Media and Supply Chain Transparency

Marketers today operate in the least transparent ecosystem in our industry's history, with a supply chain fraught with waste, inefficiency, and ineffectiveness.

The ANA is aggressively pursuing a wide spectrum of approaches to help marketers restore common-sense management to this unruly business system and create a supply chain that is fraud-free and 100 percent viewable. Measurement – the pursuit of transparency and privacy compliance in this area – is an integral part and builds the foundation of sound media decisioning. One of the leading examples is the ANA's Cross-Media Measurement (CMM) initiative.

The Challenge

The exponential growth of digital media has led to massive media waste and a lack of transparency. With ad blocking accelerating, privacy breaches and consumer data misuse persisting, and the majority of consumers saying ads are annoying, eliminating non-transparent buying practices and confronting digital ad fraud must be prioritized.

The ANA’s Response

The ANA is a steering committee member of Privacy for America, a coalition advocating for strong national consumer data privacy and security legislation, and has championed the Partnership for Responsible Addressable Media (PRAM), a collaborative effort to advance and protect critical functionalities while safeguarding privacy and improving the consumer experience.

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