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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  • Marketing Mix Modeling
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Display Advertising Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Western Europe), Q4 2014 Update

    ForecastView Spreadsheet Q4 2014 Update

    Part of ForecastView’s new-in-2014 biannual update cadence for many of our forecasts, this year-end update to our Western Europe online display advertising forecast folds in updated data...

    • Downloads: 12
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Lessons From The 2013 Forrester Groundswell Awards

    Outstanding marketers at both B2C and B2B companies took a variety of approaches in Forrester's 2013 Groundswell Awards, and each of them demonstrated strong and measurable business results. Use this...

    • Downloads: 127
  • 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: 328
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Spotlight On Award-Winning Communities

    Learn B2B Tech Marketing Best Practices

    This report showcases the exemplary community processes into practice by Forrester's 2011 Groundswell Award winners and finalists. These community leaders did not achieve success by luck, rather they...

    • Downloads: 599
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 883
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Scope Trumps Size In Media Agency Partnerships

    Cross-Platform Expertise And Ability To Activate Context-Rich Data Overtake Buying Power As Key Agency Differentiators For Advertisers

    The media landscape is rapidly evolving as advances in digital technology drive increased media fragmentation and new media consumption behaviors. These forces are changing for good the way media is...

    • Downloads: 213
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Social Media Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (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. Includes social spending directed...

    • Downloads: 6
  • 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: 710
  • 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: 459
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Digital Media Buying Maturity Framework

    Assessment: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

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

    • Downloads: 644
  • 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: 1298
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Boost Publishers' Effectiveness And Revenues With Audience Extension

    A Data-Driven Approach To Aggregating And Selling Audiences Will Open Up New Revenue Streams For Data-Savvy Publishers

    Advertisers expect their publishing partners to deliver targeted audiences at scale in a controlled editorial environment. By refining their targeting with powerful data, and with the help of data...

    • Downloads: 259
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Adopt The Right Marketing Metrics To Measure Success

    Performance Management: The Cross-Channel Attribution Playbook

    The ultimate goal of cross-channel attribution measurement is to help marketers understand what's working and what isn't — by recalculating key performance indicators (KPIs) in a more accurate,...

    • Downloads: 568
  • 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: 230
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Consumer Ad Attitudes Show Promise

    Use Context To Overcome Ad Fatigue

    Here's some good news for marketers: Advertising continues to drive sales and brand affinity, and ad attitudes have improved in several dimensions since 2012. However, consumers still feel...

    • Downloads: 113
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 7
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Establish New Agency Partnerships

    Building a 21st century brand requires marketers to form new types of partnership with agencies. As with the fast-changing technology landscape, it's up to marketers to stay current with the...

    • Downloads: 466
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Adobe Underscores Marketing Reinvention At Adobe Summit 2014

    Announcements Emphasize Partnerships And Innovation

    On March 25, 2014, at its annual digital marketing summit, Adobe very deliberately positioned its Marketing Cloud as a comprehensive platform for digital marketers, rather than a suite of...

    • Downloads: 177
  • 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: 1400
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Role Of Digital In The Path To Purchase

    New Digital Platforms Have To Wait Their Turn, As Traditional Stores Stay Critical

    CMOs of business-to-consumer (B2C) companies have lately called on shopper marketers to address the growing complexity of the impact of digital on in-store purchasing. Forrester recently conducted a...

    • Downloads: 1589
  • 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: 123
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:European Online Display Goes Programmatic

    Demystifying Programmatic Ad Trading In Key European Markets

    Programmatic trading of online display advertising is revolutionizing the way advertisers and publishers buy and sell display advertising. In 2014, we saw a dramatic increase in the adoption of...

    • Downloads: 79
  • 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: 128
  • Report:How Online Video Will Challenge DVRs' Role

    Advertisers Must Now Prepare For A Multiplatform Video Ecosystem

    Digital video recorders (DVRs) have become popular devices with consumers who want to control their television viewing, but today, online streaming services make it possible for viewers to get their...

    • Downloads: 338
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile Advertising Display And Search Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Spending by companies on mobile and tablet marketing segmented by display and search. Includes data on mobile Internet users and spending by company size. Includes data dating back to 2005...

    • Downloads: 11