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Analytics & Data Science

The ARF's 4th Annual Privacy Study

  • ADVERTISING RESEARCH FOUNDATION

One of the ARF’s most anticipated reports, the 2021 Privacy Study surveyed 1,280 American consumers from May 14 to the 26, 2021, via a Qualtrics online sample and platform. This report contains perennial questions regarding mobile and PC usage, willingness to share digital data, trust and how well privacy terms are understood. In the latest report, as in the 2020 version, we added questions about the acceptability of using personal data under various circumstances and for various purposes.

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Aggregating Location Data for Privacy and Profit

  • MSI

Using mobile location data to improve targeting marketing is a good strategy, but the downside is that it can increase consumer concern over privacy. What’s a better way to do it? Instead of aggregating data by home location, doing so by the centroid of brand sites visited can result in good predictions, while still maintaining individual anonymity.

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Big Data and Converging TV — What Role Can Deterministic Panels Play in Unlocking Opportunity? (Event Summary)

  • SPONSORED BY NIELSEN
  • INSIGHTS STUDIO

Return Path Data. Set Top Box Data. Millions of Consumer Devices. Server Logs. In an era where big data is being tapped for decision making, and each source has a limited and often unrepresentative view, what is the role of a representative panel? What will and should panels look like in the future? After all, TV is converging with digital, the rise of CTV has ushered in content and marketing opportunities for businesses, and consumers have decision-making power unlike ever before. At this ARF Insights Studio, industry leaders Jane Clarke (CIMM), Pete Doe (Xandr), Mainak Mazumdar (Nielsen) and Paul Donato (ARF), discussed where single source panels may fit in the media measurement landscape of the future and how they can work alongside big data to benefit both.

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Consumer Behavioral Shifts: Why Your Marketing Measurement Must Adapt in 2022 and Beyond (Event Summary)

  • Insights Studio

Consumer behaviors have changed dramatically creating new challenges for brands and their marketing measurement. During this Insights Studio, we explored the measurement challenges brands have faced in the wake of significant consumer changes. We also discussed best practices brands should be using to ensure their marketing measurement is set up for future success as consumers continue to react to major societal change. Executives from OptiMine, an agile marketing analytics provider, Kepler, a global digital agency, and Beachbody, an innovative health and fitness company, shared their observations on how changes in consumer shopping and media consumption behaviors have been reflected in marketing measurement.

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Are Marketers Using the Right Metrics?

  • MSI

Which is more efficient when it comes to advantageous decision outcomes, marketing-mix metrics or financial metrics? Researchers in this award-winning MSI working paper investigated this question, basing their research on a behavioral framework and statistical model. On average, according to their sample, marketing-mix metrics are more effective than financial. Even so, managers seem more eager to use financial metrics, possibly, because they are easier to understand across the organization.

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The Future of TV — New Insights and Key Issues for 2022 (Event Summary)

  • L.A. Council

The latest LA Media Research Council event, “The Future of TV — New Insights and Key Issues for 2022”, took place on December 8, 2021. As with all LA Council events, it was focused on issues that Council members have identified as priorities for their companies and the media industry. The (virtual) meeting featured a summary of insights on Council priority issues from 2021 research, three presentations on new studies and a discussion to help identify research priorities for 2022.

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