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.


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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  • Julie A. Ask
  • Digital Marketing
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Mobile's Trojan Horse: The Messaging Platform

    Engage Customers In Their Mobile Moments — Even If The Moments Aren't Yours

    Companies with a strong mobile user base are going public and being acquired for astounding valuations. Some have no revenue, and you likely haven't heard of most of these companies. You are probably...

    • Downloads: 367
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Mobile Trends For Marketers

    Navigate Beyond The Hype To Drive Near-Term Results

    In 2014, there will be more than 2 billion smartphones globally. Mobile is becoming not only the new digital hub but also the bridge to the physical world. That's why mobile will affect more than...

    • Downloads: 981
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Digital Marketing: The Future Of Mobile Is Context

    Mobile Transforms How Interactive Marketers Engage With Customers

    Consumers will adopt and use convenient services and products. On mobile phones, this means services that offer immediacy and simplicity through a highly contextual experience. Context — the...

    • Downloads: 1596
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How eBusiness Professionals Can Use The Convenience Quotient To Prioritize Mobile Services

    The Convenience Quotient Of Mobile Services: A Facebook Case Study

    Although a majority of consumers still prefer the traditional PC to a mobile phone when performing any task related to eBusiness, our research shows that mobile penetration continues to rise....

    • Downloads: 320
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How To Build A Mobile Web Site

    Choosing An Approach To Meet Your Objectives Cost-Effectively

    The browser-based mobile Web experience is more important than ever, with dramatic growth in the usage of the mobile Internet — especially from smartphones — in the past 24 months. In...

    • Downloads: 1459
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Yahoo! Fantasy Football

    Mobile Consumers Create Multichannel Value

    Most consumer product and services companies work from the assumption that multichannel customers are the most valuable. All the evidence indicates that this is true. They also assume that mobile...

    • Downloads: 399
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: SMS Mobile Campaign Vendors

    While the need for a mobile strategy may be clear, the path to realizing one is less obvious. Forrester provides an overview of the SMS application and services vendor market along with a framework...

    • Downloads: 1334
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mobile Coupons: Gold Rush Or Fool's Gold?

    An Overview Of The State Of Mobile Coupons In The US

    Consumers and advertisers are curious about mobile coupons, but current challenges and limited current consumer usage mean mobile coupons don't need to be an immediate priority. Advertisers should...

    • Downloads: 1762
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Engaging Smartphone Users

    Why Designing Strategies For High-End Mobile Devices Makes Sense

    With 4 billion cell phones and 1 billion PCs in the world, cell phones are clearly the next digital frontier for companies looking to engage with their customers in a more persistent and personalized...

    • Downloads: 1282
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Convenience Quotient Of Mobile Services: A Facebook Case Study

    How To Make Mobile Services As Convenient As PC-Based Experiences

    The mobile industry has long imagined that cell phones may one day displace the PC for many consumer activities. For now, the vast majority of consumers prefer the PC to a mobile device for most...

    • Downloads: 1277
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Bank Of America Makes The Most Of Mobile Banking

    A Mobile POST Case Study

    Bank of America's mobile strategy aims to offer customers control of their accounts and convenient information through the most advanced mobile services available. Connectors and SuperConnecteds,...

    • Downloads: 1576
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:How Consumers Connect Around The World

    Extending Digital Media Strategies To Emerging Markets

    Forrester forecasts that the number of PC-based Internet connections will grow from 1.2 billion users in 2007 to 2.2 billion — or 25% of the world's population — by 2013. While large,...

    • Downloads: 1073