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
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Services For The Digital Self

    The Battle To Serve You . . . And Profit From Your Data

    People must manage an exploding array of digital content that they create or are responsible for, both at work and at home. We call this collection the digital self, and it includes everything from...

    • Downloads: 741
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs Are Not Ready To Support Business Innovation

    Benchmarks: The Innovation Playbook

    In the age of the customer, organizations must implement process and governance structures in several key areas in order to foster a successful innovation program. However, Forrester's analysis of...

    • Downloads: 759
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Choose Partners For Social Marketing

    Tools And Technology: The Social Marketing Playbook

    This report outlines how interactive marketers can choose the right tools and partners for their social marketing programs. As an interactive marketer, you need to use new social technologies —...

    • Downloads: 1018
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile Advertising Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Spending by companies on mobile and tablet marketing segmented by display, search, and social. Includes data on mobile Internet users and spending by company size as well as mobile video...

    • Downloads: 11
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mix Art And Science For Marketing Success

    Vision: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    In the age of the customer, people have access to more media and information channels than ever before— and marketers are struggling to allocate budget effectively across channels and properly...

    • Downloads: 1116
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Context Enriches Email Marketing

    Continuous Improvement: The Email Marketing Playbook

    Shifting email marketing efforts to support customer context need not be a complete departure from marketing leaders' existing email best practices. In fact, just expanding your current use of...

    • Downloads: 83
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:B2B Tech Marketers Begin To Embrace Online Communities

    Those Who Plan Carefully Before Investing Will Achieve Optimal Results

    As tech marketers begin to embrace discussion forums and online communities as effective ways to engage with BT customers, they increasingly seek guidance on best practices and recommended...

    • Downloads: 369
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Digital Media Buying

    Vision: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Spurred by the adoption of digital technologies, media buying is changing dramatically. Using software to make data-driven buying decisions, marketing leaders are embracing programmatic buying to...

    • Downloads: 2926
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Time Is Right For Email Innovation

    Road Map: The Email Marketing Playbook

    There's no doubt about it: Contextual marketing will reorient the role that email plays in your digital marketing toolkit. But marketing leaders need not abandon existing email campaigns in the name...

    • Downloads: 123
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Make The Switch To The Customer Life Cycle

    Strategic Plan: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    The customer life cycle provides a better explanation of modern marketing than does the traditional marketing funnel, but marketers still struggle to adopt the customer life cycle. Problems with the...

    • Downloads: 1563
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Exploit The Database Of Affinity

    And Why Google, Not Facebook, Will Dominate Affinity Marketing

    Every day, huge numbers of people tell us what they like by voting for things, talking about things, reviewing things, and engaging in other online social interactions. All these behaviors add up to...

    • Downloads: 448
  • 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: 359
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking Social Marketing Efforts In China

    Marketing leadership professionals work hard to win hypersocial Chinese consumers, but most don't know whether their social marketing efforts in China are keeping pace with those of their peers at...

    • Downloads: 180
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

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

    • Downloads: 18
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Disruption Rattles The TV Ad Market

    New Consumer Viewing Behaviors Force The Industry Into A New Future

    Since its invention, TV has beaten back many challenges to retain its place as the king of the media plan. That won't change anytime soon, but the way advertisers plan and buy their campaigns will....

    • Downloads: 679
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build The Case For Content Marketing On Efficiency, Differentiation, And Granular Metrics

    Business Case: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Content marketing doesn't exist in most CFOs' lexicons. This is because budgets for content marketing at many business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) companies simply do not exist;...

    • Downloads: 266
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Cross-Channel Attribution Providers, Q4 2014

    Tools And Technology: The Cross-Channel Attribution Playbook

    In Forrester's 56-criteria evaluation of cross-channel attribution vendors, we identified the eight most significant cross-channel attribution providers with advanced algorithmic-based models —...

    • Downloads: 404
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Evaluate Your Marketing Optimization Initiative

    Benchmarks: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    With increasing diversity of media, more-powerful consumers, greater demand for return on investment (ROI) accountability, and a tsunami of data, marketing mix models are becoming essential tools to...

    • Downloads: 486
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Time-Shifted TV Opens The Doors To Dynamic Ad Insertion And Addressability

    Boost Targeting Options For TV With Dynamic Ad Insertions

    The digitalization of the TV ecosystem is well underway, and while many challenges remain before addressable TV advertising takes hold, the capabilities exist today for marketers to execute...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Do Teens Use Social Media?

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    In 2014, it would be difficult to find a US teen that doesn't use social media on a regular basis. The majority of young consumers ages 12 to 17 connect with their friends on social networks every...

    • Downloads: 66
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Social Media Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online social media spending by companies, segmented by spending on integrated campaigns, agency fees, display ads on social networks, and technology spending. Agency fees spending is broken out by...

    • Downloads: 12
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

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

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Social media advertising spending in the US is expected to reach $16.2 billion by 2019, up from $7.3 billion in 2014, growing at a five-year compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.4%. This...

    • Downloads: 12
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Move Beyond Awareness With Interactive Video

    Interactivity Brings Higher Completion Rates, Engagement, And ROI

    Video represents an important touchpoint for marketers, but today, its use is predominantly limited to passive, rather than interactive, functions. As a result, video is used almost exclusively for...

    • Downloads: 397
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Social Media Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Western Europe), Q4 2014 Update

    ForecastView Spreadsheet Q4 2014 Update

    Social media spending in Western Europe is expected to reach €6.60 billion by 2019, up from €3.09 billion in 2014 — a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.4%. This...

    • Downloads: 2
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Win The Social Marketing Measurement Game

    Performance Management: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Measuring social marketing is hard. But too often, the solutions that marketers use — such as focusing only on engagement, cherry-picking only the best-looking numbers, or relying on vendors'...

    • Downloads: 840