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  1.    Fireside chat: Paying Attention to the Long and Short
    Audience measurementMarketing effectiveness

    Fireside chat: Paying Attention to the Long and Short

    In this fireside chat, we discuss the state of our industry, with a general decline in ad effectiveness and a fraught climate for…

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  2.    Planet Pledge Spotlight: COP26

    Planet Pledge Spotlight: COP26

    In November 2021, world and business leaders alike gathered in Glasgow for COP26. The most important climate summit since 2015, when…

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  3.    Sponsorship into 2022

    Sponsorship into 2022

    What will define brand sponsorship in 2022? Ian Malcolm, President and CEO of Lumency, a brand-side sponsorship, experiential and…

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  4.    DSA/DMA Task Force Meeting Overview (November 2021)
    Digital policyMarketing law

    DSA/DMA Task Force Meeting Overview (November 2021)

    The WFA DSA Task Force met on 18 November 2021 to discuss the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, as well as to discuss…

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  5.    Food Marketing to Kids - Heatmap
    Food marketingMarketing to childrenMarketing law

    Food Marketing to Kids - Heatmap

    An overview of regulatory pressures across the world on food and non-alcoholic beverage marketing to children. Last update:…

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  6.    The EU Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act: what are they and why are they relevant to advertisers?
    Digital policyMarketing law

    The EU Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act: what are they and why are they relevant to advertisers?

    WFA has developed a brief summary of the EU Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act proposals which outlines why they are…

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  7.    LATAM mapping: Regulatory efforts to restrict food marketing in Latin America
    Food marketingSelf-regulationMarketing to childrenMarketing law

    LATAM mapping: Regulatory efforts to restrict food marketing in Latin America

    This mapping provides an overview of the latest regulatory developments and industry commitments in Latin America.

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  8.    Data Safety in 2021: Benchmark & Analysis
    Digital policyMarketing lawData collection & privacy

    Data Safety in 2021: Benchmark & Analysis

    Practical guidance for brands looking to minimise risk and manage data safety on their digital platforms, based on an analysis and…

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  9.    RAC Programme Meeting Overview (November 2021)
    Food marketingMarketing to childrenMarketing law

    RAC Programme Meeting Overview (November 2021)

    Meeting overview, presentations and briefings from WFA’s Policy Action Group (PAG) meeting on 15 November…

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  10.    Galvanising marketing as a force for positive change: lessons learned from Planet Pledge

    Galvanising marketing as a force for positive change: lessons learned from Planet Pledge

    WFA President and CMCO at Mastercard, Raja Rajamannar, and Ana Maria Henao, Global Vice President of Marketing at PepsiCo, discuss…

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  11.    WFA Guide to EU Cookie Guidance
    Digital policyMarketing law

    WFA Guide to EU Cookie Guidance

    An overview and comparison of cookie guidelines issued by data protection authorities in different EU countries.

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  12.    A marketer in Glasgow

    A marketer in Glasgow

    WFA CEO Stephan Loerke reflects on his time at COP26 and identifies the five key areas that brands will have to address in combating…

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  13.    Spotlight: Implementing effective supplier diversity programs
    Diversity & InclusionAgency rosters

    Spotlight: Implementing effective supplier diversity programs

    Verizon and Flock Associates provide practical guidance and a free toolkit to help brands improve supplier diversity and…

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  14.    Spotlight: Preparing for digital media’s privacy-first future | Episode 3
    Media governanceProgrammaticData collection & privacy

    Spotlight: Preparing for digital media’s privacy-first future | Episode 3

    The changing nature of data privacy is fundamentally redefining the way in which online audiences are measured and targeted by…

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  15.    WFA names super seven as shortlist for Global Marketer of the Year 2021

    WFA names super seven as shortlist for Global Marketer of the Year 2021

    The voting to choose the new Global Marketer of the Year is open until December 31. The winner will be announced in January 2022 in…

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  16.    Winning with Eco-Actives is essential for future brand growth

    Winning with Eco-Actives is essential for future brand growth

    A new Who Cares, Who Does? study by Kantar demonstrates green credentials are both beneficial to business and the planet.…

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  17.    CMO Forum meeting overview (November 2021)
    Diversity & InclusionAgency managementOrganisation & structure

    CMO Forum meeting overview (November 2021)

    Overview of the CMO Forum held remotely on November 16, 2021.

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  18.    Spotlight: Gaming Demystified 2021
    ChannelsGamingIntegrated marketingDigital transformation

    Spotlight: Gaming Demystified 2021

    Video gaming has risen to become bigger than other forms of entertainment. Its growth has been further super-charged by COVID-19,…

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  19.    Marketing as a force for positive change: lessons from Planet Pledge

    Marketing as a force for positive change: lessons from Planet Pledge

    WFA President and CMCO at Mastercard, Raja Rajamannar and Ana Maria Henao, Global Vice President of Marketing at PepsiCo, discuss…

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  20.    Webinar: IFBA’s Enhanced Responsible Marketing Policy
    Food marketingSelf-regulationMarketing to children

    Webinar: IFBA’s Enhanced Responsible Marketing Policy

    In August 2021, eleven of the largest global food and drinks brands agreed to further restrict advertising to children…

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  21.    WFA Better Marketing Pod Ep 11: On sustainability with Reckitt's Sonia Thimmiah
    Brand purposeBrand reputationDigital transformation

    WFA Better Marketing Pod Ep 11: On sustainability with Reckitt's Sonia Thimmiah

    WFA podcast host, David Wheldon, speaks with Sonia Thimmiah, Head of Sustainable Brands & Customer Partnerships at Reckitt.

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