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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  • Past 6 months
  • Consumer Technographics
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Impact Of Beacons In Retail

    Vendors Forge Partnerships While Retailers Deploy Pilots

    Retail organizations today are rapidly deploying beacon pilots based on Bluetooth low energy (BLE). While this indoor location technology offers the ability to identify a unique shopper within the...

    • Downloads: 191
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Misconceptions: Uncovering How Consumers Actually Use Their Mobile Phone

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Behavioral Data

    Mobile phone adoption has undeniably changed the way consumers behave, think, and engage. This has prompted marketing leaders to rethink their outreach strategies and adapt to keep pace with the...

    • Downloads: 116
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Sharpen Your Mix In China With The Marketing RaDaR

    Chinese consumers are eagerly embracing new media channels such as social and mobile more and more in their daily lives. To effectively reach and engage with them, marketers have to manage and...

    • Downloads: 64
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Introducing The New Social Technographics®: The First Step Toward Social Success

    Landscape: The Social Marketing Playbook

    For most marketers, the question is no longer whether their customers use social media but rather how best to use social media to interact with those customers. So we've created a new data model...

    • Downloads: 1910
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How Companies Improved Their Customer Experience Index Scores, 2014

    Processes: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Forrester interviewed customer experience (CX) professionals at brands that showed the biggest year-over-year improvement in our annual CX benchmark. We asked them what they and their companies did...

    • Downloads: 615
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Australian Mobile Customer, Part 4

    Communications Still Drives Smartphone Usage

    In the age of the customer, CIOs and the technology management organizations they lead must take an active role in the design and development of their companies' mobile strategy. While marketing...

    • Downloads: 53
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Social Technographics® Intensity Matrix Drives Tactical Success

    How To Target Your Audience's Favorite Social Behaviors And Sites

    In 2013, Forrester introduced two new data models — the Social Technographics® Score and the Social Technographics Intensity Matrix — to help you better understand your audiences'...

    • Downloads: 335
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Bring-Your-Own-Thing Enables The Digital Business

    Navigating Internet-Of-Things Business Models — A CIO Perspective

    Digital business is the imperative to stay competitive in the age of the customer. Easier said than done for a manufacturer of traditional physical goods. Here the Internet of Things (IoT) provides...

    • Downloads: 287
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Listening To Social With The Eyes: Visual Social Analytics

    In social media, content is king — and the king of content is the image. Mainstream social networks Facebook and Twitter have become increasingly visual over time; Facebook added images to...

    • Downloads: 70
  • 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: 596
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Australian Mobile Customer, Part 5

    Males And Females Have Different Smartphone Usage Patterns

    In the age of the customer, CIOs and the technology management organizations they lead must take an active role in the design and development of their companies' mobile strategy. While marketing...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Assess Your Customers' Personal Identity And Data Management Attributes

    Assessment: The Personal Identity And Data Management Playbook

    Personal identity and data management (PIDM) changes the way marketers will communicate with their customers. But to understand how, customer insights (CI) professionals need to first understand the...

    • Downloads: 191
  • 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: 450
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Introducing Forrester's Consumer Healthcare Segmentation

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    In the age of the customer, companies need to have a solid understanding of their customers' and prospects' behaviors and needs in order to best serve them. With the onset of the Patient Protection...

    • Downloads: 51
  • 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: 445
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Retail Segmentation: Emerging Patterns Of Multitouchpoint Shopping

    Using Forrester's Online Retail Segmentation Data To Understand Multitouchpoint Shopping Behavior Across Europe

    European shoppers are embracing an ever increasing range of new devices and touchpoints across the path to purchase. eBusiness professionals must be prepared for the rise of multitouchpoint shopping....

    • Downloads: 248
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:CISOs Need To Add Customer Obsession To Their Job Description

    Until recently, consumers haven't been overly concerned with cybersecurity. Credit card laws and policies protect customers from theft and fraud by limiting or negating cardholder liability; similar...

    • Downloads: 114
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, UK 2014

    How good is the experience at leading UK companies — as rated by their consumers? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of experience for 28 UK brands...

    • Downloads: 261
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, France 2014

    How good is the experience at leading French companies — as rated by their consumers? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of experience for 38 French...

    • Downloads: 191
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Demands For Effortless Service Must Influence Your Customer Strategy

    Consumers of all generations demand effortless service. They want to use self-service communication channels to quickly get answers to their questions; move between communication channels during a...

    • Downloads: 217
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build An Engagement Strategy For Europe's Social Snackers

    Aim For Social Depth Marketing And Audience Interaction Habits Using Social Technographics®

    European online consumers are more reserved in social channels compared with other markets; we say they "snack" in social channels because they treat the channels as interesting but nonessential....

    • Downloads: 51
  • 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: 35
  • 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: 104
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Experiences Help Build A Resonant Hotel Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Hotels

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) have a steep hill to climb to earn consumer brand preference, referral, and pricing power. In the hotel industry, strong brand resonance will be crucial as consumers...

    • Downloads: 75
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Social Users You Want To Reach Are On Mobile

    With more than a billion monthly active users, Facebook has one of the largest mobile audiences in the world. There's no doubt that Facebook has disrupted the app marketing space by becoming a key...

    • Downloads: 151