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  • March 17 @ 11:00 am - 11:40 am

ARF at SxSW: Real Chemistry Media Lounge — The Dynamics of Increasing Vaccine Confidence in the US and Around the World

While more people, globally, are becoming more willing to take the COVID-19 vaccination compared to its initial rollout in December 2020, intent remains relatively low in certain countries and among distinct U.S. population segments. The ARF presented at SxSW to discuss what research about messaging to different audiences about vaccination can tell us about points of hesitation, the kinds of persuasive influencers needed and their sources of information. The session also touched on which types of message are most effective…
  • March 2 - March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SHOPPERxSCIENCE: The Shopping Revolution -- What’s Next?

We are seeing radical changes in retail that will revolutionize shopping in every way. Customers expect superior brands, enhanced and frictionless experiences and low prices. Large retailers such as Amazon, Walmart and Costco, are succeeding on all fronts. What strategies have they employed and how can companies compete? At this two-day event, experts presented a framework to use to create a competitive retail environment. Be privy to the latest research and insights to effectively maneuver the changing shopping landscape to…
  • December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


In 2017, the ARF organized a conference, hosted at Google, to consider the predictive accuracy of different methods of business and political forecasting. Given that pre-election polls had been widely blamed for failing to predict the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election, half of the ARF program was devoted to a post-mortem assessment of the polling methodologies — comparing the canonical methods with newer methods based on social media monitoring, betting markets, momentum analysis and modeling of social indicators. One…
  • November 16 - November 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Attribution & Analytics Accelerator

The ARF and Sequent Partners paired to present the Attribution & Analytics Accelerator©, a rigorous four-day forum focused exclusively on attribution, marketing mix models and the science of marketing performance measurement. The boldest and brightest minds took the stage to share the latest industry innovations – real case studies were supplemented with in-depth discussions led by moderators who knew what to ask. The Accelerator featured high-profile experts and marketers on the front lines who debated new solutions and addressed unmet…
  • November 10 - November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Building Brands: Psychological and Media Drivers of Marketing Effectiveness

Building successful brands require a deep understanding of why consumers behave the way they do and the associated media drivers. The Advertising Research Foundation and the IPA /EffWorks Global 2020 partnered to share our most relevant research, case studies and keynotes from Marketing Effectiveness leaders. Topics discussed: The science of influencing choice and what that means for brands The revelation about search: a holistic view and strategic level look Challenging the marketplace to think about brand building, not just activation…
  • October 27 - October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Since the onset of COVID-19, viewing patterns have changed dramatically. The biggest shift, however, has been an accelerated trend towards streaming. Shelter at home policies and health concerns about gathering in large public places, such as movie theaters, are the driving forces. The ARF’s OTT virtual event was dedicated to exploring recent trends as well as identifying the drivers of viewing behavior and the business of OTT in the “new normal”: How have viewing patterns and preferences evolved? What strategies…
  • October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Advertising Week 2020 - CX in the New Normal

CX in the New Normal Consumer behavior has undergone profound changes in 2020. Thanks to supply chain disruptions, the availability of beloved brands has been inconsistent, forcing consumers to purchase other items. Is the importance and marketing investment in brand loyalty now under question? E-commerce, already a growing trend, accelerated at warp speed due to safety concerns, and older generations have been key adopters. What does this mean for long-term viability of retail brick and mortar stores? Diversity and inclusion…
  • September 21 - September 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


AUDIENCExSCIENCE 2020 provided a multi-dimensional perspective on the industry’s challenges and opportunities, as well as the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on measurement and growth. All ARF members now have access to key takeaways, videos and presentation slides from AUDIENCExSCIENCE 2020. At your own pace, view timely and thought-provoking sessions from some of the biggest names and brightest minds across our sector about ad effectiveness, targeting, privacy and more. VIEW LATEST INFORMATION KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AUDIENCExSCIENCE keynote speakers are making an…
  • July 27 - July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted consumer behavior and created difficult questions for marketers, such as: Are long-held marketing beliefs about brand loyalty still relevant? How should consumer marketing strategies be rethought? What does the widespread shift to digital mean for brands/retailers? July 27-28, the ARF hosted an entirely virtual event, where notable marketers and researchers shared their thoughts on what consumer behaviors will persist in the “new normal” and how companies can prepare. Presenters discussed e-commerce shifts, brand loyalty and…
  • July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Insights Studio: Modellers Unite! MMM After the Crisis

For decades, marketers have relied on marketing mix models (MMM) to understand the ROI of each component of marketing spend. But in a new twist, COVID-19 is disrupting MMM with changes that don’t fit any previous observed pattern. Can MMM provide guidance based on recent history about whether to put the brakes on advertising, how to reallocate the dollars available, and when to resume it? How do we consider changes in product availability and consumer demand? How do we react…

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