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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  • Media Mix
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Maximize Media ROI With A Customer-Centric Approach

    Road Map: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Moving to a higher level of digital media buying maturity requires that digital marketing teams improve the way they plan and deliver around four key pillars: organization, planning and execution,...

    • Downloads: 588
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Select Partners That Support Your Goals

    Tools And Technology: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    The linchpins of every effective media buyer's practice are the partner and vendor relationships that allow marketing leaders to create truly valuable customer experiences. The technology ecosystem...

    • Downloads: 444
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Understand Immediacy, Simplicity, And Context

    Processes: The Mobile Marketing Playbook

    This report highlights the key principles of mobile experience that marketing leaders must weave into the process of crafting mobile marketing strategies. As more people own smartphones than ever...

    • Downloads: 1912
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Customer Recognition: The CI Keystone

    Marketers frequently bypass opportunities to optimally address customers across channels. Why? They struggle to associate an individual or a customer segment with most interactions across their...

    • Downloads: 363
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Two Approaches For Socializing Your Loyalty Program

    Direct Integration With Social Channels Creates The Richest Engagement And Data Opportunities

    Across the globe, more and more consumers are interacting socially than ever before. When it comes to loyalty, social channels provide an opportunity for brands to engage with members beyond the...

    • Downloads: 366
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Measurement Is A Digital Media Buyer's Best Friend

    Performance Management: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Every digital marketing leader knows that measurement is important, but levels of sophistication run the gamut from basic click-based measurement of one or two channels to seamless cross-channel...

    • Downloads: 685
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Display Advertising Forecast, 2012 To 2017 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online and offline advertising spending by marketers. Segments online display spending by pricing scheme, media format, and share of spending through ad networks. Includes historical data going back...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: AOL Acquires Convertro, Adding Attribution To Its Ad Tech Stack

    AOL Leapfrogs Competitors To Deliver Marketers' Holy Grail

    On May 6, 2014, AOL announced its acquisition of attribution vendor Convertro for a reported $101 million dollars. This move is in keeping with the company's ongoing commitment to investing in...

    • Downloads: 90
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Exploit The Database Of Affinity

    And Why Google, Not Facebook, Will Dominate Affinity Marketing

    Every day, huge numbers of people tell us what they like by voting for things, talking about things, reviewing things, and engaging in other online social interactions. All these behaviors add up to...

    • Downloads: 450
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Use Email To Spark Contextual Interactions

    Vision: The Email Marketing Playbook

    This report of the email marketing playbook introduces Forrester's most recent vision of email marketing for marketing leaders: use email to identify and act upon customer context in order to improve...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Create An Audience-Obsessed Digital Media Buying Practice

    Executive Overview: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Digital media buying is undergoing seismic change. Where there were once legions of junior staff managing relationship-based buys, there are now sophisticated real-time bidding technologies....

    • Downloads: 767
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Digital Media Buying Maturity Framework

    Assessment: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Marketing leaders fall into four phases of digital media buying maturity, based on their firms' strength across culture, organization, planning and execution, customer data management, measurement,...

    • Downloads: 601
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Mobile Wallets Lies Beyond Payments

    Select Your Mobile Wallet Partners To Craft Valuable Mobile Moments

    Despite the accelerating rate of disruption and innovation in mobile payments, no one, including Apple, has yet cracked mobile wallets. Forrester believes that several players will emerge as winners...

    • Downloads: 404
  • 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: 884
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Gross Rating Point Gets An Extreme Makeover

    Big Data Will Power More Precision And Control In Audience Measurement And Media Buys

    The rise of digital video advertising and the emergence of "TV everywhere" have fractured the video ad landscape into two media types with fundamentally different values to advertisers. While...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Role Of Digital In The Path To Purchase

    New Digital Platforms Have To Wait Their Turn, As Traditional Stores Stay Critical

    CMOs of business-to-consumer (B2C) companies have lately called on shopper marketers to address the growing complexity of the impact of digital on in-store purchasing. Forrester recently conducted a...

    • Downloads: 1567
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Adobe Underscores Marketing Reinvention At Adobe Summit 2014

    Announcements Emphasize Partnerships And Innovation

    On March 25, 2014, at its annual digital marketing summit, Adobe very deliberately positioned its Marketing Cloud as a comprehensive platform for digital marketers, rather than a suite of...

    • Downloads: 163
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Online Display Advertising Competes With Traditional Media Advertising In Europe

    ForecastView Document

    Online display advertising in Western Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.3% from 2014 to 2019. The most important formats driving growth are video and rich media. Similarly, the...

    • Downloads: 15
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Display Advertising Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Western Europe)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Online display advertising in Western Europe is growing at a 10.3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years. Drivers for growth include a growing online population together with an...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build An Empowered Media Buying Team

    Organization: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Efficient and effective digital media buying requires a commitment to the right partnerships, staffing, and organizational structure. This organization report of the digital media buying playbook...

    • Downloads: 439
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:European Tech Marketing Continues To Be Different

    This is a deep-dive data update to last year's report, "European Tech Marketing Is Different: Here's How," based on Forrester's Q4 2011 B2B Marketing Organizations And Investments Survey. Most of the...

    • Downloads: 60
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How B2B Marketers Use Social Now

    Emerging Trends In B2B Social Marketing For 2013

    Our data shows that social channels are key to the decision processes of your business-to-business (B2B) customers and prospects, so to avoid falling behind or missing emerging trends, you should...

    • Downloads: 711
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Communication, Training, And Routines: How Companies Socialize Customer Centricity

    Companies can create a more customer-centric culture by socializing customer focus among all employees. Customer experience (CX) professionals must lead their organizations to communicate the...

    • Downloads: 420
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:CMOs Must Build An Affinity Channels Strategy To Reach New Audiences

    How To Navigate Fragmenting Media Audiences Across Niche, Focused Digital Media Networks

    Young demographic audiences, often described as Millennials or Gen Zers, are fragmenting across a new landscape of affinity-focused media channels built on YouTube including StyleHaul, Machinima,...

    • Downloads: 292
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Lessons From The 2013 Forrester Groundswell Awards

    Outstanding marketers at both B2C and B2B companies took a variety of approaches in Forrester's 2013 Groundswell Awards, and each of them demonstrated strong and measurable business results. Use this...

    • Downloads: 121