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 B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Organize To Support Integrated Messaging

    Organization: The Email Marketing Playbook

    The future of email is integration with other marketing channels. But most email organizations today are too small and too operationally focused to be prepared for customer-focused integrated...

    • Downloads: 218
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Chinese Mobile Consumers Are An Attractive But Unique Audience

    How Mobile Marketing Differs In The Largest Smartphone Market In The World

    China is the largest smartphone market in the world, with what appear to be highly sophisticated mobile users. Metro Chinese consumers use mobile for everything from social media to watching video to...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Convergence Disrupts Europe's TV Ad Market

    Consumers' Adoption Of New Viewing Platforms Will Reshape Europe's Television Ad Industry

    As European viewers get used to more choices — with more channels, pay services, and viewing devices — an increasing share of their viewing will fall outside the bounds of established...

    • Downloads: 225
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 453
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Drive Better B2B Content Distribution

    Use Mobile, Social, Media, And Sales Channels To Deliver Reach And Engagement

    B2B marketers are putting thought-leadership and content at the core of their marketing strategies, but even the best content marketing will falter without the right distribution strategy. While...

    • Downloads: 696
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online and offline advertising spending by marketers. Segments online display spending by pricing scheme, media format, and share of spending through ad networks. Includes historical data going back...

    • Downloads: 13
  • 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: 565
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Online Video Advertising In North America, 2013

    The Growing Pains Of An Increasingly Popular Advertising Platform

    In 2008 and 2010, Forrester assessed the state of the online video advertising market in the US and Canada, which was a nascent and fast-growing industry at the time. Today we are again looking at...

    • Downloads: 495
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Maximize Media ROI With A Customer-Centric Approach

    Road Map: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Moving to a higher level of digital media buying maturity requires that digital marketing teams improve the way they plan and deliver around four key pillars: organization, planning and execution,...

    • Downloads: 620
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:ForecastView — An Overview Of Our Global Forecasts

    Forrester's ForecastView service provides reliable insight into the online, mobile, and emerging technology markets. It offers a framework for understanding market drivers and inhibitors and helps...

    • Downloads: 4
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Plan Customer-Centric Enterprise Marketing Technology Requirements

    Assessment: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    Delivering contextual customer experiences requires a significant investment in enterprise marketing technologies. Yet customer insights (CI) professionals tasked with defining marketing technology...

    • Downloads: 611
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Select The Right Interactive Agency In China

    Vet Interactive Agencies Against Four Key Criteria To Effectively Drive Your Marketing In China

    The opportunity for interactive marketing professionals to reach and win Chinese consumers via digital channels is enormous. But the threat of failure looms just as large for brands with a shallow...

    • Downloads: 240
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Western European Social Media Marketing Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Growth Slows But Remains Strong Despite Legislative Uncertainty

    Social media marketing spending in the European Union (EU) will rise over the next five years, boosted by increasing numbers of addressable devices; consumers' willingness to use them; continued...

    • Downloads: 345
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Get To Know Mobile Tactics

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    Smartphone adoption is increasing and propelling your audience into the growing segment of always addressable customers. A key touchpoint for these mobile-savvy and connected consumers, smartphones...

    • Downloads: 899
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Focus On People, Processes, And Technology To Achieve Mix Optimization Mastery

    Strategic Plan: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Marketing mix optimization (MMO) is a complex endeavor, requiring a fundamental shift in decision-making and marketing measurement processes. To successfully effect this change and really understand...

    • Downloads: 694
  • 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: 190
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Create An Audience-Obsessed Digital Media Buying Practice

    Executive Overview: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Digital media buying is undergoing seismic change. Where there were once legions of junior staff managing relationship-based buys, there are now sophisticated real-time bidding technologies....

    • Downloads: 803
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 313
  • 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: 385
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Two Approaches For Socializing Your Loyalty Program

    Direct Integration With Social Channels Creates The Richest Engagement And Data Opportunities

    Across the globe, more and more consumers are interacting socially than ever before. When it comes to loyalty, social channels provide an opportunity for brands to engage with members beyond the...

    • Downloads: 370
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Next Act For Agencies: The Post-Digital Agency Landscape

    Over the past five years, digital has defined "what's new" from agencies, and marketers have moved substantial budget to social, mobile, and customer relationship management (CRM), to the tune of $50...

    • Downloads: 1027
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Media Buying's Evolution Challenges Marketers

    Continuous Improvement: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    The rise of digital media and the increasing use of new, automated, impression-by-impression platforms for planning, buying, and measuring all forms of media have upended traditional marketing and...

    • Downloads: 372
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Case For Google Plus

    Three Reasons Every Marketer Should Use It

    It's clear that Google Plus can't match Facebook for audience size, so it's no surprise that brands are much more active on Facebook and have collected much larger fan bases there. But Google Plus...

    • Downloads: 309
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Display Advertising Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    While various forms of interactive marketing and channels are taking hold, marketers are distributing their advertising budgets in order to find the most effective form of advertising to meet their...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:How B2B Marketers Use Social Now

    Emerging Trends In B2B Social Marketing For 2013

    Our data shows that social channels are key to the decision processes of your business-to-business (B2B) customers and prospects, so to avoid falling behind or missing emerging trends, you should...

    • Downloads: 719