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: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: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: 593
  • 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: 679
  • 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: 93
  • 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: 96
  • 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: 137
  • 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: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: 218
  • 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: 179
  • 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: 496
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Interactive Channels To Watch In 2014

    This report is the latest installment in an annual series on how marketing leaders leverage interactive channels. Email marketing and display advertising still top marketer's lists, but mobile and...

    • Downloads: 373
  • 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: 432
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    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: 81
  • 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: 330
  • 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: 219
  • 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: 97
  • 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: 295
  • 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: 175
  • 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: 98
  • 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: 125
  • 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: 252
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:German Consumers' Fragmented Path To Purchase

    Use Customer Life Cycle Marketing To Reach German Customers Throughout Their Path To Purchase

    Shoppers everywhere are following different paths to purchase now than they did ten years ago. With an abundance of information available at their fingertips, they search, assess, and compare...

    • Downloads: 62
  • 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: 111
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    This report is a graphical analysis of Forrester's North American Technographics® Online Benchmark Survey (Part 1), Q2 2012 (US, Canada). It provides a generational overview of US consumers'...

    • Downloads: 547
  • 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: 44