Category Archives: Methodology

Advertising Trends from the 2018 “Millennial Superbowl”

In case you missed, forgot, or haven’t seen MTV since Jersey Shore first aired over 10 years ago (am I aging myself?), the VMAs were August 20th. And while you might be wondering, “What does Jennifer Lopez have to do … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Attend the IIeX Conference? We Did. Here’s What You Should Know.

Last month was a busy month of conferences. Our team attended Greenbook’s IIeX (Insights and Innovation Exchange) in Atlanta. The event beat its personal record for attendance with almost 1,200 research representatives filling the halls. With more than 225 speakers … Continue reading

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We Attend So You Don’t Have To: ARF AudienceXScience Conference Recap

This past June the ARF hosted their 13th Audience Measurement Conference, AudienceXScience, where media, research, and advertising professionals gathered to explore the challenges of audience measurement in our ever-evolving media environment. The two days were packed with innovations and conversations … Continue reading

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Advertising Trends in 2018

Many of the conversations we have with our clients focus on trends we are seeing in the industry.  Below we share what we are seeing this year. Video The standard conception of advertising tends to revolve around TV commercials, and … Continue reading

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How Well-Crafted Research Will Leave You Shouting, “Dilly Dilly!”

I recently found myself in conversation with colleagues about the recent article by Tom Denari in which he describes copy-testing as a “usually blunt instrument that beats out the sometimes unexplainable magic of an ad or campaign.” Sticking with the “Dilly … Continue reading

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Collaboration as a Model for Brand Growth

The ARF’s Creative Council’s mandate is to help the advertising community define or evolve collaboration models that can guide an improved process for researchers and creatives. While there is not one model out there for how research and creative teams … Continue reading

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Are Pepsi and Cindy Crawford Up for the 2018 Super Bowl Challenge?

Earlier this year Pepsi announced it would recreate Cindy Crawford’s iconic 1992 Super Bowl spot for this year’s game. Twenty-six years later and Cindy is facing a new generation, a shifting social environment, and a Super Bowl that has become … Continue reading

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