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Cross-Platform

Discover the latest and most impactful research on audience, media and advertising measurement across platforms and devices here. All the research listed comes from the ARF or one of its subsidiaries: The Journal of Advertising Research (JAR), the Marketing Science Institute (MSI) or the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM). Feel free to bookmark this page, as it will be updated periodically.

The Evolution of “OTT” and “CTV”

  • KNOWLEDGE@HAND, CMO BRIEF

Towards the end of 2018, the ARF issued a Knowledge at Hand report and a CMO Brief each called The OTT Revolution. Since then, the OTT revolution has not only continued but it has accelerated. Moreover, the pandemic acted as a catalyst, increasing the rate of this acceleration. At the same time, the meaning of the term OTT has changed.

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Is Roadblock Advertising Worth the Substantial Cost?

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Roadblock advertising is an expensive, but often necessary tactic for maximizing attention in a fragmented media landscape. An advertiser limits or blocks access to competing ads for a period. Is it worth the high cost? A three-part study compares its effectiveness with typical cluttered advertising and addresses various effects using different formats and commercial break conditions.

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The ARF 5th Annual Privacy Study

One of the ARF’s most anticipated reports for both membership and the press, the 2022 Privacy Study surveyed 1,273 American consumers from May 14th to 27th, 2022. This was done via a Qualtrics online sample and platform. The 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, questions about the acceptability of using personal data under various circumstances and for various purposes were also added.

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What Drives Customer Online Engagement

  • MSI

We have seen a significant increase in consumer participation in social media over the last decade. This can have a substantial benefit to firms. The problem is, while many consumers join platforms, they tend to spend less time on them over time. To have a sustainable social media marketing program, customer engagement must be maintained over the duration.

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What Drives Consumers to Share Their Data in Addressable TV?

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Addressable advertising on television enables better targeting and measurement of TV ad campaigns, but gaining access to consumer data is essential for its effectiveness and development. So, what can advertisers do to make people more willing to share their data? New research offers insights into developing personalization initiatives aimed at alleviating privacy concerns.

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The ARF Attention Report

  • ARF & THE ATTENTION COUNCIL

The ARF partnered with the UK’s Attention Council on this project, whose aim was to gauge the level of interest in attention metrics among ARF members and the Wonks community. Sixty-three participants took the survey in January of this year (2022). The qualitative study focuses on variations among the industry’s sectors in their outlook on attention metrics. The differences in outlook between researchers and the buy-side were particularly interesting.

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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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