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The Brand Experience Playbook For 2019

The Post-Digital Rules Of Brand Building

In the age of the customer, CMOs have a steep hill to climb in building their brands with distracted, empowered customers. In this new era, CMOs must shift from a company-centric approach of...

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  • Report The Model For Modern Marketing

    The Vision Report In The Marketing Innovation Playbook
    March 8, 2019 | Shar VanBoskirk

    Companies need CMOs and their marketing teams to help drive customer-obsessed strategies. But even though they regularly interact with customers, most marketing functions still prioritize internal...

  • Report Harness Marketing's Most Powerful Tool: Emotion

    New Techniques Reveal Consumers' Real Decision Process
    February 14, 2019 | Jim Nail

    Emotions are essential to marketing, experience, and loyalty but have long seemed beyond rigorous definition and quantification. But market research firms are translating recent neuroscience and...

  • Report The Mechanics Of Trust

    Processes: The Customer Trust And Privacy Playbook
    December 20, 2018 | Fatemeh Khatibloo

    In today's always-on world of modern marketing, consumers are skeptical of even their favorite brands, so marketers' old methods of building trust simply don't work anymore. This report outlines a...

  • Report Social Gets Bigger, Stronger, Faster

    Continuous Improvement: The Social Marketing Playbook
    November 19, 2018 | Jessica Liu

    B2C marketers who have established their social marketing practices can't rest on their laurels. Social media is an increasingly larger part of the marketing mix, and social activity is expanding...

  • Report Predictions 2019: CMO

    Branding Brings Oomph To Differentiate CX

    Marketing needs a boost of energy, but it won't come from purely provocative ads or some cool new technology. In the age of the customer, the best source of energy for a brand is the customer. As...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Creative Advertising Technologies, Q4 2018

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    November 5, 2018 | Joanna O'Connell, Susan Bidel

    In our 31-criterion evaluation of creative advertising technology (adtech) providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Adacado Technologies, Adform, Celtra, Clinch, Flashtalking,...

  • Report Brands Forget The Rules Of Modern Marketing When Crisis Hits

    Manage Risk And Reputation With A Customer-Obsessed Approach
    August 23, 2018 | Emily Collins, Jim Nail

    Bad news: Your brand crisis is inevitable. And your traditional crisis management protocol will only make it worse with its cold, corporate, "control and communicate" ways, entirely at odds with...

  • Report Case Study: How To Transform Advertising Practices To Better Connect With Consumers

    Road Map: The Omnichannel Advertising Playbook
    July 26, 2018 | Susan Bidel, Arleen Chien

    A truly omnichannel advertising strategy requires planning, buying, and optimizing practices that are based on data and supported by technology and partnerships to maximize the customer experience...

  • Report Your App Evokes These Emotions, But You Don't Know It

    Digital Interactions On Apps And Websites Trigger Customer Emotions Too
    July 16, 2018 | Amit Bhatia

    The role of emotion in customer experience (CX) is long proven. Positive emotions improve CX, driving revenue growth; negative emotions do the opposite. Given this and the fact that many...

  • Report Bring Brand To Life With Customer Journeys

    Your Brand Promise Is Empty Unless Brand-Infused Customer Journeys Make It A Reality

    To differentiate, companies must create resonance between brand and customer experience (CX) at every step of customers' journeys — but often don't. The result: brand promises that remain...

  • Report The Future Of Omnichannel Advertising Must Be Customer Obsessed

    Vision: The Omnichannel Advertising Playbook
    June 4, 2018 | Joanna O'Connell, Susan Bidel

    Advertising is a decades-old revenue engine for brands, but it's gone off the rails in an era of data and technology obsession. Little understanding of consumer ad sentiment and too much short-term...

  • Report Root Your CX Vision In Your Brand

    Brands Must Keep Their Promises With CX
    April 26, 2018 | Ryan Hart, Dipanjan Chatterjee

    Forrester predicted in 2018 that brands that own their values will break away from those that merely borrow them. This means that companies that deliver authentic brand-anchored experiences will...

  • Report Omnichannel Strategies Demand A New Content Approach

    Set Up Content Strategies To Suit Omnichannel Use Cases Because Technology Can't Do It For You
    March 9, 2018 | Ryan Skinner, Nick Barber

    The market has sold omnichannel strategies — customer experience, retail, media buying — as a switch that business leaders must throw, and they're throwing it. But there are many snags to realizing...

  • Report Get Emotion Right In Your Brand's Digital Marketing

    Start With Mobile, Chatbots, And Conversational Interfaces
    March 5, 2018 | Thomas Husson

    Marketers need to rethink how their brand conveys emotion beyond the confines of TV advertising. Mobile touchpoints like messaging apps and conversational interfaces, such as intelligent agents and...

  • Report Enhance Your Brand's Customer Experience With Ratings And Reviews

    March 1, 2018 | Erna Alfred Liousas

    Consumer reliance on ratings and reviews during the purchase process remains strong. But marketers must play a larger role in the rating and review process to foster brand and customer value....

  • Report Predictions 2018: The Crisis Of Trust And How Smart Brands Will Shape CX In Response

    CX quality has largely stalled. Why? Survey data shows that people interact with brands more, which means they have more experiences and form more perceptions. But the data also shows that trust in...

  • Report Deliver Valuable Media And Customer Experiences With Valuable Content

    November 3, 2017 | Ryan Skinner

    Today's customers have never had richer options when it comes to accessing media and information from anywhere, on a variety of devices. But with great power comes great ability to avoid unwanted...

  • Report Mine The Emotions Behind Your Consumers' Social Media Behaviors

    September 26, 2017 | Erna Alfred Liousas, Anjali Lai

    B2C marketers race to push content to social media, desperate to capture an iota of consumer attention. But this content may be hurting your brand in ways you wouldn't expect. This report applies...

  • Report Chatbots Are Transforming Marketing

    Use Chatbots To Help Customers Discover, Explore, And Engage With Your Brands
    May 24, 2017 | Xiaofeng Wang

    Marketers' interest in chatbots is growing rapidly, and many plan to launch a branded chatbot in 2017. Success will hinge on marketers' ability to define a clear purpose for the chatbot and set...

  • Report Social Crisis Management: Get Back To Basics

    April 19, 2017 | Jessica Liu

    With consumers more polarized than ever and increasingly showing their own values in the way they spend their money, brands worry about making missteps on social media and falling out of favor....

  • Report The Values-Based Consumer

    A Technographics® 360 Report Using Survey, Social Listening, And Qualitative Data
    April 6, 2017 | Anjali Lai

    Consumer decision making is changing: Shoppers increasingly evaluate products and brands based on a company's ethics and values. Empowered customers, marked by their sophisticated digital behavior,...

  • Report Align With Consumers' Values To Win Their Hearts And Wallets

    Follow Three Steps To A Resonant And Relevant Values Framework
    April 6, 2017 | Jim Nail, Henry Peyret

    A great product is no longer sufficient to guarantee strong sales and loyal customers. Today's empowered consumers not only reject corporate irresponsibility but also seek brands that proactively...

  • Report The New Agency Operating Model For Brands

    Follow A Four-Step Plan To Realign Your Agency's Value Around The Customer
    April 6, 2017 | Brigitte Majewski, Sarah Sikowitz

    The marketer and agency relationship is broken. Before selecting yet another agency that will ultimately disappoint, marketers need to take an outside-in approach that prioritizes customer...