2 days ago

Smartphones are dead. Long live smartphones!

This week, Google announced the acquisition of key HTC assets. This will give them some of the hardware technology expertise, the design skills and the experience in smartphone retail distribution they badly need. Due to Android’s massive fragmentation, Google needs to control the distribution of its services, to reduce its traffic acquisition costs and to […]

6 days ago

New Forrester Waves Assess Customer Journey Analytics Platforms

Why is journey analytics such a hot topic? Because it can help firms move the needle on customer obsession. That’s why after months of research — including in-depth briefings, demos, and customer references — we’re excited to announce the release of not one but two Forrester Wave’s focused on customer journey analytics platforms! Customer journey […]

16 days ago

Forrester’s Privacy And Security Forum Brings Diverse Experts To Devious Challenges

Well, the privacy hits keep coming: another breach, more than a hundred million people affected, untold losses for another company and its customers. Next week, September 14-15 in Washington DC, Forrester is gathering experts in cybersecurity, privacy, customer experience, regulatory compliance, identity management, personalization, and a range of other related topics to bring clarity to […]

19 days ago

CXDC 2017: Navigating the Uncertain Future of Federal Digital Engagement

Next week at Forrester’s annual CXDC Forum in Washington, D.C., I’ll be joined by more than 200 government leaders who are leading the charge to improve CX at the federal level. Our packed agenda already includes 15+ sessions and features top CX leaders from the Census Bureau, Department of Veteran Affairs, TSA and more. We’ll […]

1 month ago

Walmart and Google’s Voice-Assisted Commerce Partnership Highlight the Next Big Disrupter in Retail

Walmart and Google have announced an important new partnership that directly addresses the growing markets for voice-assisted shopping and free expedited delivery. Marc Lore, President and CEO, Walmart U.S. eCommerce, wrote on Walmart’s blog, “Starting in late September, we’ll be working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items for voice shopping via Google […]

1 month, 3 days ago

Brand 2020: Act 3. Redemption

A MANIFESTO IN THREE ACTS Summer is a good time for reflection. At this time of the year, many take a week or two away from the crush of meetings and deadlines to spend time with friends, family, and to dwell in the clarity beyond the grind. I spent some of this time thinking about […]

1 month, 7 days ago

The Data Digest: Understand Emotion To Drive Technology Engagement

Thanks to the rise of empowered consumers, products and experiences that once seemed improbable, such as (literally) instant delivery, are now integral to our lives. But this era of innovation has also seen its fair share of flops: From Pokémon Go to Google Glass, technologies that looked like promising disrupters stalled quickly or generated more […]

1 month, 7 days ago

Make The Case That CX Transformation Is Both Important And Urgent

Customer experience (CX) is finally gaining the attention it deserves, with 84% of companies seeing CX as a higher priority than they did two years ago. But there’s a disconnect when it comes to executing CX transformation, and the underlying issue is a lack of executive buy-in. In this on-demand webinar, the two of us […]

1 month, 10 days ago

The Decline Of Consumer Trust And What To Do About It

In last week’s episode of Forrester’s What It Means podcast, Senior Analyst Tom Champion explains why rebuilding trust with customers is not about brand hygiene but about growth, as more and more consumers show cynicism and skepticism towards brands and convert those feelings to actions. Podcast transcript Victor Milligan: Hi, I’m Victor Milligan. Jennifer Isabella: […]

1 month, 27 days ago

Amazon’s Singapore Launch Signals the End of Digital Complacency in Southeast Asia

July 27th marked Amazon’s first e-commerce official foray into the 640 million people strong region. It launched its Prime Now app in Singapore with a compelling two-hour delivery offering that signals a new era in the region’s digital landscape. We see the impact of Amazon’s move not only on the e-commerce and retail industries, but […]

1 month, 30 days ago

Interruptions To The Advertising Market

The advertising headwinds have been gathering. The $7.4B lost to bad ads. The chronic underperformance. Major firms pulling millions from media budgets. Consumers actively avoiding ads. And yet the interruptions continue. There are bright spots: great storytelling from some brands, better channel orchestration, and the pragmatic application of programmatic. Advertising fueled the remarkable rise of […]

5 months, 13 days ago

Disruptive Decency

Well, this turned out to be very much a different post than what I’d first thought. Last Thursday, CIO published an article titled “Your Pebble smartwatch will live on when Pebble’s servers shut down” that had good news for owners of the Pebble smartwatch: But now that Pebble has been acquired by Fitbit and is […]