The ARF 5th Annual Privacy Study

One of the ARF’s most anticipated reports for both membership and the press, the 2022 Privacy Study surveyed 1,273 American consumers from May 14th to 27th, 2022. This was done via a Qualtrics online sample and platform. The report contains perennial questions regarding mobile and PC usage, willingness to share digital data, trust and how well privacy terms are understood. In the latest report, questions about the acceptability of using personal data under various circumstances and for various purposes were also added.

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ATTENTION METRICS: Moving from Laboratory to Field Applications

On September 12, the ARF and Adelaide co-hosted an event to deepen understanding around how attention metrics work, how to utilize them and the nuances of their application to media and advertising quality measurement. Attention Economy experts from Adelaide, Anheuser-Busch InBev, the ARF, The Attention Council, Havas Media Group, OMD USA, Realeyes and TVision hosted shared presentations and held focused discussions on how attention metrics can optimize the match between media placement and consumer targets, improve creative testing and overall campaign outcomes, and more.

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Streaming Viewing Continues to Grow

Nielsen finds that streaming TV viewing accelerated in June — rising to a 33.7% share of total viewing. According to Nielsen’s “The Gauge” measure, this is the biggest increase since the measurement began over a year ago. Read more »

Advertising and Streaming

There are three kinds of streaming services. The fastest growing right now are “FAST.” Attitudes about TV advertising appear to be one driver of FAST’s growth.   

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Confidence in Media at Record Lows

Gallup states that Americans’ confidence in institutions has been lacking for most of the past 15 years. Moreover, their trust in key institutions hit a new low this year, with significant declines for 11 of the 16 institutions tested, and no improvements for any of them.

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Streaming Ad Problems

Some ads play on streaming services even when the TV is off because of a lack of communication between TV sets and streaming devices. It causes an estimated waste of over $1 billion in ad dollars.

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