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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    Today, a majority of consumers reject what they perceive as outdated cultural constructs of gender.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 Research Overview: Digital Commerce Strategies For Brands

    A Guide To How Branded Manufacturers Must Reevaluate Their Digital Commerce Strategy And Opportunity
    September 11, 2019 | Michelle Beeson, Sucharita Kodali

    Should all brands sell directly to customers online? How should brands work with marketplaces? What does this all mean for existing retail partner and distributor relationships? The sales...

  • 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 Changing Expectations Fuel Direct-To-Consumer Disruption

    Consumers Redefine Convenience, Quality, And Trust
    April 2, 2019 | Jim Nail, Anjali Lai

    A wave of so-called digitally native direct-to-consumer (DTC) startups have burst on the scene, gaining market share and media attention. Long-standing brands are scrambling to respond with their...

  • 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 Protecting Your Brand On The Rogue Web

    Wholesalers Could Ignore Internet-Based Sellers . . . Until Now
    February 12, 2019 | Sucharita Kodali

    Brands have invested tremendous amounts in their equity. In the past, gray-market goods might have been available in a side alley in major cities, but the transparency of the internet lets...

  • Report Six Things Brands Must Do Online To Improve Sales

    Follow Forrester's eCommerce Enablement Framework To Grow Presence And Share
    February 12, 2019 | Sucharita Kodali

    Brands are now generating a hefty percentage of their overall revenues through eCommerce, often on websites other than their own. To ensure that other retailers and digital business professionals...

  • Report Brands, Here's The Size Of Your Digital Commerce Prize

    Assessing The Digital Commerce Opportunity For Branded Manufacturers
    November 16, 2018 | Michelle Beeson, Sucharita Kodali

    Consumer-facing brands know that there is proverbial gold in generating direct sales through digital commerce, but the big question is the size of the prize. This report examines the factors that...

  • Report Nike Makes No Sacrifices

    A Consumer Energy Index Analysis
    September 21, 2018 | James L. McQuivey, Anjali Lai

    Nike unveiled its 30th anniversary "Just do It" ad campaign featuring its long-sponsored and controversial athlete Colin Kaepernick. Putting aside photos of disgruntled consumers setting Nike shoes...

  • Report The Forrester Automotive Wave™: European Websites, Q3 2018

    European Auto Brands' Sites Don't Meet Customers' Evolving Expectations
    August 29, 2018 | Brendan Miller, Alex Causey

    More than half of European consumers spend 10 hours or more researching a new car, and nearly three-quarters consider three or more brands before they purchase or lease a vehicle. To gauge how...

  • Report The Forrester Automotive Wave™: US Websites, Q2 2018

    The Playing Field Is Wide Open For Carmakers To Break Away
    June 18, 2018 | Brendan Miller, Andrew Hogan

    US new auto sales surpassed 17 million vehicles in 2017 — one of the best years on record for the auto industry. Can it do better? Over 90% of US auto shoppers used manufacturers' websites to guide...

  • Report All Brands Need A Full-Fledged Digital Commerce Strategy

    The Fundamentals Of A Digital Commerce Strategy For Brands

    Consumer-facing brands have enormous opportunities to grow sales through digital commerce channels, but they also face substantial risks. Some digital channels, like direct-to-consumer sales, can...