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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  • eCommerce
  • Marketing Leadership
  • 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: 72
  • 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:Tech Marketers' 2012 Investment Plans

    Money Shifts To Operations In the Tech Marketing Flywheel

    Tech marketers are making a big investment in the transition from "art to science" in 2012 as they flow more money into the activities and technologies of marketing operations. Two factors stand out...

    • Downloads: 444
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Location Becomes Invisible

    No Longer A Service, Location Will Be Embedded In Mobile Products

    eBay's recent acquisition of Where and Groupon's acquisition of Whrrl show how two Internet pure players looking to develop mobile transactions plan to integrate new location-based features into...

    • Downloads: 708
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: China

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    China, the world's most populous country, has a population of more than 1.35 billion and is the world's second-largest country by land area, covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometers....

    • Downloads: 52
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2011 To 2016 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Interactive marketing spending segmented by industries. Each industry's IM spending is further broken into the various components of IM: display, paid search, SEO, email, and mobile advertising.

    • Downloads: 4
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Marketing: The Future Of Mobile Is Context

    Mobile Transforms How Interactive Marketers Engage With Customers

    Consumers will adopt and use convenient services and products. On mobile phones, this means services that offer immediacy and simplicity through a highly contextual experience. Context — the...

    • Downloads: 1534
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:iPhone 4S Cements Apple's Product Strategy Leadership Position

    Apple's Cross-Device Product Strategy Drives Product Differentiation And Customer Loyalty

    Let's face it: Many observers, anticipating a redesign and a raft of hardware innovations, reacted with disappointment to Apple's iPhone 4S unveiling. Does it matter? No. Why? Because Apple launched...

    • Downloads: 401
  • 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: 641
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understand Operational Nuances To Achieve Success With Google Product Listing Ads

    Introduced in late 2012 as a paid model, Google's Product Listing Ads (PLAs) were readily embraced by marketers of all types. Throughout the past year, spend has increased and the number of PLA...

    • Downloads: 156
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Profiling Chinese Luxury Goods Buyers

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    Luxury goods are very popular in China; they are bought by men and women of all ages and across all income levels. Compared with non-luxury goods buyers, Chinese luxury goods buyers tend to have...

    • Downloads: 44
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:ForecastView — An Overview Of Our Global Forecasts

    Forrester's ForecastView service provides reliable insight into the online, mobile, and emerging technology markets. It offers a framework for understanding market drivers and inhibitors and helps...

    • Downloads: 3
  • 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: 51
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Social Content Hubs

    A social content hub can be an effective tactic for providing prospective buyers with a dynamic destination to explore your products and offerings. But before you invest in the resources and...

    • Downloads: 175
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:2012 Mobile Trends For CPS Professionals

    Talk of "the year of mobile" is not only passé but also irrelevant. The disruptive forces of mobile arrived more than two years ago and will fundamentally change businesses in the decades to...

    • Downloads: 765
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Western European Mobile Forecast, 2011 To 2016

    Product Strategists In All Industries Must Contend With The Disruption Caused By Mobile

    The European mobile market will continue booming in the next five years. Forrester expects smartphone and mobile Internet penetration rates to reach 67% and 54%, respectively, by the end of 2016. To...

    • Downloads: 1153
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Zoetis Sponsors A Mobile App To Build Brand Awareness

    A Mobile Marketing POST Report

    Pfizer Animal Health, a global animal health company, was rebranded Zoetis in 2013. With a new name, the company needed a way to raise awareness in the marketplace. To connect with its audience, it...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Marketing — A Forrester Compilation

    More people own smartphones than ever before and they’re using them more often too. This makes a mobile marketing strategy crucial for any interactive marketer. Yet today we find that although...

    • Downloads: 358
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Beyond Marketing: How Mobile Is Transforming McDonald's France

    Use Mobile As The Catalyst For Digital Transformation

    In France, you can order a Big Mac anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop and pick it up later at any of 1,200 McDonald's restaurants. But mobile ordering and in-store pick up are...

    • Downloads: 187
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:NFC: What Lies Beyond Contactless Payments

    How NFC Will Enable New Product Experiences By Bridging The Physical And Digital Worlds

    Forrester estimates that close to 100 million Near Field Communication (NFC) devices will ship in 2012. As it finally moves past the chicken-or-egg stalemate of the past five years, the contactless...

    • Downloads: 1081
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Global Mobile Behaviors, 2011

    Global Technographics® Overview: Mobile

    Mobile usage is becoming increasingly prevalent around the globe. The majority of respondents to our surveys in the US, Asia, and Europe own a mobile phone by now, but usage and engagement varies...

    • Downloads: 325
  • 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:Case Study: SunGard Boosts Lead Quality And Deal Size With Improved Email Marketing

    Global technology services giant SunGard Availability Services revamped its email program as part of a larger project to improve the firm's demand generation productivity. It aligned marketing goals...

    • Downloads: 159
  • 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:Drive Higher Brand Engagement On Mobile Devices

    Mobile Marketing Needs To Be A Value Exchange Between Brand And Consumer

    Consumers' use of mobile is nearly ubiquitous in North America, but mobile marketing is still in its early years. Interactive marketers must take advantage of the opportunity to capture consumers'...

    • Downloads: 616