Julie A. Ask

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Julie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. Her 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, 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, as well as 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.


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 MBA from the University of Michigan.

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  • Marketing Mix Modeling
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Context In Email Marketing Pays Off

    Performance Management: The Email Marketing Playbook

    In the vision report of our email marketing playbook, Forrester asserts that marketers should add contextual insights to their email programs. That obviously comes at a cost. In this report, which...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Social Media Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Western Europe)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Total social media advertising spending within the 17 Western European countries covered in this forecast is expected to reach €4.3 billion by 2019, up from €2.6 billion in 2014, growing at...

    • Downloads: 6
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Direct Your 2015 B2B Budget Gains Toward Creating Exceptional Customer Experiences

    For this report, Forrester and Direct Marketing News (DMN) jointly surveyed a new crop of 132 business-to-business (B2B) marketing executives about their 2015 budget plans and expectations. The...

    • Downloads: 315
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Use Email To Spark Contextual Interactions

    Vision: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report of the email marketing playbook introduces Forrester's most recent vision of email marketing for marketing leaders: use email to identify and act upon customer context in order to improve...

    • Downloads: 195
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Making Sense Of The Video Ad Ecosystem

    How Consolidation Will Take The Video Ad Ecosystem To Its Audience-Centric Future

    The convergence of TV content with digital formats and distribution will dramatically change decades-old practices for how advertising is planned, bought, and measured. A rush of video ad-tech...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Programmatic Selling Drives Publishers' Revenues

    Savvy Sellers Embrace Automation To Achieve Greater Process And Operating Efficiencies

    Marketing leaders and their agencies are increasingly requiring that the publishers they work with embrace programmatic selling processes to maximize efficiencies and facilitate the deployment of...

    • Downloads: 215
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Don't Confound Mobile Ads And Mobile Paid Search

    All Mobile Paid Media Is Not The Same

    Marketers are turning their attention to mobile advertising in order to reach the large, addressable mobile audience. But approaching mobile advertising strategically is difficult, as marketers face...

    • Downloads: 171
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Expanding Publishers' Monetization With Sell Side Platforms And Exchanges

    Premium publishers with direct sales teams that wish to meet marketers' growing demands to buy and execute programmatically, complete with the ability to integrate first- and third-party data, are...

    • Downloads: 216
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Gross Rating Point Gets An Extreme Makeover

    Big Data Will Power More Precision And Control In Audience Measurement And Media Buys

    The rise of digital video advertising and the emergence of "TV everywhere" have fractured the video ad landscape into two media types with fundamentally different values to advertisers. While...

    • Downloads: 200
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Z Gallerie Crafts A Results-Oriented, Mobile-Specific Search Strategy

    This Retailer Successfully Drives Mobile Search Consumers Through A Multichannel Customer Life Cycle

    Brick-and-mortar retailer Z Gallerie realized it was time for a mobile search strategy when analytics revealed that its consumers were increasingly connecting with it through mobile channels. To...

    • Downloads: 69
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Scientific Method Comes To Marketing

    Executive Overview: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    When making their investment decisions across the marketing mix, marketing leaders face the constant challenge of coping with the proliferation of communication and engagement platforms, more elusive...

    • Downloads: 952
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Use Cross-Channel Attribution To Understand Marketing Effectiveness

    Today's customers interact with brands via a wide variety of touchpoints across different stages of the life cycle. But most customer insights (CI) professionals measure campaign success using...

    • Downloads: 990
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Social Technographics® Intensity Matrix Drives Tactical Success

    How To Target Your Audience's Favorite Social Behaviors And Sites

    In 2013, Forrester introduced two new data models — the Social Technographics® Score and the Social Technographics Intensity Matrix — to help you better understand your audiences'...

    • Downloads: 496
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:TV Ads Break Their Content Shackles

    TV Ad Targeting Enters The 21st Century, And Marketers Will Finally Be Able To Target Audiences, Not Just Content Type

    Historically, television had just one way of delivering advertising: embedding it directly in the show so everyone who tuned in saw the same ad. But consumers' increasing appetite to watch TV on...

    • Downloads: 215
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Measure The Impact Of Cross-Channel Attribution

    Cross-channel attribution measurement promises to allocate appropriate credit to all marketing interactions along the customer purchase path. More and more organizations embrace attribution...

    • Downloads: 362
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mobile In Japan: What Marketers Need To Know

    While Japan is a mobile-centric society, smartphone adoption has lagged behind other major markets. Many international brands launched their first mCommerce initiatives in Japan several years ago,...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Assessing The Digital Marketing Opportunity Across The Globe

    The Forrester Readiness Index: Digital Marketing, 2015

    When evaluating global markets, digital marketing vendors and agencies need to consider more than just a country's macroeconomic conditions or online advertising spending. They need to understand...

    • Downloads: 166
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Making Sense Of New Video Consumption Behavior

    The Proliferation Of New Digital Video Sources, Formats, And Devices Demands New Planning Recipes

    Consumers' video viewing habits are changing as new sources of TV content they love, available on new devices, allow them to watch their favorite shows more conveniently. Consumers are also...

    • Downloads: 524
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Create An Effective Enterprise Marketing Technology Blueprint

    Strategic Plan: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    Planning and implementing enterprise marketing technology is at the top of the customer insights (CI) professional's to-do list. But you can't do it alone. You and your business technology (BT)...

    • Downloads: 1336
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Benchmark B2B Social Marketing Efforts

    B2B marketers have fully embraced social tactics to help them meet their reach, depth, and relationship objectives. What they don't know is whether their adoption of social tactics is consistent with...

    • Downloads: 514
  • For B2C Marketing 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 marketing leaders treat social as something special and unique, leading them to either separate it completely from the...

    • Downloads: 2215
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Fraud And Fat Fingers Distort The Mobile Advertising Landscape

    Publishers And Marketers Must Act Now To Stop Fraud's Spread To Mobile Ad Inventory

    Consumers are rapidly shifting their digital interactions to mobile devices, pushing publishers and marketers to deliver content and advertising across multiple screens. But defining a meaningful...

    • Downloads: 102
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Build Capabilities For Measurement Success

    Strategic Plan: The Marketing Measurement And Insights Playbook

    Firms fail at marketing measurement; they cannot keep up with the customer's complex purchase path and their changing cross-channel marketing efforts. A clear measurement strategy enables customer...

    • Downloads: 487
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 16
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Total Cost Of Social Listening

    Business Case: The Social Intelligence Playbook

    Listening platforms continue to be hot and marketers are keen to use consumer conversations to inform marketing and business strategy. But as more businesses adopt listening platforms, the question...

    • Downloads: 1415