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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  • Multichannel Customer Experience
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2013

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact customer experience...

    • Downloads: 1331
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Evolved CMO In 2012

    CMOs Must Take A More Active Role In Business And Technology Strategy

    Forrester Research and Heidrick & Struggles recently conducted a global survey of nearly 200 chief marketing officers (CMOs). In this report, you will find out how these CMOs view their relationship...

    • Downloads: 711
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Executive Q&A: Voice Of The Customer Programs

    This report is an update to "Executive Q&A: Voice Of The Customer Programs" originally published on April 11, 2011. The voice of the customer (VoC) is a critical component of any customer experience...

    • Downloads: 698
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Scientific Method Comes To Marketing

    Executive Overview: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    When making their investment decisions across the marketing mix, senior marketers face the constant challenge of coping with the proliferation of communication and engagement platforms while facing...

    • Downloads: 728
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Solving The Quandary Of Responsive Design

    Seven Key Questions That Will Guide eBusiness Leaders To Make The Right RWD Decisions

    Web traffic on mobile phones and tablets is increasing to the point where firms must optimize for these touchpoints. Native mobile apps aren't always necessary because organizations can support a...

    • Downloads: 486
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Customer Advocacy 2013: How US Consumers Rate Their Financial Services Firms

    Customers Rate Their Banks, Credit Card Issuers, Insurers, And Investment Firms

    For 10 years Forrester has shown that customer advocacy — the perception on the part of customers that their firm does what's best for them, not just the firm's own bottom line — is the...

    • Downloads: 490
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Key Takeaways From Forrester's 2013 Customer Experience Forum EMEA: Know Thy Customer

    At Forrester's Forum For Customer Experience Professionals EMEA, speakers presented best practices and case studies detailing how to boost customer experience (CX) to the next level. While they...

    • Downloads: 288
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Mobile Access To Back-End Systems

    The Uses And Limitations Of Screen-Scraping

    Mobile applications are the linchpins of business strategies to attract, retain, and delight customers. Mobile developers, in turn, need access to customer data typically resident in back-end systems...

    • Downloads: 171
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2013 US Mobile Auto Insurance Functionality Rankings

    Benchmarks: The Mobile Insurance Strategy Playbook

    With customers now trained to expect more from their mobile experiences, insurers are fortifying their mobile strategies through increased investments. But how effective are mobile insurance apps and...

    • Downloads: 400
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Organize To Support Integrated Messaging

    Organization: The Email Marketing Playbook

    The future of email is integration with other marketing channels. But most email organizations today are too small and too operationally focused to be prepared for customer-focused integrated...

    • Downloads: 133
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: Brazil

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    By far the largest and most populated country in South America, Brazil has a presence on the world stage that continues to win global attention and inspire awe with as much flair as Adriana Lima...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile App Or Mobile Web? It's A Choice, Not A Battle

    Neither Is Perfect, But Either Could Be Perfect For Your Customer

    Companies struggle to choose between building a mobile app and implementing a mobile website. The decision becomes a battle shrouded in competing points of view and often a lack of customer...

    • Downloads: 482
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Service Design Agency Overview, 2013

    Service Providers: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Service designers define and implement interactions that span time and multiple touchpoints — as well as the behind-the-scenes activities and systems that enable firms to deliver those...

    • Downloads: 288
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:How To Use Text Analytics In Your VoC Program

    Customer experience professionals struggle to get the most out of text analytics tools and make the case for their value. This report describes the pitfalls that customer experience teams should...

    • Downloads: 353
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Content Providers Are Disrupting China's Mobile Device Market

    Explosive 3G adoption in China over the past 24 months has made mobile Internet a much more competitive landscape, with new and unconventional market players entering the fray. Most of the activity...

    • Downloads: 179
  • 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: 159
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Customer Journey Mapping: What Is It For?

    Five Firms Describe How Customer Journey Mapping Helps Them

    Forrester clients tell us that they're eager to use customer journey maps because they see the documents as ideal tools to analyze and communicate their customers' perspectives on the interactions...

    • Downloads: 1389
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2012 US Mobile Banking Functionality Rankings

    Forrester Evaluates The Top Four Banking Providers' Client-Facing Mobile Offerings

    Mobile banking adoption is growing at a rapid rate, and banking providers continue to invest more and more resources in their mobile services. We applied our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark...

    • Downloads: 1083
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:You Are Here: Location Analytics And The Rebirth Of Customer Experience

    As the digitization of people, places, and experiences brings the online and offline realms together, companies are waking up to the fact that they know much more about their customers online than...

    • Downloads: 570
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: Don't Neglect Mobile Web Ads In Favor Of Apps

    In-App Ads Are Appealing, But They're Not A Panacea

    Smartphones have captured the attention of customers, and marketers are following suit by shifting a portion of their budgets into mobile advertising. But with mobile, unlike with desktop planning,...

    • Downloads: 89
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Disney Leads The Charge Across The Digital-Physical Divide

    The Magic Kingdom's $1 Billion Bet On Technology Signals A New Era Of Digitally Enhanced Customer Experiences

    Disney has spent $1 billion on MyMagic+, a next-generation technology-fueled customer experience that transforms the way its guests play, stay, and pay at the "most magical place on Earth." Disney...

    • Downloads: 260
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Revisiting The Touchpoint-Impact Framework For 2014

    A Deep Dive Into Apparel And Personal Care Categories

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

    • Downloads: 222
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2014 UK Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark

    Barclays Tops Our Review Of UK Banks' Mobile Services

    We used our Mobile Banking Functionality Benchmark methodology to evaluate the retail mobile banking services of the seven largest retail banks and building societies in the UK on more than 35...

    • Downloads: 120
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The New Mobile Mind Shift Index

    Analyzing The Appetites Of Your Mobile Customers

    You can better connect with your customers by engaging with them in their mobile moments. But which customers are ready? In this report, we introduce the newly revised Mobile Mind Shift Index (MMSI),...

    • Downloads: 367
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How Dutch Banking Customers Use Different Channels, 2011

    The Netherlands continues to be the leader in online banking adoption in Europe. With just 9% of Dutch consumers using branches and 85% using online banking each month, the Web has become the heart...

    • Downloads: 477