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2023 Attribution & Analytics Accelerator

The Attribution & Analytics Accelerator returned for its eighth year as the only event focused exclusively on attribution, marketing mix models, in-market testing and the science of marketing performance measurement. The boldest and brightest minds took the stage to share their latest innovations and case studies. Modelers, marketers, researchers and data scientists gathered in NYC to quicken the pace of innovation, fortify the science and galvanize the industry toward best practices and improved solutions. Content is available to event attendees and ARF members.

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Navigating the Evolving Media Landscape

  • OTT 2023

The media landscape continues to evolve, arguably at a faster rate than ever. Leading media and measurement experts presented research-based insights on how viewers use different forms of TV/video on various platforms. Attendees joined us at the Warner Bros. Discovery Studios in California and via livestream to understand the latest data and discussions of the data’s implications.

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ATTENTION 2023

On June 7, 2023, attention economy experts came together in NYC to share case studies and participate in engaging discussions on the attention measurement landscape. Plus, attendees heard a recap of the issues debated at AUDIENCExSCIENCE and an update on Phase I of the ARF Attention Validation Initiative, an empirically based evaluation of the rapidly developing market for attention measurement and prediction.

FORECASTING 2022: How Can Scenario Planning Improve Agility in Adjusting to Change?

On July 12, 2022, forecasting, and product experts shared frameworks and strategies for participants to consider as they plan amid disruptions in the industry. Presenters discussed techniques marketers could use to drive consumer action and advocacy — as well as econometric models for search trends, insights on holistic analytics programs, reflections on gold standard probability methods — and new forecasting techniques in the wake of the pandemic and more.

ATTENTION 2023

On June 7, 2023, attention economy experts came together in NYC to share case studies and participate in engaging discussions on the attention measurement landscape. Plus, attendees heard a recap of the issues debated at AUDIENCExSCIENCE and an update on Phase I of the ARF Attention Validation Initiative, an empirically based evaluation of the rapidly developing market for attention measurement and prediction.

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Charting the Course for Third Party, Cross-Media Audience Measurement

In this session, Tina Daniels and Nicole Gileadi examined Google’s principles for charting the course for third-party cross-media audience measurement. Tina acknowledged more third-party measurement companies were expressing interest in working more closely with Google, given their stature as the world’s largest video provider. In her discussion, she acknowledged that this interest generated the need for Google to create a set of principles to offer to both measurement companies and key clients to guide the process. After reviewing these principles Tina and Nicole held an open discussion regarding these principles. Topics of the discussion included premium and high-quality content, long-form versus short-form video and the measurement of this content. In addition, Nicole touched on the importance of content and the context surrounding an ad. Other areas included the idea of exposure metrics (e.g., Where is my audience? Did I reach them?) in addition to providing signals to conduct an impact analysis.

Going Steady: How Long Will (My Cross-Media Campaign) Last?

In this session, Tania Yuki and Brian Pugh of Comscore explored the impact of frequency and latency in cross-platform advertising effectiveness. In her opening, Tania demonstrated consumer trends and touchpoints to better understand cross-media, in terms of reach and optimizing platforms for specific outcomes. In her discussion, Tania acknowledged the challenges of measurement due to the constant introduction of new innovations and the adoption of new behaviors to track. She also recognized the considerable increase in connected devices per household since the pandemic. Tania pointed out complexities in the current media ecosystem from the increase in which media has merged despite being separate platforms (e.g., linear TV, social media, online video, etc.). In addition to all the changing behavior in media consumption, the speaker noted the emergence of Generation Z is beginning to change the rules for establishing brand love and loyalty. In his discussion, Brian examined findings from the measurement of 400 cross-platform campaigns to understand trends in terms of platform mixes. Brian noted the continued growth of social media and CTV along with the decline in linear TV, though he acknowledged linear still remained “king.” Furthermore, he found that multi-screen campaigns performed better than single-platform campaigns.

Demystifying Cross-Media Ad Impact

In this session, Yannis Pavlidis of consumer insights and CX firm DISQO tackled the challenges of benchmarking, cross-media outcomes and brand lift due to incomplete data from siloed platforms and media channels. In the opening, Yannis provided a refresher on the importance of benchmarks and obstacles from existing approaches to benchmarking (e.g., inconsistent methodologies, outdated data and collection techniques). The discussion examined solutions to address issues in data collection concerning benchmarking ad impact, which streamlines the process using consented, single-source data. The presentation also examined calculating benchmarks based on data taken from one source group (rather than two unaffiliated groups), considered the recency of the campaign used and subsequent behavior(s) which then can be correlated with survey responses. The advantage of using consented single-source data is that it can lead to more insightful, relevant and consistent outcomes in benchmarks.

A Two-Pronged Approach

In this session, speakers Bennett M. Kaufman, Kyle Holtzman and Michelle Smiley of Google explored a two-pronged approach to cross-media measurement and planning that considered the full-funnel impact across traditional TV and streaming video (YouTube), to make sense of all the “disparate forms of data and measurement.” The approach considered a geo-based experiment and audience incrementality to demonstrate and solve the following challenges: to retain current loyal customers, to age down the brand and to appeal to new consumers (Generation Z). The speakers presented a study done by Google in partnership with Burger King to test a new experimentation strategy to understand and measure the relationship between Linear TV and YouTube. The speakers touted the benefits of this method as repeatable and customizable across a variety of media channels, in addition to being timely, omni-channel and privacy safe.