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Which Gen Z Mobile Users Should Retailers Retarget?

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Even though it is a common practice in the industry, researchers so far have not reached a uniform conclusion about how or even whether retargeting works. But a new study focused on Gen Z mobile users offers insight into the early stages of decision making, and a multitude of factors that influence these consumers’ perceptions when viewing luxury fashion ads for a second and third time.

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Trends in Media Use

A number of presentations at the recent ARF OTT 2023 conference documented the unprecedented rapidity of change in media use in the current era. Here are findings and conclusions from several of the presentations.    Read more »

Young People Respond Favorably to ASMR Ads on YouTube

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

For many college-age consumers, the tingles and relaxing sensations that come from experiencing autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) can be weird and fun, but off-putting when, say, an endorser is too chatty and loud in the video. New research uses these insights to guide marketers and suggest that ASMR ads, typically aired on YouTube and other, non-traditional channels, are more effective at gaining attention than on traditional media.

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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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Demystifying the Multigenerational Workplace

On May 18th, 2023, ARF Young Pros met to discuss how generational differences can affect behavioural preferences and tendencies in the workplace. Multigenerational teams are the new normal with at least four generations in the workforce today. Age correlates less and less with expertise and authority and the need for effective collaboration across generations is therefore more valuable than ever.

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.

How Diversity in Advertising is Evolving

The event addressed how diversity in advertising is evolving. Consumers want to buy from companies that commit to diversity but mere representational presence in ads is not enough. Brands that produce creative that is authentic in context, and elicits emotion from consumers, will garner loyalty and ROI. Leaders from Microsoft and Kantar shared how we can collectively understand nuances better to debunk stereotypes and empower all groups of people.

Demystifying the Multigenerational Workplace

On May 18th, 2023, ARF Young Pros met to discuss how generational differences can affect behavioural preferences and tendencies in the workplace. Multigenerational teams are the new normal with at least four generations in the workforce today. Age correlates less and less with expertise and authority and the need for effective collaboration across generations is therefore more valuable than ever.