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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  • Consumer Technographics
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Increasing Sophistication Of The Digital Home

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    The US digital home has undergone major disruption in the past decade. Five years ago, the digital home was just starting to see the early stages of consumer home networking; today, the digital home...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The New Privacy: It's All About Context

    Adopt Contextual Privacy To Gain A Market Advantage

    "Privacy is dead": It's a trope so often repeated you might actually think it's true. But in the age of smartphones and sensors, privacy is not only possible, it's essential for building trust, the...

    • Downloads: 405
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2D Bar Codes: Emerging Role In Sales

    An Empowered Report: 2D Bar Codes: Learn Why There's No Urgency

    2D bar codes have captured the attention of eBusiness professionals in many industries who are looking to bridge the gap between online and offline media. The stakes are high. Those who execute well...

    • Downloads: 252
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Segmenting Buyers: Introducing Super Buyers, Connected Traditionalists, And Traditionalists

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Report

    For US consumers, the shopping experience has moved beyond the in-store experience and involves multiple other channels. Online shopping now accounts for a significant part of consumers' wallet share...

    • Downloads: 132
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building A Digital Travel Business

    Multichannel Strategies To Better Serve The Connected Traveler

    The act of traveling may always be immune to digital disruption, but the way in which travelers engage with the experience is ripe for digital enhancement. The Internet has revolutionized the way in...

    • Downloads: 403
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The ROI Of Mobile Investing And Mobile Trading

    Making The Business Case For Mobile Efforts At Wealth Management Firms

    Mobile has become a high priority for eBusiness teams at wealth management and investment firms. In the US, the proportion of online adults who use the mobile channel to manage their investments rose...

    • Downloads: 700
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brand Engagement The Consumer Way

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Report

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they engage, discover, explore, and buy using a variety of channels. Companies today understand that engagement and positive...

    • Downloads: 117
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Moms: A Demographic Overview

    North American Technographics®

    Moms (defined here as US online women ages 18 to 50 who are parents of a child younger than 18 living with them) are much like their non-mom counterparts when it comes to their basic demographics,...

    • Downloads: 319
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Why Care About Combination Clickers

    The Most Valuable Searchers Click On Both Paid And Natural Listings

    Search marketers often try to profile consumers who click on paid ads against those who prefer natural search results. But the reality is there is little discernable difference between paid and...

    • Downloads: 333
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Marketers Embrace The Power Of Digital Video In China

    With the widespread adoption of online video viewing platforms by Chinese consumers, marketers have seized the moment and increased their investment levels in the new medium. However, marketers have...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2013

    US Online Holiday Sales To Top $78 Billion

    Forrester estimates that US holiday season online sales will grow 15% from 2012 to 2013. Despite a dip in consumer confidence in October and a truncated holiday season, Forrester expects consumers to...

    • Downloads: 273
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Latin American Consumers Use Their Mobile Phones

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    With high adoption of mobile phones in Latin America, it is critical for market insights professionals to understand how consumers are using these devices in their daily lives. Although the majority...

    • Downloads: 95
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Four Questions Guide Web Mobile Content Management Plans

    As consumers access online content on more devices — computers, smartphones, tablets, TVs, eReaders, and even gaming consoles — managing and delivering digital content has grown...

    • Downloads: 887
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2014: North American Digital Insurance

    The Age Of The Customer Mandates Five Actions In 2014

    Not that long ago, insurers dictated the engagement model for customers. Those days are gone. Now, customers are changing the rules: They are shifting from being passive sideliners and are willing...

    • Downloads: 517
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of The Digital Store

    Landscape: The Digital Store Playbook

    The face of retail is changing. In-store digital experimentation is well underway, and eBusiness executives have the technical know-how and an increasingly cross-functional view to lead these...

    • Downloads: 363
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Technographics®: Australian Online Shoppers

    Choosing The Right Approach For Your Target Consumers

    Mobile commerce is growing in Australia at a rapid pace. To shape sensible strategies, Australian eBusiness professionals must understand the behavior of their customers. For example, they should...

    • Downloads: 267
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Global PC And Broadband Penetration

    A Technographics® Global Overview Document

    The global online population has more than doubled since 2005, but not all countries have reached saturated levels of online penetration. While the majority of consumers in the US, Europe, and...

    • Downloads: 367
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Connection: The Spark That Lights Up The European Digital Home

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    With 96% of European online adults using the Internet at least weekly and 99% of European online households having one or more computers (PC, laptop, netbook, iPad, or tablet) at home, the European...

    • Downloads: 96
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Shoppers Buy At General Merchants

    North American Consumer Technographics®: Uncovering The Drivers Of Repeat Online And Offline Purchase

    Consumers today have a myriad of choices when deciding where to shop. The age of the customer is in full swing, and to best serve existing and potential customers, companies need to be...

    • Downloads: 28
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Why Marketers Must Integrate TV And Video Strategies

    In addition to the variety of media options that the digital age has brought forth, TV is the next medium to get a digital makeover. New access points to the living-room screen and the invasion of...

    • Downloads: 867
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Do Teens Use Social Media?

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    In 2014, it would be difficult to find a US teen that doesn't use social media on a regular basis. The majority of young consumers ages 12 to 17 connect with their friends on social networks every...

    • Downloads: 14
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Understand Communication Channel Needs To Craft Your Customer Service Strategy

    Consumers' preferences for customer service channels are rapidly changing. And it's not just the younger generation of consumers — there's disruption and change across all ages and...

    • Downloads: 769
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Ranking The Most Agile US Banks

    Banks are burdened with sizable infrastructure, struggle to service traditional and emerging channels, are severely boxed in by increasing compliance demands, and are not particularly nimble —...

    • Downloads: 182
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:eBusiness Teams' Two Paths To Cross-Channel Measurement Success

    In The Long Term, Cross-Channel Measurement Is An Enterprisewide Concern, But In The Near Term, eBusiness Must Act Now

    eBusiness and channel strategy professionals have a lot on their plates these days: Consumers are moving across channels for sales and service, spanning digital touchpoints like Twitter and public...

    • Downloads: 313
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Future Of Customer Service In 2014

    Vision: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    In the age of the customer, executives don't decide how customer-centric their companies are — customers do. Changes such as the explosion of digital communications, mobility, and the...

    • Downloads: 2626