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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Your Customers Will Not Download Your App

    Develop A Strategy To Borrow Mobile Moments And Engage Your Customers Effectively — Where They Already Are

    Few eBusiness professionals will see the majority of their customers download their app, nor will they own enough mobile moments to win, serve, and retain their customers effectively. Most apps...

    • Downloads: 469
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 160
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mobile Advertising: It's Time To Get Personal

    Dump Your Desktop Approach For Integrated, Individualized Mobile Ads

    Nearly a third of the world's population is equipped with smartphones, and saturation reaches more than two-thirds in major markets like Hong Kong, the UK, and the US. This creates a huge mobile...

    • Downloads: 523
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 271
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Executive Q&A: Five Key Questions To Kick Off Your Mobile Video Advertising Strategy

    It's Time To Think Outside The Reel

    Mobile video advertising is the new shiny object in the nascent mobile ad market, and marketing leaders want more clarity on the merits and execution of this promising format. Too many marketers...

    • Downloads: 133
  • 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: 206
  • 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: 1374
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Customer Recognition: The CI Keystone

    Marketers frequently bypass opportunities to optimally address customers across channels. Why? They struggle to associate an individual or a customer segment with most interactions across their...

    • Downloads: 386
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:2015: The Year Of The Big Digital Shift

    B2C Marketers Boost Digital Budgets Despite Lingering Knowledge Gaps

    A recovering economy is fueling increases in marketing budgets, while shifting consumer behaviors — particularly the embrace of digital and mobile tools — feed these increases into the...

    • Downloads: 391
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Interactive Marketing's Isolation Must End

    Landscape: The Interactive Marketing Agency And Organization Playbook

    This report of the interactive marketing agency and organization playbook examines the landscape of organizational structures and agency relationships. Three common organizational models have...

    • Downloads: 345
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Branded Video Marketing Success Starts With Customer-Centric Distribution

    Map Distribution To The Customer Life Cycle To Recapture Fragmented Audience Across Channels And Platforms

    Video content is the medium of the day. Marketers, publishers, social networks, TV broadcasters, consumers — everybody is busy producing it and building audiences for it. But increasing...

    • Downloads: 82
  • 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: 523
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Revamp Your Agency Roster To Lead A Connected Brand Experience

    Performance Management: The Brand Experience Playbook

    As marketers move from managing their brand to leading a connected brand experience, they will need agency partners that can help develop and execute their vision. To effectively manage agency...

    • Downloads: 759
  • 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: 203
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 715
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The SMART Tech Selection Guide For Community Marketers

    Tools And Technology: The B2B Online Community Playbook

    Many IT managers tell us that marketers seem quick to jump to technology selection without first articulating the business reason for or the organizational impact of those choices. On the other hand,...

    • Downloads: 127
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Understand Immediacy, Simplicity, And Context

    Processes: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    This report highlights the key principles of mobile experience that marketing leaders must weave into the process of crafting mobile marketing strategies. As more people own smartphones than ever...

    • Downloads: 1963
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Marketers: Don't Worry About Cord-Cutting

    Focus On The Audience Fragmentation Trend Rather Than Industry Turmoil

    With the rise of over-the-top video services, there has been much speculation that consumers will cancel their cable or satellite subscriptions — or "cut the cord" — to watch all their...

    • Downloads: 313
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:In-Stream Audio Advertising

    Expand Your Buys, Extend Your Reach, And Get Advertising Traction On Mobile

    In-stream audio is an attractive medium, as it offers a unique user experience supported by targeted reach and guaranteed impressions to support brand goals. In-stream audio advertising is a...

    • Downloads: 338
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Embrace The New Marketing Performance Measurement Standard

    Executive Overview: The Marketing Measurement And Insights Playbook

    Marketing measurement has evolved beyond last-touch credit. More and more marketers and customer insights (CI) pros understand that assigning marketing credit must reflect the dynamic purchase path....

    • Downloads: 1141
  • For B2C Marketing 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 B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:North American Online Display Advertising Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    Landscape: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    US online display advertising will experience a strong and steady revenue growth between 2014 and 2019, while investment in offline channels will remain nearly stagnant throughout the same period....

    • Downloads: 2137
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Technology For Marketers, 2014

    Adoption of smartphones is skyrocketing around the globe. Sophistication of consumers' use of those smartphones is likewise climbing — without consumers even noticing it. Mobile is simply part...

    • Downloads: 1222
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:B2C Marketers Must Turn Fragmented Marketing Budgets Into Business Budgets

    B2C 2014 Marketing Budget Trends

    Forrester's Q3 2013 North American B2C Marketing Budget Online Survey presents a mix of good news and bad news from marketers. The good: Unlike those surveyed two years ago at the tail end of the...

    • Downloads: 345
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Revamp Your Social Media Guidelines To Govern Today's Social Enterprise

    Just because you have a social media policy in place at your organization doesn't mean you're safe. Social media continues to evolve rapidly; the way we use social media personally and professionally...

    • Downloads: 269