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  • Report Establish Your Experience Design Practice

    Beginner Level: Design Practices For CX Transformation
    April 16, 2021 | Gina Bhawalkar, Andrew Hogan

    This report about experience design (XD) — one of the six competencies of customer experience (CX) — is for CX transformation leaders whose companies don't yet follow an effective and documented...

  • Report The Design Industry, 2021

    March 18, 2021 | Andrew Hogan

    This report estimates the size of the global design industry in 2021. The industry is in the middle of a surge in interest and activity from both buyers and providers of design technology and...

  • Report Bridge The Gap Between Current- And Future-State Journeys

    Use Gap Analysis To Bring Future-State Journeys To Fruition
    March 8, 2021 | Kelly Price

    Many customer experience (CX) professionals struggle to deliver on future-state journeys because of obstacles ranging from paralyzing complexity to unforeseen internal barriers. Where to start?...

  • Report The State Of Consumers And Technology, 2020

    Increasingly Intimate Technologies Spark The Next Mind Shift
    February 2, 2021 | Anjali Lai

    Technology became a lifeline for consumers during the crises of 2020: Consumers now spend more time using more devices for more sophisticated tasks. What is the result of this intense reliance on...

  • Report Know Your Social Media Audience In 2021 — And If They Want To Interact With You

    Landscape: The Social Marketing Playbook
    January 29, 2021 | Jessica Liu, Sarah Dawson

    The question B2C marketers should be asking is not whether consumers use social media but how best to use social media to interact with consumers. Forrester's new social consumer segmentation...

  • Report Why And How To Master Experience Design

    Executive Overview: The User Experience Playbook
    January 21, 2021 | David Truog

    As customers gravitate to digital more than ever, companies are prioritizing user experience (UX). Why this response? Because experience quality can make or break a business, and the range from bad...

  • Report Establish Your Experience Research Practice

    Beginner Level: Research Practices For CX Transformation
    January 21, 2021 | Kelly Price

    This report about experience research — one of the six competencies of customer experience (CX) — is for CX transformation leaders whose companies don't yet follow an effective and documented...

  • Report Marketers Versus Customers: Opposing Forces Erupt

    Reevaluate Your Fundamental Marketing Assumptions To Regain Customers' Faith
    January 20, 2021 | Melissa Parrish

    Marketers set out to be customer-focused with the best intentions. They build customer profiles and personalize interactions — but inadvertently create creepy and even harmful experiences. CMOs...

  • Playbook The User Experience Playbook For 2021

    Why And How To Master Experience Design

    As customers gravitate to digital more than ever, companies are prioritizing user experience (UX). Why this response? Because experience quality can make or break a business, and the range from bad...

  • Report Prioritize The Tech That Paves The Path To People-First Marketing

    Tools And Technology: The Experience-Led Marketing Playbook
    January 12, 2021 | Stephanie Liu

    CMOs and marketers are increasingly aware of their potential impact on the customer experience (CX). Nearly half of global marketing decision-makers say it's a high or critical priority. CMOs and...

  • Report Ingredients Of Great Design: Conquer Six Myths

    Principles: The User Experience Playbook

    Many companies striving to get better at designing experiences won't. Why? Because they fall for widespread myths about what design is, who should be involved in it, and how to do it well. For...

  • Report Your Brand's Customer Experience Depends On Partner And Customer Understanding

    Best Practices For Qualitative And Quantitative Research With And About Partners
    December 14, 2020 | Angelina Gennis, Sam Karpinski

    B2B2C firms looking to improve the end-customer experience must first understand the current experience — not just of the customers but of the partners who deliver those experiences as well. This...

  • Report Research Overview: Personalization

    A Guide To Our Personalization-Related Research
    December 11, 2020 | Rusty Warner, David Novitzky

    B2C marketers strive to deliver relevant, personalized customer experiences. But heightened customer expectations, conflicting business goals, overlapping technologies, and execution challenges...

  • Report The Design Revolution

    Vision: The User Experience Playbook

    Companies are prioritizing design because of seismic shifts in the dynamics of value, experiences, and power that are making user experience (UX) matter more than ever. But many firms undermine...

  • Webinar Customer Experience Predictions 2021: Trust And Zero UI

    December 9, 2020 | David Truog, Tristan Back

    Customer experiences (CX) and the work of the people who create them evolve continually, but the pandemic has been changing CX faster than ever — and those changes will accelerate in 2021....

  • Report Forrester Infographic: Banks Should Engage High-Energy Consumers With Hybrid Experiences

    December 2, 2020 | Xiaofeng Wang

    Consumer energy is the underlying emotional force that drives consumer desire, readiness, and ability to increase engagement with brands. High-energy consumers are strategic for banks in Singapore,...

  • Forum Summit Asia Pacific

    The must-attend event for B2B & B2C marketing and CX leaders
    September 1, 2020 | Live Virtual Experience | Frederic Giron

    The combined power of Forrester and SiriusDecisions has unleashed a new energy into the products and services available to both the B2B and B2C community. By harnessing this energy, we are bringing...

  • Report Design For Confidence

    In Uncertain Times, Your Customers Want Certainty More Than Ever
    August 10, 2020 | Andrew Hogan, Senem Guler Biyikli

    Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, customers are battling uncertainty from all corners, needing confidence more than ever. Many companies strive for experiences that are seamless, easy, or beautiful,...

  • Report CX Essentials

    The Basics Of Customer Experience In Plain Language CX Pros Can Use To Explain It To Colleagues
    July 21, 2020 | David Truog

    Many business and technology leaders undermine their own companies and careers when they make decisions related to customer experience (CX). How? By basing their decisions on a wrong understanding...

  • Report Four Steps To Add Social Media To Your Marketing Strategy

    Roadmap: The Social Marketing Playbook
    July 2, 2020 | Jessica Liu, Melissa Parrish

    When pursuing social marketing, many marketers prioritize channel decisions (e.g., "Where should my brand be on social media?") over understanding if and how they can help their consumers while...

  • Report Seven Best Practices For Using Video Feedback In Your VoC Program

    June 22, 2020 | Faith Adams

    VoC programs continue to encounter challenges when it comes to engaging stakeholders and driving action. Despite having access to many potentially helpful capabilities in their technology...

  • Report Delight The Right Customers To Build A Successful Business

    June 9, 2020 | TJ Keitt

    Businesses often chase high overall customer experience (CX) scores. But these beacon metrics, which measure the average experience across all customers, provide limited insights to business...

  • Report A Framework For Helping Customers In Crisis

    How 26 Firms In Asia Pacific Created New Standard Operating Practices For Business As Unusual

    Crisis reveals character. Right now, businesses are showing their character as they respond to unprecedented change in near real time. As governments order whole sectors to shut down, customer...

  • Report Best Practices: Web Chat For Investors

    What Real Investors Say About Web Chat Experiences
    May 28, 2020 | Jennifer Wise

    Investment firms aim to offer web chat experiences that meet investors' expectations and drive use of the channel. To see how they stack up, we assessed the chat feature on eight investment firms'...

  • Report Expectations And Experiences: The Impact Of Your Customers' Expectations On CX Quality

    May 26, 2020 | Joana de Quintanilha, Victoria McRitchie

    Achieving excellent customer experience (CX) requires exceeding expectations — Forrester's Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) data proves it — but most brands are merely meeting expectations or...

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