Past Event Highlights

Validation of Performance Measurement Models

  • Author: Nolan Panno, Clear Channel

On October 19, 2022, the ARF Cross-Platform Measurement Council brought together a panel of performance marketing experts to discuss the importance of model validation. Attendees gained a greater understanding of why it’s important, all the ways it can be done, the various types of validation methods, as well as how to implement the results. Jim Spaeth (Partner, Sequent Partners) moderated an insightful discussion with experts Ron Berman (Assistant Professor of Marketing, Wharton Business School), Elea Feit (Associate Dean of Research and Associate Professor of Marketing, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business), and Sachin Puri (Chief Marketing Officer, WP Engine).

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The Future of DE&I: Beyond Tokenism


On October 18, 2022, Michelle King, a global expert on organizational culture and inequality at work, shared a learning module to advance knowledge of foundational diversity and inclusion topics. She talked about how inequality works at work and what you can do to fix it, how to apply intersectional thinking to understand difference, how to become a conscious decision maker and move beyond unconscious bias and finally, how to become a champion for change.

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Context Adjacency: A Data-Driven Approach to Concerns Around the Risk of Content Adjacent to Ads

On October 12, 2022, experts from Meta, the Brand Safety Institute and the ARF discussed brand risk for ads placed near unsuitable content on social media feed platforms. Meta researchers presented their data-driven measurement approach and their conclusions that there is minimal-to-no association for content adjacent to ads and that ad adjacency to risky content does not impact brand value.

The process for Certification of the Meta Project by the ARF was outlined. Additionally, the panel considered how consumers engage with ads on a feed platform differently than they engage with ads on more traditional platforms with different potential outcomes for ads adjacent to risky content.

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Measuring Customer Sentiment 101

  • Author: Stephanie Jung, Paramount

On October 11, 2022, Stephanie Scalice, Winner of the 2022 ARF Great Mind Awards Young Pro of the Year Award and Senior Market Research Manager at LinkedIn, led the ARF Young Pros through a deep dive into NPS, CSAT and CES—the three most used metrics by modern businesses to better measure and understand customer satisfaction. Attendees learned more about what each metric is, when and how to implement it, real life applications of these tools and more.

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Video Games, Livestreams, and Community: Understanding the Experiences of Diverse Gamers

On September 13, 2022, experts from Twitch, sparks & honey and MediaCom U.S. discussed the triumphs and challenges diverse communities in gaming are facing today. Although diversity in gaming has seen improvements in recent years, there is still work to be done. This event explored the role advertisers can play in making gaming and livestreaming even more inclusive. Panelists shared what brands can do to make a meaningful impact.

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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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Inclusive Innovation: Transformative Insights for a New Era

  • Author: Charlotte Lipman, Associate Director, Primary Research & Insights, DIRECTV / YPAB Member

On August 17, Young Pros across the industry reunited in-person for the first time in two years at the VMLY&R offices in New York City for an evening of knowledge sharing, thoughtful discussion, and networking. “Inclusive Innovation: Transformative Insights for a New Era” inspired attendees to bring meaningful change back to their organizations. Carrie Patterson Reed, Executive Director of VMLY&R’s Research Studio, Jessica Kukreti, Managing Director VMLY&R and Amber Chenevert, PhD Managing Director Strategy & Insights and Culture Studio Lead, VMLY&R shared how designing inclusive research, thinking critically by considering bias and allowing ourselves to be uncomfortable all have the power to transform and drive solutions for the good of business and society. One key takeaway – always ask questions. Young pros then turned insight into action by participating in a workshop that asked teams to rethink how each phase of an ad campaign can incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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