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Dimensionalizing the Value of Brands in an Attention Economy

  • Summary by Caroline McBride, Pernod-Ricard, Young Pros Officer

On September 20th, 2023, expert researchers delivered a set of presentations and participated in a panel discussion at an event curated by the Cognition Council’s Long Term Effectiveness Working Group. Panelists shared previous work on consumers’ responsiveness to the first few seconds of an ad, followed by the Cognition Council’s analysis of the combination of two disparate data sets – Kantar’s BrandZ, an ongoing study of the brand equity of leading global brands, and a custom MMA neuroscientific study of over 800 respondents’ reactions to 24 ads. This analysis focused on the effect of brand relevance on cognitive processing (specifically cognitive load and motivation) of ads at varying scroll speeds in a feed-based environment.

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How to Use Virtual IDs

The ARF Analytics Council has explored the use of Virtual IDs (VIDs) for cross-media measurement and offered a non-technical approach during our virtual event, “A Layman’s Guide to Cross Media Reach & Frequency Measurement Using Virtual IDs.” Read more »


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.

What the Metaverse Means for Marketers

On September 21, 2022, speakers from Kantar, Meta, Next Media Partners, Snap, VMLY&R, Wunderman Thompson Intelligence and XRGuild shared insights into how the Metaverse will impact marketers. They discussed implications for interoperability as well as paid advertising.

Identity Resolution Solution – How Close Are We?

Few would argue that a solution for identity resolution is needed to effect cross-platform video measurement. However, connecting different digital devices to unique users and households is fraught with legal, technical, and organizational barriers. How likely are we to see some kind of interoperable ID system that all industry participants can and will adopt?

Extending the Audience Scope: Brand in a Multisource Data Context

This presentation describes a project to enhance analytics on print and digital audiences in France. The main sources of data for print and digital audiences in France are:

  • ACPM/One Next: References audience measures for magazines and newspapers.
  • Mediametrie: Reference for broadcast and web media audiences.
  • Kantar Media Division/TGI: Established to analyze consumer behaviors, brand preference, and market trends for advanced segmentation, planning, and activation.


An impressive body of work is building in attention measurement. The three winning-papers sessions preceding this panel revealed a work in progress with shared goals as well as differences in approaches. Moderator Earl Taylor of the ARF’s MSI division asked the speakers about their views on barriers to the process, and opportunities for further improving attention measures.

Prior Attentive Ad Exposures Increase Ad Attention

Tristan Webster and Kenneth Wilbur showcased their most recent collaborative work examining attention and frequency in advertising: the impact of multiple exposures on people’s attention to TV ads. They applied CTV data which TVision has collected natively in the field to provide insight into the long-examined question, “Is there an optimal frequency for TV ads?”, but more granularly: “What is happening in the media environment while viewers see ads, and how does that affect their attention?”

United TV and Digital Measurement: Growing your Brand’s ROI With Today’s Integrated Reporting

Amobee’s Alexander Knudsen covered the benefits of cross-screen measurement in a fragmented media landscape and the insights it provides for planning and buying teams with a client case study from Toyota and H&L Partners. Addressing marketers’ key issues with a converged planning approach, Alexander detailed how cross-screen analysis worked with Amobee’s 4Screen Experience measurement product as well as how Toyota used the resulting insights to optimize in real-time.

Unlocking GenZ on Social Video

There are 500 hours of content uploaded to YouTube every minute. TikTok is the most downloaded social app. According to the Global Video Measurement Alliance, there was a 55% growth in total time spent on consumption of social video. Gen Z spends more time with social video than any other demographic. Kate Ginsburg, Tubular Labs, explored this coveted demo’s social video viewership, e-commerce consumer behaviors, and the opportunities for brands. Social video needs to a part of the marketing strategy. It is where brands and advertisers must be to engage with Gen Z.