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Audience & Media Measurement

“Buzz” Metrics Reveal Clues about Advertising Success

  • Brad Fay, Ed Keller, Rick Larkin (Engagement Labs)
  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Marketers should use conversation metrics, in addition to effectiveness measures, to determine whether their advertising campaigns will drive purchases. “Buzz”—upticks in both online and offline conversations about brands—contributes about equally to sales and other business outcomes, word-of-mouth experts reported.

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What Will Adtech Look Like in a Post-Cookie World?

Google recently announced it’s Chrome browser will cease using third-party cookies by 2022. This has sent shockwaves throughout the industry, as 66% of all browser use comes through Chrome. That announcement, along with a number of privacy regulations coming in—including the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), are predicted to alter the digital marketing landscape. Read more.

Will the TV Upfronts Survive?

  • SALON SERIES

How long will TV networks’ annual efforts to attract ad dollars, the “Upfronts,” continue to reign as the most important revenue-generating events of the year? Learn what agency and TV and measurement company executives shared about changes in Upfront marketplace effectiveness and how they predicted buying behavior will evolve.

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Why People Don’t: Understanding Consumer Behavior

  • SALON SERIES

The ARF’s July 25, 2019, Salon offered profound insights into why people do the things they do, based on findings from behavioral science. Presenter and author Matthew Willcox shared insights from his book, “The Business of Choice,” highlighting some of its key points.

Novel Approach Improves Marketing Survey Data Accuracy

  • WEDNESDAY WEBCAST

How can advertisers, media companies and market researchers acquire highly accurate consumer survey data, in order to make informed business decisions, without depleting their budget? Sure, everyone would like to utilize probability sampling, but the cost is out of reach for most. However, non-probability, opt-in, online samples are nowhere near as accurate.

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Social-Media Marketing and More

  • JAR (59, 4) December 2019 Summary

In the December issue of the Journal of Advertising Research, a special section addresses critical issues in social-media marketing. Empirical findings make contributions to both research and practice, from Superbowl TV/online advertising strategies to conversation metrics. Among other articles, trust in digital marketing is top of mind, and in China, TV commercials benefit from prior online exposure, but not vice versa. How do U.S. consumers perceive scientific claims made in cosmetics ads? Read on!

The ARF’s LA Council Explores Changing Viewing Patterns

  • Horst Stipp, Ph.D.
  • The ARF

In 2018, the ARF established the L.A. Council to deal with the challenges of the LA community that may not have received enough attention in the overall marketing ecosystem. The Council consists of researchers at media companies who have formed Working Groups to address the issues they consider most pressing. Of particular importance are changes in viewers’ behaviors and attitudes, including their preferences for using various platforms, navigation among platforms and content discovery.

Attention and Impact: New Insights from New Research

  • KNOWLEDGE AT HAND

Attention is a prerequisite for ad impact. But it is an ambiguous and complex concept and it is difficult to measure all its elements.  Evidence of attention can be a sign of success, but often it only means that some part of the ad was noticed. Moreover, “attention” does not necessarily indicate a positive response and a high level of attention is not always a sign of a positive ad impact.

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