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
  • Marketing Leadership
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Digital Moms: A Demographic Overview

    European Technographics®

    Moms — defined here as European online women ages 18 to 50 who are parents of a child younger than 16 that is living with them — are much like their "non-mom" counterparts when it comes...

    • Downloads: 95
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 38
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 190
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 1029
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 165
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:2012 Social Technographics® Of Your B2B Community Prospects

    What Tech Marketers Should Know About Buyers' Social Behaviors

    B2B marketers have the difficult task of reaching multiple individuals at different seniority levels and roles across a company in order to influence a technology purchase decision. In addition,...

    • Downloads: 586
  • For Marketing Leadership 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 Marketing Leadership 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: 118
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 157
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 332
  • For Marketing Leadership 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 Marketing Leadership 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: 47
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 89
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Best And Worst Of Email Marketing, 2014

    Benchmarks: The Email Marketing Playbook

    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: 515
  • For Marketing Leadership 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 Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Essential Steps To Community Success

    A Tech Marketer's Guide To Building Or Reviving A Community

    In this report, we provide you with a comprehensive road map to guide you through each essential step to build a strategy to revive your current online community or to launch a new one. Follow this...

    • Downloads: 374
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Role Profile: B2B Online Community Manager

    This report is designed to give B2B marketing professionals an introduction to the online community manager role as well as an overview of the general challenges facing an individual in this...

    • Downloads: 233
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 882
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 544
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Design Communities For Marketing

    A Social Marketer's Road Map To Achieving Social Depth

    Many marketers deploy online communities in hopes of providing greater depth about their brands, products, and services — but fail. You can avoid that fate if you focus on what you can control....

    • Downloads: 697
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 50
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Align Your B2B Community Marketing With Your Customers' Life Cycle

    How, Why, And When Your Buyers Tap Into Communities

    Communities provide the interactions and content that buyers seek when they want to discover, explore, and engage with a brand. But business-to-business (B2B) marketers often hesitate to interact...

    • Downloads: 338
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 65
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understanding China: The Opportunities And Challenges

    A Technographics® Document

    For many companies, China offers both an opportunity and a threat. Its size, its history, its political situation, and the attitudes of its consumers present a series of challenges for companies...

    • Downloads: 119
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 224