creative effects

Breaking through the Blind Spots: How Marketers can be a Force for Good and Growth

  • By Megan O’Brien (Omnicom MediaGroup) Young Pros Board Member

On July 13, 2023, the ARF Young Pros gathered in New York City to examine the methodologies and insights that make for a better marketing experience. Industry leaders shared their unique perspectives to encourage attendees to reflect on society’s biases and blind spots more broadly, as well as how they echo through the media landscape.

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How to Win an ARF David Ogilvy Award: Best Practices & Tips

On April 13, 2023, the ARF hosted a best practices and tips session about how to win an ARF David Ogilvy Award. The ARF held this event to invite and encourage a wider pool of applicants and improve the quality of the entries. Two veteran Grand Jurors, Ann Green, SVP, Client Partner at Kantar and Abby Hollister, Principal at Formative Insights, demystified what constitutes an excellent written explanation and its winning ingredients. Rachel Rodgers, SVP of Creative Excellence at Ipsos introduced and closed the session.

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.

Ad-Spend Cues, Deepfakes/A.I., Badass Endorsers and Influencer KPIs

At this Insights Studio, authors from three different continents showcase their recently published work—including the JAR Best Paper 2022 on how advertising expenditures drive consumers’ perceptions of ad and brand quality. Also featured are studies on deepfakes and AI reshaping the advertising industry, the success of using product endorsers who are actors known for roles portraying despicable characters, and KPI patterns of social media influencers across several platforms. Talking points in the concluding Q&A span the future of AI in advertising and influencer marketing, machine-driven decisions for choosing endorsers, and factors (product- and economic-related) affecting consumer perceptions of quality in TV ads and engagement in user-generated content.

Surprise! Consumers Like Ads that Mock Them

  • Journal of Advertising Research

Will an ad that makes fun of the very consumers it targets offend or appeal to them? So-called “audience-targeted negative advertisements” (ATNAs) are the subject of new research that examines ATNAs through the lens of empathy. It also tests their effectiveness for promoting low- and high-status products.

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How is the Coronavirus Impacting the Global Advertising Industry?

The ARF’s second Virtual Town Hall, How is the Coronavirus Impacting the Global Advertising Industry?, focused on the recent coronavirus outbreak and how to best plan and recover from a recession market. Huge parts of the U.S. economy have shut down. From restaurants to gyms to hotel chains, workers are being hit hard as layoffs snowball daily. The advertising industry is feeling the shock as advertising budgets dry up due to postponed launches and canceled sporting, entertainment and business events.

Inside the Journal of Advertising Research: Advertising Creativity and Strategy

Journal of Advertising Research authors presented their work published in the March issue of the JAR. Creativity experts delved into the creative-idea generation process and the conveying of brand passion in advertising. Strategy experts explored effectiveness of six-second TV commercials and how advertising and promotional effects drive QSR sales.

How to Win an ARF David Ogilvy Award: Best Practices & Tips

On April 27, 2022, the ARF hosted a best practices and tips session about how to win an ARF David Ogilvy Award. The ARF held this event to invite and encourage a wider pool of applicants and improve the quality of the entries. Two veteran Grand Jurors, Ann Green, SVP, Client Partner at Kantar and Abby Hollister, Principal at Formative Insights, demystified what constitutes an excellent written explanation and its winning ingredients.

Conversations with Great Minds: Great Mind Awards 2022

Conversations with Great Minds gathered two of the 2022 Great Mind Award winners, Martin Renaud, winner of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Award, and Dr. Duane Varan, winner of the Erwin Ephron Demystification Award, for one-on-one interviews that profile their individual approaches to effective research in advertising.