Customer Engagement

In a hypercompetitive climate, customer engagement is a key differentiator. Read our insights to nurture and strengthen customer relationships, improve retention, and demonstrate the business value of the customer engagement function.

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Open Banking Adoption Is On The Cusp Of Robust Growth In Europe

Jacob Morgan 2 days ago
Forrester’s European open banking forecast predicts a doubling of the adoption of open banking across countries, and use cases, from 2022 to 2027.
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Unlock Loyalty Throughout The Customer Lifecycle

Mary Pilecki November 17, 2022
Loyalty marketers, the scope of your job just expanded. And before you panic, it’s a good thing. Loyalty marketers have conventionally focused their efforts on customers post-purchase: increasing customer retention, enrichment, and advocacy. But brands and customers alike have faced unprecedented challenges over the last few years, including a pandemic, supply chain issues, and social […]

See How CX Is Changing In 2023

Get our Predictions 2023 guide to explore the dynamics that will ensure customer experience success.

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DXP: “You Keep Using That Term. I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means.”

Joe Cicman November 10, 2022
It’s not inconceivable. Rather than single-sourcing a DXP, think about your digital experience platform as being: A system of applications (and their underlying platforms) … … brought together by various vendors and agencies … … bound by APIs and events … … connected through good data … … which provides the foundation for experiences and […]
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Customer Trust Was Weak Across US Financial Services Brands In 2022

Alyson Clarke November 8, 2022
How well did US financial services firms rank in terms of customers’ trust in 2022? Our new research reveals the scores and rankings of 54 US brands across auto and home insurance, banking, credit card issuers, and investment firms, analyzed as part of Forrester’s US Financial Services Trust Index, 2022. Overall, customer trust was relatively […]
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Financial Services Firms Need To Learn How To Earn Customers’ Trust

Alyson Clarke November 8, 2022
Winning trust is imperative to financial services firms' success. Yet it's lacking, Forrester’s Financial Services Customer Trust Index shows.
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‘Tis The Season Of Open Enrollment, But Members Need More Information To Be Jolly

Natalie Schibell November 7, 2022
As open enrollment commences, health insurers face a major knowledge gap, preventing them from engaging their members.
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Is Customer Success “The New Sales”? No.

Shari Srebnick November 2, 2022
Customer success is a revenue generating department focused on customer outcomes and value realization. So can it be "the new sales"? No.

Got The Right Chatbot Personality For Your Brand?

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Changing Your Loyalty Program? Here’s What To Consider

Mary Pilecki October 25, 2022
Today, brands leverage loyalty programs to acquire and retain customers, particularly those they lost during the height of the pandemic. But loyalty programs are a symbiotic relationship: Consumers look to programs for better experiences and cost savings, especially in light of the current economic crisis. As both customer and business needs change, programs are evolving […]
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Poor Change Management Kills CRM Success — Here Is How To Get It Right

Kate Leggett October 3, 2022
Ready to give up on your CRM deployment? Before you do, you should know: CRM is a huge market. It is valued at $63.91 billion today and projected to grow to $145.79 billion by 2029, at a CAGR of 12.5%. Eighty-two percent of enterprises use CRM. Yet when I surveyed hundreds of business and IT […]
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Amazon’s Success In Healthcare Hinges On Patient Experience And Trust

Natalie Schibell September 9, 2022
Amazon’s planned acquisition of One Medical presents a serious question surrounding patient data privacy.
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Seven Fallacies Of Product-Led Growth That B2B CMOs Must Address

Matt Papertsian August 31, 2022
CMOs at companies that employ or plan to employ a product-led growth (PLG) strategy have a unique opportunity to use their team’s competencies to accelerate company growth. Dispelling the seven common PLG fallacies will both help the company scale faster and create trust in the marketing function to support it.
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Ignore These Three Things To Guarantee A Sales Methodology Disastrophy

Eric Zines August 23, 2022
Selecting, launching, and sustaining a new B2B sales methodology can be an overwhelming project for sales enablement teams. Sales leaders frequently underestimate the commitment required to realize the expected business impact of a methodology deployment, resulting in an endless cycle of starts, slow-motion failures, and restarts … rinse and repeat. The most common explanation offered […]

Drive Engagement With Your Digital Experiences

A five-step breakdown of how to get customers to embrace new digital experiences.

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This Back-To-School Season, Learn To Evolve Your Loyalty Strategy

Mary Pilecki August 16, 2022
Despite the heat wave across the United States, summer is quickly coming to a close. In just a few weeks, kids around the globe will be back in the classroom for a new year of learning. Loyalty marketers, you might consider joining them! Since early 2020, concerns for health and safety, supply chain issues, and […]
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Announcing The CRM Forrester Wave™ Evaluations — And How To Use Them

Kate Leggett August 7, 2022
The global customer relationship management market is projected to grow from $63.91 billion in 2022 to $145.79 billion by 2029, at a CAGR of 12.5%. This second wave that CRM is experiencing is aimed at transforming engagement and business outcomes across an enterprise, surpassing its initial remit of increasing front-office productivity. Companies use CRM to […]
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Key Takeaways From Health Insurers’ Q2 Earnings Calls: What We Can Learn About The Future Of Healthcare

Natalie Schibell August 2, 2022
Health insurers' recent earning calls reveal where the healthcare industry is headed. Learn health insurers' top trends and priorities.
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Bread, Milk, Eggs … Health Equity — The Fifth Aim Is A Staple For All Americans

Kyle Rybarczyk August 2, 2022
The Triple/Quadruple Aim has long been recognized as a framework to optimize the US healthcare system. This daunting ambition was given hope with the proposal of accomplishing three goals equally in 2008 and the addition of a fourth in 2014. Theoretically, achieving these goals would alleviate the burden experienced by the healthcare ecosystem and increase […]
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“You’re Dead To Me,” Said The Patient To Their Patient Portal

Natalie Schibell July 19, 2022
Read this blog to understand what precision nudging is and how it will help improve patient communication, engagement, and outcomes.

Design Better Chatbots

Here's how to create chatbots that customers will love.

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In Customer Success We Trust

Shari Srebnick July 14, 2022
Customer Success is a critical business function and plays an essential role in building trust with customers as a strategy for retention.
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Assessing The US Youth Smartwatch Market: Is There Room For An Independent Brand?

Julie Ask July 8, 2022
Children's smartwatch brand Xplora plans to move into the US market - one of many recent additions to a crowded market. This blog explores important lessons that brands should consider when developing a smartwatch and entering a crowded market.
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The Customer Lifecycle Is The Design Muse To Accelerate Your Journey To Customer Obsession

Lori Wizdo June 29, 2022
Learn how the Forrester Customer Lifecycle Framework helps B2B and B2C business leaders — enterprisewide! — calibrate what are too often internally focused processes instead of the customer’s process and perspective in order to become more customer-obsessed.
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