Measurement and Accountability

Measurement and Accountability is critically important to advertisers as it sets the foundation for business success. For marketers, measurement is the key to gaining insights into all aspects of their business, carrying out successful ad campaigns, making business decisions and driving growth opportunities.

The ANA invites marketers to leverage its Measurement for Marketers (MFM) practice, which drives needed changes in measurement, educates marketers on business impacting initiatives, and builds a measurement and research community furthering innovation and knowledge exchange.

The Challenge

New market developments and a highly fragmented media landscape have challenged traditional measurement approaches and created significant knowledge gaps for marketers. Companies are challenged to measure a highly complex and fragmented audience across various devices, platforms, and channels.

The ANA’s Response

The Measurement For Marketers (MFM) practice helps marketers navigate a complex measurement ecosystem while leading industry-wide initiatives like the ANA's Cross-Media Measurement (CMM) initiative, which focuses on creating a transparent, privacy-centric measurement solution that provides complete measures of all ad exposures.

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The modern marketer’s job now extends beyond eye-catching creative, impression volume, and engagement metrics. Marketing teams must define customer bases with the highest lifetime value — and then deliver those audiences at appropriately scaled acquisition and retention costs. As the ad industry looks for ways to maximize the use of data and audience insights amid cookie deprecation, data enrichment is moving to the forefront.

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A Framework for Success: Pharmavite’s Measurement-Driven Approach

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For metrics to work, marketers need a media strategy and a framework connecting business and media metrics.

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A Framework for Success: Pharmavite’s Measurement-Driven Approach

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Tommaso Visentini, divisional VP of analytics and insights at Pharmavite, shared how he developed an innovative media measurement approach that helped the company to directly connect media outcomes to business objectives.

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