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.

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 MBA from the University of Michigan.

Refine your results

Date Range

Role

Methodology

Industry

Topics

Market Imperatives

Region

Vendor

Analyst

199 results in Reports

  • Marketing Mix Modeling
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Sell-Side Platforms And Exchanges For Publishers, Q2 2014

    The Programmatic Selling Platforms That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 65-criteria evaluation of sell-side platforms (SSPs) and exchanges for publishers, we identified the six most significant providers in the category — AOL Platforms, AppNexus,...

    • Downloads: 500
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Create Social Marketing Videos That Connect With Customers

    Video in social media can be valuable for marketers, despite its current sluggish engagement. This report showcases video examples and best practices to inspire and direct your own efforts.

    • Downloads: 140
  • 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: 238
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Advance Campaign Automation With Personalization And Real-Time Context

    Build The Foundation For Contextual Marketing With Cross-Channel Campaign Management

    For the recent Forrester Wave™ evaluation of cross-channel campaign management (CCCM), we surveyed 96 customers about their vendors. We found that CCCM users are generally satisfied with the...

    • Downloads: 1285
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Marketing Leaders Put Insights To Use

    Big Data Makes Way For Smart Data Across Social, Mobile, And Media

    Marketers have more channels to choose from than ever before. In 2014, their choices will become even more numerous, thanks to increasing device proliferation, the Internet of Things, and the...

    • Downloads: 973
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Digital Media Buying Maturity Framework

    Assessment: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Marketing leaders fall into four stages of digital media buying maturity, based on their firms' strength across culture, organization, planning and execution, customer data management, measurement,...

    • Downloads: 783
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mix Optimization Takes Over Planning

    Forrester's reports on marketing mix optimization have charted a course toward a data-driven, scientific approach to marketing, supported by more-fluid adaptive processes, that addresses consumers at...

    • Downloads: 260
  • 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: 490
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 202
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Extract Business Value From Your Mix Model

    Case Study: USAA Leverages A New Model And Processes To Drive Marketing Decisions

    USAA, a large financial services firm, has successfully leveraged marketing mix optimization to uncover the strategic drivers of the business. The insights helped USAA recalibrate marketing and media...

    • Downloads: 274
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Unleash Social's True Value By Extending Your Focus Beyond Brand Monitoring

    Learn From Asia Pacific Firms Using Social Media To Build Lasting Customer Relationships

    Asia Pacific marketers are missing out on valuable social marketing opportunities, such as providing proactive social care and building social relationships, by limiting its usage mostly to...

    • Downloads: 29
  • 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: 381
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Embrace "Deal ID" Now To Support Direct Sales And Programmatic Growth

    Codifying The Variables That Comprise Programmatic Ad Deals Will Boost Programmatic Trading And Simplify Advertisers' Lives

    Marketing leaders and publishers are pursuing programmatic ad trading to achieve greater efficiencies and inform sales and campaign execution strategies with more-granular and more-precise customer...

    • Downloads: 104
  • 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: 350
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Email Hinges On Context

    Executive Overview: The Email Marketing Playbook

    The rules for how best to message your users are changing. Now your customers check their email, text messages, and social media posts in parallel. Even trickier: People tap their inboxes from...

    • Downloads: 963
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Online Video Advertising In Europe, 2015

    How To Craft High-Performance Video Ad Plans In Europe

    Online video advertising has grown exponentially since 2009, when Forrester first assessed the state of online video advertising in Europe. Consumers' video consumption has grown rapidly, publishers'...

    • Downloads: 89
  • Report:The State Of Online Video Advertising In Europe, 2013

    Best-Practices Adoption Is Still Slow In A Rapidly Growing In-Stream Video Advertising Ecosystem

    Online video advertising spend is growing rapidly in Europe as marketers try to tap into consumers' appetite for online video. While we see different stages of maturity across Europe overall, too...

    • Downloads: 242
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Digital Customer Experience Delivery Platforms

    A Range Of Software Vendors Tackle The Multichannel Experience Mandate

    Businesses need an array of software technology to support digital customer experiences, but they struggle to understand and leverage the tools necessary to create and manage unified, multichannel...

    • Downloads: 1623
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: AOL Acquires Convertro, Adding Attribution To Its Ad Tech Stack

    AOL Leapfrogs Competitors To Deliver Marketers' Holy Grail

    On May 6, 2014, AOL announced its acquisition of attribution vendor Convertro for a reported $101 million dollars. This move is in keeping with the company's ongoing commitment to investing in...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Display Advertising Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Over the past several years, online display advertising has undergone the most dramatic shift since the first banner ad was placed online in 1994. For nearly 20 years, online impressions were...

    • Downloads: 14
  • 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: 90
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Communication, Training, And Routines: How Companies Socialize Customer Centricity

    Companies can create a more customer-centric culture by socializing customer focus among all employees. Customer experience (CX) professionals must lead their organizations to communicate the...

    • Downloads: 503
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Apple's Ad-Block-Friendly Update Is A Wake-Up Call To Advertisers

    What Apple's Ad-Blocking Enablement Means To Marketers

    If you target your consumers through ads on a mobile device, then you need to understand the impact of Apple's recent change in ad-blocking policy with the iOS 9 release. With more than a third of US...

    • Downloads: 62
  • 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: 325
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Profiling Brand-Loyal And Price-Conscious US Consumers

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    Brand loyalty and price sensitivity guide consumers' purchasing decisions, but these qualities also create unique audiences that embody distinct social attitudes, technology engagement, and...

    • Downloads: 117