Ever wonder what the impact of one negative review is on a product? Researchers in this MSI award-winning working paper were able to quantify this recently, from a retailer’s “newest first” review display policy. In technology and home and garden products, a single critical opinion had a detrimental impact that was two-fold, the study found. It increased the probability of continuing to search and to competitors while decreasing the purchase probability.
While many businesses were disrupted during the Covid-19 pandemic, there were some others who discovered new opportunities. The pandemic also made available new methods of study to assess the changes which occurred in consumer behavior due to Covid. Today, there are questions as to what pandemic-induced behaviors will hang on for the long haul and which will fall away as the pandemic recedes. For instance, will the success of food service delivery continue?
The Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), a subsidiary of the ARF, held its 11th Converged TV Measurement and Data Summit on February 16 and 17, 2022. The event brought together marketers, media agencies, media companies and vendors. Attendees and presenters discussed solutions for converged TV measurement, including the emergence of multiple currencies.
How does ambivalence affect consumer choice, when it comes to deciding whether to consume alcohol, recreational drugs or certain foods or beverages—like energy drinks. This ambivalence creates arousal, which causes the consumer to focus attention on the immediate, positive outcomes of such a choice. However, it also engages a moderating effect, their awareness of their peers’ behavior when faced with such decisions.
Is offering “free” goods, such as useful search results or access to content, in exchange for personal data a good deal for the consumer? We have norms for the monetary value of labor, but when it comes to the value of private, digital data, the value is less clear. In this study, researchers wanted to assess consumer expectations for compensation in exchange for personal data. Would they equate monetary compensation at the same value as bartered “goods”?
OTTxSCIENCE, held on October 26-27, 2021, presented the latest research-based insights about viewers’ use of streaming services, providers’ strategies to reach and captivate those viewers, and the role of advertising on CTV/OTT platforms. Attendees learned about the evolving AVOD vs. SVOD landscape, advances in measurement as well as fraud detection. Experts explored data on the latest trends, the drivers of viewing behavior and the future of OTT. See the 2021 highlights:
Key takeaways, the full event video, and presentations are available for ARF members:
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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.
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.