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


329: What CX Leaders Need To Know About Generative AI

The CX Cast November 7, 2023
Generative AI (GenAI) will have a transformative impact on customer experience. VP, Principal Analyst David Truog guides CX leaders on how to harness the creativity and navigate the risks of GenAI for better CX. He offers definitions, use cases, and prescriptive advice so you can confidently dive into this brave new world. 

328: How To Facilitate A Great Workshop

The CX Cast October 31, 2023
Workshops have grown in popularity as a frequent activity for CX pros. But successful workshop facilitation requires skill and thoughtful planning. Forrester Senior Analyst AJ Joplin discusses the importance of improving workshop facilitation and outlines an approach for optimal workshop output.

327: Empathy Part II & Welcome New Analyst!

The CX Cast October 24, 2023
In this episode, we welcome back Senem Guler Biyikli, now officially an analyst! She joins us to discuss the link between anthropology and CX, her current research on empathy, and how to promote empathy in a digital environment.

326: CX Safari

The CX Cast October 17, 2023
In this episode, CX Cast host and Forrester VP and Research Director Martin Gill joins Senior Analyst Michelle Beeson to describe a workshop activity they used to bring the frameworks of value for customer to life. They had participants, who represented different companies and industries, try out a combination of mystery shopping and ethnographic research by visiting coffee shops in London. Listen to hear about the frameworks, design, and approach used for the activity and how your company can put it in place.

325: The State Of CX Teams

The CX Cast October 11, 2023
Every year, Forrester’s global survey of firms’ customer experience (CX) programs presents up-to-date insights into CX teams. Variation across CX teams, including team size, responsibility, and budget, is a main theme in the 2023 results. Principal Analyst Judy Weader, whose upcoming report dives into the survey results, joins us to discuss her findings.

324: Journey Mapping Trends

The CX Cast October 4, 2023
It’s a topic that is a perennial favorite among CX pros: journey mapping. Today, journey mapping platforms help not only with mapping itself but with visualization, brainstorming, and ideation, as well. Covering the key trends is Forrester Senior Analyst Michelle Beeson.

323: How To Connect With Stakeholders On CX

The CX Cast September 26, 2023
CX pros are used to focusing on the customer, often using tools like personas and workshops to create stellar customer experiences. This week, Forrester Senior Analyst Su Doyle makes the case for using those same strategies to prove CX value internally.

322: Responsible Design For CX Pros

The CX Cast September 19, 2023
Responsible design — design that aligns with a company’s brand purpose, values, and commitments — is a powerful tool for earning trust. Forrester Principal Analyst Gina Bhawalkar joins us for a discussion on what responsible design is and why brands should embrace it.

321: Shared CX

The CX Cast September 6, 2023
Many brands sell products through retailers. Forrester Senior Analyst Michelle Beeson joins the CX Cast this week to discuss how, now that we care more than ever about the customer experience, the brand and retailer partnership is more important than ever.

320: How To Build An Actionable Journey Atlas

The CX Cast August 29, 2023
The right approach to building a journey atlas will ensure the resulting product is insightful and actionable. Susan McNulty, consultant in CX transformation, has worked in CX leadership roles across several industries. She offers her experiences and practical, easy-to-follow expertise on the journey atlas creation process.

319: The Future Of VoC

The CX Cast August 22, 2023
Organizations rely on voice-of-the-customer (VoC) measurement teams to collect and share insights and metrics that drive employee and partner actions. Unfortunately, VoC programs tend to be neglected or misunderstood within organizations. Senior Analyst Colleen Fazio, who helps Forrester customers build VoC and customer experience (CX) measurement programs, joins the CX Cast to discuss challenges and opportunities facing VoC programs and how they should evolve.

318: Journey-Centricity Roadmap

The CX Cast August 15, 2023
Journey -centricity leads to higher revenue, reduced costs, and better customer experience. VP, Principal Analyst Joana de Quintanilha joins the CX Cast this week to share the importance of journey centricity and how it can help organizations foster customer obsession.

317: Building Bridges Between CX And EX

The CX Cast August 8, 2023
How can CX and EX coexist in an organization? Can the right relationship between CX and EX management have a magnifying effect? Martin and Angelina talk through the model for shared management of (or collaboration between) CX and EX, with considerations for different existing organizational structures.

316: It’s 2050: Your Website Is Deserted. How Will Your CX Strategy Adapt?

The CX Cast August 1, 2023
By 2050, your website could be a wasteland. VP and Principal Analyst Julie Ask joins the CX Cast this week to discuss how your current website must evolve to meet customer needs, and what this means for your CX strategy.

315: Construct A CX Strategy For 300 Digital Touchpoints

The CX Cast July 25, 2023
Brands today can reach consumers on more than 300 digital touchpoints, and that number is growing quickly. VP, Principal Analyst Julie Ask joins the CX Cast this week to discuss the complexity of the consumer digital touchpoint landscape, and how companies must navigate this to build a strong CX strategy.

314: Why You Need To Embrace Customer Lifetime Value

The CX Cast July 18, 2023
Less than half of global CX leaders can prove the ROI of their CX initiatives. Rusty Warner joins the CX Cast to share the insights from his CX EMEA keynote, “How To Embrace Customer Lifetime Value.” He reveals how leading CX teams that demonstrate clear business value will be stronger than ever.

313: Practitioner Stories: Experience Design At Lloyds Banking Group

The CX Cast July 11, 2023
Phil Bonhard, head of experience design for homes and mortgages at Lloyds Banking Group, joins us for an inside view into the design team at Lloyds.

311: Spark Empathy For Innovative CX

The CX Cast July 5, 2023
CX EMEA 2023 was packed with CX leaders who want clarity on how empathy can lead to action. Joana de Quintanilha joins the CX cast to share the insights that resonated most from her CX EMEA keynote, “Spark, Nurture, And Fire Up Empathy To Drive Innovation.” She offers a no-nonsense multi-step approach to build empathy into innovative customer experiences.

A Short Break + What’s Next

The CX Cast June 27, 2023
We’re off this week, but here’s a peek into some of our upcoming episodes!

310: CX EMEA

The CX Cast June 20, 2023
This week we come live from Forrester’s CX EMEA conference where we speak to some of the analysts presenting on emerging technology, ChatGPT, Cookieless marketing and more, as well as catch up with one of our keynote speakers, Phil Bonhard of Lloyds Banking Group, and hear what attendees from Shell and Capgemini took away from […]