Young Pros Chicago Industry Happy Hour

The ARF Young Pros Chicago Happy Hours are back with a brand new location!

Join us at Bottled Blonde for a market research themed trivia night. Come out and play for a chance to win a $25 gift card and as always drinks and apps are on us!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 5:30-8:00 PM

Where: Bottled Blonde – 504 N Wells Chicago, IL 60654 (a quick walk from the Grand Red Line or Merchandise Mart Brown/Purple Line Stops).

Bring your friends and colleagues but please make sure they register so we know that they are coming.

We can’t wait to see you all there!


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Politicians are Data-Driven Brands, Too

Insights From Big Data and the Impact on Political Campaigns.

Learn how Dstillery used location, behavioral and survey data to analyze Iowa Caucus and Super Tuesday primary results.  From working parents, to sport fans, to techies, Dstillery’s intelligence uncovered surprising audience traits for the presidential candidates.  And the result?  Micro-audience targeting strategy matters.  

Lauren Moores – VP, Strategy, Dstillery

How Advertising Works Now: The Consumer and Customer in Charge

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Featured Speakers Include:



Maurice Blanks – Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Blu Dot

Mike Bloxham



Mike Bloxham – SVP, National TV & Video, Frank N. Magid Associates



Terry ClarkChief Marketing Officer, UnitedHealth Group



Kaywin FeldmanDuncan and Nivin MacMillan Director & President, Minneapolis Institute of Art



Belle Frank – EVP, Director of Strategic Integration & Growth, Young & Rubicam

Gayle Fuguitt



Gayle FuguittCEO & President, The ARF



Susan McDonaldPresident & CEO, Naxion



Dave MorganCEO & Founder, Simulmedia



David Poltrack – CRO, CBS Corporation President, CBS VISION



Howard Shimmel – Chief Research Officer Turner Broadcasting System


Stay tuned for more information.


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Group Discount Name: ARF Advertising Research Foundation



Leadership Lab: Getting Creative with Analytics

A Trifecta of Analytics, Advertising and Strategy

Lauren Moores – VP, Strategy, Dstillery


8:00-8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:15 am Class
9:15-10:00 am Q&A/Class Networking

How Corporate Cultures Drive Advertising Budgets: Best Practices combine Heuristics and Algorithmic Tools


Join us on Wednesday, January 20 for the first ARF webcast of 2016!

At this webcast you will learn about the best voted Journal of Advertising Research paper of 2014. The paper—co-authored by Douglas West of King’s College London, John B. Ford of Old Dominion University, Paul W. Farris of the University of Virginia— dug deeply into the process and culture of setting advertising budgets by surveying the methods used by U.S. advertisers to set advertising and promotions budgets and the effects of culture, risk and organizational experience on these choices. Their findings suggested that heuristics provide checks on analytically based budget methods and may also help managers deal with risks. “The budgeting process is not as rational as economists and management scientists would prefer and rarely can be demonstrated to produce profit-optimizing budgets,” the authors assert. ”Recognizing the role that heuristics play … is the first step toward a much-needed process improvement.”

John B. Ford, PhD – Executive Editor (North America), Journal of Advertising Research
Distinguished Fellow, Academy of Marketing Science,
Director, Ph.D. Program in Business Administration, Eminent Scholar and Professor of Marketing and International Business, Strome College of Business