The CX Cast

Research-based guidance on how to manage customer experience (CX) at any organization — an imperative that Forrester has been researching for over 20 years. Each week, Forrester analysts discuss key findings from their latest research on CX; analyze relevant topics in the news; or chat with CX professionals about how they’ve overcome prevalent challenges managing CX in their organizations.

Latest Episodes

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CX, Customer Success, And Marketing Together At B2B Summit

The CX Cast 6 days ago
It’s time B2B organizations get our full attention! VP, Research Director Dave Frankland gives a survey of the research that will be showcased at Forrester’s B2B Summit, diving into insights shared on orchestrating comprehensive buyer and customer experiences. 
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349: CX Capability-Building And Activity-Tracking

The CX Cast April 9, 2024
CX teams can take many paths to grow their capabilities and influence. Figuring out where to start and what’s most important can be paralyzing. Senior Analysts Su Doyle and AJ Joplin developed tools to help clients reconnect with their purpose as CX teams and plan a path forward. Featuring: Su Doyle, Sr Analyst AJ Joplin, […]
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348: Design For Empathy

The CX Cast April 3, 2024
Demonstrating empathy in digital experiences helps brands build trust and loyalty, yet many brands struggle to reflect customer understanding in the experiences they create and miss out on opportunities to make customers feel heard and understood. Forrester Analyst Senem Biyikli and Principal Analyst Gina Bhawalkar offer best practices to design for empathy. Featuring: Gina Bhawalkar, […]
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347: How To Prioritize Customer Journeys

The CX Cast March 26, 2024
You’ve identified dozens of journeys and hundreds of moments of truth that matter to your customers. But where do you start your journey mapping, journey measurement and journey improvement actions? How do you prioritize where you will drive the most impact? Forrester VP and Principal Analysts Maxie Schmidt and Joana de Quintanilha join us to […]
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346: Journey Centricity At E.ON: Part 2

The CX Cast March 19, 2024
In our second episode showcasing E.ON’s journey toward customer centricity, we talk to Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Joana de Quintanilha and Keith Fletcher, International Customer Experience Manager at E.ON, to examine the inner workings of journeys at E.ON.
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345: Journey Centricity At E.ON: Part 1

The CX Cast March 12, 2024
Since 2008, E.ON has been on a path to use journeys, not processes, as the building blocks for sustainable growth. Its customer journeys are key to giving over 47 million customers access to a sustainable supply of electricity and heat, with the aim of becoming climate neutral by 2040. Effectively leading a journey-centric transformation requires pulling six operational levers — structure, culture, talent, metrics, processes, and technology — in concert. In today’s episode, we talk to Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Joana de Quintanilha and Keith Fletcher, International Customer Experience Manager at E.ON, about E.ON's journey with journey centricity.
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344: Scale Your CX Measurement Program

The CX Cast March 5, 2024
Most large organizations operate across lines of business, products, segments, brands, and/or countries. CX leaders who want to scale their CX measurement program across such an organization must balance the need for efficient and consistent CX measurement with an appropriate level of autonomy for organizational units. VP and Principal Analyst Maxie Schmidt answers common questions on scaling measurement management programs, illustrated through case studies.
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343: Demystifying Generative AI

The CX Cast February 28, 2024
What do CX pros need to know about the promises and perils of generative AI? Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Martha Bennett explains the statistical complexity in layman’s terms and offers recent CX examples to illustrate the new paradigm.
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342: What CX Leaders Need To Know About RevOps

The CX Cast February 13, 2024
Revenue operations teams and CX teams have overlapping interests when it comes to understanding the customer and improving the buying experience. Principal Analyst Anthony McPartlin gives us an initial overview of RevOps, revealing some exciting opportunities for both functions to be stronger together.
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341: CX Planning Guide

The CX Cast February 7, 2024
CX leaders must invest to drive customer-focused action. This means investing more in tech to create and improve experiences, critical employee skills, unstructured feedback, and predictive modeling. Principal Analyst Pete Jacques walks us through Forrester's 2024 CX Planning guide and pragmatic budgeting advice to meet the emergent needs of customers.
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340: CX Predictions 2024: Financial Services

