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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Customer- Versus Business-Focused Mapping Tools: Cut Through The Confusion And Connect The Dots

Michelle Beeson February 7, 2024
Organizations have various tools for mapping processes, systems, and experiences. However, many of these tools focus on the internal business, neglecting the customer perspective. Customer experience (CX) mapping tools are valuable resources for organizations striving for customer centricity (or in Forrester terms, customer obsession) and aligning business outcomes with customer outcomes. The foundation of CX […]
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Health Plans: Unlock Success In Member Engagement

Shannon Germain Farraher February 6, 2024
Amid a competitive healthcare landscape and younger generations’ increasing skepticism toward health insurers, health plans must reimagine their engagement approach to foster loyalty, trust, and connection with their members.

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Marketers Must Embrace AI To Maximize B2B Event Success

Conrad Mills February 2, 2024
Current adoption of AI for B2B events is low, but there is enormous untapped potential.
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What To Do Next About Your Customer Advocacy Platform

Amy Bills January 23, 2024
Where does the late December acquisition of customer advocacy and community platform Influitive leave current customers? Here we provide a plan for moving forward.
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Call For Entries: Forrester B2B Summit North America Awards

Cristina De Martini January 9, 2024
Have a great B2B success story to share? Nominate it for a B2B Return On Integration Honor or Program Of The Year Award! Winners will take the stage at Forrester’s B2B Summit North America.
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What 2024 Has In Store For Indian CMOs

Subhendu Pattnaik January 4, 2024
Discussions at recent events in Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai revealed what's top of mind for Indian marketing leaders.
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All Brands Need A DTC Digital Strategy, But Not Necessarily Direct Digital Sales

Michelle Beeson January 3, 2024
Should all brands sell directly to consumers online? How should brands work with online marketplaces? What does direct to consumer (DTC) mean for existing retail partner and distributor relationships? Consumer-facing brands still have a lot of questions about their DTC digital engagement and commerce capabilities. But the opportunities are not “one size fits all.” To […]
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CX Transformation Is Tough — Equip Your Org To Go The Distance

Su Doyle December 27, 2023
Danger! Obstacles Ahead! Customer experience (CX) has been a professional competency for two decades, and “Prove CX ROI” is still our CX clients’ top priority! Forrester’s data shows that 86% of CX professionals are building (or rebuilding) their business cases. Regardless of how much distance you have covered on your transformation journey, how many projects […]
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What Content Actually Matters? Find Out With A Touch Analysis.

Phyllis Davidson December 21, 2023
Gain a better understanding of content engagement.
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Are Scaled And Digital-Led Customer Success The Same Thing? Inconceivable!

Shari Srebnick November 30, 2023
Decode the meaning of digital-led and scaled customer success.
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The Commerce Solutions For B2B Landscape, Q4 2023: A Stoic Perspective Cuts Through The Static

Joe Cicman November 16, 2023
Tech buyers, if you sell to other businesses through an e-commerce channel, your vendors have heard you loud and clear: You’re pursuing pragmatic growth opportunities in today’s unprecedented economic climate. The Big Picture Is Stoic Pragmatism Asset-light growth from helping existing customers do better — that’s what marketplaces do. That’s the main trend that unifies […]
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Customer Community Platforms: A Little More Conversation, A Lot More Action

Amy Bills October 30, 2023
Have you ever heard a leader of a successful business proudly announce that they don’t much care about understanding their customers’ needs? Yeah, me neither. The data from Forrester’s recent report, The State Of Customer Obsession In B2B, 2023, is clear on the value of knowing what drives your customers. Customer-obsessed organizations outperform their peers […]
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Introducing The Forrester Wave™: Sales Force Automation, Q3 2023

Kate Leggett October 17, 2023
Shareholders demand profitable, responsible revenue growth. Buyers expect you to deliver value at every step of the sales process. And sellers expect to be prompted to the best actions and steps to take to achieve quota. It’s really hard to deliver on all these expectations. Buying motions are complicated. They involve more business and IT […]
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How GenAI Will Reshape CRM’s Value

Kate Leggett October 6, 2023
GenAI in CRM will make your front office more productive, help deliver better customer experiences, and unlock new revenue opportunities. Learn more in this post.
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Forrester Reviews And Scores Indian Mobile Banking Apps: What We Learned

Pushpa Marwal September 27, 2023
India is emerging as a powerhouse in mobile banking adoption. According to Forrester’s Consumer Asia Pacific Survey, 2023, a staggering 87% of online Indian adults expressed their desire to do all their banking on a smartphone. This statistic marks the highest percentage among the countries surveyed in the Asia Pacific region. It also underscores the […]
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It’s Not You, It’s Me: What It Really Means When Budget Is The Reason For The Breakup

Shari Srebnick September 5, 2023
Despite what customers may tell you, budget is often not the real reason why they’ve decided not to renew.
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Wealth Managers: Impact-Oriented Investors Need Your Help

Vijay Raghavan August 17, 2023
Impact-Oriented Investors Are Waiting For A Reason To Take The Plunge Data from Forrester’s Financial Services Benchmark Recontact Survey, 2022, found that 15% of US online adult investors own sustainable investment products — a group we call “sustainable investors.” They are younger, wealthier, and more educated than the average investor. But wealth managers should also […]

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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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Forrester Data Shows High CRM Adoption But Low Satisfaction

Kate Leggett August 15, 2023
Every year, our clients at Forrester ask us about trends in customer relationship management (CRM) adoption. To help us answer these questions, Forrester fielded a survey to ask CRM decision-makers around the world about different aspects of their company’s overall CRM strategy. You can find all our insights in our report, Customer Relationship Management Market […]
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Announcing Forrester’s Embedded Conversation Automation Landscape For B2B Marketing

Jessie Johnson August 11, 2023
Conversational AI, chatbots, and automated marketing are not new to B2B marketing technology stacks. B2B marketing organizations leverage conversation automation solutions to better understand and enable buyers, customers, and internal teams by integrating signal-responsive conversations into existing workflows, tactics, and content experiences that span the full customer lifecycle. Conversation automation is quickly becoming integral to […]
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