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
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  • Marketing Leadership
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of US Online Consumers, 2012

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    US consumers today are exposed to more kinds of connected devices than ever before. Consumers associate the terms "going online" or "using the Internet" with devices like laptops and desktops. Social...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:US Marketers: Stay Ahead Of 2D Bar Code Adoption

    Start Piloting Now To Be Prepared To Benefit From Growing Consumer Use

    The 2D bar code is a promising mobile marketing tactic: It provides marketers a quick way to bridge the offline-online gap and enhance consumer engagement with their target audience anytime, anywhere...

    • Downloads: 363
  • 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: 397
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Updated Q1 2012: Use Social Media To Boost Your TV Audience

    Social media is changing the way audiences engage with TV. Led by Generation X and Generation Y, audiences are increasingly multitasking on digital devices while watching TV — and sharing what...

    • Downloads: 591
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Natives: A Demographic Overview

    North American Technographics®

    Digital natives have grown up in the age of technology and cannot imagine a life without computers, cell phones, and social networking. Although digital natives may not have large amounts of...

    • Downloads: 149
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2011, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's North American Technographics® Online Benchmark Survey, Q3 2011 (US, Canada). It provides a generational overview of US consumers'...

    • Downloads: 1820
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Segmenting Customers By Technology Preference

    Making Technographics® Segmentation Work

    Consumers today have the choice of purchasing products and services from multiple brands, channels, and retailers. For that reason, understanding the underlying motivations and drivers that influence...

    • Downloads: 902
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Privacy Laws Force Rich Dialogue With Customers

    Move From On/Off Compliance Approaches To Custom Privacy Management

    Governments are placing pressure on interactive marketers, in most cases by mandating clear rules around how customer data is obtained, used, and stored for marketing. While interactive marketers...

    • Downloads: 375
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Consumers Want Online Advertising To Be Relevant, Respectful, And Rewarding

    Forrester Technographics® Digital Consumer Community Report, September 2012

    In the age of the always addressable customer, where hyperconnected consumers are increasingly savvy and demanding of the brands with which they interact, marketers must become more audience-centric...

    • Downloads: 13
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Tablet-TV Connection

    Tablets and TVs are big business: Forrester forecasts that 112.5 million US consumers will own a tablet by 2016, and tablets are disrupting several multibillion-dollar industries related to TV,...

    • Downloads: 1184
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Time-Shifted TV Opens The Doors To Dynamic Ad Insertion And Addressability

    Boost Targeting Options For TV With Dynamic Ad Insertions

    The digitalization of the TV ecosystem is well underway, and while many challenges remain before addressable TV advertising takes hold, the capabilities exist today for marketers to execute...

    • Downloads: 126
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Game On: Education Product Strategists Embrace Gamification

    Classroom Technology Enables New Product Innovation

    "Gamification" is a hot topic in product strategy, especially in US K-12 education. Product strategists in education are helping their customers achieve teaching and learning goals by developing...

    • Downloads: 686
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Splinternet Engagement Index

    Analyzing Your Customers' Engagement Across Touchpoints

    The splinternet — the fragmented world of incompatible web, social, video, and mobile touchpoints — is where your customers live now. They want to reach you in more touchpoints, but you...

    • Downloads: 701
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2012, Europe

    European Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's European Technographics Online Benchmark Survey, Q3 2012. It provides an overview of European consumers' Internet and consumer technology behaviors....

    • Downloads: 103
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Integrate Social Into Your Marketing RaDaR

    Vision: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Nearly every marketer uses social media today, but too few use it well. Most marketers treat social as something special and unique, leading them either to separate it completely from the rest of...

    • Downloads: 1843
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build Your Content Brand By Delivering Customer Value

    Vision: The Content Marketing Playbook

    To counter increasing media fragmentation and consumer disenchantment with advertising, marketers have begun to exploit the power of digital and social media by building large followings around...

    • Downloads: 418
  • 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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Consumers Find Websites In 2011

    And Why Multitouchpoint Campaigns Will Drive Value, Not Just Traffic

    As in years past, natural search results, links, and personal emails are the most cited resources for finding websites. But take note: Social media — in particular social networks —...

    • Downloads: 860
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Profiling Brand-Loyal And Price-Conscious US Consumers

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    Brand loyalty and price sensitivity guide consumers' purchasing decisions, but these qualities also create unique audiences that embody distinct social attitudes, technology engagement, and...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The European eCommerce Landscape

    A European Consumer Technographics® Report

    The Internet plays an important role in European consumers' retail habits, and its influence will only grow. Our data shows that just over two-thirds of European online consumers shop online,...

    • Downloads: 79
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: Establish Product Credibility On Your Website

    Complement Your Brand's Content With UGC To Drive Exploration

    Consumers trust what they hear from other customers on third-party sites more than they trust your own branded content. This is because the content generated from your customers provides more...

    • Downloads: 92
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Gambling: Bet On Mobile Products And Services

    After so many years of unmet expectations, gambling is finally going mobile. Although it's not yet the promised El Dorado, and despite the fact that competition is likely to be fiercer in a complex...

    • Downloads: 615
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Online Video Will Challenge DVRs' Role

    Advertisers Must Now Prepare For A Multiplatform Video Ecosystem

    Digital video recorders (DVRs) have become popular devices with consumers who want to control their television viewing, but today, online streaming services make it possible for viewers to get their...

    • Downloads: 273
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Marketers: Don't Worry About Cord-Cutting

    Focus On The Audience Fragmentation Trend Rather Than Industry Turmoil

    With the rise of over-the-top video services, there has been much speculation that consumers will cancel their cable or satellite subscriptions — or "cut the cord" — to watch all their...

    • Downloads: 209
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:In-Stream Audio Advertising

    Expand Your Buys, Extend Your Reach, And Get Advertising Traction On Mobile

    In-stream audio is an attractive medium, as it offers a unique user experience supported by targeted reach and guaranteed impressions to support brand goals. In-stream audio advertising is a...

    • Downloads: 278