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 CIO Professionals

    Report:Services For The Digital Self

    The Battle To Serve You . . . And Profit From Your Data

    People must manage an exploding array of digital content that they create or are responsible for, both at work and at home. We call this collection the digital self, and it includes everything from...

    • Downloads: 741
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs Are Not Ready To Support Business Innovation

    Benchmarks: The Innovation Playbook

    In the age of the customer, organizations must implement process and governance structures in several key areas in order to foster a successful innovation program. However, Forrester's analysis of...

    • Downloads: 738
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Benchmarking Social Marketing Efforts In China

    Marketing leadership professionals work hard to win hypersocial Chinese consumers, but most don't know whether their social marketing efforts in China are keeping pace with those of their peers at...

    • Downloads: 180
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:How To Choose Partners For Social Marketing

    Tools And Technology: The Social Marketing Playbook

    This report outlines how interactive marketers can choose the right tools and partners for their social marketing programs. As an interactive marketer, you need to use new social technologies —...

    • Downloads: 1018
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build The Case For Content Marketing On Efficiency, Differentiation, And Granular Metrics

    Business Case: The Content Marketing Playbook

    Content marketing doesn't exist in most CFOs' lexicons. This is because budgets for content marketing at many business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) companies simply do not exist;...

    • Downloads: 262
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile Advertising Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Spending by companies on mobile and tablet marketing segmented by display, search, and social. Includes data on mobile Internet users and spending by company size as well as mobile video...

    • Downloads: 11
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mix Art And Science For Marketing Success

    Vision: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    In the age of the customer, people have access to more media and information channels than ever before— and marketers are struggling to allocate budget effectively across channels and properly...

    • Downloads: 1115
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Move Beyond Awareness With Interactive Video

    Interactivity Brings Higher Completion Rates, Engagement, And ROI

    Video represents an important touchpoint for marketers, but today, its use is predominantly limited to passive, rather than interactive, functions. As a result, video is used almost exclusively for...

    • Downloads: 397
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Social Media Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Western Europe), Q4 2014 Update

    ForecastView Spreadsheet Q4 2014 Update

    Social media spending in Western Europe is expected to reach €6.60 billion by 2019, up from €3.09 billion in 2014 — a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.4%. This...

    • Downloads: 2
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:B2B Tech Marketers Begin To Embrace Online Communities

    Those Who Plan Carefully Before Investing Will Achieve Optimal Results

    As tech marketers begin to embrace discussion forums and online communities as effective ways to engage with BT customers, they increasingly seek guidance on best practices and recommended...

    • Downloads: 369
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Create An Effective Enterprise Marketing Technology Blueprint

    Strategic Plan: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook

    Planning and implementing enterprise marketing technology is at the top of the customer insights (CI) professional's to-do list. But you can't do it alone. You and your business technology (BT)...

    • Downloads: 1107
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Digital Media Buying

    Vision: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Spurred by the adoption of digital technologies, media buying is changing dramatically. Using software to make data-driven buying decisions, marketing leaders are embracing programmatic buying to...

    • Downloads: 2925
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Make The Switch To The Customer Life Cycle

    Strategic Plan: The Customer Life-Cycle Marketing Playbook

    The customer life cycle provides a better explanation of modern marketing than does the traditional marketing funnel, but marketers still struggle to adopt the customer life cycle. Problems with the...

    • Downloads: 1561
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Revamp Your Agency Roster To Lead A Connected Brand Experience

    Performance Management: The Brand Experience Playbook

    As marketers move from managing their brand to leading a connected brand experience, they will need agency partners that can help develop and execute their vision. To effectively manage agency...

    • Downloads: 638
  • 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: 447
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Marketers Need To Acquire Adaptive Skill Sets

    Organization: The Marketing Mix Optimization Playbook

    Most marketers have earned their stripes through corporate work experience and business-school training that takes a top-down linear approach to marketing planning and optimization. Today, winning,...

    • Downloads: 903
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Mobile Marketing — A Forrester Compilation

    More people own smartphones than ever before and they’re using them more often too. This makes a mobile marketing strategy crucial for any interactive marketer. Yet today we find that although...

    • Downloads: 359
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:CCP Games Uses A DSP To Close The Loop On Acquisition And Cross-Sell

    CCP Games, a massive multiplayer online game provider, knew that its existing approach with key channels like display was suboptimized and that it could drive more efficient customer acquisition if...

    • Downloads: 221
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Innovate To Become Attribution Masters

    Continuous Improvement: The Cross-Channel Attribution Playbook

    Cross-channel attribution advances traditional marketing performance measurement approaches by connecting and accurately measuring different interaction points across marketing tactics, channels, and...

    • Downloads: 182
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Brief: Embrace "Deal ID" Now To Support Direct Sales And Programmatic Growth

    Codifying The Variables That Comprise Programmatic Ad Deals Will Boost Programmatic Trading And Simplify Advertisers' Lives

    Marketing leaders and publishers are pursuing programmatic ad trading to achieve greater efficiencies and inform sales and campaign execution strategies with more-granular and more-precise customer...

    • Downloads: 61
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Spotlight On Award-Winning Communities

    Learn B2B Tech Marketing Best Practices

    This report showcases the exemplary community processes into practice by Forrester's 2011 Groundswell Award winners and finalists. These community leaders did not achieve success by luck, rather they...

    • Downloads: 589
  • For Marketing Leadership 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: 306
  • 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:Marketers: Don't Worry About Cord-Cutting

    Focus On The Audience Fragmentation Trend Rather Than Industry Turmoil

    With the rise of over-the-top video services, there has been much speculation that consumers will cancel their cable or satellite subscriptions — or "cut the cord" — to watch all their...

    • Downloads: 281
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Build A Better Digital Media Strategy

    Strategic Plan: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    Moving up the digital media buying maturity ladder requires a plan that improves digital media buying practices across all six key dimensions of maturity over the long term: culture, organization,...

    • Downloads: 886