New Research: Understanding the Digital Customer Experience Drives Investment in Digital Transformation

The Three Elements of Digital Transformation

“Digital transformation” isn’t a trendy moniker to signify an increase in technology investment. It’s a renewed focus on the customer and the human side of business. In Altimeter Group’s latest research, we uncovered that digital transformation is a re-alignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models with a pointed purpose: to more effectively engage digital consumers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle. Understanding the digital customer experience … [Read more...]

Trends to Watch in 2014 from Altimeter Group

About 2014 on graph

As we launch into 2014, the analysts at Altimeter each pulled together a compilation of trends and issues they are watching closely this year. Below is a link to each post as well as a synopsis of some of the top themes we are exploring. As you read through each post, you’ll see that there are commonalities and overlap. This isn’t a surprise, as we have multiple people researching different aspects of customer experience, big data, innovation, and digital marketing. The diversity of thought and … [Read more...]

Four Disruption Themes for Business

Altimeter 2013 Disruption Themes

By Altimeter's Research Team Analysts: Susan Etlinger, Charlene Li, Rebecca Lieb, Jeremiah Owyang, Chris Silva, Brian Solis; Consulting: Ed Terpening, Alan Webber: Researchers: Jon Cifuentes, Jessica Groopman, Andrew Jones, Jaimy Szymanski, Christine Tran Over 30 Technologies Have Emerged, at a Faster Pace than Companies Can Digest. If you think social was disruptive, it was really just the beginning. Altimeter’s research team recently convened for our annual research offsite and found … [Read more...]

Call for Insight: The Altimeter “Blog Ring” focused on the Dynamic Customer Journey

Altimeter Group Dynamic Customer Journey

Request: We want to hear from you. Tell us on your blog or website how the Dynamic Customer Journey is impacting your business, and we’ll cross-link to the conversation. During SXSW 2012, Altimeter Group launched its three research themes to the public: Dynamic Customer Journey, Adaptive Organization and Sentient World. Now, we’re asking you -- bloggers, brands and vendor representatives, thought leaders, and insightful practitioners -- to get in on the conversation. Beginning today, … [Read more...]

Pioneers on the Move: Rise of Social Commerce

Download our paper and presentation below, and register for a webinar with me and partner Jeremiah Owyang on Wednesday, December 1 at 11 am PST for a webinar on the Rise of Social Commerce.  Registration at: http://bit.ly/rscwebinar. Meet the new shopper. Underneath the keys of the keyboard, they are shopping in a new way. Unleashing the power of the social network, the digital consumer is shopping with friends, sharing recommendations, and actively engaging in dialogue with brand owners on … [Read more...]

Day 2 recap of Rise of Social Commerce #RSC10

by Christine Tran On Thursday, we wrapped up our Rise of Social Commerce event, which culminated many months of planning and hard work at Altimeter Group, and an exciting year of developments in social commerce. You can now download speaker presentations from our event site, as well as watch video clips on Ustream. (These will continue to be updated.) Here are my favorite take-aways from Day 2 of our event: Pete Blackshaw of Nielsen Online kicked off the day with an outstanding presentation … [Read more...]

Webinar introducing “Socialgraphics”, a customer-centric approach to social strategy

Jeremiah Owyang and I will be running a free Webinar introducing how we are thinking about how companies can understand their customers through what we are calling "socialgraphics". To register for the Webinar: Register for Free Webinar: Understand Your Customers’ Social Behaviors, Hosted by Altimeter Group Wednesday, January 20, 2010 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST Beware of plans or proposals that start with “Twitter Strategy” or “Facebook … [Read more...]

Can you control your customers?

I just received an interesting email promotion for an upcoming conference. At the top of the email, in big bold letters was this: "It's time to take back control!" Now that definitely caught my eye, as I'm writing a book about being open. That's because the number one concern I hear from executives -- and especially  marketers -- is how out of control they feel these days. Here's some more text from the email: "Reaching today's consumers is more challenging than ever. Both savvy and wary of … [Read more...]

Humorous example of social media monitoring: Sydney University

I was doing some research for my book, looking for instances of interesting social media monitoring when I came across this humorous example (thanks to BuzzNumbers). Jonathan Pease (not sure if it's the same Jonathan Pease who is on "Australia's Top Model"). was apparently bored in a university classroom and wrote this tweet: To which Sydney University replied in a tweet: To Jonathan Pease's credit, he took it all in stride and ended up retweeting Sydney University's and … [Read more...]

Altimeter Welcomes New Partners

It's with great excitement that I'm announcing the addition of three new partners to Altimeter Group. Joining me will be Deb Schultz, Ray Wang, and Jeremiah Owyang (read their thoughts) -- three bright minds, true professionals, and most important of all, great people. (Read the press release.) Our Mission - Providing A Strategic Approach to Emerging Technologies Together, we are taking on the mission of helping clients understand and adapt emerging technologies into their strategies in a … [Read more...]