Research & Data Quality

Are Marketers Using the Right Metrics?

  • MSI

Which is more efficient when it comes to advantageous decision outcomes, marketing-mix metrics or financial metrics? Researchers in this award-winning MSI working paper investigated this question, basing their research on a behavioral framework and statistical model. On average, according to their sample, marketing-mix metrics are more effective than financial. Even so, managers seem more eager to use financial metrics, possibly, because they are easier to understand across the organization.

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Identity Resolution Group: Demystifying Data Cleanrooms

  • By Claudia Chang (Clear Channel Outdoor, Young Pros Officer)
  • ARF Cross-Platform Measurement Council

Data clean room technology has had a place in the advertising ecosystem for years but has become increasingly prominent in today’s landscape where major disruptions in data governance and privacy are emerging. Data cleanroom companies provide environments for two or more companies to share first-party data in a neutral, secure, privacy-compliant manner. They are used for activation, media measurement, and insights. At this event, Working Group Chair Sable Mi (VP of Analytics, Epsilon) moderated a powerful discussion with guests Alya Adelman (Director of Product, Blockgraph), Devon DeBlasio (VP of Product Marketing, InfoSum), Matt Karasick (Chief Product Officer, Habu), and Alysia Melisaratos (Head of Solutions Engineering, LiveRamp) to unpack the value that data clean rooms can provide.

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The ARF Supports ANA’s Raising 2020 Census Concerns

Troubling. Bias. Distortion. Why would the ANA use these words in a letter to the U.S. Government expressing concern about the impact of the 2020 Census on marketing quality? Learn about what led them to act, why the ARF supports them, and possibly join them in sharing your views before the feedback period ends on August 7, 2018.

Why Re-Testing “Truths” Is Good Practice

  • Marla B. Royne, Great Oaks Foundation professor of marketing and chair at the U. of Memphis Fogelman College of Business & Economics Dept of Market & Supply Chain Mgt.

Should the marketing community support repeating a study, when so much value is placed on new research? The answer may be a resounding “Yes.” Learn why repeating a study matters, especially when marketers seek transparency and data-based support for recommendations — and how advertising research might need to change.

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In the Age of the ‘Modeled’ Sample: Can We Still Trust Polling?

  • Mark Blumenthal – Head of Election Polling, SurveyMonkey

The 2016 U.S. presidential election served a big blow to the polling community, as pre-election predictions proved to be dramatically wrong. But is there really a crisis in pre-election polling? Mark Blumenthal, Head of Election Polling at SurveyMonkey, summarizes the AAPOR’s post-election investigation that demonstrated the accuracy of national polls, but weaknesses in state-level polls. Part of the challenge going forward – correcting for sample bias in an age of lower survey response rates.

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Deriving Social Insights by Mining Meta Data

  • Preriit Souda, Consultant, Data Science & Strategic Insights, Independent

How sad to get only a fraction of the available insights from social media! You can change that by using a new approach to link a range of data related to social posts, thereby generating more information about your followers’ attitudes, behaviors, and experiences.

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Validating Programmatic Audiences

  • Laura Lewellyn – Senior Director, Market Innovation, Lotame; Jim Warner – CTO, Survata

With so much 3rd party data available, how do you know how well that data represents your intended consumer target? Lotame and Survata partnered to link 1st and 3rd party data and boosted accuracy rates for identifying auto intenders on a publisher’s website by nearly 1/3rd.

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