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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Retailers Require New Resources for Success in the Privacy-Centric World

by Heather Macaulay, 5 days ago

For the last 20 years, marketers and advertisers have reached their target audiences on terms set by third parties. Google’s vast display networks, enabled by cookies, defined what we knew as digital advertising. Facebook took it one step further maximizing user-submitted, deterministic data, harvesting it for hyper targeting on and off the platform. It was a gold rush of sorts, with entire segments of the industry born out of the indisputable dominance of the two.

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The Hurdles Facing MRC Outcomes and Data Quality Standards

by Marilois Snowman, 4 weeks ago

When we think about media metrics, the industry has created a measurement buffet. For example, it wasn’t long ago that Nielsen was the standard delivery measurement for TV. Today we have Comscore, TVision, and iSpot, among others. Media agencies and brands can choose delivery metrics with ratings or impressions; consumer metrics via attention or engagement. This environment of non-standardized media metrics leads to a lot of choice – and a lot of confusion.

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