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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 […]
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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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Australians’ Laid-Back Reputation Hides The Truth About Our Ability To Trust

Jinan Budge October 30, 2022
People are hardwired to trust other people and, by extension, the organizations they engage with. As an organization, your success or failure at earning and keeping trust ultimately determines not only the fate of your relationship with customers, employees, and partners but the future prospects of the organization itself. But few business, political, or technical […]
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How Exploration Drives Breakthrough Digital Business Strategies

Peter Wannemacher October 26, 2022
A confluence of factors makes digital business inherently fast-moving. Systems of exploration can help digital business strategies evolve and drive growth. Learn more.
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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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Predictions 2023: A Metaverse + NFT Winter Will Cool Market Hype

J.P. Gownder October 25, 2022

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Prescription For The Future: Acute Home Care Is The Best Medicine For US Hospitals

Natalie Schibell October 10, 2022
Fueled by the pandemic’s necessity for virtual care, acute home care models are gaining momentum. Unlike preestablished care delivery models, acute home care incorporates value-based care at its core, allowing hospitals to optimize the management of clinical practices.

Tackle 2023 With Bold Action & Clear Focus

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Clean Up Your Martech And Loyalty Tech Ecosystem

Mary Pilecki October 3, 2022
We all know that there is a big difference between working hard and working smart. And specifically for marketers, the status quo often makes working smart impossible — functional silos inhibit internal efficiencies and negatively impact the overall customer experience. Some of today’s biggest marketing silos are technology-based — different platforms for different functions. Let’s […]
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Meet The Analyst Covering Design Workflow: Sheila Mahoutchian

Sheila Mahoutchian September 26, 2022
What Topics Will You Be Covering At Forrester? I’m excited to dive deep into coverage areas revolving around design workflows, tools, and services for the customer experience (CX) function. Some buckets I hope to explore in this realm include: Design thinking in practice and how to make it accessible, specifically for collaboration teams that work […]
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Running Twice As Smart: A CMO Growth Primer For An Economic Downturn

Dipanjan Chatterjee August 25, 2022
It takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that! — “Alice in Wonderland” Run Twice As Smart We sit in the penumbra of a pandemic, on the cusp of a recession. In these […]
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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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Retail In 2022 — Highlights From The US CX Index

Fiona Swerdlow August 8, 2022
Results from the US CX Index 2022 show that some retailers were able to strengthen their base of devoted (and highly profitable) customers. Learn more, and how you can do the same.

See Why 2023 Fortune Favors The Bold And Focused

Explore our 2023 Predictions to see where strategies are shifting – and where opportunities for bold moves exist.

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Emotional Quality Of Experiences: The 2022 CX Index Bright Spot

Linda Ivy-Rosser June 27, 2022
Recently Forrester released the US Customer Experience Index Rankings for 2022 and one prominent message was the fall of CX quality across industries (see Figure 1). However, it also revealed a bright spot - the emotional quality of customer experiences remains consistent.  According to the Average US CX Index, 60% of customers expressed they had emotionally positive experiences compared with 62% in 2021 and 60% in 2020. 
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Great Balls Of Fire! Customer Engagement Is On Your CMO’s Radar

Amy Bills June 14, 2022
It's customer marketing’s job to track and report on value to the business. You might not have received a lot of guidance from leadership on this, especially if your organization isn’t mature in its approach to postsale engagement. Begin by understanding what matters to the company.
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The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2022, Uncovers A Slip In CX Quality

Pete Jacques June 9, 2022
Forrester’s Customer Experience Benchmark Survey, Canada Consumers, 2022, reveals that CX quality in Canada has slipped in 2022 following several years of stability.
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The US Customer Experience Index, 2022, Shows That Brands Struggled During The Past Year

Pete Jacques June 6, 2022
Forrester's 2022 Customer Experience Benchmark Study reveals CX quality in the US has fallen back to early-2020 levels, reversing gains made in 2021.
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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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Join Us At CX APAC 2022 To Understand How To Design For Emotion

Zhi Ying Barry April 11, 2022
Emotion is key to delivering differentiated customer experiences that drive brand loyalty. Join us next month at CX APAC to learn more.
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What’s Next For Customer Loyalty?

What It Means April 7, 2022
Customer loyalty is not a new concept, but a confluence of trends has increased the emphasis that brands are placing on it. In this episode, VP and Principal Analyst Mary Pilecki dives into these trends and provides a sneak preview of new research that will be unveiled at CX North America.
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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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