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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  • Past 6 months
  • 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: 95
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Mobile Wallets Lies Beyond Payments

    Select Your Mobile Wallet Partners To Craft Valuable Mobile Moments

    Despite the accelerating rate of disruption and innovation in mobile payments, no one, including Apple, has yet cracked mobile wallets. Forrester believes that several players will emerge as winners...

    • Downloads: 404
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:What Makes A Great Government Experience

    Lessons Learned From Our New Customer Experience Index

    Federal agencies are failing the administration's mandate to offer customer experiences (CX) that match the best of the private sector. What's worse, their poor CX performance hurts our whole...

    • Downloads: 187
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Australian Mobile Customer, Part 6

    Australians Use Apps For Utilitarian Purposes

    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: 52
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Three Gaming Apps Earn "Engaging" Scores On The App Engagement Index

    North American Consumer Technographics® — Revealing The Q4 2014 App Engagement Index Scores Of US Gaming Apps

    As consumers shift the time they spend on PCs and TVs to mobile devices, marketing leadership professionals need to shift their advertising budgets in parallel. Forrester estimates that mobile...

    • Downloads: 7
  • 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 eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Europeans Are Ready For Usage-Based Car Insurance

    Digital Executives Must Drive Adoption With Marketing And Education

    Telematics looks set to transform car insurance as smart wireless devices, smartphones, and smart cars converge to create what should be a smart insurance choice for safe drivers and their insurers:...

    • Downloads: 59
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Measure Brand Resonance With The TRUE Brand Compass

    Landscape: The Brand Experience Playbook

    Technology-empowered consumers today have access to more information on brands than ever before and demand more of these brands. In turn, chief marketing officers (CMOs) are challenged to understand...

    • Downloads: 672
  • 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: 267
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The App Engagement Index

    Using Behavioral Tracking To Measure Engagement Levels For Media And Communication Apps

    In this report, we introduce Forrester's App Engagement Index, a framework that evaluates media, communications, and entertainment apps based on key behavioral metrics: popularity, audience...

    • Downloads: 180
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Five Urgent Truths About The Future Of Wearables That Every Leader Should Know

    Wearables Are Poised To Change The Marketing Landscape — Is Your Company Ready?

    Organizers of the influential LeWeb Paris 2014 conference asked Forrester to curate and present a theme on wearable computing. To that end, we conducted original research about the opportunities that...

    • Downloads: 370
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Why Good Customer Experience Isn't Good Enough

    Business Case: The Customer Experience Ecosystem Playbook

    Forty percent of the brands in Forrester's 2014 Customer Experience Index (CX Index) earned scores in the good category. But for many, those scores are actually anything but good because those brands...

    • Downloads: 350
  • 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: 30
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Retool For A New Workforce Reality — New Technology For A New Breed Of Agent

    Agent Tools Must Provide Process Guidance And Predictive Data

    A new generation of contact center agents has begun to vex application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals. The new agents seem reluctant to learn detailed product and service information...

    • Downloads: 94
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How Do Social Apps Stack Up?

    Revealing The US App Engagement Index Scores Of Social Networking And Communication Apps

    As consumers shift the time they spend on PCs and TVs to mobile, marketing leadership professionals need to shift their advertising budgets in parallel. Forrester estimates that mobile advertising...

    • Downloads: 25
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Chinese Retail Market Landscape In 2014

    Traditional Retailers Must Embrace Disruption

    The restructuring and slowing down of the Chinese economy is changing the country's retail industry. In 2014, the growth rate of China's top 100 retail chains has continued to decline and is now at...

    • Downloads: 102
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Evolve Your Marketing Strategy To Outpace Consumers' Behavior

    Landscape: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    The traditional marketing funnel has been done in by consumers' behaviors that are anything but linear. Instead, in each phase of Forrester's customer life cycle — discover, explore, buy, use,...

    • Downloads: 991
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Wireless Brands Fail To Connect With Consumers

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Wireless

    Wireless brands have traditionally locked in customers with long contracts. But the market is changing as brands like T-Mobile blow up these traditional business models to put the control in the...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The POST Process Drives Social Success

    Strategic Plan: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Ten years into the social marketing boom, many executives are still going about social strategy backward: picking technologies such as Facebook or Twitter first instead of focusing on what they want...

    • Downloads: 4477
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 58
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Making Sense Of New Video Consumption Behavior

    The Proliferation Of New Digital Video Sources, Formats, And Devices Demands New Planning Recipes

    Consumers' video viewing habits are changing as new sources of TV content they love, available on new devices, allow them to watch their favorite shows more conveniently. Consumers are also...

    • Downloads: 334
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:2015 Mobile App Marketing Trends

    Orchestrate Your Brand Presence, Beyond Your Own Apps, By Borrowing Mobile Moments

    With more than 80% of consumers spending mobile time on apps, brands will continue to place their bets on their own apps to successfully engage with consumers. It's an app world, after all! This...

    • Downloads: 376
  • 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: 45
  • 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: 116
  • 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: 302