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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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Industry CRM: A Cocreation Opportunity For Vendors And Their Partners

Kate Leggett 1 day ago
More and more enterprises are opting for industry CRM solutions over its horizontal counterpart. These new solutions offer a vehicle for closer, more intentional relationships with the vendor's partners. This blog explores the top four benefits, as heard from the CRM vendors we spoke with.
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A Path To Growth: Key Insights And 2022 Trends For B2B CMOs

Christina Schmitt May 11, 2022
Forrester’s Marketing Survey, 2022, revealed insights that can help B2B marketing leaders strengthen their marketing strategy. CMOs are currently confronted with a challenging environment, rapidly evolving requirements, and the need for change, which impacts organizations’ growth strategy and operating business. Most companies are already in the midst of or have planned an entire transformation process […]

Drive Engagement With Your Digital Experiences

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

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Marketing And The Metaverse

What It Means May 5, 2022
Is the metaverse your ticket to marketing innovation or a quagmire into which marketing dollars will sink, never to be seen again? What is the metaverse, anyway? Join VP, Research Director Mike Proulx and VP, Principal Analyst Julie Ask as they explore what the metaverse means for marketers.
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Doing, Selling, And Being Headless Commerce

Joe Cicman May 3, 2022
Different roles have different relationships to headless commerce. Yet the concept is easier explained when you can settle on a frame of reference.
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Why Headless Commerce Is A Pain In The Neck

Joe Cicman April 29, 2022
It’s not your fault you don’t understand “headless commerce.” Great products have great names that express what they are and why they’re good. Like “doghouse” or “sugar-free gum.” But headless commerce … that’s confusing, and it’s poorly messaged. Let’s run two tests to illustrate this. (Full disclosure: This is a roast of headless commerce.) Round […]
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The Top Three Solutions In B2C Commerce In 2022 — Each Holds A Unique Position In The Market

Emily Pfeiffer April 28, 2022
The Forrester Wave™ for B2C Commerce Solutions surfaced a significant shift in the market, which we predicted but did not expect to see so quickly or so clearly.
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The Top Three Solutions For B2B Commerce In 2022

Joe Cicman April 28, 2022
The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Solutions, Q2 2022 surfaced a significant shift in the market, which we predicted but did not expect to see so quickly or so clearly. So What Did The Results Reveal About The Market? Three solutions scored higher than more broadly adopted solutions. In all three cases, these solutions take a […]

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Take A Pragmatic Approach To B2B Conversation Design To Avoid Dystopian Dialogue

Jessie Johnson April 26, 2022
From their interactions as consumers, B2B buyers and customers are already accustomed to receiving relevant information curated by algorithms and delivered at the right time in dynamic and digestible formats. Across channels, devices, and interfaces, these audiences ask for what they want. They’re also aware of how their behavior drives the algorithmic co-creation of interest-based […]
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You’re Probably Greenwashing, But You Don’t Know It

Thomas Husson April 20, 2022
Alongside the COP26 Conference, many businesses communicated their green pledge and how much they are acting to protect the environment. Expect more of this to happen this week, with Earth Day falling on Friday, April 22 — and get ready to see many brands accused of greenwashing. Greenwashing — when a business is perceived to […]
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Customer Marketers: It’s Your Time To Shine

Amy Bills April 19, 2022
Customer marketing leaders, get ready for the spotlight. We’re having a “told you so” moment in customer marketing. As companies turn more attention to keeping their existing customers, the job of strengthening engagement, building loyalty, and developing advocates is front and center. A full 60% of marketing organizations plan to increase spend on customer engagement. […]
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Do QR Codes Right — Here’s How

Julie Ask March 29, 2022
Fueled by industry and pandemic forces, QR codes have shot onto the scene at every stage of the CLC. Our recently published research, which includes an analysis of over 125 QR codes, highlights several best practices Brands should use when they implement QR codes into their strategy.
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Customer Service In 2022: The Times They Are A-Changin’

Christina McAllister March 16, 2022
It’s been two years (!) since the pandemic began, and customer service organizations have managed the impossible: moving thousands of agents home practically overnight and rapidly deploying new digital channels, all while supporting millions of COVID-19-stressed customers. Our world has changed, and customer expectations have changed with it. Customer service leaders must shake off decades […]

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Most Thought Leadership Isn’t Thoughtful Or Leading: How Can We Fix That?

Ian Bruce March 9, 2022
Biased. Lacking substance. Dull. When we asked B2B buyers what they think about the content they receive from vendors, over 60% of respondents to Forrester’s 2021 Content Preferences Survey gave these unflattering opinions. Buyers are drowning in a sea of sameness. They fail to find any value in the content they receive, because much of […]
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CCaaS Hits An Inflection Point

Max Ball February 28, 2022
Rapid Uptick In Customer Adoption  With particularly good reasons and with great intentions, contact centers have been one of the last domains within companies to move their core technology to the cloud. As a critical customer-facing function, contact centers have so much at stake that it makes sense for them not to take chances with […]
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When More Is Less: Investing Intentionally In Customer Obsession

Amy Bills February 23, 2022
The most successful companies put their customers at the heart of all they do. Yet customer obsession is not an all-or-nothing proposition.
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Let’s Discover The State Of Customer Obsession In Government

Rick Parrish February 9, 2022
Government organizations that want to improve the services, benefits, products, and experiences that they provide to customers must focus relentlessly on customers’ needs. This means putting customers at the center of strategy, leadership behaviors, and everyday operations — an approach that Forrester calls customer obsession. Most government organizations want to be more customer obsessed. But […]
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On The Eve Of Another COVID-19 Year, Planning Matters More Than Ever 

Jennifer Ross December 16, 2021
Amid lingering uncertainty, it may be tempting to question the value of long-range planning. The post-COVID landscape will look very different from the landscape pre-COVID — and B2B leaders who are unprepared will lose out.   
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All Brands Must Build Value From Direct-To-Consumer

Michelle Beeson November 18, 2021
The value of a brand’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) digital presence goes beyond direct sales. Brands that still rely heavily on retail partners for digital sales can still drive value from direct customer engagement. Of course, DTC consumer purchases benefit brands with better margins, since they avoid fees or commission charges from partners. The benefits go beyond […]
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Assess Your Company’s DX Strategy With Forrester’s Emerging Technology Survey

Julie Ask November 3, 2021
Assess your company’s DX strategy with Forrester’s Emerging Technology Survey. And see what we learned from execs in our last iteration of this research.
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European Banks Still Struggle To Balance App Functionality With User Experience

Karine Cardona-Smits October 22, 2021
Mobile apps have become the channel of choice for millions of Europeans. Forrester’s data shows that some 40% of French, 54% of Italian, and 54% of UK online adults have done their banking on a smartphone in the past month. We have been evaluating mobile banking apps for over a decade through our Forrester Digital […]
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