Vikram Sehgal

VP, Research Director - Data serving Customer Insights PROFESSIONALS

Vikram leads the forecast team, which is responsible for producing all forecasts within M&S research. He is focused on the consumer commerce areas including retail, travel, and financial services. He is keenly involved in understanding the evolution of consumers' online behavior and technology adoption.

Previous Work Experience

Vikram came to Forrester Research through its acquisition of Jupiter Research, where he started in July 2000. Prior to Jupiter, Vikram worked at IRI, a leading market research company, where he worked closely with some of the leading CPG companies.

Vikram often appears on TV, radio, and comments in the press on the US online retail and travel industry. He has been quoted in The L.A. Times, Business Week, The New York Times, CNN Money, and American Banker. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Radio, NPR, Fox Business News, and ABC.


Vikram earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.Com from N.M College in Mumbai, India.

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  • Integrated Marketing (Cross-Channel)
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Context In Email Marketing Pays Off

    Performance Management: The Email Marketing Playbook

    In the vision report of our email marketing playbook, Forrester asserts that marketers should add contextual insights to their email programs. That obviously comes at a cost. In this report, which...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Direct Your 2015 B2B Budget Gains Toward Creating Exceptional Customer Experiences

    For this report, Forrester and Direct Marketing News (DMN) jointly surveyed a new crop of 132 business-to-business (B2B) marketing executives about their 2015 budget plans and expectations. The...

    • Downloads: 315
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Use Email To Spark Contextual Interactions

    Vision: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report of the email marketing playbook introduces Forrester's most recent vision of email marketing for marketing leaders: use email to identify and act upon customer context in order to improve...

    • Downloads: 195
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Z Gallerie Crafts A Results-Oriented, Mobile-Specific Search Strategy

    This Retailer Successfully Drives Mobile Search Consumers Through A Multichannel Customer Life Cycle

    Brick-and-mortar retailer Z Gallerie realized it was time for a mobile search strategy when analytics revealed that its consumers were increasingly connecting with it through mobile channels. To...

    • Downloads: 69
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Scientific Method Comes To Marketing

    Executive Overview: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    When making their investment decisions across the marketing mix, marketing leaders face the constant challenge of coping with the proliferation of communication and engagement platforms, more elusive...

    • Downloads: 952
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Use Cross-Channel Attribution To Understand Marketing Effectiveness

    Today's customers interact with brands via a wide variety of touchpoints across different stages of the life cycle. But most customer insights (CI) professionals measure campaign success using...

    • Downloads: 990
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Measure The Impact Of Cross-Channel Attribution

    Cross-channel attribution measurement promises to allocate appropriate credit to all marketing interactions along the customer purchase path. More and more organizations embrace attribution...

    • Downloads: 362
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Create An Effective Enterprise Marketing Technology Blueprint

    Strategic Plan: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    Planning and implementing enterprise marketing technology is at the top of the customer insights (CI) professional's to-do list. But you can't do it alone. You and your business technology (BT)...

    • Downloads: 1336
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Integrate Social Into Your Marketing RaDaR

    Vision: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Nearly every marketer uses social media today, but too few use it well. Most marketing leaders treat social as something special and unique, leading them to either separate it completely from the...

    • Downloads: 2215
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Build Capabilities For Measurement Success

    Strategic Plan: The Marketing Measurement And Insights Playbook

    Firms fail at marketing measurement; they cannot keep up with the customer's complex purchase path and their changing cross-channel marketing efforts. A clear measurement strategy enables customer...

    • Downloads: 487
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Embrace The New Marketing Performance Measurement Standard

    Executive Overview: The Marketing Measurement And Insights Playbook

    Marketing measurement has evolved beyond last-touch credit. More and more marketers and customer insights (CI) pros understand that assigning marketing credit must reflect the dynamic purchase path....

    • Downloads: 1025
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Digital Customer Experience Delivery Platforms

    A Range Of Software Vendors Tackle The Multichannel Experience Mandate

    Businesses need an array of software technology to support digital customer experiences, but they struggle to understand and leverage the tools necessary to create and manage unified, multichannel...

    • Downloads: 1524
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Cross-Channel Attribution Providers, Q4 2014

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 56-criteria evaluation of cross-channel attribution vendors, we identified the eight most significant cross-channel attribution providers with advanced algorithmic-based models —...

    • Downloads: 629
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Sharpen Your Mix In China With The Marketing RaDaR

    Chinese consumers are eagerly embracing new media channels such as social and mobile more and more in their daily lives. To effectively reach and engage with them, marketers have to manage and...

    • Downloads: 110
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Plan Customer-Centric Enterprise Marketing Technology Requirements

    Assessment: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook For 2015

    Delivering contextual customer experiences requires a significant investment in enterprise marketing technologies. Yet customer insights (CI) professionals tasked with defining marketing technology...

    • Downloads: 750
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:CI Professionals: Plan For The Future Of Cross-Channel Marketing

    The online marketing suite supports many of the priorities that customer insights (CI) professionals hold dear: customer centricity, cost efficiency, measurement, and marketing relevance. But...

    • Downloads: 1127
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mix Art And Science For Marketing Success

    Vision: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    In the age of the customer, people have access to more media and information channels than ever before— and marketers are struggling to allocate budget effectively across channels and properly...

    • Downloads: 1212
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Western European Social Media Marketing Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Growth Slows But Remains Strong Despite Legislative Uncertainty

    Social media marketing spending in the European Union (EU) will rise over the next five years, boosted by increasing numbers of addressable devices; consumers' willingness to use them; continued...

    • Downloads: 350
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Organize To Support Integrated Messaging

    Organization: The Email Marketing Playbook

    The future of email is integration with other marketing channels. But most email organizations today are too small and too operationally focused to be prepared for customer-focused integrated...

    • Downloads: 240
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Evaluate Your Marketing Optimization Readiness

    Assessment: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Marketers today face increasing customer power, rapid change in media consumption, and ever-greater pressure for marketing to be accountable for business impact. To respond to these new demands,...

    • Downloads: 514
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Context Enriches Email Marketing

    Continuous Improvement: The Email Marketing Playbook

    Shifting email marketing efforts to support customer context need not be a complete departure from marketing leaders' existing email best practices. In fact, just expanding your current use of...

    • Downloads: 154
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Build The Case For Content Marketing On Efficiency, Differentiation, And Granular Metrics

    Business Case: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Content marketing doesn't exist in most CFOs' lexicons. This is because budgets for content marketing at many business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) companies simply do not exist;...

    • Downloads: 367
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:2013 Interactive Marketing Predictions

    The Ultra-Connected Customer Will Upturn Marketing

    In 2013, the ultra-connected customer base will grow at a staggering pace, destabilizing marketing as you've come to know it. This report identifies the changes you'll see in your customers'...

    • Downloads: 1171
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Take Lead-To-Revenue Management Beyond The Campaign

    Leverage Contextual Multichannel Marketing To Keep Pace With The Evolved B2B Buyer

    If your lead-to-revenue process is still driven by campaigns, you're behind the vanguard. Campaigns have lost power as a tactic to attract new buyers. And, campaigns have never been the most...

    • Downloads: 264
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Drive Effective Mobile Marketing In China

    Marketers in China are facing the most promising yet most complex mobile market in the world. Chinese mobile consumers appear to be highly tech savvy, but can't always be reached on-the-go. Despite...

    • Downloads: 153