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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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Updated 2011: Use Social Media To Boost Your TV Audience

    Social media is changing the way audiences engage with TV. Audiences are increasingly multitasking on digital devices while watching TV — and sharing what they are watching with their friends....

    • Downloads: 442
  • 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: 148
  • 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...

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  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:An Overview Of Online Consumers In Argentina

    Latin American Consumer Technographics®

    Latin America is on the priority list of many global companies. This is not surprising given the meteoric rise of social networks like Facebook and Twitter and Latin Americans' willingness to connect...

    • Downloads: 42
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Start To Play With Social Gamers

    Social Gaming Provides A Ripe Marketing Opportunity

    Eighty-four percent of US interactive marketers have no plans to use games in their 2011 marketing strategies, making social gaming a large, untapped opportunity for marketers. Marketers should start...

    • Downloads: 873
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of Online Consumers In Latin America

    Latin American Consumer Technographics®

    Over the past couple of years, Latin America has risen on many global companies' priority lists of new markets to focus on and understand. Given the meteoric rise of social networks like orkut and...

    • Downloads: 129
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    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: 666
  • 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: 328
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    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: 582
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Pricing As A Strategic Competency

    Why Price Needs To Become More Than Just A Number For Product Strategists

    Price can no longer be just a number for product strategists. Pricing now needs to become a strategic competency that affects every aspect of product strategy, from the business model to the nature...

    • Downloads: 688
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:European Email Affinity Declines

    Today, consumers in Europe pay less attention to promotional emails, delete emails without reading them, find emails less relevant, and wonder how marketers got their email data. Smart marketers...

    • Downloads: 152
  • 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: 1807
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Consumers, The Internet, And TV: How Can We All Get Along?

    Forrester Technographics® Digital Consumer Community Report, July 2011

    The average US consumer reports spending an equal amount of time online as she does watching TV. This data point tells a very important story: In consumers’ minds, their time spent with offline...

    • Downloads: 4
  • 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: 90
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of The European Online Consumer

    An Empowered Report: How Online And Mobile Behaviors Are Changing

    For more than 10 years, Forrester has been tracking consumers' online and offline behavior in Europe. Our trending data shows that while consumers are continuing to expand their online behaviors,...

    • Downloads: 310
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    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of Online Consumers In Asia Pacific, 2012

    Asia Pacific Technographics®

    For the past seven years, Forrester has been tracking consumers' online and offline behavior in Asia Pacific. As in recent years, this dedicated report helps companies understand the online and...

    • Downloads: 68
  • 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...

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    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: 612
  • 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: 691
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    Report:Young Hispanics Lead In Mobile Activity But Don't Trust Mobile Ads Very Much

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    This Data Essentials report highlights the extent to which young Hispanic consumers are outpacing non-Hispanics in their use of mobile phones. Forrester's North American Technographics® Youth...

    • Downloads: 154
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

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

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's North American Technographics® Online Benchmark Survey (Part 1), Q2 2012 (US, Canada). It provides a generational overview of US consumers'...

    • Downloads: 465
    • Comments: 3
  • 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: 360
  • 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: 366
  • 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: 95
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of Online Consumers In Asia Pacific

    Asia Pacific Consumer Technographics®

    For the past six years, Forrester has been tracking consumers' online and offline behavior in Asia Pacific. Similar to recent years, this dedicated report helps companies understand the online...

    • Downloads: 140