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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How US Online Consumers Research And Buy Credit Cards

    Online Capabilities Are Crucial To The Purchase Journey

    Credit cards remain the top selling financial product in the US, even though sales are significantly lower than before the financial crisis. Prospects shopping for a new credit card have clear goals...

    • Downloads: 94
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: Indonesia

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    Spread across thousands of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Indonesia is Southeast Asia's biggest economy. With 251 million people, it's the fourth-largest country in the world in terms of...

    • Downloads: 34
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How US Consumers Shop On Mobile Devices

    Consumers Use Mobile Phones Primarily For In-Store Product Research

    Sales remain small on mobile devices, and online retailers are taking a cautious approach to investment in mobile services — for now. In this report, we discuss the size of the US mobile retail...

    • Downloads: 850
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:US Online Consumers' Perspectives On Wearable Technology

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

    In 2012, Forrester's "smart body, smart world" report asserted that sensor-laden embedded devices would be the next big thing among technology trends. Since then, we've witnessed the adoption...

    • Downloads: 78
  • 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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Push Notifications: Do They Save Or Spend Consumers' Time?

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

    US consumers' No. 1 reason for opting in to almost any type of app's push notification — whether it's a new coupon alert or a breaking news report — is universal: They want real-time...

    • Downloads: 36
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

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

    China Consumer Technographics®

    This report provides an overview of metropolitan Chinese online consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes. In general, they are enthusiastic mobile owners and social participants. China is a...

    • Downloads: 38
  • 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: 329
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Defuse Digital Marketing Privacy Concerns

    Stay Ahead Of Privacy Legislation By Creating A Value-For-Data Exchange

    Recent advances in audience targeting point to a digital marketing future that leverages consumer data to create personalized messaging and drive higher conversions. However, this potential is...

    • Downloads: 509
  • 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: 248
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Banks And Retailers: You Cannot Price Your Way Out Of Bad Customer Experiences

    Why Customer Experience Matters More To Loyalty Than Price

    Have you ever wondered whether it makes more sense to invest in customer experience or in dropping your prices to improve customer loyalty? We tested the relationship between customers' perceptions...

    • Downloads: 711
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of North American Digital Banking: Priorities, Goals, And Metrics

    This is the first of two reports that details the findings from "The State Of North American Retail Banking eBusiness 2012," a Forrester report conducted in partnership with the Consumer Bankers...

    • Downloads: 943
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Take Advantage Of Positive Email Attitudes

    Landscape: The Email Marketing Playbook

    Forrester has evaluated consumer email attitudes over the past four years, using our Consumer Technographics® data from 2010 through 2014. Overall, attitudes toward email have become...

    • Downloads: 514
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: India

    A Global Consumer Technographics Report

    With 1.2 billion people, India is the world's largest democracy and second most populated country; it emerged as a major power in the 1990s. It is now the world's fourth largest economy —...

    • Downloads: 43
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific CIOs: Start Your Digital Journey With Mobile

    The Mobile Mind Shift Is Already Underway — Ensure That Your Company Doesn't Fall Behind

    CIOs in Asia Pacific are working with other business leaders to drive their companies' digital initiatives. Most of the region's CIOs focus on digitizing back-end systems and processes to enable...

    • Downloads: 18
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Global Mobile Behaviors, 2012

    Global Consumer Technographics®

    In 2012, the majority of consumers in the US, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America owned a mobile phone. However, the ways in which global consumers use their phone varies across countries....

    • Downloads: 165
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How US Online Consumers Research And Buy Mortgages

    Homebuyers And Refinancers Have Complex Purchase Journeys

    The mortgage purchase journey is complex, with customers using a mix of digital and human touchpoints to research and then buy mortgages. The journey differs depending on whether the customer is...

    • Downloads: 115
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: Establish Product Credibility On Your Website

    Complement Your Brand's Content With UGC To Drive Exploration

    Consumers trust what they hear from other customers on third-party sites more than they trust your own branded content. This is because the content generated from your customers provides more...

    • Downloads: 134
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2012, Europe

    European Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's European Technographics Online Benchmark Survey, Q3 2012. It provides an overview of European consumers' Internet and consumer technology behaviors....

    • Downloads: 118
  • 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: 271
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience In China, 2014

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

    • Downloads: 139
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Location-Based Features Are Still New For Consumers

    Forrester Technographics® Digital Consumer Community Report, June 2012

    Almost everyone has a social media account these days. However, consumers are only just starting to use interactive features like checking in, and exchanges with brands via social media are still...

    • Downloads: 13
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: Poland

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    With a population of 38 million, Poland is one of the largest European markets and holds a central position in Europe. In 2004, 15 years after the end of communism, Poland entered a new era when it...

    • Downloads: 37
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Optimize Your Search Marketing With Mobile

    Continuous Improvement: The Search Marketing Playbook

    Smartphone penetration is surging, and mobile search usage is on the rise. This means that mobile should be a priority — not an experiment — for search marketers. This playbook report...

    • Downloads: 524
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

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

    • Downloads: 332