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 B2C Marketing 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: 750
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 819
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:European Online Display Goes Programmatic

    Demystifying Programmatic Ad Trading In Key European Markets

    Programmatic trading of online display advertising is revolutionizing the way advertisers and publishers buy and sell display advertising. In 2014, we saw a dramatic increase in the adoption of...

    • Downloads: 75
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Fraud And Fat Fingers Distort The Mobile Advertising Landscape

    Publishers And Marketers Must Act Now To Stop Fraud's Spread To Mobile Ad Inventory

    Consumers are rapidly shifting their digital interactions to mobile devices, pushing publishers and marketers to deliver content and advertising across multiple screens. But defining a meaningful...

    • Downloads: 66
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Total social media advertising spending within the 17 Western European countries covered in this forecast is expected to reach €4.3 billion by 2019, up from €2.6 billion in 2014, growing at...

    • Downloads: 6
  • For B2B Marketing 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: 596
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 96
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:North American Online Display Advertising Forecast, 2014 To 2019

    Landscape: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    US online display advertising will experience a strong and steady revenue growth between 2014 and 2019, while investment in offline channels will remain nearly stagnant throughout the same period....

    • Downloads: 2056
  • 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: 12
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 332
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Best Practices For Display Marketing

    Processes: The Digital Media Buying Playbook

    As more and more marketing leaders buy digital media programmatically, the technologies and processes they use are rapidly maturing. Whether you're a digital media buying skeptic working to build a...

    • Downloads: 684
  • For B2C Marketing 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: 16
  • 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 B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Brief: Drive Publishers' Revenue With High-Performance Yield Management

    How Smart Publishers Grow Audiences While Maximizing Revenue And User Experience

    In its simplest form, yield management is the process by which a publisher allocates digital inventory to its various selling strategies, partners, and channels to earn the greatest revenue for each...

    • Downloads: 47
  • 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: 838
  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

    Report:"Owner" And "Sponsor" B2B Community Success Metrics

    The Right Way For Tech Marketers To Measure Effectiveness

    As a B2B social marketer in charge of either owner or sponsor strategy communities, meaning communities that you operate — and fund — on your domain, you need to be able to set...

    • Downloads: 296
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:The New Messaging Mandate

    Introducing Customer-Focused Integrated Messaging

    This report lays out Forrester's vision of email marketing for interactive marketers: Integrate email into a multichannel conversation that includes a number of non-email communication vehicles. Why?...

    • Downloads: 1229
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Profiling Brand-Loyal And Price-Conscious US Consumers

    A Technographics® Data Essentials Document

    Brand loyalty and price sensitivity guide consumers' purchasing decisions, but these qualities also create unique audiences that embody distinct social attitudes, technology engagement, and...

    • Downloads: 111
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Display Advertising Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (US), Q3 2014 Update

    ForecastView Spreadsheet Q3 2014 Update

    While various forms of interactive marketing and channels are taking hold, marketers are distributing their advertising budgets in search of the most effective forms of advertising to meet their...

    • Downloads: 10
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Build An Integrated Messaging Approach

    How To Develop Customer-Focused Integrated Messaging At Your Firm

    This report provides a road map for interactive marketers responsible for email marketing. It will help you unify your customer view, organize your teams by customer instead of by channel, and...

    • Downloads: 578
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

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

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    While various forms of interactive marketing and channels are taking hold, marketers are distributing their advertising budgets in order to find the most effective form of advertising to meet their...

    • Downloads: 7
  • 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: 1586
  • 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: 593
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Making Sense Of New Video Consumption Behavior

    The Proliferation Of New Digital Video Sources, Formats, And Devices Demands New Planning Recipes

    Consumers' video viewing habits are changing as new sources of TV content they love, available on new devices, allow them to watch their favorite shows more conveniently. Consumers are also...

    • Downloads: 430
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Display Advertising Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Over the past several years, online display advertising has undergone the most dramatic shift since the first banner ad was placed online in 1994. For nearly 20 years, online impressions were...

    • Downloads: 10