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: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: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: 212
  • 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: 281
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mobile In Japan: What Marketers Need To Know

    While Japan is a mobile-centric society, smartphone adoption has lagged behind other major markets. Many international brands launched their first mCommerce initiatives in Japan several years ago,...

    • Downloads: 196
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Company spending on interactive marketing spending segmented by industries. Each industry's spending is further broken into the various components of interactive marketing: display, paid search, SEO,...

    • Downloads: 18
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:How To Start Bridging The Mobile Monetization Gap

    Use Mobile Engagement To Extend Existing Business Models

    Facebook, Groupon, Pandora, Path, Rovio, and Twitter are companies that get a lot of media or investor attention and have a common denominator: Each has a large mobile audience but an unproven...

    • Downloads: 673
  • 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: 43
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Mobile Apps For Marketing

    When And How Interactive Marketers Should Build Apps For Marketing Purposes

    Mobile apps hold exciting potential for interactive marketers to reach their audiences through mobile devices in ways the mobile Web can't. But today, mobile apps receive a mixed response from...

    • Downloads: 668
  • 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: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: 356
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Travel Bookers

    A Consumer Technographics® Overview

    In a world of smartphones, tablets, the mobile Internet, and apps, there is a small but important group of US travelers who have used their connectedness to book leisure trips on a mobile device in...

    • Downloads: 90
  • 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: 281
  • 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: 474
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Get To Know Mobile Tactics

    Tools And Technology: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    Smartphone adoption is increasing and propelling your audience into the growing segment of always addressable customers. A key touchpoint for these mobile-savvy and connected consumers, smartphones...

    • Downloads: 910
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: The Social Users You Want To Reach Are On Mobile

    With more than a billion monthly active users, Facebook has one of the largest mobile audiences in the world. There's no doubt that Facebook has disrupted the app marketing space by becoming a key...

    • Downloads: 224
  • 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: 172
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Drive Effective Mobile Marketing In China

    Marketers in China are facing the most promising yet most complex mobile market in the world. Chinese mobile consumers appear to be highly tech savvy, but can't always be reached on-the-go. Despite...

    • Downloads: 141
  • 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: 572
  • 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: 123
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:An Overview Of Online Consumers In Argentina

    Latin American Consumer Technographics®

    Latin America is on the priority list of many global companies. This is not surprising given the meteoric rise of social networks like Facebook and Twitter and Latin Americans' willingness to connect...

    • Downloads: 51
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Profiling Chinese Luxury Goods Buyers

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    Luxury goods are very popular in China; they are bought by men and women of all ages and across all income levels. Compared with non-luxury goods buyers, Chinese luxury goods buyers tend to have...

    • Downloads: 49
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Consumer Electronics

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    A range of different motivations may inspire a consumer's decision to purchase a consumer electronics device: While some technology mavens know of the latest product through community interest groups...

    • Downloads: 71
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:How To Reach US Investors

    What Different Investor Segments Really Want

    This report, originally written for eBusiness and channel strategy professionals, includes content relevant to your role. Here's why: Forrester's investor segmentation and media consumption data can...

    • Downloads: 76
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Don't Neglect Mobile Web Ads In Favor Of Apps

    In-App Ads Are Appealing, But They're Not A Panacea

    Smartphones have captured the attention of customers, and marketers are following suit by shifting a portion of their budgets into mobile advertising. But with mobile, unlike with desktop planning,...

    • Downloads: 170
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Harness The Power Of The Second Screen

    When And How It Makes Sense For Marketers To Integrate Second-Screen Experiences Into Their Plans

    Consumers today are rarely without a mobile, tablet, or laptop device close to hand, even when engaged in other activities such as watching TV. Being active on these second screens is now a normal...

    • Downloads: 237