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The Brand Experience Playbook For 2019

Create A Customer-Obsessed Brand Experience

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 Brands Must Embrace Gender Evolution

    December 3, 2019 | Dipanjan Chatterjee, Nick Monroe

    Today, a majority of consumers reject what they perceive as outdated cultural constructs of gender. And where consumers go, so do brands. As society navigates the complex cultural space that is...

  • 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 Supercharge Your Marketing With Creatively Focused Digital Agencies

    Ten Digital Agencies We're Watching
    November 14, 2019 | Jay Pattisall

    A new generation of digital agency is emerging as the agency landscape, disrupted by technology and empowered consumers, begins to coalesce. Today's digital agencies hyperfocus on the confluence of...

  • 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 Predictions 2020: CMO

    CMOs Must Establish A Span Of Control Before Their Purpose And The CMO Title Itself Are Dissolved

    It's been 20 years since the digital era transformed the CMO role from a long-term brand-building growth captain to a quarter-disciplined and data-focused operator. This painful transition has...

  • Report New Corporate Values Require A New Kind Of Commitment

    Use Forrester's Assessment To Evaluate The Depth And Authenticity Of Commitment

    In response to the rise of values-based consumers, more companies are moving beyond milquetoast corporate values to embrace moral, social, or even political values. With customers paying closer...

  • Report Live Your Values To Grow Your Business

    Values-Based Consumers And Employees Seed A New Disruption
    August 29, 2019 | Anjali Lai, Rick Parrish, Samuel Stern

    The debate about company values is center stage. Certain moments in history trigger an eruption of passionate voices that rail against companies that appear to violate consumer values: Today, we're...

  • Report Give Your Brand A Voice — Literally

    Vision: The Brand Experience Playbook
    August 12, 2019 | Dipanjan Chatterjee

    Voice is marketing's most significant paradigm shift this decade — one that has far-reaching implications for how brands engage customers and prospects. CMOs: Read this report to learn why voice...

  • Report Marketing's Business Imperative: Prioritize Innovation

    Introducing Forrester's Marketing Innovation Scorecard
    July 30, 2019 | Thomas Husson

    Tech-led innovation is the future of business and the brand experience. Yet despite a plethora of new technologies at marketers' fingertips and an ever-growing array of platforms, marketing...

  • Report Build Brand To Create Value

    Business Case: The Brand Experience Playbook
    July 22, 2019 | Dipanjan Chatterjee

    Marketing leaders must invest in brand to become customer obsessed. Use our presentation template to pitch the business case for brand and help your firm win, serve, and retain customers. It...

  • Report Navigate Four Waypoints To Build Brand Resonance

    Road Map: The Brand Experience Playbook
    July 5, 2019 | Dipanjan Chatterjee

    A powerful brand strives for more than relevance to prospects; it makes itself an invaluable and inextricable part of customers' lives as well. This report outlines a road map for CMOs with four...

  • Report The Rise Of Intelligent Branding

    Landscape: The Brand Experience Playbook
    July 1, 2019 | Dipanjan Chatterjee

    Intelligent branding — a customer-centric, emotions-driven approach anchored in the neuroscience of how people form brand impressions — has upended the traditional paradigm of brand management....

  • Report The Cost Of Losing Creativity

    The ROI Model For Agency Creativity
    June 17, 2019 | Jay Pattisall

    The CMO's go-to playbook for growth has run its course. Customer experiences are stagnant; digital sameness has taken hold; tech spend is skyrocketing; and cost reductions have cut to the quick....

  • Report The Enigma Of The New Norm: Direct-To-Consumer Disruption

    Return To The Core Of Best-In-Class Marketing To Solve Three Consumer Paradoxes
    June 13, 2019 | Anjali Lai

    Direct-to-consumer (DTC) startups are storming onto the scene with a provocative brand ethos and unconventional business models that threaten retailer market share. VCs bet big on these bold...

  • Report Reimagine Mobile To Activate The Total Brand Experience

    A New Mobile Mindset Is Key To Turning Marketing Into A Growth Engine
    May 9, 2019 | Thomas Husson

    From foldable screens to 5G experiences, extended reality, AI, and conversational interfaces, MWC19 Barcelona demonstrated that mobile is still central to marketing innovation. However, most brands...

  • Report Desperate For Differentiation: Creativity Galvanizes The Total Brand Experience

    Infuse Your Brand's Essence Into Every Interaction
    May 1, 2019 | Jay Pattisall, Ted Schadler

    "When everyone is super, no one will be." Little did The Incredibles villain Syndrome know that he was predicting the challenge of experience creation. Sure, your coffee app and online retail store...

  • 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 How Direct Brands Are Transforming The Customer/Brand Relationship

    They Are Uniquely Intelligent, Brutally Honest, And Fanatically Fair
    April 2, 2019 | Dipanjan Chatterjee

    The success of direct-to-consumer companies has transformed the relationship between brands and customers. These brands have changed how we buy, and they have redefined what it means to be a brand....

  • 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 CMOs: Define Your Role In Digital Transformation

    To Get A Seat At The Table, Command Your Customer's Experience
    February 4, 2019 | Thomas Husson

    Too few CMOs actively lead or are deeply involved in digital transformation. CIOs, COOs, and CDOs have filled the gap but don't represent the voice of the customer or bring the vitality that the...

  • Report Generate Brand Energy With Digital Experiences: Engage, Excite, And Entangle Your Customer

    Processes: The Brand Experience Playbook
    January 30, 2019 | Dipanjan Chatterjee

    In today's consumer environment, brand experiences are overwhelmingly digital — we touch, type, poke, and command our way through interactions. To create and sustain an emotion-driven brand, CMOs...

  • Report The CMO's Guide To CES 2019: Five Big Brand Ideas

    January 23, 2019 | Dipanjan Chatterjee

    CES, the world's largest tech show, is about much more than technology. For CMOs, CES is rich with innovation ideas, new brand experiences, and conversations about the future of marketing. If you...

  • Report Gillette's Close Shave

    A Consumer Energy Index Analysis
    January 22, 2019 | Anjali Lai

    Brands are jumping into the messy arena of polarizing issues with greater fervor, and Gillette just raised the stakes. Within 72 hours of launch, its "We Believe" TV spot shot past 13 million views...

  • Report Facebook: The Myth Of The Monopoly

    A Consumer Energy Index Analysis
    January 18, 2019 | Anjali Lai

    2018 was a challenge for Facebook, Inc.: Between the Cambridge Analytica scandal in Q1 and a security bug in Q4, the headlines revealed that its largest partners had access to users' personal data...

  • Report Create A Customer-Obsessed Brand Experience

    Executive Overview: The Brand Experience Playbook
    January 9, 2019 | 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...