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.

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 MBA from the University of Michigan.

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  • B2C Marketing
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    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: 362
  • 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: 320
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Making Content Work For Retail

    Marketers Must Adapt Their Content Marketing Strategies To Three Retailer Archetypes To Drive Results

    To shoppers, visits to a retailer feel like two experiences separated by a common brand. TV ads, in-store promotions and brands' websites speak to shoppers' aspirations. Retail messages — in-store...

    • Downloads: 125
  • 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: 117
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The European eCommerce Landscape

    A European Consumer Technographics® Report

    The Internet plays an important role in European consumers' retail habits, and its influence will only grow. Our data shows that just over two-thirds of European online consumers shop online,...

    • Downloads: 108
  • 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: 189
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Messaging Apps: Mobile Becomes The New Face Of Social

    Messaging Apps Will Force Digital Platforms To Evolve

    You've surely heard of the second-largest acquisition in tech history, Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp for $19 billion. However, you may not have heard of KakaoTalk, Kik, Line, Secret, Snapchat,...

    • Downloads: 475
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Compare Your B2B Content Marketing Maturity

    Benchmarks: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Creating content that attracts attention and builds customer relationships requires a fundamental shift from writing about features and benefits to delivering valuable information that drives...

    • Downloads: 553
  • 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: 505
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    Report:Predictions 2015: Social Media Grows Up

    A Stable Social Landscape Will Foster Marketing, Customer Insights, And Sales Success

    Social media will experience evolution rather than revolution in 2015. Privacy issues will get people's attention but won't scare anyone away from social sites. In fact, people will grow more willing...

    • Downloads: 647
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    Report:The Four Social Programs Every Marketer Should Study

    Lessons From The 2014 Forrester Groundswell Awards

    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: 297
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    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: 47
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    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2015, Canada

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is an overview of Canadian consumers' behaviors and technology attitudes by age group, based on Forrester's North American Consumer Technographics surveys and our ForecastView data....

    • Downloads: 11
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    Report:Emerging Markets Overview: Brazil

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    By far the largest and most populated country in South America, Brazil has a presence on the world stage that continues to win global attention and inspire awe with as much flair as Adriana Lima...

    • Downloads: 89
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    Report:Mobile App Discovery: Best Practices To Promote Your App

    Most brands would love to have their apps among the top 25 most downloaded apps on the Apple App Store or Google Play. With more than one million apps available, there's a great risk that your app...

    • Downloads: 616
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Zoetis Sponsors A Mobile App To Build Brand Awareness

    A Mobile Marketing POST Report

    Pfizer Animal Health, a global animal health company, was rebranded Zoetis in 2013. With a new name, the company needed a way to raise awareness in the marketplace. To connect with its audience, it...

    • Downloads: 144
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Smartphone Adoption Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Smartphone installed base and subscriber data in the United States. Includes data on subscribers by operating system (2011-2013 only) as well as age and income ownership demographics. Includes...

    • Downloads: 5
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Digital Marketers Are Embracing eCommerce, And China Is Leading The Way

    As Obsolete Organizational Boundaries Fade, Digital Marketers Are Increasingly Taking Responsibility For eCommerce Initiatives

    As B2C digital marketing professionals become more directly responsible for business outcomes, they are gradually taking responsibility for eCommerce. Our research shows a clear trend toward merging...

    • Downloads: 107
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    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: 184
  • 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: 270
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    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: 227
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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

    Asia Pacific Consumer Technographics®

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

    • Downloads: 93
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Email Marketing, 2014

    This report helps marketing leaders benchmark their email marketing campaigns against 98 of their peers that Forrester reviewed from the consumer goods, retail, travel, financial services,...

    • Downloads: 645
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Automobiles

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    When Mad Men's silver-tongued creative director Don Draper declared that "happiness is the smell of a new car," he suggested that buying a car means more than just having the ability to get from one...

    • Downloads: 111
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    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: 185