teams & talent

Future-Proofing the Analytics and Insights Function

  • By Chenyu Wang
  • ANALYTICS COUNCIL

On February 6, Analytics Council Organizational Working Group members Shelley Yang (Director, Insights Activation at Ipsos Creative Excellence) and John Baro (Manager, Market Research & Insights at Spectrum Reach) shared a summary of their learnings from a set of 21 in-depth interviews (IDIs) conducted with ARF members to understand what insights and analytics departments should do to future-proof themselves. Then, a panel of senior researchers -- Helen Katz (EVP, Research at Publicis Media), Michelle Gibb (Vice President, Global Insights & Analytics at Mondelez International), and Jed Meyer (SVP, Media Solutions Leader of Kantar) -- and an industry observer, Simon Chadwick (Managing Partner at Cambiar LLC) joined Shelley to share their perspectives on the topic.  Their conversation was moderated by Steven Millman, Global Head of Research & Data Science at Dynata.  The presentations and panel touched on AI, outsourcing, skill sets, and mindsets.

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The ARF Handbook for Using AI in Advertising Research

Significant developments in AI have occurred in the last two years, allowing it to be used in various places in the advertising industry. One area that has received little attention however is advertising research. Recognizing this, the ARF has conducted a significant number of its own research. The product of this effort is an AI handbook that offers practical advice in several key aspects of using AI for advertising research. Moreover, an interactive function allows experts to leave comments that, once verified, will be integrated into the report, making it a living, breathing document that continues to evolve as AI advances.

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AI Predictions

The New York Times Dealbook made predictions for the “Evolution of AI” in 2024 and 2025. They include increased use of AI in marketing.    Read more »

Advertising Challenges

Editor-in-Chief Colin Campbell’s editorial, in JAR’s December 2023 issue, outlines challenges faced by advertising practitioners and researchers.

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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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Firm Beliefs – How to Shape Your Own Career

On September 20, Bob Pearson, renowned author of “Firm Beliefs,” reflected on his findings working in three Fortune 500 companies and helping build three marketing communications consultancies. A panel of industry leaders drew insights from decades of cross-industry expertise and shared actionable strategies that help leaders facilitate team building.

How Do You Stimulate Great Creative and Measure It?

  • CREATIVE EFFECTIVENESS 2023

At our second annual Creative Effectiveness event, industry visionaries discussed the perspectives, theories, and resources they employ to develop and measure great creative. Attendees joined us in New York City or via livestream to hear fresh insights on the advertising landscape: from using AI as a stimulus for creative to extracting behavioral data and using that to try and inspire creative. Immediately after, we honored the teams behind insights-driven advertising with the ARF David Ogilvy Awards ceremony and dinner. The Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were announced, as well as the reveal of this year’s prestigious Grand Ogilvy Award recipient.

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Firm Beliefs – How to Shape Your Own Career

  • YOUNG PROS & WOMEN IN ANALYTICS

On September 20, Bob Pearson, renowned author of “Firm Beliefs,” reflected on his findings working in three Fortune 500 companies and helping build three marketing communications consultancies. A panel of industry leaders drew insights from decades of cross-industry expertise and shared actionable strategies that help leaders facilitate team building.

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