeys. The report shares Forrester’s 2023 data that underlines how much values matter to customers. Many online adults […]
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The What, Why, And How Of Values-Driven Marketing

Xiaofeng Wang May 12, 2023
In the upcoming CX APAC 2023, I’m going to present on How To Embed Values-Driven Marketing In Customer Journeys. I’m excited to lay out the key concept of values-driven marketing and share a sneak peek of the new model and framework. But before we talk about values-driven marketing, let’s start with values-motivated consumers. Values-motivated consumers […]
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Invest In A Cross-Channel Marketing Hub To Elevate Your Campaign Strategy

Rusty Warner March 21, 2023
Empowered customers expect seamless cross-channel experiences. B2C marketers must understand customers and create value exchanges in their individual moments of need. That’s a tough job if your martech ecosystem is overly complex or badly integrated — or both. A cross-channel marketing hub (CCMH) can help marketers overcome data and channel integration complexity to consistently engage […]
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Digital Experience Technology Success Metrics For Marketers

Xiaofeng Wang December 12, 2022
Marketing leaders are investing in digital experience (DX) technologies including adtech, martech, and commerce tech to support their digital marketing, commerce, and customer experience initiatives. But many struggle to measure success due to a lack of relevant metrics. My latest published report, Drive Your Digital Experience Investments And Operations With The Right Metrics, provides a […]
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The State Of CDP In APAC

Xiaofeng Wang December 5, 2022
Following the previously published report covering key CDP vendors in Asia Pacific, I interviewed 10 customer data platform (CDP) customers in the region and published a new report, The State Of Customer Data Platforms In Asia Pacific. Here are the key findings on the state of CDP in APAC. CDP Popularity In APAC Varies By […]
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More Content, Less Promotion — What To Expect On Singles’ Day 2022

Xiaofeng Wang November 1, 2022
Entering its 14th year, how will Singles’ Day, the world’s largest online shopping festival, evolve? Here, we break down what to expect.
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The State Of Marketing Talent In Asia Pacific In 2022

Xiaofeng Wang September 5, 2022
The “great resignation” — a period during which employees are voluntarily resigning from their jobs at historic rates — is a reality in Asia Pacific, making addressing the marketing talent gap one of marketing leaders’ most urgent priorities for 2022. My recently published report, The State Of Marketing Talent In Asia Pacific In 2022, details […]
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Announcing The Forrester Wave™: Global Adobe Services Partners, Q3 2022

Xiaofeng Wang July 7, 2022
I’m pleased to announce our recently published The Forrester Wave™: Global Adobe Services Partners, Q3 2022. In our 23-criterion evaluation of global Adobe services partners, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, dentsu, IBM, Infosys, Publicis Groupe, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and WPP — and researched, analyzed, and scored them […]
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The Majority Of Chinese Social Media Users Are Social Savants

Xiaofeng Wang May 18, 2022
Compared to their US counterparts, online adults in China are far more likely to use social media to buy products and interact with brands. Here are three takeaways for marketers.
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Ethical Marketing Is Never An Easy Business Decision: Join Me At CX APAC 2022

Xiaofeng Wang April 6, 2022
Implementing a successful ethical marketing strategy requires careful balancing of customer value and business value. Join me at CX APAC to learn how.
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The State Of Marketing Talent In Asia Pacific In 2022: Call For Survey Participation

Xiaofeng Wang March 21, 2022
According to Forrester’s Marketing Survey 2022, talent will be among Asia Pacific (APAC) marketing decision-makers’ top challenges over the next 12 months:  26% considered limited marketing headcount as a top challenge. 22% considered difficulty in recruiting marketing talent as a top challenge. 17% considered employees not having the right skills as a top challenge. To […]
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Explore The CDP Vendor Landscape In Asia Pacific

Xiaofeng Wang January 10, 2022
Customer data platforms (CDPs) are among marketers’ top marketing technology (martech) priorities in Asia Pacific (APAC). According to data from Forrester’s 2021 Global Marketing Survey, 23% of B2C marketing decision-makers in APAC already use CDPs, and 26% plan to do so in the next 12 months — the most cited of the 20 martech options […]
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