Media Research lost one of the most important champions of transparent, accountable measurement last weekend. Ceril Shagrin, while working at Nielsen and Univision, invested time and energy pushing standards of excellence within the Media Rating Council (MRC) and Council for Research Excellence (CRE) among other forums.
Investing in inclusive content and advertising is essential to connect with customers in demonstrating brand commitment to the causes they care about, according to Nielsen’s Charlene Polite Corley. With Nielsen research supporting how critical representation is to the future of media and brands, Charlene focused on women’s lack of representation to exemplify the missed opportunity in excluding more than half the U.S. population from advertising and content. Nielsen’s findings indicated slow progress in advancements and advertisers were urged to drive inclusion at every step of the production chain, both on screen and behind the camera, and use their media influence to demand more representative programming.Member Only Access
The gaming team at Meta launched an initiative to better understand the perspectives of underrepresented gamers in order to share the importance of diversity with the mobile gaming industry. Their findings, Stephen Gray (Meta) pointed out, are just as applicable to advertisers outside the gaming industry. With gaming now, the world’s most dominant form of entertainment, Chloé Gingrich (Meta) noted that the gamers population is more diverse than ever before, encompassing a spectrum of ethnicities, genders, ages, sexual orientations and abilities. Their study used a combined qualitative/quantitative approach that looked at three gaming communities—ethnicities, LGBTQ+, women/non-binary gamers—in five markets (U.S., U.K., Brazil, Germany, & South Korea). With their research findings, the team explored three key themes: how inclusive environments help drive player engagement, key considerations for fostering diversity and inclusion within games and the gaming community, and the importance of authentic advertising.Member Only Access
On April 7, the Women in Analytics Group held a mentoring meet-up about strategies for managing internal and external relationships. Ramla Jarrar, Founder & CEO of Mass Analytics and Therese Glennon, VP at Bristol Myers Squibb, shared best practices for building and maintaining relationships in-person and remotely. After the mini talks, each speaker met with half of the attendees and then switched groups to meet with the other half of the attendees.Member Only Access
At our first ARF Women in Analytics Mentoring Meet-Up of the year, we heard from three industry trailblazers on the “what”, “why” and “how” of their careers. Colleen Funkey of The Estée Lauder Companies, Gloria Cox of The Cambridge Group and Renata Policicio of WarnerMedia reflected on their unique journeys and shared the steps they took and lessons they learned. From what inspired them to originally go into market research to how they now navigate their careers at a senior level, speakers gave attendees advice on what they can do to ensure their careers are satisfying and successful. Attendees also participated in small breakout groups with the speakers to connect, ask questions and share their own personal reflections.Member Only Access