fbpx

AUDIENCExSCIENCE 2022

The ARF hosted its annual audience measurement conference, AUDIENCExSCIENCE 2022, on April 12-14, 2022. The industry’s biggest names and brightest minds took part in spirited discussions and shared their latest work on the industry’s most pressing issues, such as the transition to a multi-currency market, measurement and media predictions and generational marketing. Keynotes were presented by author and professor at King’s College London, Bobby Duffy, CEO-Producer-Pundit, Evan Shapiro, and Paramount executives, John Halley and Colleen Fahey Rush.

Member Only Access

Social Media Has the Potential to Influence Undecided Voters

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

How do information sources shape voters’ political views in our increasingly polarized society? New research compares the effects of mainstream media and social media on U.S. consumers who vote Democrat, Republican or identify as undecided. The findings point to the powerful potential influences of social media, especially on undecided voters, such as in determining the outcome of presidential elections. The study also suggests political marketing strategies to influence potential voters.

Member Only Access

Influencer Engagement, Ad Disengagement, Co-Branding Recall and Sponsorship ROI

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

At this Insights Studio, authors from India, Hong Kong and the U.S. showcased their work published in the Journal of Advertising Research on why consumers follow influencers, why people tune out of advertising, what triggers memory and recognition of brands that co-appear in ads, and whether brands are overspending on sport sponsorships. In the concluding Q&A, talking points included parallels of engagement and context effects between the different themes, KPIs in attention and sales outcomes, influencers’ roles as media and creative, and risks for strong brand personalities in sports sponsorships.

Member Only Access

2021 TOP MEMBER QUESTIONS

  • ARF Knowledge Center

The ARF Knowledge Center provides secondary research services for ARF and ARF-MSI members on a broad range of topics, including marketing and advertising best practices, media and consumer insights, and best-in-class research & measurement practices. The following are the most popular topics and examples of research questions ARF members asked the Knowledge Center in 2021. As with previous years, most member questions tend to be unique to the specific business needs of the member, but many tended to fall under the following categories.

Please note that ARF Knowledge Center research reports are available to ARF and ARF-MSI members only.

Member Only Access

Optimizing Interventions Along the Customer Journey

  • MSI

Random controlled experiments for A/B testing help improve things like a company's marketing or customer service. However, individually optimizing interventions may not always capture interactions across the entire purchase decision journey. To optimize interventions more holistically, use a Bayesian reinforcement learning model. It can integrate multiple historical experiments, which can improve both current impact as well as future learning.

Member Only Access

How Does the Digital Environment Impact Advertising Creativity?

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Does the digital environment support or constrain advertising creativity? The answer is both. But how? Researchers in Australia relied on two seminal methods—the rigorous Delphi recruitment method through which research queried creative experts worldwide, and the Four P’s model of creativity. These were applied to investigate “place” (the digital environment) and its impact on the remaining P's: process, person and product. What they found was that technology both enhances and represses creativity.  

Newest Members

Audacy Bain Media Hub TradeDesk Bristol Myers Squibb Organon