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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  • eCommerce
  • B2C Marketing
  • 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: 121
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Commerce Trends, 2013

    A Global Consumer Technographics® Report

    Mobile continues to be a phenomenon; we're seeing accelerating adoption and greater integration with consumers' lifestyles. The number of unique smartphone subscribers in the US grew by 34 million in...

    • Downloads: 125
  • 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: 81
  • 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: 106
  • 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: 655
  • 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: 390
  • 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: 230
  • 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: 115
  • 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: 121
  • 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: 146
  • 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: 166
  • 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: 508
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Customer Life-Cycle Industry Overview: Over-The-Counter Health Products

    A Consumer Technographics® Report

    When it comes to buying health-related products, consumers take extra care to learn about the item. Although over-the-counter health products aren't generally high investments on the basis of price,...

    • Downloads: 72
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2014, 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 data...

    • Downloads: 277
  • 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: 362
  • 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: 236
  • 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: 135
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2015, Europe

    European Consumer Technographics®

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

    • Downloads: 11
  • 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: 233
  • 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: 215
  • 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: 384
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    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: 299
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The French Shopper Journey: Use The Customer Life Cycle To Anticipate What Customers Will Do Next

    The Customer Life Cycle Helps B2C Marketers Prioritize Channels And Touchpoints At Each Phase Of Your Customers' Path To Purchase

    B2C marketers must plan beyond the marketing funnel to support consumers across their entire life cycle. This report takes a closer look at French consumers' path to purchase, highlighting their use...

    • Downloads: 103
  • 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: 186
  • 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: 344