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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  • Marketing Mix Modeling
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: What's Behind The Unlikely Charter Communications/Time Warner Marriage Proposal

    Cable TV Companies Need Scale Against Content Owners And Must Invest In Digital Infrastructure Upgrades

    Charter Communications' David-and-Goliath-like pursuit of Time Warner Cable (TWC) is the harbinger of a wave of consolidation in the cable industry. Changes in technology and the competitive...

    • Downloads: 83
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Scale Success with Programmatic Multichannel Media Buying

    This report will guide marketers to think beyond the possibilities of programmatic media management in display; take them down the path to embracing programmatic on video, mobile, and social; and...

    • Downloads: 750
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The State Of Mobile Technology For Marketers, 2014

    Adoption of smartphones is skyrocketing around the globe. Sophistication of consumers' use of those smartphones is likewise climbing — without consumers even noticing it. Mobile is simply part...

    • Downloads: 1209
  • For B2B Marketing 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: 598
  • Report:How Do Teens Use Social Media?

    North American Consumer Technographics®

    In 2014, it would be difficult to find a US teen that doesn't use social media on a regular basis. The majority of young consumers ages 12 to 17 connect with their friends on social networks every...

    • Downloads: 85
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Elevate Your Approach To Cross-Channel Campaign Measurement

    Performance Management: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    The evolution from channel-specific to cross-channel campaigns affords firms the opportunity to improve relevance and deliver sustainable competitive advantage. The processes of measuring and...

    • Downloads: 603
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Social Media Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Social media advertising spending in the US is expected to reach $16.2 billion by 2019, up from $7.3 billion in 2014, growing at a five-year compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.4%. This...

    • Downloads: 13
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Context Enriches Email Marketing

    Continuous Improvement: The Email Marketing Playbook

    Shifting email marketing efforts to support customer context need not be a complete departure from marketing leaders' existing email best practices. In fact, just expanding your current use of...

    • Downloads: 146
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Adopt A Staged Approach For Successful Marketing Optimization

    Road Map: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Marketing mix optimization (MMO) has become an indispensable discipline for marketing leaders because it helps tame the flood of data from an increasingly fragmented media and marketing landscape,...

    • Downloads: 801
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: New Pricing From Adobe Campaign Will Disrupt Email Marketing

    Adobe Seeds Its Marketing Cloud With Email, Forces Other Vendors To Follow Suit

    On November 12, 2013, Adobe announced flat-rate, profile-based pricing for Adobe Campaign — its email and cross-channel campaign management product. This move dispenses with the volume-based...

    • Downloads: 265
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Integrate Social Into Your Marketing RaDaR

    Vision: The Social Marketing Playbook

    Nearly every marketer uses social media today, but too few use it well. Most marketing leaders treat social as something special and unique, leading them to either separate it completely from the...

    • Downloads: 2201
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:B2C Marketers Must Turn Fragmented Marketing Budgets Into Business Budgets

    B2C 2014 Marketing Budget Trends

    Forrester's Q3 2013 North American B2C Marketing Budget Online Survey presents a mix of good news and bad news from marketers. The good: Unlike those surveyed two years ago at the tail end of the...

    • Downloads: 336
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Create A Connected Communications Plan For The Post-Digital Era

    Over the past decade, digital triggered an explosion of marketing complexity, leaving a fragmented landscape in its wake and rendering traditional communications planning obsolete. In this...

    • Downloads: 502
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Western European Online Display Advertising Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    Tablets And Video Sustain A Steady Growth In European Online Display Advertising Spend

    With most of Western Europe entering the recovery from the 2008 economic downturn, Forrester expects display advertising spend to grow at a steady pace for the next five years across the region....

    • Downloads: 144
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Fuel High-Performance Marketing With Modern Measurement Mechanics

    Processes: The Cross-Channel Attribution Playbook

    Despite the tremendous amount of work customer insights (CI) professionals do to plan and create measurement processes, they often don't get the results they aim for. In this report, Forrester...

    • Downloads: 623
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Brief: Three Reasons To Consider Alternatives For Cross-Channel Campaign Management

    Many Vendors Offer Compelling CCCM Options

    The cross-channel campaign management (CCCM) market is diverse and continues to attract innovation and specialization. "The Forrester Wave: Cross-Channel Campaign Management, Q3 2014" features an...

    • Downloads: 171
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Social Media Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Asia Pacific)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Total social media advertising spending within the five Asia Pacific (APAC) countries covered in this forecast -- Australia, China, India, Japan, and South Korea -- is expected to reach...

    • Downloads: 4
  • 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: 472
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The Time Is Right For Email Innovation

    Road Map: The Email Marketing Playbook

    There's no doubt about it: Contextual marketing will reorient the role that email plays in your digital marketing toolkit. But marketing leaders need not abandon existing email campaigns in the name...

    • Downloads: 244
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Five Global Trends Driving Social Media Advertising Growth

    ForecastView Document

    Social is the youngest of all the media channels available to advertisers, and it continues to grow faster than traditional online display and paid search. Social is driving global online advertising...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Native Advertising: Handle With Care

    Publishers Must Carefully Balance The Potential For Additional Revenues With The Need For Transparency

    Marketers and agencies alike are seeing great potential in native advertising, which offers the opportunity to present paid-for marketing messaging in editorial content formats. Amid the hype, a few...

    • Downloads: 257
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Next Act For Agencies: The Post-Digital Agency Landscape

    Over the past five years, digital has defined "what's new" from agencies, and marketers have moved substantial budget to social, mobile, and customer relationship management (CRM), to the tune of $50...

    • Downloads: 1073
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Time-Shifted TV Opens The Doors To Dynamic Ad Insertion And Addressability

    Boost Targeting Options For TV With Dynamic Ad Insertions

    The digitalization of the TV ecosystem is well underway, and while many challenges remain before addressable TV advertising takes hold, the capabilities exist today for marketers to execute...

    • Downloads: 242
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:Tip The Balance From Reference Customers To Advocates

    Capture Buyer Satisfaction And Enthusiasm Earlier

    Most business-to-business (B2B) marketing budgets have a significant and recurring line item entitled "customer reference program," which involves extensive spending and effort so the sales force and...

    • Downloads: 266
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:In-Stream Audio Advertising

    Expand Your Buys, Extend Your Reach, And Get Advertising Traction On Mobile

    In-stream audio is an attractive medium, as it offers a unique user experience supported by targeted reach and guaranteed impressions to support brand goals. In-stream audio advertising is a...

    • Downloads: 334