Michael Barnes

  • VP research director, Forrester
In his role as research director, Michael leads a team of Forrester analysts in Asia-Pacific focused on helping business and technology professionals embrace digital transformation to deliver increased business value. Michael’s coverage focuses on how firms can embrace innovation and adopt organisational structures, processes, and technology to improve customer experience and drive operational excellence. Michael has 20 years of research and consulting experience and joined Forrester through its acquisition of Springboard Research. Prior to Springboard, he led software infrastructure and application integration research in Asia-Pacific for Gartner, advising large organisations on strategies for sourcing, implementing, and managing enterprise applications and software technologies. He previously conducted software research and implementation at Meta Group, Hurwitz Group, and Prudential Insurance.
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Is customer segmentation dead?

Ginni Rometty, the CEO of IBM, announced the death of customer segmentation five years ago saying, "The shift is to go from the segment to the individual. She might have been a bit premature for most marketers, but if customer segmentation isn't dead yet, it's definitely on life support.

Richard Taylor

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How people buy brands

Andrew Ehrenberg was a giant in the field of marketing science. He believed scientific methods could reveal law-like patterns of how people buy. In this post, I summarise one of Ehrenberg’s most important discoveries and its implications on how people buy brands.

Kyle Ross

Strategist, TRP

If a business games me happy than there is a higher chance I will go to them.

Martinez

The Iconic: becoming customer-focussed transformed our business

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That’s a great example of surprising AR ad that went viral because it was first of its kind. Probably a similar effect to some scale can ...

Natasha Kvitka

Using artificial intelligence to surprise your customers

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Hey there! it is a really meaningful post. I too have written a few similar articles about SEM, SEO, Social Media, Digital Marketing Tren...

Rohit

Digital advertising continues to dominate marketing budgets

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Thanks for sharing the strategies ! :)

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Marketing the most of martech for revenue and CX

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Aaron Alexis

Predictions: 9 digital marketing trends for 2019

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