Thomas Husson

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving B2C Marketing PROFESSIONALS

Thomas is a vice president and principal analyst serving B2C Marketing Professionals. Thomas's research focuses on the integration of mobile into marketing and digital strategies; the disruptive role of mobile in bridging the digital and physical worlds; the convergence of mobile and social; and the impact of mobile devices and technologies, including wearables and connected objects, on people's attitudes and behaviors. His coverage includes mobile marketing and advertising, mobile Internet and applications, and mobile commerce and payments.

Thomas has spoken at numerous events around the world, including Mobile World Congress, Mobile Convention Amsterdam, and DMEXCO, and he regularly offers comment to leading media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Les Echos, and Le Monde.

He has worked with clients from nearly every industry — including consumer goods, luxury, travel, retail, and financial services — to advise and guide the development of their mobile and digital strategies.

Previous Work Experience

Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in the mobile and digital industries. Prior to joining Forrester in August 2008, Thomas spent four years at JupiterResearch as a senior mobile analyst, and six years at Bouygues Telecom (the third-largest French operator), first as Internet product manager and then as mobile multimedia marketing manager. Thomas also brings experience from the financial services sector, working in Milan for a year and a half. Thomas has served as a judge for the Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress since 2008.

Education

Thomas holds degrees in international marketing/strategy and finance from EM Lyon (Lyon School of Management) and Science Po Paris (Institute of Political Science).

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  • Thomas Husson
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Brief: When Customers Take Control

    Leverage Contextual Privacy To Keep Your Competitive Edge

    In the age of the customer, individuals have the power to drive market shifts that fundamentally change how businesses make their products and services and how they bring those products and services...

    • Downloads: 117
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Beyond The Apple Watch Hype — Early Lessons For B2C Marketers

    Run On Smartphones Before You Walk On Smartwatches

    Apple will sell more than ten million Apple Watches and dominate the smartwatch category in 2015. Despite the hype, this will only represent 1% of the 2 billion smartphones' installed base. Should...

    • Downloads: 109
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Merchants Shouldn't Rush To Apple Pay

    On June 8, 2015, at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced it would support rewards programs and store-issued credit and debit cards with iOS 9, the new operating system it will launch...

    • Downloads: 155
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:How Will People Trust You?

    Why Contextual Privacy Is The Next Differentiator Of Mobile And Connected Experiences

    Trust is the most critical component to develop and maintain a healthy brand. Customers are more likely to trust experts, friends, and relatives than marketing campaigns. B2C marketers must deliver...

    • Downloads: 168
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Verizon Buys AOL To Recast Ad Tech's Foundations

    Forget About The Media Assets, This Deal Is All About Audience Targeting Capabilities

    On May 12, 2015, Verizon announced its acquisition of AOL for a reported $4.4 billion dollars. This move is in keeping with the company's ongoing commitment to investing in technology and talent to...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Global Mobile Revolution Is Just Beginning

    Marketers Must Shift From Being "Mobile-First" To Mastering Mobile Moments

    Many B2C marketers have embraced the notion of mobile-first; they are starting to design websites and marketing campaigns with mobile in mind instead of simply retrofitting their approach to mobile....

    • Downloads: 280
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Become Agile To Improve Your Mobile Approach

    Continuous Improvement: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    By now, most marketing leaders have successfully launched a mobile website, and many have an app or two. Even if your mobile traffic is growing exponentially and you've had success with several...

    • Downloads: 413
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: What Marketers Should Take Away From Mobile World Congress 2015

    This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona brought together 90,000 attendees, including 4,500 CEOs and a growing number of CMOs and marketing leaders. Of course, MWC isn't SXSW or ad:tech;...

    • Downloads: 183
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Mobile Wallets Lies Beyond Payments

    Select Your Mobile Wallet Partners To Craft Valuable Mobile Moments

    Despite the accelerating rate of disruption and innovation in mobile payments, no one, including Apple, has yet cracked mobile wallets. Forrester believes that several players will emerge as winners...

    • Downloads: 654
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:2015 Mobile App Marketing Trends

    Orchestrate Your Brand Presence, Beyond Your Own Apps, By Borrowing Mobile Moments

    With more than 80% of consumers spending mobile time on apps, brands will continue to place their bets on their own apps to successfully engage with consumers. It's an app world, after all! This...

