Past Event Highlights

The Power of Influencer Marketing (Event Summary)


From stars with massive followings to micro and nano influencers, companies are allocating large parts of their budgets towards influencer marketing. According to Mediakix, the estimated total ad spend on influencer marketing is expected to increase to $5-$10 billion dollars in 2020. Industry experts and content creators discussed how to determine the right Influencers with whom to align their brand and the pitfalls of influencer fraud (and how to avoid them).

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Influencer Selection and Measurement — A Deep Dive (Event Summary)

  • Amy Laine of IBM, Co-Chair of the Social Council

During the 2020 AUDIENCExSCIENCE conference, the ARF Social Council hosted a workshop that, in part, focused on social media influencer measurement. This virtual event built on that workshop to provide a deeper understanding of best practices for leveraging data and research to produce effective influencer campaigns. The Council presented perspectives and methodologies of a research company, media company and agency. Note: The full summary is available to members only.

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Marketing Measurement in the Pandemic Era–Navigating to Success (Event Summary)


At this ARF Insights Studio, OptiMine provided attendees with real-world findings and success stories from large brands. Matt Voda, CEO, and Dr. Robert Cooley, Ph.D., CTO & Chief Data Scientist, detailed how they’ve navigated rapid budget adjustments, huge channel shifts, optimal timing of spend changes and outlined how to remain invested in marketing during budget pressure. Insights on key pitfalls to avoid, techniques to exploit and how to adapt during what is likely to be a very bumpy “recovery” were also shared.  Note: The full summary is available to members only.

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