Julie A. Ask

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Julie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. Her 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, 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, as well as 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 MBA from the University of Michigan.

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  • Past 6 months
  • Consumer Technographics
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Loyal Insurance Agents Drive Sales

    Take Five Actions To Increase Agency Sales

    Even after nearly 20 years of online, and now mobile, insurance experiences, US consumers and small businesses trust and turn to agents more than any other channel to handle their insurance needs....

    • Downloads: 130
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Automakers Achieve Brand Resonance Today But Face Digital Disruption Soon

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Automaker Brands

    Disrupters like Tesla and Uber are plotting against traditional automakers. To ensure that they avoid becoming commodity hardware brands, automakers must build brands that drive brand resonance. Auto...

    • Downloads: 179
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How UK Banking Customers Use Different Channels, 2015

    Weave Digital And Human Touchpoints Together To Deliver A New Generation Of Digital Banking

    Banking channel use in the UK is changing as customers increasingly use online and mobile banking to manage their financial lives. Yet human contact remains a key element of the relationship that...

    • Downloads: 174
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Evolving Consumer Attitudes On Privacy: A Q4 2015 Update

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

    Pundits like to say that privacy is dead. But from Forrester's perspective, privacy is not only very much alive, but it's set to become a major competitive differentiator in the years to come....

    • Downloads: 52
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends 2016: The Future Of Customer Service

    Vision: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook

    In the age of the customer, executives don't decide how customer-centric their companies are — customers do. Changing customer expectations for easy and effective service that is deeply personal are...

    • Downloads: 4534
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Measurement Powers Content Marketing Success

    Performance Management: The Content Marketing Playbook

    How is content influencing audiences? Is your brand forging the basis of better long-term and more efficient relationships with existing and future customers? And how is all of this activity...

    • Downloads: 760
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: The State Of Customer Experience In India, 2015

    How CX Professionals In India Can Overcome Inertia On The Path To CX Maturity

    As competition from international brands grows, companies serving consumers in India are committed to improving their customer experience (CX). But many of these firms are struggling to build a...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Internet Of Things Redefines Brand Engagement

    Connected Objects Will Deliver The Brand Experience Of The Future

    Despite the hype around the dozens of billions of connected objects to appear in the next five to 10 years, the internet of things (IoT) seems to open up more business opportunities in the industrial...

    • Downloads: 248
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Is Your Mobile App Customer-Ready?

    Understand The Mobile App Usage Of Australian Consumers To Drive Greater Mobile Engagement

    Australians are beginning to expect firms to serve them on their smartphones in their mobile moments, and many Australian firms are making efforts to serve customers in those moments via...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The French Shopper Journey: Use The Customer Life Cycle To Anticipate What Customers Will Do Next

    The Customer Life Cycle Helps B2C Marketers Prioritize Channels And Touchpoints At Each Phase Of Your Customers' Path To Purchase

    B2C marketers must plan beyond the marketing funnel to support consumers across their entire life cycle. This report takes a closer look at French consumers' path to purchase, highlighting their use...

    • Downloads: 103
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How German Banking Customers Use Different Channels, 2015

    Weave Digital And Human Touchpoints Together To Deliver A New Generation Of Digital Banking

    Banking channel use in Germany is changing as customers increasingly use online and mobile banking to manage their financial lives. Yet human contact remains a key element of the relationship that...

    • Downloads: 114
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:New Online Shopping Traditions Emerge From The 2015 US Holiday Season

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Online Community And Social Listening Data

    With the 2015 holiday season safely behind us, eBusiness professionals can start to analyze US consumers' holiday season shopping behaviors. Due to the large sales volumes, consumers' high...

    • Downloads: 12
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:2016 Mobile And App Marketing Trends

    Integrating Mobile In Your Strategy As A Key Brand Differentiator

    More than 50% of searches are happening on a mobile device and US consumers spent more time with mobile apps than watching TV in 2015. In India, Flipkart — the largest eCommerce player — has...

    • Downloads: 495
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Apply Immediacy, Simplicity, And Context

    Processes: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    This report highlights the key principles of mobile experience that marketers must weave into the process of crafting mobile marketing strategies. As more people own and use smartphones than ever...

    • Downloads: 2070
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Take Three Steps Toward Social Success

    Adopt The Social Technographics® Model To Develop The Right Social Strategies And Tactics In China

    B2C marketers in China are increasingly investing in social marketing and expect great returns but face the challenge of determining the right social marketing strategies and tactics. Forrester's...

    • Downloads: 72
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Fight Between Apps And Websites Is Futile; You Need Both

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

    Smartphones aid users in a multitude of ways in their everyday lives, and they use both apps and mobile websites to meet their needs. Each platform serves both distinct and overlapping needs,...

    • Downloads: 42
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Data Privacy Metrics That Matter To The Business

    Performance Management: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    A commitment to security and privacy enables firms to build trusted customer relationships that increase revenue. Security and privacy teams must establish data security and privacy programs that...

    • Downloads: 801
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why European Retailers Need Click-And-Collect To Thrive

    Facilitating Customer Convenience Through Click-And-Collect

    Delivery options that allow customers to buy goods online and collect them in person (click-and-collect) benefit both customer convenience and retailer logistics efficiencies. This service speaks...

    • Downloads: 125
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Positive Email Attitudes Continue

    Landscape: The Email Marketing Playbook

    Forrester has evaluated consumer email attitudes over the past five years, using our Consumer Technographics® data from 2012 through 2015. Overall, attitudes toward email have become...

    • Downloads: 708
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2015, Europe

    European Consumer Technographics®

    This report is our overview of European consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes based on Forrester's European Consumer Technographics surveys and ForecastView data. We analyzed technology usage...

    • Downloads: 11
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Customer Advocacy 2015: Drive Cross-Sell And Loyalty By Focusing On Advocacy

    US Customers Rate Their Banks, Credit Card Providers, Insurers, And Wealth Management Firms On Advocacy And Future Purchase Intent

    For 12 years, Forrester has shown that customer advocacy — the perception on the part of customers that a firm does what's best for them, not just what's best for the firm's own bottom line — is the...

    • Downloads: 302
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2016 Technology Imperatives For US Healthcare Payers

    Insurer CIOs Must Remove The Barriers To Customer Obsession

    The age of the customer won't wait for healthcare payers. As employer customer numbers drop and individual consumer memberships grow, insurers must learn to articulate their value to these customers...

    • Downloads: 771
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How Italian Banking Customers Use Different Channels, 2015

    Weave Digital And Human Touchpoints Together To Deliver A New Generation Of Digital Banking

    Banking channel use in Italy is changing as customers increasingly use online and mobile banking to manage their finances. Yet human contact remains a key element of the relationship many customers...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:OTT Ushers In A New Era For TV

    Marketers Must Prepare Now For The Inflection In TV Viewing Behavior

    Consumers' well-demonstrated interest in watching what they want when they want it propelled the DVR and now is propelling over-the-top (OTT) viewing. Forrester's Consumer Technographics data shows...

    • Downloads: 89
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2015, Canada

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is an overview of Canadian consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes by age group, based on Forrester's North American Consumer Technographics surveys and our ForecastView data....

    • Downloads: 26