    • Downloads: 538
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Organize For Mobile Marketing Success

    Organization: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    Marketing teams are expanding their use of mobile across functional, geographic, and brand boundaries, and the mobile vendor ecosystem is still fragmented and increasingly convoluted. The result?...

    • Downloads: 577
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The New Mobile Mind Shift Index: Global

    Global Consumer Technographics®

    Forrester recently introduced its revised Mobile Mind Shift Index (MMSI), a tool that enables marketing leaders to assess their customers' mobile intensity, expectations, and behaviors and then...

    • Downloads: 62
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Most Brands Will Underinvest In Mobile

    Brands Embracing The Mobile Mind Shift Will Pull Ahead Of Those Treating Mobile As Just Another Channel

    In 2015, marketing leaders who have embraced the mobile mind shift will accelerate spending to create an insurmountable gap between themselves — the industry leaders — and the laggards...

    • Downloads: 498
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Most Firms Will Underinvest In Mobile eBusiness

    Predictions: The Mobile eBusiness Playbook

    In 2015, pioneers who have made the mobile mind shift will accelerate spending to create an insurmountable gap between themselves — the industry leaders — and the laggards who view mobile...

    • Downloads: 232
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mobile's Untapped Value Is In Contextual Data

    Why Contextual Data Will Improve Your Marketing Beyond Mobile

    As the hub of our offline and online experiences, mobile interactions are a powerful catalyst for contextual marketing. The untapped opportunity in mobile for marketers will be to get an extremely...

    • Downloads: 300
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Technology For Marketers, 2014

    Adoption of smartphones is skyrocketing around the globe. Sophistication of consumers' use of those smartphones is likewise climbing — without consumers even noticing it. Mobile is simply part...

    • Downloads: 1195
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Make The Most Of Analytics To Meet Your Mobile Objectives

    Performance Management: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    In Europe and in the US, mobile now represents, on average, more than 20% of overall traffic to websites. For some companies, including many in media, more than half of all visits come via mobile...

    • Downloads: 859
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Apple Puts Mobile Moments At The Center Of Its Strategy

    With Apple Pay And Apple Watch, The Mobile Style Setter Will Make Payments And Wearables Worth The CMO's Trouble

    Today, Apple announced an integrated set of applications and connected devices — Apple Pay, the Apple Watch, and two iPhone 6 models — that will change how the CMO's team engages with...

    • Downloads: 359
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Opportunities And Challenges Of Beacon Marketing

    No Matter How Promising The Technology Is, Be Wary Of The Hype

    Marketers at retail companies were the first to test beacons and implement in-store marketing, but now marketers in other industries, including fast-moving consumer goods, travel and hospitality, and...

    • Downloads: 363
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Social Users You Want To Reach Are On Mobile

    With more than a billion monthly active users, Facebook has one of the largest mobile audiences in the world. There's no doubt that Facebook has disrupted the app marketing space by becoming a key...

    • Downloads: 226
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Best Practices For Engaging Consumers Via Messaging Apps

    To help brands connect with their audiences, messaging apps such as Instagram, Kik, Line, Snapchat, Tango, and WeChat have begun to offer nascent marketing tools. This brief report provides examples...

    • Downloads: 214
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Messaging Apps: Mobile Becomes The New Face Of Social

    Messaging Apps Will Force Digital Platforms To Evolve

    You've surely heard of the second-largest acquisition in tech history, Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp for $19 billion. However, you may not have heard of KakaoTalk, Kik, Line, Secret, Snapchat,...

    • Downloads: 420
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Apple's WWDC 2014 Tour De Force

    New Developer Tools And Business Features Will Strengthen Apple's Leading Position In The Age Of The Customer

    Introduced by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple software leader Craig Federighi motored through a dense list of new operating systems, iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, compelling new customer features such as the...

    • Downloads: 147
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mobile In Japan: What Marketers Need To Know

    While Japan is a mobile-centric society, smartphone adoption has lagged behind other major markets. Many international brands launched their first mCommerce initiatives in Japan several years ago,...

    • Downloads: 200
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Beyond Marketing: How Mobile Is Transforming McDonald's France

    Use Mobile As The Catalyst For Digital Transformation

    In France, you can order a Big Mac anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop and pick it up later at any of 1,200 McDonald's restaurants. But mobile ordering and in-store pick up are...

    • Downloads: 287