Please to continue.

The Social Media Landscape

  • By Melissa Perera (Social Council Young Pros Officer)

Over the last six months, social media has received a lot of attention on numerous fronts, from economic challenges the platforms are facing to changing hands in ownership to the recent Congressional hearings. This event looked at consumers’ current relationships to social media and their perceptions of social media platforms and use cases. Experts from the Social Council reported on the results of a survey of 2,490 social media users that they had conducted in partnership with Dynata that took a deeper look at social media’s role and function in the daily lives and experiences of its users. The findings unveiled eye opening insights and opportunities to help marketers understand where and how they can engage their target audiences on social media.

Member Only Access

Brands Should Communicate Positive Reviews to Customers Post-Purchase


Can reading online customer reviews (OCRs) influence the opinion of a consumer who has already experienced a product? The answer is yes, new research finds. It turns out, consumers are far more persuaded by online customer reviews than previously thought, according to this research. The findings have significant implications in how best to communicate with customers post-purchase.

Member Only Access

What Does AI Mean for Advertising Research?


We’ve all heard about the growing use of artificial intelligence in advertising research and doom and gloom predictions that it will knock out jobs, but is this really the case? Agency leaders joined us for an ARF Town Hall to discuss the upsides and possible downsides of generative AI, as well as how they’re utilizing it in their businesses to boost efficiency. Attendees heard predictions on how AI will change the business model of advertising and what it could mean for media agencies.

Today’s Shopping Landscape: Strategies for the Changing Consumer Journey

  • SHOPPER 2023

At ARF SHOPPER 2023, which took place in Chicago and virtually on March 9, the industry’s leading marketers and retailers came together to explore the latest research-based consumer insights, and how they are using this data to understand today’s shoppers, build innovative experiences and brand loyalty. Attendees learned about consumer behavioral shifts, how retail media networks are gaining traction in digital marketing strategies, and the latest shopping trends.

Member Only Access

Here is When Promotions Work for High-Involvement Products

  • MSI

Promotions should be crafted toward the shopper’s mindset to be most effective and enhance the shopping experience. For routine purchases of low-involvement product categories, shoppers are often in a “deliberative mindset,” and so they respond well to general promotions. Brands in high involvement categories, however, must engage shoppers in an “implemental mindset.” To be effective, promotions must be equally focused and specific.

Member Only Access

Test Widget

This is test widget on top of OAuth widget

Learn More About Our Scholars

ARF Podcasts

ARF Podcasts


ARF Podcasts

Listen Now


APRIL 25 - 26, 2023

Submissions open through June 2, 2023

Oct 24, 2023 - Burbank, CA

Newest Members

NRG Swayable Teads Vizient Vizio