Julie A. Ask

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Julie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. Julie's 25 years of work experience is balanced between the engineering and management consulting work she did in the first half of her career and her work as an analyst for the past 12 years. The combination of technical and business expertise positions prepared her well to work with business leaders to identify new opportunities offered by mobile technology and to develop strategies to engage with consumers on mobile devices. She has worked with hundreds of clients across retail, travel, banking, insurance, CPG, healthcare, retail, and more to advise and guide the development of their mobile strategies.

Julie's research and analysis have been widely cited in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, BusinessWeek, RCR Wireless, and The Onion and on CBS, NBC, and PBS.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to becoming an analyst, Julie worked at a contextual services mobile startup in San Francisco and prior to that at Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Education

Julie holds a B.S.E.E. and a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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  • Media Mix
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Building A Better Digital Media Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Moving to greater digital media buying maturity requires a plan that improves your practice across all four foundational pillars of maturity over the long term: organization, planning and execution,...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Making The Case For Interactive Attribution In Your Organization

    Interactive attribution is a key measurement strategy that provides a deeper understanding of the contribution of each digital marketing contact along the customer journey. By using attribution,...

    • Downloads: 349
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:"Owner" And "Sponsor" B2B Community Success Metrics

    The Right Way For Tech Marketers To Measure Effectiveness

    As a B2B social marketer in charge of either owner or sponsor strategy communities, meaning communities that you operate — and fund — on your domain, you need to be able to set...

    • Downloads: 268
    • Comments: 1
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Which Providers To Tap For Social Gaming

    Decoding A Complex Landscape Of Developers And Publishers

    Marketers are confused by the social gaming developer and publisher landscape, and it's no wonder. With surging consumer adoption and an explosive market that's forecast to reach $4 billion by 2015,...

    • Downloads: 476
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Create A Connected Communications Plan For The Post-Digital Era

    Over the past decade, digital triggered an explosion of marketing complexity, leaving a fragmented landscape in its wake and rendering traditional communications planning obsolete. In this...

    • Downloads: 333
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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Measurement Is A Digital Media Buyer's Best Friend

    Performance Management: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Every digital marketer knows that measurement is important, but levels of sophistication run the gamut from basic click-based measurement of one or two channels to seamless cross-channel measurement...

    • Downloads: 483
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  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Trends For The B2C CMO To Watch In 2013

    Embrace Digital Innovation To Deliver Compelling Brand Experiences

    2013 will be a unique year for CMOs of consumer-focused companies. They will have to drive their brands to deliver cohesive brand experiences that use digital to augment and extend their engagement...

    • Downloads: 739
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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2011: Marketing, Social, And Mobile

    While eCommerce continues to grow and take market share from the physical retail channel, retailers also look to experiment with new approaches to their web businesses such as social commerce and...

    • Downloads: 3153
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Media Buying Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Landscape: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Interactive display marketing investment will grow at a compound annual rate of 17% in the United States between 2012 and 2017, while Europe's will grow slightly more slowly. Double-digit growth...

    • Downloads: 1560
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  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The CMO's Role In Technology Purchasing

    How CMOs Should Plan For Technology Investments

    It's no longer a question of whether technology plays a role in marketing; it's about what role the CMO needs to play in selecting the best solution to drive marketing and overall business success....

    • Downloads: 435
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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Create An Audience-Obsessed Digital Media Buying Practice

    Executive Overview: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Digital media buying is undergoing seismic change. Where there were once legions of junior staff managing relationship-based buys, there are now sophisticated real-time technologies. Participants...

    • Downloads: 583
    • Comments: 1
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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:eBusiness Must Become Customer-Obsessed

    Competitive Strategy In The Age Of The Customer

    As eBusiness and channel strategy professionals know all too well, empowered consumers disrupt business models across every industry. Success in the age of the customer requires companies to go...

    • Downloads: 545
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build An Integrated Messaging Approach

    Road Map: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report provides a road map for interactive marketers responsible for email marketing. It will help you unify your customer view, organize your teams by customer instead of by channel, and...

    • Downloads: 517
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Display Marketing

    Processes: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    As more and more interactive marketers buy digital media programmatically, the technologies and processes they use are rapidly maturing. Whether you're a digital media buying skeptic working to build...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:2011 Social Technographics® For Business Technology Buyers

    Technology Marketers Must Prepare For The Coming Storm

    Data from Forrester's Q1 2011 US and European B2B Social Technographics® Online Survey For Business Technology Buyers indicates that both social media habits and the role social media is playing...

    • Downloads: 1177
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The New Interactive Agency Landscape

    Agencies Reinvented As Mediators Will Win While The Rest Wither

    The agency model is crumbling under the weight of continual innovation in digital channels, the changing media behaviors of the always-addressable customer, and marketers' frustration with a siloed...

    • Downloads: 1127
    • Comments: 7
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  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Next Act For Agencies: The Post-Digital Agency Landscape

    Over the past five years, digital has defined "what's new" from agencies, and marketers have moved substantial budget to social, mobile, and customer relationship management (CRM), to the tune of $50...

    • Downloads: 630
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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Gamification Of Marketing Strategies Boosts Consumer Engagement

    Gamification is a buzzword among interactive marketers, but its true meaning and application remain an enigma. Applying game mechanics to your marketing efforts can lead to positive engagement...

    • Downloads: 1154
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Enterprise Listening Platform Landscape

    Tools And Technology: The Social Intelligence Playbook

    With the incessant growth of social networks, more and more businesses turn to listening platforms — technology and services vendors that help companies manage, learn from, and measure social...

    • Downloads: 1008
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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Data Defines The Future Of Social Relationship Platforms

    How And Why Emerging SRPs Are Overtaking Established Vendors

    More marketers use branded Facebook pages and Twitter accounts than use any other social tactic, but barely one-half say they're satisfied.Many don't know what content to post, or when; others don't...

    • Downloads: 236
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Early Adopters Embrace Hadoop For Operations And Customer Analytics

    Experiences Of Big Data First Movers

    Forrester interviewed three organizations that have deployed Hadoop to support customer-facing processes, the back office, and even their research and development operations. Although these early...

    • Downloads: 1050
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Adapting To Media Fragmentation In Europe

    The Impact Of Media Fragmentation Patterns On Communication Strategy

    Consumers across Europe are embracing new media platforms that change the way they consume content. This year's European Technographics® data shows a continuous growth in the amount of time...

    • Downloads: 390
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Corporate CMO's Renewed Strength

    Large consumer-facing companies often have some mix of multiple layers of marketing: corporate, divisional, brand, regional, country . . . These layers are configured in different ways in different...

    • Downloads: 336
    • Comments: 1
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  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Mastering New Marketing Automation Approaches

    Tools And Technology: The Cross-Channel Campaign Management Playbook

    The age of the customer ties success to firms' ability to know and serve their customers. Campaigns provide an instrument to drive customer behavior, but traditional campaign approaches can't keep up...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Chinese Mobile Consumers Are An Attractive But Unique Audience

    How Mobile Marketing Differs In The Largest Smartphone Market In The World

    China is the largest smartphone market in the world, with what appear to be highly sophisticated mobile users. Metro Chinese consumers use mobile for everything from social media to watching video to...

    • Downloads: 124