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 Marketing Leadership 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: 110
  • 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: 251
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Websites That Don't Support Customers Waste Millions

    This report is an update to "Web Sites That Don't Support Customers' Goals Waste Millions" originally published on February 17, 2010. To understand the effect of poor website usability, Forrester...

    • Downloads: 2157
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2014, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is our annual overview of US consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes by generation, based on Forrester's North American Technographics surveys and our ForecastView data. Our data...

    • Downloads: 110
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Facebook Factor: US Online Youth

    Quantifying The Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Brand Interactions For US Online Youth

    It's been more than a year since Forrester published its original report on the "Facebook factor," which quantified the impact of a Facebook fan on brand interactions for US online adults, and social...

    • Downloads: 319
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:A Marketer's Guide To The Mobile Mind Shift

    Landscape: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    Your customers are on smart mobile devices. The question is: how many, what do they expect, and what are they doing? The average US smartphone owner spends over an hour per day interacting with their...

    • Downloads: 1164
  • 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: 180
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Customer Advocacy 2014: How US Consumers Rate Their Financial Institutions

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

    The traditional competitive barriers in retail financial services are crumbling. Digital touchpoints render branch distribution strength impotent. Digital technologies are cheaper and easier to...

    • Downloads: 233
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Why Care About Combination Clickers

    The Most Valuable Searchers Click On Both Paid And Natural Listings

    Search marketers often try to profile consumers who click on paid ads against those who prefer natural search results. But the reality is there is little discernable difference between paid and...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2014

    Business Case: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and customer loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact that...

    • Downloads: 1292
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Using The Online Channel To Tap Into China's Luxury Goods And Services Shoppers

    With the rapid growth and significant changes in China's luxury goods and services market in the past decade, many eBusiness professionals are finding it difficult to navigate this rapidly evolving...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Google Glass: What Marketers Need To Know

    Utility-Based Marketing Is In; Advertising Is Out

    Google Glass, the new head-mounted device from Google, has the potential to be the next great platform for app development — as disruptive and fertile a platform as the iPhone has been....

    • Downloads: 683
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why The Digital Wallet Wars Matter

    Smart, Convenient Commerce Experiences Will Win

    Digital wallets will transform the payments ecosystem. They are the subject of much discussion in 2012, as product strategists from startups, mobile operators, financial juggernauts, and giant...

    • Downloads: 1564
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Weaning US Investors Off Paper Statements

    The number of investors who receive statements and other account communications on paper through the mail continues to fall. Yet most investors still receive paper. Why? Many say they need paper...

    • Downloads: 187
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Moms: A Demographic Overview

    European Technographics®

    Moms — defined here as European online women ages 18 to 50 who are parents of a child younger than 16 that is living with them — are much like their "non-mom" counterparts when it comes...

    • Downloads: 95
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: Turkey

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    Straddling the continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey holds a strategic position in the region. The economy has enjoyed strong growth in recent decades, fuelled by trade and foreign investment. Turkey...

    • Downloads: 32
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Prepare Now For Apple's Giant Leap Into Wearables

    Apple Will Regain The Innovator's Crown And Boost The Wearables Market With The iWatch

    The wearables market offers marketers a growing opportunity to build relationships with customers. From Disney's successful MagicBand to the Pebble smartwatch's Yelp app, marketers are already...

    • Downloads: 242
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:The Connected Car

    Prepare For The Next Computing Environment

    Persistent broadband Internet connectivity has transformed many industries, primarily via smartphones and applications but also by embedding network connections into devices and environments. Now...

    • Downloads: 1098
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2014: North American Digital Insurance

    The Age Of The Customer Mandates Five Actions In 2014

    Not that long ago, insurers dictated the engagement model for customers. Those days are gone. Now, customers are changing the rules: They are shifting from being passive sideliners and are willing...

    • Downloads: 857
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Q&A: The Privacy-Personalization Paradox

    Strike A Balance Without Losing Competitive Advantage Or Consumer Trust

    Marketers today find themselves in a Catch-22. On the one hand, their customers want to be recognized and rewarded for their loyalty with better-tailored content and offers. On the other hand, those...

    • Downloads: 293
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Must-Have Features On Banks' Secure Websites

    Understanding Consumer Use And Best Practices Can Guide Providers Toward Online Banking Success

    For banks, getting their secure websites right is critical to business success. So how can digital teams at banks ensure their websites meet or exceed user expectations? Our data shows that some...

    • Downloads: 395
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Introducing The Global Retail Segmentation

    Leverage Forrester's Global Technographics® Benchmark Data To Design Localized Retail Experiences

    It's easy for eBusiness executives to assume that shoppers use different touchpoints the same everywhere. But the reality is that there are some significant global differences in consumers' attitudes...

    • Downloads: 510
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: Russia

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    Based on sheer geographical size, Russia is the largest country in the world. It spans nine time zones, represents a diverse ethnic population, and is on track to be one of the five largest economies...

    • Downloads: 55
  • 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: 405
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 220