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
  • B2C Marketing
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Facebook Factor: US Online Youth

    Quantifying The Impact Of Social Networking Sites On Brand Interactions For US Online Youth

    It's been more than a year since Forrester published its original report on the "Facebook factor," which quantified the impact of a Facebook fan on brand interactions for US online adults, and social...

    • Downloads: 321
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of Online Consumers In Asia Pacific, 2012

    Asia Pacific Technographics®

    For the past seven years, Forrester has been tracking consumers' online and offline behavior in Asia Pacific. As in recent years, this dedicated report helps companies understand the online and...

    • Downloads: 90
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Best Practices For Engaging Consumers Via Messaging Apps

    To help brands connect with their audiences, messaging apps such as Instagram, Kik, Line, Snapchat, Tango, and WeChat have begun to offer nascent marketing tools. This brief report provides examples...

    • Downloads: 198
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:How US Marketers Use Email

    Forrester periodically surveys marketers to get a pulse on how they employ the most veteran of tools in their interactive toolkits — email. We've found that more business-to-consumer (B2C) than...

    • Downloads: 1032
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Chinese Mobile Consumers Are An Attractive But Unique Audience

    How Mobile Marketing Differs In The Largest Smartphone Market In The World

    China is the largest smartphone market in the world, with what appear to be highly sophisticated mobile users. Metro Chinese consumers use mobile for everything from social media to watching video to...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:ForecastView — An Overview Of Our Global Forecasts

    Forrester's ForecastView service provides reliable insight into the online, mobile, and emerging technology markets. It offers a framework for understanding market drivers and inhibitors and helps...

    • Downloads: 4
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Global Mobile Behaviors, 2012

    Global Consumer Technographics®

    In 2012, the majority of consumers in the US, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America owned a mobile phone. However, the ways in which global consumers use their phone varies across countries....

    • Downloads: 170
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:NFC: What Lies Beyond Contactless Payments

    How NFC Will Enable New Product Experiences By Bridging The Physical And Digital Worlds

    Forrester estimates that close to 100 million Near Field Communication (NFC) devices will ship in 2012. As it finally moves past the chicken-or-egg stalemate of the past five years, the contactless...

    • Downloads: 1146
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2012, Europe

    European Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's European Technographics Online Benchmark Survey, Q3 2012. It provides an overview of European consumers' Internet and consumer technology behaviors....

    • Downloads: 121
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:UK's Multichannel Consumers Demand Customer Life-Cycle Marketing

    Discover The Touchpoints UK Consumers Turn To For Discovery, Exploration, Purchase, Inquiries, And Engagement

    Consumers have come to rely on a plethora of channels, devices and touchpoints to guide them through their purchase decisions. This path to purchase has broken free from the linear conception of the...

    • Downloads: 90
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Don't Confuse Tablet And Mobile Marketing

    Contextual Marketing Demands A Unique Approach To Tablets

    Too many marketing leaders still lump tablets and smartphones in the same mobile bucket. That's a mistake. Why? Because tablets are not primarily mobile devices. Instead, they are mostly used within...

    • Downloads: 714
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Four Social Programs Every Marketer Should Study

    Best Practices: The Social Marketing Playbook

    In April 2014, Forrester announced the winners of the eighth annual Forrester Groundswell Awards. The awards recognize the very best in social marketing — focusing on programs that go beyond...

    • Downloads: 269
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Understanding The Changing Needs Of US Online Consumers, 2012

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    US consumers today are exposed to more kinds of connected devices than ever before. Consumers associate the terms "going online" or "using the Internet" with devices like laptops and desktops. Social...

    • Downloads: 192
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Learn From The Groundswell Awards

    This report highlights best practices for B2B marketers seeking to tap online communities for the purpose of social marketing. Outstanding business-to-business (B2B) community and social marketers...

    • Downloads: 355
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Understand Operational Nuances To Achieve Success With Google Product Listing Ads

    Introduced in late 2012 as a paid model, Google's Product Listing Ads (PLAs) were readily embraced by marketers of all types. Throughout the past year, spend has increased and the number of PLA...

    • Downloads: 168
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:US Online Bankers

    A Technographics® Overview

    In an increasingly connected world, it's not surprising that more than three-quarters of US online adults are banking online on a PC — checking their account balances, transferring funds, or...

    • Downloads: 108
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:US Young Professionals: A Demographic Overview

    North American Technographics®

    In this demographic overview, we take a look at US young professionals — an ambitious group that seems to embody the "work hard, play hard" lifestyle. Forrester defines young professionals as...

    • Downloads: 90
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, Europe

    European Consumer Technographics®

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

    • Downloads: 66
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The New Mobile Mind Shift Index

    Analyzing The Appetites Of Your Mobile Customers

    You can better connect with your customers by engaging with them in their mobile moments. But which customers are ready? In this report, we introduce the newly revised Mobile Mind Shift Index (MMSI),...

    • Downloads: 563
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Digital Health Management Needs A Makeover To Broaden Its Consumer Appeal

    Forrester Technographics Digital Consumer Community Report

    Tracking and managing personal health information — with technology or without — is not a mainstream consumer activity today. There are multiple reasons for this: Consumers lack...

    • Downloads: 14
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Location-Predictive Marketing

    Predict Consumers' Future Locations And Needs

    Location-based marketing is maturing. Marketers are comfortable with the two established dynamics of the practice: Either consumers voluntarily offer them their location data by "checking in" or...

    • Downloads: 472
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Beyond Marketing: How Mobile Is Transforming McDonald's France

    Use Mobile As The Catalyst For Digital Transformation

    In France, you can order a Big Mac anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or desktop and pick it up later at any of 1,200 McDonald's restaurants. But mobile ordering and in-store pick up are...

    • Downloads: 275
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, China

    China Consumer Technographics®

    This report provides an overview of metropolitan Chinese online consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes. In general, they are enthusiastic mobile owners and social participants. China is a...

    • Downloads: 42
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Profiling Brand-Loyal And Price-Conscious US Consumers

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    Brand loyalty and price sensitivity guide consumers' purchasing decisions, but these qualities also create unique audiences that embody distinct social attitudes, technology engagement, and...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2013, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is our annual overview of US consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes by generation, based on Forrester's North American Technographics surveys and our ForecastView data. Our...

    • Downloads: 340