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
  • Marketing Leadership
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Mobile Mind Shift Index

    Measuring And Analyzing The Shift In Consumers' Expectations

    Six years into the smartphone transition, customers are making a mobile mind shift. The shifted customer expects that any desired information or service is available on any appropriate device, in...

    • Downloads: 1027
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Win The Social Marketing Measurement Game

    Performance Management: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Measuring social marketing is hard. But too often, the solutions that marketers use — such as focusing only on engagement, cherry-picking only the best-looking numbers, or relying on vendors'...

    • Downloads: 746
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Maximize Media ROI With A Customer-Centric Approach

    Road Map: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    This report outlines the road map portion of Forrester's solution for interactive marketing executives working on digital media buying. Moving to a higher level of digital media buying maturity...

    • Downloads: 437
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Consumer Electronics

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    A range of different motivations may inspire a consumer's decision to purchase a consumer electronics device: While some technology mavens know of the latest product through community interest groups...

    • Downloads: 58
  • 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: 94
  • 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: 348
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Evaluate Your Discovery Marketing Programs

    Assessment: The Search Marketing Playbook

    Successful search marketers today must increasingly account for how well they help users discover their brands and products across mobile devices, social media, and nontraditional search engines such...

    • Downloads: 247
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Drive Better B2B Content Distribution

    Use Mobile, Social, Media, And Sales Channels To Deliver Reach And Engagement

    B2B marketers are putting thought-leadership and content at the core of their marketing strategies, but even the best content marketing will falter without the right distribution strategy. While...

    • Downloads: 672
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Which Technologies Fit Where In Marketing's Future: A Segmented Vendor Reference For Marketers

    This workbook is a companion to the Forrester report "Which Technologies Fit Where In Marketing’s Future." In that report, we made the case for a new way of classifying marketing technologies...

    • Downloads: 47
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Start Bridging The Mobile Monetization Gap

    Use Mobile Engagement To Extend Existing Business Models

    Facebook, Groupon, Pandora, Path, Rovio, and Twitter are companies that get a lot of media or investor attention and have a common denominator: Each has a large mobile audience but an unproven...

    • Downloads: 639
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Marketing Strategy For The Mobile Mind Shift

    Delivering Utility At Speed To Perpetually Connected Customers

    Customers are in the midst of a total mind shift. As a result of their perpetual mobile connections, their expectations have changed. They're not interested in your messaging and logos. They want...

    • Downloads: 1056
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Automobiles

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    When Mad Men's silver-tongued creative director Don Draper declared that "happiness is the smell of a new car," he suggested that buying a car means more than just having the ability to get from one...

    • Downloads: 70
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Is The Real Driver For US Social Media Growth

    ForecastView Document

    We recently published the Forrester Research Social Media Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (US). This report discusses how the mobile channel (which includes smartphones and tablets) will be a catalyst for the...

    • Downloads: 22
  • 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: 81
  • 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 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:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Over-The-Counter Health Products

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    When it comes to buying health-related products, consumers take extra care to learn about the item. Although over-the-counter health products aren't generally high investments on the basis of price,...

    • Downloads: 50
  • 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: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: 156
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Media Buying's Evolution Challenges Marketers

    A Joint Survey With The Association Of National Advertisers Exposes Adoption Challenges Of New Media-Buying Technologies

    The rise of digital media and the increasing use of new, automated, impression-by-impression platforms for planning, buying, and measuring all forms of media have upended traditional marketing and...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Which Technologies Fit Where In Marketing's Future

    Marketing relationships are changing from invisible and one-sided to visible and cooperative — manifested through uniquely designed, valuable experiences. Meanwhile, customers are increasingly...

    • Downloads: 607
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Drive Product Innovation To Mature Your Mobile Strategy

    Mobility is at the core of global digital disruption trends, and product strategists are best positioned to anticipate how smartphones open up new opportunities for product and service innovation. To...

    • Downloads: 613
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Drive Effective Mobile Marketing In China

    Marketers in China are facing the most promising yet most complex mobile market in the world. Chinese mobile consumers appear to be highly tech savvy, but can't always be reached on-the-go. Despite...

    • Downloads: 44
  • 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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Get To Know Mobile Tactics

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    Smartphone adoption is increasing and propelling your audience into the growing segment of always addressable customers. A key touchpoint for these mobile-savvy and connected consumers, smartphones...

    • Downloads: 613