Web Site Brand Review Workshop October 26, Chicago, IL (In Conjunction With Forrester’s Consumer Forum 2009)

Ronald Rogowski

Ron-Rogowski [Posted by Ron Rogowski]

 

Ever wonder why Web sites offer such lackluster brand experiences? Want to know how your site can help you differentiate your brand online?

 

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Nike, adidas, New Balance, & Puma Race For Cross-Channel Excellence

Adele Sage

Adele-Sage[Posted by Adele Sage]

I just published a doc “Footwear
Manufacturers’ Cross-Channel Experience, 2009
” with the results of
Cross-Channel Reviews of the four leading footwear manufacturers: adidas, New
Balance, Nike, and Puma. We tried to complete standard user goals (looking for
running shoes, buying a pair, and then tracking the order) in several channels
(Web, IVR, phone, and email) and then looked at the experiences across
channels.

Here are some of the highlights:

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The Browser Wars Are Back! You Can’t Run Or Hide So Here’s What To Do

Harley Manning

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The customer experience team at Forrester is currently updating our Web site review methodology, which will get us to Version 8. I’ll write more about that in a subsequent post but I wanted to get it on the table (or in the blogosphere – pick your metaphor) by way of explaining why we’ve been looking at which version of what browser to use as our default for conducting research.

 

In trying to answer that question we had one of our Researchers – Rich Gans – talk to people at Mozilla, Microsoft, Apple, and Google to get insight into where they’re going with their browser offerings and how they advise site developers to deal with the current landscape.

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Chiming In On The Ikea Font Change Debate

Ronald Rogowski

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Financial Services Brand Series Live!

Ronald Rogowski

Ron-Rogowski [Posted by Ron Rogowski]

I wanted to alert our readers to a new series of research recently published on our Web site, called “Best And Worst Of Financial Services Brand Building Web Sites, 2009.”

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Planning Your 2010 Budget For Web Site Improvements? Read this first.

Megan Burns

Megan Burns [Posted by Megan Burns]

Now's the time when many of my clients start fleshing out plans for 2010 and putting together the business cases to pay for it all. And they’re telling me they need help. This year’s funding process will be tougher than ever thanks to the economy, so it’s important to make your business case not just good, but great. I’ve compiled a list of the research we've written over the last 2 years that sums up how to do that:

How To Get Funding For Web Site Improvements


This is our foundational report on what makes a business case great.

Top Decision Criteria for Execs Who Approve Web Customer Experience Budgets

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Brand Experience Lessons From Pixar

Ronald Rogowski

  Ron-Rogowski  [Posted by Ron Rogowski]

 

My 3 ½ year old son loves the Pixar movie “Cars.” Ok, I admit it, I love it too. It’s a feel-good story with lots of lessons, great animation and, of course, cars.

 

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Getting customers to cut you some slack

Jonathan Browne

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[Posted by Jonathan Browne]

I'm embarrassed to see that we haven't updated our blog in three weeks. I guess it's a time of year when it's hard to stay on top of some things. I found myself exhausted at the end of June. (In addition to my trip to NYC for the CXP forum, I also had to do some business travel in Europe). Perhaps you've been feeling the same way? At the start of July, I took a holiday. It was sorely needed.

I visited Lisbon, which, it turns out, is a very beautiful city with great food and wine. As with all travel, the trip gave me a lot of experiences to think about, including a couple of incidents when I needed to ask people to fix things that had "gone wrong":

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Post-forum thoughts (one analyst's perspective)

Jonathan Browne

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[Posted by Jonathan Browne]

How did you like our Customer Experience Forum? Did you come participate in person at the event in New York? Or did you see some of the presentations that we offered as a live stream?

On my way home from New York, I met a friend at LaGuardia airport for a coffee and I enthused about the event to him. He leant forward as if to let me in on a secret: "There's a company that I deal with, that always delivers an excellent customer experience - and you've probably never heard of it."

He proceeded to tell me that three generations of his family rely on USAA for all their financial needs. Boy, was he surprised when I told him who I'd been speaking with earlier... :

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But is it art?

Jonathan Browne

Jon-Browne [Posted by Jonathan Browne]

I'm noticing more and more "word clouds" in company reports and other business documents:

.Forrester Blog Wordle Portrait 

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