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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  • Consumer Technographics
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Why Customer Experience, Why Now?

    This report is an update to "Why Customer Experience? Why Now?" originally published on October 4, 2011. We've entered the age of the customer — an era where a focus on customers matters more...

    • Downloads: 3642
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:How Consumers Found Websites In 2012

    Consumers continue to diversify the sources they use to discover brands and information online. This report will supply information on how consumers found websites in 2012 and explains how and why...

    • Downloads: 594
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Revisiting The Touchpoint-Impact Framework For 2014

    A Deep Dive Into Apparel And Personal Care Categories

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

    • Downloads: 352
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The New Mobile Mind Shift Index: China

    Mobile Expectations Are High In The Largest Smartphone Market

    Marketers in China are lagging behind consumers in mobile adoption, and they need to do a better job understanding mobile behavior trends to develop effective mobile strategies. Forrester's newly...

    • Downloads: 78
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Loyalty Program Participant Profile

    Landscape: The Customer Loyalty Playbook

    Consumers have a healthy appetite for loyalty programs and are drawn in by discounts and savings. But consumers aren't necessarily just interested in the cold hard cash. Loyalty program members also...

    • Downloads: 1660
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brand Experience Redefines Brand Management

    Vision: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In the age of the customer, chief marketing officers (CMOs) battle to build their brands with distracted, technology-empowered consumers. In this new era, CMOs must shift from simply managing a brand...

    • Downloads: 1192
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Does Customer Experience Really Drive Business Success?

    The Relationship Between Superior Customer Experience And Growth

    It's the age of the customer, when technology and economic forces have changed the world to such a great extent that an obsession with winning, serving, and retaining customers is the only possible...

    • Downloads: 329
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Build An Engagement Strategy For Europe's Social Snackers

    Aim For Social Depth Marketing And Audience Interaction Habits Using Social Technographics®

    European online consumers are more reserved in social channels compared with other markets; we say they "snack" in social channels because they treat the channels as interesting but nonessential....

    • Downloads: 104
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Three Key Features That Increase App Engagement

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Behavioral Tracking, Survey, And Online Community Data

    Understanding the mobile experiences that support users in their moment of need is the foundation to developing a successful mobile app. Forrester takes a new approach to analyzing what drives app...

    • Downloads: 49
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Customer Advocacy 2013: How US Consumers Rate Their Financial Services Firms

    Customers Rate Their Banks, Credit Card Issuers, Insurers, And Investment Firms

    For 10 years Forrester has shown that customer advocacy — the perception on the part of customers that their firm does what's best for them, not just the firm's own bottom line — is the...

    • Downloads: 658
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mapping The US Health Insurance Landscape From The Consumer's Perspective

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Social Listening Data

    The US healthcare industry is in the middle of massive reform. This has prompted many health insurance marketers to ask what these changes mean for health insurance providers and how they can best...

    • Downloads: 245
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Six Key Elements Of Proactive Chat

    Evolve Proactive Chat To Proactive Engagement

    Online consumers demand effortless engagement, which often means live help for pre- or post-purchase questions. eBusiness leaders increasingly deploy proactive chat to deliver effortless engagement...

    • Downloads: 315
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Consumer Electronics

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    A range of different motivations may inspire a consumer's decision to purchase a consumer electronics device: While some technology mavens know of the latest product through community interest groups...

    • Downloads: 71
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Canadian Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Canadian Online Retail Will Reach $34 Billion By 2018

    Online retail in Canada is finally on the move, outpacing sales growth at traditional stores and playing a critical role in the transformation of the nation's retail landscape. With Canadian online...

    • Downloads: 416
  • 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: 215
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Australian Mobile Customer, Part 5

    Males And Females Have Different Smartphone Usage Patterns

    In the age of the customer, CIOs and the technology management organizations they lead must take an active role in the design and development of their companies' mobile strategy. While marketing...

    • Downloads: 75
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Social Behaviors Of Your B2B Customers

    A B2B-Focused Analysis Of The Landscape For The Social Marketing Playbook

    As a business-to-business (B2B) marketer, you need to engage your customers and prospects throughout a complex customer life cycle that frequently lasts longer than a business-to-consumer (B2C) life...

    • Downloads: 754
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, Canada

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report provides an overview of Canadian online consumers' media consumption and consumer technology behaviors, broken out by age group. Our analysis shows that the youngest Canadian consumers...

    • Downloads: 112
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:One Task, Many Devices

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Survey, Qualitative, And Behavioral Data

    We live in a screen-saturated world. From mobile phones and tablets at our fingertips to laptops and desktops at the heart of our offices and homes, we live our lives by moving from one device to...

    • Downloads: 33
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Build Your Content Brand By Delivering Customer Value

    Vision: The Content Marketing Playbook

    To counter increasing media fragmentation and consumer disenchantment with advertising, marketers have begun to exploit the power of digital and social media by building large followings around...

    • Downloads: 658
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Quality Of Products And Service Support Positive Brand Resonance For Insurance Firms

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: General Insurance

    Brands in the general insurance business — life, auto, and home — must prove that they are trusted across every touchpoint as consumers increase their expectations. This will force...

    • Downloads: 265
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2013

    European eBusiness Executives Must Embrace A Multi-Touchpoint Reality

    European retail eBusiness executives face a time of unprecedented change. The range of touchpoints that customers use to discover, explore, buy, and re-engage with brands is growing by the day. New...

    • Downloads: 735
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Messaging Apps: Mobile Becomes The New Face Of Social

    Messaging Apps Will Force Digital Platforms To Evolve

    You've surely heard of the second-largest acquisition in tech history, Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp for $19 billion. However, you may not have heard of KakaoTalk, Kik, Line, Secret, Snapchat,...

    • Downloads: 418
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Privacy Concerns Will Shape, Not Stop, Google Glass Adoption

    How You Can Experiment With Glass Today Despite Privacy Concerns

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders are already looking at how Google Glass can play a supporting role in their enterprise mobility strategies. Today's pilots cross the spectrum of use cases:...

    • Downloads: 71
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile Commerce Is Poised To Take Off In India

    The Growth Of Online Shopping On Feature Phones, Smartphones, And Tablets Will Catalyze The Growth Of Mobile Commerce In India

    The number of smartphone and tablet owners in India will double by 2017 as mobile devices increasingly become extensions of consumers' lifestyles. A host of macro factors, such as the emergence of a...

    • Downloads: 224