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  • Webinar The State Of Consumers And Technology

    Consumer Technographics® And Business Technographics®
    February 25, 2020 | Anjali Lai

    Take a pulse of technology attitudes and behaviors today, and you’ll see consumers lamenting the abundance of technology and idealizing digital detoxes. However, zoom out to observe how...

  • Report Five New Perspectives On Marketing Process

    Beginner Level: Process Practices For The Marketing Innovation Playbook
    February 10, 2020 | Lori Wizdo, Jessica Liu

    Defined, documented, and repeatable marketing processes correlate with revenue growth. But most marketing teams don't have that level of process rigor. For various reasons — organizational...

  • Report How To Build Your Company's Customer Obsession Strategy

    Audit Your Current Ops Against Your Future Vision To Know What To Change
    January 31, 2020 | Shar VanBoskirk

    Most firms aren't yet customer obsessed, but that's not because they don't understand the concept. (We've been writing about it for 10+ years!) Leaders don't know how to operationalize customer...

  • Report Build The Business Case For Your Digital Investments

    The Business Case Report In The Digital Business Playbook
    January 30, 2020 | Dan Bieler

    You can only improve what you can measure. Businesses must be able to calculate the return on digital investments to justify them. But calculating a precise ROI for digital transformation at the...

  • Report Brand Spotlight: The Best And Worst Of 2019

    January 13, 2020 | Dipanjan Chatterjee

    This report is about the best and worst of brand building in 2019, a year in which some iconic brands reinvented themselves while others struggled to remain relevant. Read this report to find out...

  • Report Create A Customer-Obsessed Brand Experience

    Executive Overview: The Brand Experience Playbook
    January 10, 2020 | Dipanjan Chatterjee

    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...

  • Report Dial Up Consumers' Emotional Energy To Drive Innovation Adoption

    Forrester's Consumer Energy Index In Singapore
    January 2, 2020 | Anjali Lai, Xiaofeng Wang

    Empowered consumers look unstoppable: They latch onto new experiences faster than innovators can generate them. Nearly half of online adults in Singapore are Progressive Pioneers, the most...

  • Report Seven Steps To Kick Off A Customer-Obsessed Insights Program

    Beginner Level: Insights Practices For Marketing Innovation
    December 17, 2019 | Srividya Sridharan, Allison Snow

    There's only one way to win in the age of the customer, and that's by being customer obsessed. To successfully pivot from product, growth, shareholder, and other obsessions, firms need to become...

  • Report Embrace Innovative Marketing

    Executive Overview Of The Marketing Innovation Playbook
    November 26, 2019 | Melissa Parrish

    Marketing has come a long way, but it is not yet customer obsessed. True marketing innovation focuses on evolving from staid and traditional marketing approaches toward a new worldview that...

  • Report Gauge Your Marketing Innovation Maturity

    The Assessment Report In The Marketing Innovation Playbook
    November 22, 2019 | Caroline Robertson, Brigitte Majewski

    To convert your marketing function into one that leads through innovation, you need to know where to start the transformation. This report guides CMOs through Forrester's marketing innovation...

  • Report Make Meaning For Consumers And Employees To Drive More Success

    Unlock Customer Value By Understanding What Your Brand Means
    November 20, 2019 | Anjali Lai

    Declaring your values feels like a minefield today: Messages can inflame audiences without warning. CMOs must look beyond values-based consumers' surface-level needs to establish how their brand...

  • Report The State Of US Consumers And Technology, 2019

    Increasingly Intimate Technologies Spark The Next Mind Shift
    November 8, 2019 | Anjali Lai

    Today's abundance of technology means that consumers idealize digital detoxes and device retreats, but our data proves that their willingness and capacity to adopt and use more technology is still...

  • Report Four Steps To Establish An Innovative Marketing Function

    The Strategy Report In The Marketing Innovation Playbook
    October 28, 2019 | Keith Johnston

    True marketing innovation focuses on evolving from staid, traditional marketing approaches to a new worldview that prioritizes solving customer problems over promoting product. To do this, you must...

  • Report Marketers Versus Customers: Opposing Forces Erupt

    Reevaluate Your Fundamental Marketing Assumptions To Regain Customers' Faith
    September 18, 2019 | Melissa Parrish

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

  • Report Marketing Insights Are The Engine For Customer Obsession

    Intermediate Level: Insights Practices For Marketing Innovation
    September 13, 2019 | Mary Pilecki

    Many marketing organizations have established an insights practice to leverage marketing and customer data for insights that will help their decision making. Once "insights" has become a common...

  • Report Operating A Customer-Obsessed Enterprise

    Know What To Pivot At Your Firm
    September 12, 2019 | Shar VanBoskirk

    Eight years into the age of the customer, just 15% of enterprises are customer obsessed. Our research finds that executives agree with the idea of customer obsession — they just struggle to put it...

  • Report Ignite Customer-Centric Thinking Companywide

    Advanced Level: Mindset Practices For Marketing Innovation
    July 26, 2019 | Laura Ramos, Jim Nail

    Customer-obsessed thinking must expand rapidly beyond marketing to ensure that consistent and impactful customer experiences separate your company from the competition. Advanced CMOs will promote...

  • Report Agile Methodology Embeds Customer Obsession In Marketing

    Intermediate Level: Process Practices For The Marketing Innovation Playbook
    July 1, 2019 | Ryan Skinner

    Once you've established customer-obsessed processes, you're ready to advance them using Agile methodologies. The forces that drove Agile into developer communities have hit marketers just as hard....

  • Report Three Steps To Modernize Marketing Thinking

    Beginner Level: Mindset Practices For Marketing Innovation
    May 13, 2019 | Jim Nail, Laura Ramos

    Current marketing approaches are out of sync with today's empowered buyers. Customer-obsessed marketers from Amazon to Zappos disrupt their industries by creating experiences that exceed consumers'...

  • Report Three Habits Increase Adoption Of A New Marketing Mindset

    Intermediate Level: Mindset Practices For Marketing Innovation
    May 7, 2019 | Jim Nail, Laura Ramos

    Becoming an innovative marketer will require more than just the CMO and senior marketing leaders adopting a new mindset: They must lead, coach, and prod their entire department. This shift will...

  • Report The 2020 Leader

    You Can't Give What You Don't Have
    April 24, 2019 | James McQuivey, PhD

    Achieving customer obsession makes your company better in every way, but customer obsession doesn't happen on its own. It requires leadership that puts the customer at the center of your...

  • Report Breakthrough Or Bust: A Formula For Consumer Readiness

    Introducing Forrester's Consumer Energy Index
    April 11, 2019 | Anjali Lai

    Empowered consumers look like an unstoppable force: They latch onto new experiences faster than innovators can generate them. CMOs know the pain of failing to win their attention, lead them to...

  • 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...