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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  • eCommerce
  • CMO
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:CMOs Must Prepare For Lead-To-Revenue Investments Now

    Balance People And Process To Fund L2RM

    This report, originally written for customer insights professionals, includes content relevant to CMOs, especially those leading marketing for business-to-business (B2B) companies. Here's why:...

    • Downloads: 273
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: B2B CMOs Drive Content Marketing Results By Fostering Direct Involvement

    Benchmark Data Shows That Content Marketing Maturity Improves As Team Participation Increases

    Eager to put content marketing to work by attracting buyer attention and generating demand, business-to-business (B2B) CMOs often turn to agencies and freelancers to boost their content marketing...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Role Of Digital In The Path To Purchase

    New Digital Platforms Have To Wait Their Turn, As Traditional Stores Stay Critical

    CMOs of business-to-consumer (B2C) companies have lately called on shopper marketers to address the growing complexity of the impact of digital on in-store purchasing. Forrester recently conducted a...

    • Downloads: 1567
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Tell Stories To Connect With Business Buyers

    Using Narrative Makes Content More Compelling

    Most business content fails to engage buyers. And marketers admit they struggle to make it more compelling. The solution to this problem is something we all know and love — a good story. To...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Microsoft HoloLens Changes Everything With The Next Natural Computing Interface

    CMOs Will Have To Support The Digital Experiences That Holographic Computing Enables

    With the launch of its Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft revealed an unexpected aspect of the new Windows 10 platform: a holographic interface that will launch with a dedicated headset called...

    • Downloads: 106
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:It's Time To Put Shoppers Back Into Shopper Marketing

    Shopper Marketing Needs Close Ties To Brand Marketing To Attract Empowered Consumers

    CMOs have given renewed attention to shopper marketing efforts lately, as these marketers sit closest to the consumer while she is in buying mode. However, shopper marketing teams are more typically...

    • Downloads: 376
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:B2B CMOs Must Evolve Or Move On

    CMOs Stand At The Crossroads Of A Redefined Marketing Remit

    Digital channels, online social activity, and rapidly evolving personal technology cause top business marketers to take on unfamiliar responsibilities in order to succeed. While new peer and...

    • Downloads: 495
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Focus B2B Marketing Budget Gains On Business Outcomes To Succeed In 2014

    Business-to-business (B2B) marketing executives must stretch budget dollars across an increasingly fragmented set of funding demands to reach buyers where they are spending their time. While CMOs...

    • Downloads: 511
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Transform From Top Lead Supplier Into Leader Of Customer Engagement

    The New Physics Of Lead-To-Revenue Management

    The report "The New Physics Of Lead-To-Revenue Management," originally written for sales enablement professionals, explains that standard practices, which demonstrate marketing spend's impact on...

    • Downloads: 226
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Revisiting The Touchpoint-Impact Framework For 2014

    A Deep Dive Into Apparel And Personal Care Categories

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

    • Downloads: 329
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: B2B Content Fails The Customer Engagement Test

    Stories, Narrative, And Video Help Shift The Focus To Customers

    Engaging content can mean the difference between creating a business opportunity and losing to a competitor. Nowhere is the struggle to produce compelling business-to-business (B2B) content more...

    • Downloads: 231
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Direct Your 2015 B2B Budget Gains Toward Creating Exceptional Customer Experiences

    For this report, Forrester and Direct Marketing News (DMN) jointly surveyed a new crop of 132 business-to-business (B2B) marketing executives about their 2015 budget plans and expectations. The...

    • Downloads: 193
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Don't Let Muddled Messaging Compromise Customer Experience

    Accelerate Your Journey To Customer Obsession With Consistent Message Management

    Savvy CMOs know that contextual, relevant engagement helps their company connect with customers through all stages of the customer life cycle. But communication can become muddled as different...

    • Downloads: 8
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:From Priming The Pipeline To Engaging Buyers: The B2B CMO's New Role In Sales Enablement

    Advances in automation increase visibility and accountability surrounding lead-to-revenue processes. Despite this, tensions between marketing and sales persist concerning the quality of support that...

    • Downloads: 136
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Assess The Impact Of Touchpoints Along The Consumer Path-To-Purchase

    How Research Touchpoints Affect Consumer Spending

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

    • Downloads: 1108
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Business Is Digital

    The Powerful Advantages Of Embracing Dynamic Ecosystems Of Value

    Business leaders don't think of digital as central to their business because in the past, it hasn't been. But now your customers, your products, your business operations, and your competitors are...

    • Downloads: 1448
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Rethink Marketing In The Customer's Context

    How B2B Marketers Need To Recast Their Approach

    Business-to-business (B2B) marketers must face a new reality: Customers seek a range of inputs as they embark on solving business needs. Some executives prefer vendors that can create and deliver on...

    • Downloads: 1015
  • 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: 385
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:B2B Marketers Must Focus On Partnership And Experimentation As 2012 Budgets Rise

    Business-to-business (B2B) marketing budget growth accelerated in 2012. This report reveals major trends in where those budgets are growing, helps senior marketers benchmark their budget allocation...

    • Downloads: 405
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Nurture Thought Leadership To Nurture Your Brand

    Make Thought Leadership The Tip Of The Content Marketing Spear

    Great marketing content fuels the demand generation engine, boosts brand visibility, and attracts buyers interested in the problems your company can solve. But when marketers publish promotional...

    • Downloads: 783
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Redesign B2B Dashboards Around Customers To Deliver Actionable Insights

    Most B2B marketers rely on static slide decks and tedious spreadsheets to demonstrate the impact of their marketing spend. Yet they are being held to higher expectations regarding ROI and faster...

    • Downloads: 365
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Driving B2B Demand With Social Media

    B2B Marketers Must Focus On The Social Rather Than The Media

    When it comes to using social media to attract customers, business-to-business (B2B) marketers have focused more on the media than the social aspect. Today, B2B marketers use social media as another...

    • Downloads: 992
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:2013 B2B CMO Imperatives

    Driving Growth With Customer Insights, Marketing Automation, And Content Marketing

    Business-to-business (B2B) CMOs will have three key initiatives to execute on in 2013 in order to separate themselves from the competition in front of empowered business buyers. Marketers must work...

    • Downloads: 1103
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: CMOs Boldly Reach For More Influence In The Enterprise

    More Internal Influence Will Require Marketing Optimization

    It's the middle of the decade, and chief marketing officers (CMOs) find themselves in the middle of a dilemma. The CMO role has yet to emerge fully from its historical communications, promotion, and...

    • Downloads: 410
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: B2B CMOs Will Juggle Data, Brand, And Organizational Investments

    In 2014, business-to-business (B2B) CMOs will have to determine the right balance of investments in data and analysis, brand building efforts, and organizational adaptations that help handle these...

    • Downloads: 401