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If You Want Customer Loyalty, You Need A Value Exchange

Mary Pilecki February 13, 2024
I regularly have discussions with clients who want to create a loyalty program. But when we dig deeper into their approach, their answers to critical questions often indicate that the client hasn’t fully considered the implications of a program: Many brands jump into a structured loyalty program (the tactic) before they have defined the strategy […]
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Consumer Spending 2024: What It Means For Your Brand

Dipanjan Chatterjee February 7, 2024
2023 was a confusing year: The consumers blew cold, and the economy blew hot. The recession-to-be didn’t materialize, and the economic outlook wasn’t half as bad as consumers would have you believe. Yet, notes from the post-pandemic blues keep wafting in the air no matter the macroeconomic drumbeat. This year, the economy is headed for […]
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2023 Canada Net Promoter Score℠ (NPS) Rankings: Industries Lose Gains Made In 2022

Pete Jacques January 17, 2024
Forrester just published The Canada Net Promoter Rankings, 2023 report, which includes the Net Promoter Score℠ (NPS) and industry rank for 100 brands across nine industries. We asked over 39,000 Canadian consumers in our annual Customer Experience Benchmark Survey about their likelihood to recommend brands that they interacted with in the past 12 months, using the standard NPS […]
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If It’s January, It Must Be Time For CES 2024

Dipanjan Chatterjee January 2, 2024
What will be the three biggest themes to watch out for at CES 2024? Find out in this preview of the upcoming event in Las Vegas.
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Net Promoter Score℠ (NPS) US Benchmarks, 2023: Fewer Brands Show Improvement

Pete Jacques December 29, 2023
New analyses from Forrester’s 2023 Customer Experience Benchmark Study reveals that subdued customer advocacy continued in 2023, as fewer brands have significant improvements and more brands have significant drops in Net Promoter Score℠ (NPS) compared to 2022.
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One Game To Rule Them All: Sports And Fandom In America

Dipanjan Chatterjee December 9, 2023
It’s not often that soccer and the United States are spoken of in the same breath. But a diminutive Argentinian possessing outsized wizardry changed all of that. Lionel Messi put US Major League Soccer on the world map, and Apple brought the games into American living rooms. On Saturday, December 9, it all comes to […]
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A Recap Of 115 Retail Website Promotions On Black Friday And Cyber Monday 2023

Nicole Murgia December 1, 2023
Forrester’s retail research team highlights data insights from retailers’ online Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023 participation.
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Consumer Spending Expectations — Holiday Edition

Dipanjan Chatterjee November 8, 2023
Consumers are mostly skittish about spending more this holiday than they have the rest of the year, and categories like beauty and personal care and consumer durables will fare far worse than health and wellness and apparel.
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Predictions 2024: With The Right Preparation, Your Organization Can Win Trust While Others Lose It

Stephanie Balaouras October 31, 2023
A focus on fundamentals such as empathy, dependability, and accountability will equip companies to weather a tumultuous year ahead.
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Five Holiday Shopping Trends That Will Surprise You

Dipanjan Chatterjee October 27, 2023
Brands must contend with a consumer caught between sagging confidence and a healthy pocketbook, making this a holiday unlike any other.
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Consumer Spending Trends — 2023 Edition

Dipanjan Chatterjee September 8, 2023
Has The Economy Got You Down? It’s 1840. Inflation is rampant, and beleaguered consumers are reeling from high prices. It’s also presidential election season, and economic woes are weighing down the campaign of incumbent President Martin Van Buren, who eventually loses to William Henry Harrison (who, for all you trivia fans, had the shortest presidential […]
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Improve Your Loyalty Results With A Loyalty Services Provider

Mary Pilecki August 16, 2023
Does your brand employ a loyalty services provider in addition to a loyalty technology provider? If not, you should consider it. Brands continue to increase spend on loyalty technology and programs, but they often don’t tie their loyalty initiatives to broader corporate goals, negatively impacting their success. Services providers help here. This blog answers key […]
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Growth Strategy In Action: Apple Plants New Seeds

Dipanjan Chatterjee August 7, 2023
Two months ago, I announced Forrester’s revenue growth framework. We reviewed academic research, evaluated practitioner models, spoke with CMOs, and studied best practices among companies to distill a framework to help our clients develop a structured approach to growing revenue. I’ve applied this lens to Apple’s latest earnings release to analyze the company’s growth strategy. […]
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Are You Prepared to Include CX Metrics In Earnings Calls?

Pete Jacques July 25, 2023
If you're considering sharing your CX performance during an earnings calls, here's how to do it right.
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Canadian Customer Experience Quality Falls To A New Low

Pete Jacques June 16, 2023
The Canada Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) rankings for 2023 show brands backsliding on performance. Read about the results, and meet two brands that beat the odds and improved their CX Index scores in a tough year.
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How Creative Commerce Fuels Loyalty Across The Customer Lifecycle

What It Means June 1, 2023
From streaming services to ice cream, creative commerce is revolutionizing commerce by integrating all phases of the buying cycle. Learn how on this week’s What It Means with VP, Principal Analyst Jay Pattisall and Principal Analyst Kelsey Chickering.
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Paid Loyalty Programs Pique Premium Interest

Mary Pilecki May 19, 2023
Premium loyalty programs charge a fee for access to membership or a program tier. These can be one-time fees (REI — $30 once for a lifetime) or monthly/annual fees (Amazon Prime, Walmart +). In recent weeks, we’ve seen several new premium loyalty programs or tiers announced: Sweetgreen announced a two-tiered program in April with a […]
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Flexible Loyalty Technology Solutions Power Profitable Loyalty Programs

Mary Pilecki March 14, 2023
As brands contend with rising media costs, changing consumer behavior, and, for some, lackluster sales results, they continue to invest in consumer loyalty programs and technology solutions to help them engage and retain consumers. In fact, 53% of B2C marketing decision-makers plan to increase their spend on loyalty technology this year. But economic uncertainty adds […]
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Explore The End Of The Customer Lifecycle At CX APAC 2023

Rick Parrish March 13, 2023
Death. Taxes. The customer lifecycle. Until now, business leaders could count on the inevitability of all three. But no longer. Today’s consumers thrive on novelty, embrace emerging technologies, and expect more from brands. And during the pandemic, businesses proved that they can innovate fast enough to keep up. As both consumers and businesses race forward, […]
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What Consumers Like — And Detest — About Subscriptions

Sucharita Kodali February 8, 2023
Consumers shared their attitudes toward subscriptions — see the key highlights.
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