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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  • Travel
  • Past 18 months
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Best Western Great Britain Wins Validation For Customer Experience Strategy

    In 2010, Best Western International in Great Britain was a midmarket brand struggling to stand out in a sea of budget hotels and prove its value to customers. Partnering with customer experience...

    • Downloads: 130
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: JetBlue Scores With Its In-Flight Super Bowl Experience

    While other major airlines focused on advertising activities related to the Super Bowl, JetBlue Airways focused on actually doing something that customers cared about: helping them enjoy the game...

    • Downloads: 85
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Lessons Learned From Chinese Airlines' Customer Engagement Strategies

    I&O Professionals In China Are Adapting To The Age Of The Customer

    Chinese business leaders are recognizing that the market landscape is changing; demanding customers have driven customer acquisition, retention, and service to the top of their business priority hit...

    • Downloads: 117
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Complex Customer Loyalty Ecosystem

    Tools And Technology: The Customer Loyalty Playbook

    Are you among the many customer insights professionals trying to boost your customers' loyalty but confused by the number of vendors offering loyalty solutions? The escalating importance of customer...

    • Downloads: 2697
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:United Airlines Drives Self-Service With Mobile

    Use The IDEA Framework To Evolve Your Customer Experience

    Mobile can transform your customer experience. With the adoption of smartphones, customers expect immediate access to relevant information or services when they reach for their phones in what...

    • Downloads: 282
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Digital Experiences Help Build A Resonant Hotel Brand

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Hotels

    Chief marketing officers (CMOs) have a steep hill to climb to earn consumer brand preference, referral, and pricing power. In the hotel industry, strong brand resonance will be crucial as consumers...

    • Downloads: 153
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Using Technology To Drive In-Store Customer Engagement

    How To Start Employing Emerging Technologies To Join Physical And Virtual Shopping Experiences

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals at retail firms have an opportunity to help their companies employ in-store technologies to craft superior engagement strategies. As I&O becomes a...

    • Downloads: 313
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Five Lessons For Achieving Successful Digital Customer Experience Technology Results

    The Age Of The Customer Gives AD&D Professionals A Chance To Lead The Transformation To A Winning, Customer-First Strategy

    In the age of the customer, application development and delivery (AD&D) pros must deliver digital customer experience technology that helps put a smile on the customer's face and drives business...

    • Downloads: 367
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Moment-Of-Truth Best Practices In Retail And CPG

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have heard how mobile moments transform customer experience and how micro moments — critical windows of opportunity — are the...

    • Downloads: 73
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Interactive Marketing Forecast By Industry, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Breaks out company spending on interactive marketing segmented by 12 industries. Each industry's spending is further broken into the various components of interactive marketing: display, paid search,...

    • Downloads: 15
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, UK 2014

    How good is the experience at leading UK companies — as rated by their consumers? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of experience for 28 UK brands...

    • Downloads: 344
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Digital Business Design Improves Efficiency And Insight

    How Four Organizations Are Using Business-Centered Integration To Speed Up Optimization

    Application integration is a perennial challenge for solution architects and developers, and it's only getting worse with software-as-a-service (SaaS) adding more point solutions to the mix and...

    • Downloads: 263
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, France 2014

    How good is the experience at leading French companies — as rated by their consumers? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of experience for 38 French...

    • Downloads: 239
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile And Tablet Commerce Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    2013 was a clear turning point for mobile commerce (mCommerce) in the US. Retailers are currently undergoing a business model transition similar to the one that occurred almost a decade ago with the...

    • Downloads: 15
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Setting The IT Service Desk On Fire

    Learn How To Dramatically Increase Customer Experience From Others

    For many organizations, customer experience surveys of the IT service desk are already in place. However, if customer experience scores are at unacceptable levels, knowing what and how to change can...

    • Downloads: 386
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building A Digital Travel Business

    Multichannel Strategies To Better Serve The Connected Traveler

    The act of traveling may always be immune to digital disruption, but the way in which travelers engage with the experience is ripe for digital enhancement. The Internet has revolutionized the way in...

    • Downloads: 595
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2014

    Business Case: The Customer Experience Maturity Playbook

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and customer loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact that...

    • Downloads: 1292
  • For Marketing Leadership Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Travel Bookers

    A Consumer Technographics® Overview

    In a world of smartphones, tablets, the mobile Internet, and apps, there is a small but important group of US travelers who have used their connectedness to book leisure trips on a mobile device in...

    • Downloads: 82
  • 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: 501
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Hampton Hotels Built And Sustains Its Customer-Obsessed Culture

    In 2005, the Hampton hotel brand embarked on a culture transformation intended to differentiate its hotels from competitors by delivering superior guest experiences. Along the way, the team at...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Delta Air Lines Soared In The Customer Experience Index

    Every year, Forrester uses the results of its Customer Experience Index (CXi) benchmark to see which firms made big strides in the race for customer experience excellence. In our 2014 data, we saw...

    • Downloads: 380
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Advance To Next-Generation Personalization

    Support Relevant Digital Experiences In The Multichannel World With Contextual Experiences

    Organizations have long personalized their websites for customer segments. Now they need to go further, first by delivering the right experience to the right user at the right time and on the right...

    • Downloads: 1366
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Consistent Customer Experience Drives Airline Brand Resonance

    Technographics® TRUE Brand Compass: Airlines

    Airlines battle daily to win market share, but they are losing the battle for brand resonance. Airline chief marketing officers (CMOs) must work harder to secure loyal customers and build more solid...

    • Downloads: 165
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Disney Leads The Charge Across The Digital-Physical Divide

    The Magic Kingdom's $1 Billion Bet On Technology Signals A New Era Of Digitally Enhanced Customer Experiences

    Disney has spent $1 billion on MyMagic+, a next-generation technology-fueled customer experience that transforms the way its guests play, stay, and pay at the "most magical place on Earth." Disney...

    • Downloads: 343
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: How TripIt Masters Mobile Moments For Frequent Fliers

    Concur's Travel Organizing App Powerfully Combines Operational Awareness With Mobile Engagement

    Customers' mobile mind shift means they expect service in their immediate context and moment of need. The battle for customers' attention and loyalty will be waged in mobile moments — any time...

    • Downloads: 182