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 B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:UK's Multichannel Consumers Demand Customer Life-Cycle Marketing

    Discover The Touchpoints UK Consumers Turn To For Discovery, Exploration, Purchase, Inquiries, And Engagement

    Consumers have come to rely on a plethora of channels, devices and touchpoints to guide them through their purchase decisions. This path to purchase has broken free from the linear conception of the...

    • Downloads: 106
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:In-Stream Audio Advertising

    Expand Your Buys, Extend Your Reach, And Get Advertising Traction On Mobile

    In-stream audio is an attractive medium, as it offers a unique user experience supported by targeted reach and guaranteed impressions to support brand goals. In-stream audio advertising is a...

    • Downloads: 325
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Rejuvenate Online Transactional Experiences With Responsive Web Design

    eBusiness teams are doubling down on rebuilding their legacy desktop site experiences to be responsive across all web-enabled touchpoints, but it's a huge undertaking and few organizations have the...

    • Downloads: 336
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:What Drives Retention And Sales In US Banking?

    Using Regression Modeling To Better Understand The Drivers Of Acquisition, Retention, And Cross-Selling In Banking

    In 2012, the age of the customer is in full swing. Gone are the days when companies could simply offer their services and customers could choose to take them or leave them — today, companies...

    • Downloads: 630
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Polishing Up Your Products — Why PIM Really Matters

    Telling A Consistent And Engaging Product Story Is Imperative

    For decades, product data has been the lifeblood of many large enterprises. Now, in the age of the customer, eBusiness leaders and marketers are critically reliant not only on their product data, but...

    • Downloads: 212
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Multichannel Home Lending Status Boosts Results

    eBusiness Professionals Must Integrate Mobile Into Loan Processes

    As customers become more comfortable with research and applying for financial products through mobile devices, eBusiness professionals at banks will need to consider how mobile can support...

    • Downloads: 401
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, Latin America

    Latin American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's Latin American Technographics Online Benchmark Survey, 2013. It provides an overview of metropolitan Latin American consumers' Internet and consumer...

    • Downloads: 80
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, 2013

    How good is the customer experience at your company — as rated by your own recent customers? This report answers that question by providing benchmarks of the quality of customer experience for...

    • Downloads: 2551
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 1221
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Digital Insurance Teams Need A Tablet Strategy

    The intuitive design and the standard features of tablets make it possible for digital insurance teams to create compelling customer experiences and support insurance agents in an effective and...

    • Downloads: 595
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Online Display Advertising Competes With Traditional Media Advertising In Europe

    ForecastView Document

    Online display advertising in Western Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.3% from 2014 to 2019. The most important formats driving growth are video and rich media. Similarly, the...

    • Downloads: 16
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Mobile And The Travel Experience

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

    Traveling is synonymous with being mobile — and we mean that in every sense of the term. Smartphones and tablets have disrupted the travel life cycle to the point where consumers reach for...

    • Downloads: 23
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2013

    US Online Holiday Sales To Top $78 Billion

    Forrester estimates that US holiday season online sales will grow 15% from 2012 to 2013. Despite a dip in consumer confidence in October and a truncated holiday season, Forrester expects consumers to...

    • Downloads: 307
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:The 2012 Consumer Security Market Landscape: Key Dynamics And Growth Opportunities

    Freeware solutions, device proliferation, consumerization, the app Internet, and new entrants offering adjacent consumer privacy and security offerings have and will continue to change consumer...

    • Downloads: 485
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Focus On Three New Service Experiences To Thrive In The Age Of The Digital Customer

    Social, Proactive, And Embedded Customer Service Builds Intimacy With The New Breed Of Consumers

    A new generation of customers doesn't seem to remember details of service processes. They have begun to prefer self-service versus speaking with contact center agents and now look to companies to act...

    • Downloads: 166
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:US Online Bankers

    A Technographics® Overview

    In an increasingly connected world, it's not surprising that more than three-quarters of US online adults are banking online on a PC — checking their account balances, transferring funds, or...

    • Downloads: 109
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Marketers Need To Put Money Where A Consumer's Mouth Is

    How Consumers Discover New Brands, Products, And Services

    This report, originally written for market insights professionals, includes important content for CMOs and marketing leaders looking to improve discovery of their products and services. The discover...

    • Downloads: 392
  • 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: 1589
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Insurance, 2013

    Digital Teams Are Starting To Serve Customers Through Mobile Devices

    Insurance companies are rolling out a widening range of mobile insurance functionality for both consumers and agents. While there's substantial consumer interest in mobile insurance, actual use is...

    • Downloads: 1197
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:A New Generation Of Clienteling

    As Customer Expectations Change, So Must The Role Of The Sales Associate

    The rapid adoption of smartphones by consumers has radically changed the way in which they shop. Armed with connected devices, consumers now have a digital "trusted advisor" with them when shopping...

    • Downloads: 527
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Millennials: A Demographic Overview

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    In this demographic overview, we analyze Millennials, those consumers born in the 1980s and mid-1990s who are ages 18 to 34 — a group that has grown up with online shopping, smartphones, and...

    • Downloads: 104
  • 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: 103
  • 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 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: 303
  • 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: 41