The CX Cast January 30, 2024
Every year, Forrester looks to the future to predict what we think will happen across industries, geographies and technologies. In this episode, VP, Research Directors Oliwia Berdak and David Hoffman join us to talk about where they see the financial services industry heading in 2024.
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339: CX Predictions 2024: Healthcare

The CX Cast January 23, 2024
Every year, Forrester looks to the future to predict what we think will happen across industries, geographies, and technologies. In this episode, Judy Weader and Shannon Germain Farraher get into the CX implications of the biggest predictions in healthcare. Tune in for insight on smart tech in hospitals, nontraditional benefits in plan designs, medical deserts, and other topics. 
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338: CX Predictions 2024: Government

The CX Cast January 16, 2024
Every year Forrester looks to the future to predict what we think will happen across industries, geographies and technologies. In this episode Principal Analyst Riccardo Pasto joins us to talk about where he sees Government CX heading in 2024. We cover generative AI, open government, cross-agency collaboration and more as we discuss the state of CX in government and its path in 2024.
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337: CX Predictions 2024: Retail

The CX Cast January 9, 2024
Forrester predictions are grounded in the previous year’s trends. To that end, VP, Principal Analyst Sucharita Kodali and VP, Research Director Fiona Swerdlow offer CX pros insight into 2024’s biggest changes in retail experience by first outlining 2023 trends and forecast data. They note the influence of digital and systemic risk on the biggest predictions.  Featuring: Sucharita […]
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CX Cast: 2024 Preview

The CX Cast December 26, 2023
Though we’re out for the holidays this week, we’re dropping in with a short preview of what we have planned for the CX Cast in 2024. Tune in to hear what’s to come, including:  Our annual series on Forrester’s 2024 predictions, airing throughout January.  A preview of Forrester’s 2024 events theme, “Human + AI,” and what it means for the customer lifecycle.  And more content from Forrester analysts throughout the year. 
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335: Culture Energy On The Front Lines

The CX Cast December 19, 2023
Forrester’s culture energy data reveals that culture varies across organizations, including within an individual company. In this episode, Martin interviews Angelina on her findings regarding customer-facing employees’ unique culture within an organization. Angelina shares her findings from other interviews with other culture experts, who helped her explain the data.
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334: Seven Steps Of Highly Effective Journey Mapping

The CX Cast December 12, 2023
Journey maps are wildly popular, and for good reason: Done right, they can transform your company’s customer experience and even alter its culture. But producing journey maps won’t change anything unless CX professionals think ahead about purpose, goals, and potential broader impact and follow the seven key steps of effective journey mapping. Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Joana de Quintanilha joins to discuss how to align your journey mapping efforts with your overall CX strategy. Listen as we run through seven steps to do journey mapping right — whether to design customer-centric experiences, or align employees and cultures to customer needs. 
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333: Practitioner Stories: Managing Global CX At HSBC

The CX Cast December 5, 2023
Managing global complexity is a major challenge when it comes to understanding what customers want, delivering customer goals, and measuring success. Gail Russell, global head of customer experience, wealth, and personal banking at HSBC, joins the CX Cast this week to share insights from her session at CX EMEA. 
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332: How To Set CX Metrics Goals

The CX Cast November 30, 2023
CX leaders must set goals for standard CX beacon metrics such as NPS and CSAT, but every organization is at a different point in their measurement journey. Rich Saunders, Senior Analyst, describes the challenges in setting the right metric goals and how to take a tailored approach that matures over time. 
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331: How To Design Great Workshop Activities

The CX Cast November 21, 2023
Senior Analyst AJ Joplin goes deeper into how to design, plan, and facilitate a workshop, this time discussing approaches to designing the workshop activities. Whether your workshop is for journey mapping or experience design, AJ explains how to guide participants to outcomes.