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: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: 402
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:US Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2011 To 2016

    Forrester forecasts interactive marketing spend to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 17%. But not all industries will invest in interactive at the same pace. Financial services will spend the...

    • Downloads: 1728
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

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

    Asia Pacific Consumer Technographics®

    This report provides an overview of metropolitan Chinese online consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes. In general, metropolitan Chinese consumers are enthusiastic mobile owners and social...

    • Downloads: 75
  • 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: 52
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Travel Bookers

    A Consumer Technographics® Overview

    In a world of smartphones, tablets, the mobile Internet, and apps, there is a small but important group of US travelers who have used their connectedness to book leisure trips on a mobile device in...

    • Downloads: 68
  • 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: 336
  • 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: 446
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The New Year Of Social Marketing

    2012 Investment In Social Media And Communities Remains Strong

    Tech marketers may not be forthcoming about their organizations' New Year's resolutions, but Forrester's Q4 2011 B2B Marketing Organizations And Investments (MOI) Survey provides strong indicators...

    • Downloads: 524
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Design Communities For Marketing

    A Social Marketer's Road Map To Achieving Social Depth

    Many marketers deploy online communities in hopes of providing greater depth about their brands, products, and services — but fail. You can avoid that fate if you focus on what you can control....

    • Downloads: 649
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Global PC And Broadband Penetration

    A Technographics® Global Overview Document

    The global online population has more than doubled since 2005, but not all countries have reached saturated levels of online penetration. While the majority of consumers in the US, Europe, and...

    • Downloads: 370
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Test Interactive Marketing Opportunities On The Second Screen

    Make The Most Of Your TV Media Buys

    Networks have launched co-viewing apps for PCs, tablets, and smartphone devices and are seeing some great results — from driving tune-in to additional engagement, loyalty, and recall....

    • Downloads: 375
  • 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: 62
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:E-Textbooks Are A Transitional Product

    To Maximize Revenue, Product Strategists Must Transcend Analog Replicas

    Despite minimal pick-up in e-textbook products thus far, publishers know that their historical business models are at risk. Disruptive markets, such as used and rental books, are emerging in response...

    • Downloads: 463
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Make The Most Of Analytics To Meet Your Mobile Objectives

    Performance Management: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    On average, mobile now represents more than 20% of overall traffic to websites. For some companies, including many in media, more than half of all visits come via mobile devices. In some countries,...

    • Downloads: 594
  • 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: 53
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How B2B Firms Can Improve Their Email Marketing

    B2B email marketing programs still trail B2C programs in terms of their customer centricity, in part because of the complexity of business products, the poor alignment of marketing and sales, and...

    • Downloads: 621
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Moms: A Demographic Overview

    European Technographics®

    Moms — defined here as European online women ages 18 to 50 who are parents of a child younger than 16 that is living with them — are much like their "non-mom" counterparts when it comes...

    • Downloads: 90
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of US Online Consumers, 2012

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    US consumers today are exposed to more kinds of connected devices than ever before. Consumers associate the terms "going online" or "using the Internet" with devices like laptops and desktops. Social...

    • Downloads: 178
  • 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: 64
  • 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:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Breaks out company spending on interactive marketing segmented by 12 industries. Each industry's spending is further broken into the various components of interactive marketing: display, paid search,...

    • Downloads: 13
  • 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: 100
  • 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...

    • Downloads: 1868
  • 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: 74
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Health Management Needs A Makeover To Broaden Its Consumer Appeal

    Forrester Technographics Digital Consumer Community Report

    Tracking and managing personal health information — with technology or without — is not a mainstream consumer activity today. There are multiple reasons for this: Consumers lack...

    • Downloads: 13