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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  • Tracy Stokes
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Invest In The Brand Building Experience

    Business Case: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In the age of the customer, brand building is more important than ever to differentiate offerings and create long-term customer value. However, marketing leaders still need to convince their C-suite...

    • Downloads: 581
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Evaluate Your Brand Building Capabilities

    Assessment: The Brand Experience Playbook

    Today's digitally empowered consumers have more opportunities than ever to voice their wants, needs, and expectations, forcing marketers to rethink the way they build successful brands. This report...

    • Downloads: 471
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Four Steps To Build Your Brand Experience

    Road Map: The Brand Experience Playbook

    Once the brand has its strategic bearings laid out — the North Star, the experience map, and its brand compass — it's time to cast off and start thinking about how to plan for the brand...

    • Downloads: 674
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Brand Building Capabilities

    Benchmarks: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In 2012, Forrester surveyed marketing leaders to get a pulse on their progress toward successfully building a brand experience. The results show that marketers are in the early stages of building a...

    • Downloads: 496
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Big-Box Retailers Must Be Trusted And Essential To Build Their Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Big-Box Retail

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all consumer industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral,...

    • Downloads: 252
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Build Your Brand With Branded Content

    Traditional marketing vehicles are becoming less effective in capturing and engaging the attention of today's perpetually connected consumers. Chief marketing officers (CMOs) must adapt their...

    • Downloads: 930
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Food And Beverage Brands Must Be Trusted And Essential

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Food And Beverage Consumer Packaged Goods

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers now have a steeper hill to climb to earn consumers' brand preference, referral, and willingness to pay...

    • Downloads: 215
  • 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: 902
  • 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: 1528
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Health Insurance Brands Must Earn Consumer Trust

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Health Insurance

    US health insurance brands can now go directly to consumers beyond employer-sponsored programs. With this shift, leading health insurance chief marketing officers (CMOs) must pay more attention to...

    • Downloads: 195
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Experiences Help Build A Resonant Hotel Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Hotels

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) have a steep hill to climb to earn consumer brand preference, referral, and pricing power. In the hotel industry, strong brand resonance will be crucial as consumers...

    • Downloads: 81
  • 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: 424
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Financial Service Brands Fail To Earn TRUE Consumer Trust

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Financial Services

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers across all industries now have a steeper hill to climb to earn brand preference, referral, and...

    • Downloads: 369
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Create A Customer-Centric Brand Experience

    Executive Overview: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In the age of the customer, chief marketing officers (CMOs) have a steeper hill to climb to build their brands with distracted, technology-empowered consumers. This is forcing marketers to rethink...

    • Downloads: 1275
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brand Experience Redefines Brand Management

    Vision: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In the age of the customer, chief marketing officers (CMOs) battle to build their brands with distracted, technology-empowered consumers. In this new era, CMOs must shift from simply managing a brand...

    • Downloads: 873
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Trust, Not Buzz, Builds Health And Beauty Brand Resonance

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Health And Beauty Consumer Packaged Goods

    Forrester's research shows that consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century. Marketers now have a steeper hill to climb to earn consumers' brand preference, referral, and willingness to pay...

    • Downloads: 240
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Quality Of Products And Service Support Positive Brand Resonance For Insurance Firms

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: General Insurance

    Brands in the general insurance business — life, auto, and home — must prove that they are trusted across every touchpoint as consumers increase their expectations. This will force...

    • Downloads: 193
  • 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: 575
  • 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: 218
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Enrich The Customer Life Cycle With Customer Journey Maps

    Processes: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    Customer experience is rapidly increasing in importance across all phases of the customer life cycle — including early phases that have traditionally been the exclusive purview of marketing. As...

    • Downloads: 21
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How Social Media Is Changing Brand Building

    Social media has fundamentally changed how consumers interact with each other and with brands. As a result, marketers tell us that they now consider this new channel to be a critical component of...

    • Downloads: 1678
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Why Marketers Must Integrate TV And Video Strategies

    In addition to the variety of media options that the digital age has brought forth, TV is the next medium to get a digital makeover. New access points to the living-room screen and the invasion of...

    • Downloads: 869
  • 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: 728
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Established Media Brands Fend Off Social Newcomers To Top TRUE Brand Rankings

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Media

    Consumers demand more from brands in the 21st century, and traditional and digital media brands are no exception. Media brands must go beyond single-channel access points and prove that they are a...

    • Downloads: 176
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Build Your Brand Through Customer Experience

    Forrester's consumer research confirms the strong relationship between the quality of a brand's customer experience and loyalty measures like willingness to consider the brand for repeat purchase and...

    • Downloads: 424