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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  • Media Mix
  • CMO
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Shifting Role Of GRPs In Media Buying

    Why GRPs Will Fade As The Metric But Endure As The Currency For TV And Video

    Consumers are rapidly shifting the way they watch TV, embracing a wide variety of digital platforms to watch on their own terms. But the vast majority of advertising investments are still planned,...

    • Downloads: 377
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Create Mobile Moments That Boost The Brand Experience

    Shift Mobile From A Siloed Tactic To A Connected Brand Building Tool

    Forrester believes that we are witnessing a mobile mind shift — "the expectation that I can get what I want in my immediate context and moments of need." The new battleground for customers is...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Adaptive Planning Delivers Marketing Accountability

    The Benefits Of A Flexible And Result-Focused Approach To Marketing Planning

    Marketing planning has changed little in the past century. It's essentially a linear process built on the development of rigid 12-month plans built around brand and channel metrics. This approach is...

    • Downloads: 382
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: B2C CMOs Embrace The Post-Digital Landscape

    The post-digital era is upon us — digital has tremendous impact but no longer lives in its own vacuum of marketing tactics. And this will be another year in which fast-paced technology adoption...

    • Downloads: 345
  • 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 CMO Professionals

    Report:Marketing Budgets For 2012 Expose A Fear Of Commitment

    Digital Media Spending Surpasses That Of Traditional Media, But Marketers Wait To Commit Spend

    As the economic recession lingers on, marketers remain cautious. Forecasts show that budgets are on the rise, but marketers are reluctant to commit. A more pragmatic marketer is emerging who wants...

    • Downloads: 897
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Role Of Digital In The Path To Purchase

    New Digital Platforms Have To Wait Their Turn, As Traditional Stores Stay Critical

    CMOs of business-to-consumer (B2C) companies have lately called on shopper marketers to address the growing complexity of the impact of digital on in-store purchasing. Forrester recently conducted a...

    • Downloads: 1518
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Emerging Technologies CMOs Should Watch: Q3 2011

    Four Technologies For Engaging Customers With Content

    CMOs need to keep an eye on emerging technologies that have the potential to drive improvements in customer engagement. This second in a series of reports on emerging technologies explores tools and...

    • Downloads: 825
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Establish New Agency Partnerships

    Building a 21st century brand requires marketers to form new types of partnership with agencies. As with the fast-changing technology landscape, it's up to marketers to stay current with the...

    • Downloads: 445
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Shopper Marketing Breaks Out Of The Store

    Follow The Customer Life Cycle To Influence Pre-Store Purchase Decisions

    Shopper marketing is expanding beyond the brick-and-mortar world as frugal and in-the-know consumers use technology to inform their purchases. This shift will create a proliferation of marketing...

    • Downloads: 996
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Metrics That Matter For B2C Marketers

    As the economic malaise lingers on, marketers face increased pressure to prove the value of their marketing programs. And while many CMOs believe that future success will be judged on return on...

    • Downloads: 768
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Traditional Paid Media Must Fuel Earned Media Efforts

    Offline And Online Paid Media Placements Will Drive Earned Media Success

    Earned media is exploding. Born from traditional public relations (PR), its rapid adoption by marketers is being driven by new opportunities to drive word of mouth through social media. But earned...

    • Downloads: 720
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The CMO's Role In Technology Purchasing

    How CMOs Should Plan For Technology Investments

    It's no longer a question of whether technology plays a role in marketing; it's about what role the CMO needs to play in selecting the best solution to drive marketing and overall business success....

    • Downloads: 488
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Create A Connected Communications Plan For The Post-Digital Era

    Over the past decade, digital triggered an explosion of marketing complexity, leaving a fragmented landscape in its wake and rendering traditional communications planning obsolete. In this...

    • Downloads: 410
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Orchestrating The Brand Experience: A Maturity Model

    A CMO's Road Map For Connecting The Dots

    Forrester has called for the CMO to be a chef d'orchestre, who assertively leads the definition of the brand and shepherds the brand experience across the marketing mix and around the company. But...

    • Downloads: 659
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Forrester's IT And Marketing Partnership Readiness Model For CMOs

    This model allows you to assess your IT/marketing partnership readiness along the three critical dimensions of people, process, and technology. Use this model to identify strengths and weaknesses of...

    • Downloads: 45
  • 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: 715
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Marketing Leaders' Approach To Content Creation For Brands

    Four Examples Show How To Experiment In Branded Content Development

    Marketers have long relied on advertising and their agencies to help tell the story of their brands. As consumers become immune to traditional advertising and ad clutter and fragmentation limits ad...

    • Downloads: 760
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketing Trends And Predictions For 2012

    Last year, B2B CMOs were challenged with increasing marketing's impact on revenue, adapting to rapidly changing buyer behaviors, and delivering exceptional customer experiences. In 2012, they will go...

    • Downloads: 1376
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Scope Trumps Size In Media Agency Partnerships

    Cross-Platform Expertise And Ability To Activate Context-Rich Data Overtake Buying Power As Key Agency Differentiators For Advertisers

    The media landscape is rapidly evolving as advances in digital technology drive increased media fragmentation and new media consumption behaviors. These forces are changing for good the way media is...

    • Downloads: 85
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Fall 2011 TV Advertising Upfronts Preview The Convergence Of TV And Digital

    The death knell of TV advertising's rule over the marketing landscape has often been rung as digital media's reach, effectiveness, and measurability have grown. But the fall 2011 TV upfronts indicate...

    • Downloads: 576
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Marketers Miss A Big Opportunity With Marketing Mix Modeling

    Senior marketing leaders are missing a key opportunity by underinvesting in marketing mix modeling. Those who have adopted marketing mix modeling find that it works. They are able to proactively...

    • Downloads: 535
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Remakes Out-Of-Home Advertising

    A Traditional Channel Gets An Interactive "In Person" Makeover

    Adding digital to traditional out-of-home has transformed a stagnant medium into a fast-growing channel with significant upside for marketers as small screens grow ever-more cluttered. The landscape...

    • Downloads: 440
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Manage The Digitization Of Agency Services

    Performance Management: The 21st Century Brand Marketing Playbook

    To effectively manage agency partners, marketers must reorient themselves to the shifting terrain of the agency landscape. All agencies are digitizing their core capabilities to help clients engage...

    • Downloads: 454
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The New Layers Of TV Audience Insight

    Audiences are fundamentally changing the way they watch TV. Viewers are now active on a second screen — a tablet, PC, or mobile device — at the same time that the big screen is turned on....

    • Downloads: 571