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.

Latest Content

Articles, insights, research, and more to advance your marketing and advertising.

Podcast Clips

How The Guardian’s Sales and Marketing Teams Enhance Ad Performance Reporting

6 days ago

Luis Romero, SVP of advertising for North America at the sponsorship-funded publication The Guardian, explains how he and his team go above and beyond to ensure their advertisers have a firm understanding of the value they’re getting when they purchase media with the publication.

Event Recaps

Nielsen’s Commitment to Advancing Measurement for All Audiences

1 week ago

Nielsen’s Matt Devitt shared how his brand’s new Nielsen ONE product is positioned to solve digital measurement challenges and provide a more comprehensive view of how media campaigns perform across multiple channels.

Event Recaps

How NASCAR Is Fueling the Future with an Evolving Measurement Approach

2 weeks ago

NASCAR gave an in-depth look at how it has leveraged data to grow its audience, keep decision makers armed with the data they need to make important choices, engage fans in new ways, and provide new levels of value to the sport’s sponsors.

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A benefit of ANA membership, committee meetings feature a mix of member case studies, perspective from outside experts, and benchmarking/best-practice sharing that drive thought leadership on key industry issues. Each ANA committee meets three to four times per year and can be attended in person or remotely. Depending on the committee, 10 to 30 participants may attend — big enough for diversity of opinion, yet small enough for more intimate exchanges.

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