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:What Different Investor Segments Really Want

    Understanding US Investor Segments Through The Media They Consume

    Forrester segments investors based on two dimensions: investable assets and self-directedness. The combination yields nine discrete investor segments. Among other distinct characteristics, the...

    • Downloads: 161
  • 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: 39
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Loyalty Program Members Give Brands Higher Customer Experience Index Scores

    Many loyalty programs include perks that are designed to give a firm's best customers a differentiated experience. But do they deliver? In this brief, we answer that question by comparing the...

    • Downloads: 100
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The New Mobile Mind Shift Index: China

    Mobile Expectations Are High In The Largest Smartphone Market

    Marketers in China are lagging behind consumers in mobile adoption, and they need to do a better job understanding mobile behavior trends to develop effective mobile strategies. Forrester's newly...

    • Downloads: 91
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Washington Must Work Harder To Spur The Public's Interest In Digital Government

    Federal Agencies Are Spending Millions On Digital CX That Customers May Not Want

    Federal agencies will continue spending huge sums on digital customer experience (CX) for years to come. Their efforts have already given the American people more and better digital channels than...

    • Downloads: 75
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Revenue Impact Of Customer Experience, 2015

    Find Out What An Improvement In A Company's Customer Experience Is Worth In Dollars And Cents

    Many customer experience (CX) pros find it hard to draw a clear connection between improving customer experience and increasing their firm's revenue. That's why Forrester developed industry-specific...

    • Downloads: 393
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Mobile's Role In The Path To Purchase Across Product Categories And Age Groups

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

    Smartphones and tablets have changed the way some consumers buy. They embark on the path to purchase — they discover, explore, buy, use, ask, and engage — using a multitude of...

    • Downloads: 81
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:The Value Of Company Values

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

    Today, consumers have more information and connections in the palm of their hand — and they have more brand options to choose from in an increasingly crowded marketplace. In this new...

    • Downloads: 27
  • 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: 200
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Why US Investors Behave The Way They Do

    Segmenting US Investors, 2015

    This report, originally written for eBusiness and channel strategy professionals, includes content relevant to your role. Here's why: US investors comprise half of all online US adults — a vast...

    • Downloads: 101
  • 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: 1117
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Sizing Up US Tablet Usage And User Experience

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

    Today, we lump tablets into the broader category of mobile devices, implying that consumers take them wherever they go and use them throughout the day. Our data, however, tells us the opposite. Most...

    • Downloads: 53
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Telecom Brands Are Not Connecting

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Telecom

    Customers' dissatisfaction with telecom providers is well documented. These firms are known for frustrating customers with confusing programming bundles, poor customer service, and opaque pricing....

    • Downloads: 243
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Count On Contextual Coupons

    Marketers Can Unlock Hidden Value With Deals And Discounts

    How consumers find, store, and use coupons has changed and marketers haven't kept up. This report reminds marketers of the benefits beyond sales that coupons can drive. It identifies coupon...

    • Downloads: 135
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Best Of Tablet User Experience

    Design For Immersive Content And Intuitive Feel

    Despite their universal characterization as mobile devices, tablets are not mobile. Unlike with smartphones, most consumers use tablets at the end of the day, in the comfort of their home, while...

    • Downloads: 309
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The US Federal Customer Experience Index, 2015

    A Benchmark Of Federal Government Agencies, Highlighting The Drivers Of Great Federal CX

    Forrester's Customer Experience Index (CX Index™), US Consumers Q1 2015, shows that federal agencies are still providing substandard experiences — and their poor CX performance is hurting...

    • Downloads: 70
  • 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: 111
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:One Task, Many Devices

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

    We live in a screen-saturated world. From mobile phones and tablets at our fingertips to laptops and desktops at the heart of our offices and homes, we live our lives by moving from one device to...

    • Downloads: 53
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Embrace Customer Emotion

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

    Data from Forrester's Customer Experience Index (CX Index) proves that a customer's emotional relationship with a brand is one of the strongest unique drivers of customer loyalty. This means you can...

    • Downloads: 54
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Does Customer Experience Really Drive Business Success?

    The Relationship Between Superior Customer Experience And Growth

    It's the age of the customer, when technology and economic forces have changed the world to such a great extent that an obsession with winning, serving, and retaining customers is the only possible...

    • Downloads: 505
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2015

    Benchmarking The Canadian Brands That Create The Most Loyalty With Their Customer Experience

    Six in 10 Canadian companies want to improve their customer experience (CX) in 2015. Forrester's Canada Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) benchmarks 194 companies that do business in Canada...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brand Experience Redefines Brand Management

    Vision: The Brand Experience Playbook

    In the age of the customer, CMOs battle to build their brands with distracted, technology-empowered consumers who have as much to say about what the brand stands for as the organization does. In this...

    • Downloads: 1306
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Ten Things To Know About Forrester's Customer Experience Index

    Frequently Asked Questions About The Customer Experience Index Methodology, Diagnostic Tool, And Benchmark

    Companies need a way to measure changes in the quality of their own customer experience (CX) and how it compares with the one that competitors deliver. Forrester's Customer Experience Index...

    • Downloads: 90
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:CX Industry Spotlight: Retail Banking

    A Forrester North American CX Index™ Deliverable: Analyzing The Financial Impact Of CX For The Retail Banking Industry

    Forrester's Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) framework allows companies to analyze the quality of their customer experience and identify the financial impact of CX. We built revenue models...

    • Downloads: 118
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The US Customer Experience Index, Q1 2015

    Benchmarks: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Three-quarters of companies want to improve their customer experience (CX) in 2015. Forrester's first US Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) benchmark of 2015 sets the baseline that will tell...

    • Downloads: 1041