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  1.    Why brand safety matters
    Brand safetyBrand safety

    Why brand safety matters

    It’s worth reminding ourselves why brand safety matters and how global advertisers have taken the lead in trying to make…

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  2.    Benchmark: Panel service agency(s) fee increases
    Marketing procurement

    Benchmark: Panel service agency(s) fee increases

    WFA member benchmark on changes in panel service fees and top tips on how to mitigate significant increases, internally or together…

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  3.    WFA Better Marketing Pod Ep 21: On brand building in the football industry with Roel de Vries, City Football Group
    Brand purposeBrand reputationMarketing operationsOrganisation & structure

    WFA Better Marketing Pod Ep 21: On brand building in the football industry with Roel de Vries, City Football Group

    WFA podcast host, David Wheldon, speaks with Roel de Vries, Group Chief Operating Officer at City Football Group, about the ins and…

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  4.    Insights from GARM’s Aggregated Measurement Report Volume 4
    Brand safetyBrand safety

    Insights from GARM’s Aggregated Measurement Report Volume 4

    GARM’s focused view on social media content enforcement data shows increased action on war and weaponry with the ongoing War…

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  5.    Bringing back the talent

    Bringing back the talent

    Attracting and retaining talent is undoubtedly the most important challenge in the communication industry right now. Our business is…

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  6.    Winning during inflation
    Brand reputationMarketing operations

    Winning during inflation

    With concerns about the economy in general and inflation more specifically rising worldwide, how should brands respond? J. Walker…

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  7.    Inclusive marketing is just better marketing
    Diversity & Inclusion

    Inclusive marketing is just better marketing

    Inclusive marketing isn’t just a sideline or a charity project, it’s just better marketing, says Jerry Daykin,…

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  8.    GARM calls on Twitter to uphold existing commitments on brand safety and deepen future collaboration
    Brand safetyBrand safety

    GARM calls on Twitter to uphold existing commitments on brand safety and deepen future collaboration

    The Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) is an advertiser-led cross-industry effort to remove harmful content from…

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  9.    Benchmark: Recommended tools for in-house agency operations
    Marketing capabilities

    Benchmark: Recommended tools for in-house agency operations

    WFA member benchmark on recommended tools/systems/apps to support in-house agency operations. 

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  10.    Spotlight: Putting attention to work
    Media measurement

    Spotlight: Putting attention to work

    One key measurement metric which has gained a lot of traction is “Attention” and a willingness from brands to shift…

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  11.    Spotlight: E-commerce content creation - setting up for success
    Agency evaluation & performanceMarketing procurement

    Spotlight: E-commerce content creation - setting up for success

    To support an efficient and effective e-commerce content creation strategy it is essential that brands establish a clearly defined…

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  12.    Benchmark: Global Category Management – Digital production & publishing
    Marketing procurement

    Benchmark: Global Category Management – Digital production & publishing

    This WFA member benchmark examines the category management of digital production & publishing.

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  13.    Benchmark: Market Research & Insights – Recommended agency partners
    Agency evaluation & performanceMarketing procurement

    Benchmark: Market Research & Insights – Recommended agency partners

    WFA member benchmark on recommended market research & insights agency partners and approaches to benchmarking rates.

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  14.    Benchmark: Global Category Management – Loyalty & Reward
    Marketing procurement

    Benchmark: Global Category Management – Loyalty & Reward

    This WFA member benchmark examined the category management of Loyalty & Reward.

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  15.    WFA suggested amendments on EU ‘greenwashing’ ban proposal
    Marketing law

    WFA suggested amendments on EU ‘greenwashing’ ban proposal

    On 30 March, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive on Empowering Consumers for the Green Transition. Crucially,…

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  16.    Media Forum Meeting Overview (22nd September 2022)
    Brand safetyBrand safetySelf-regulationDiversity & InclusionAgency evaluation & performanceAgency managementAgency remuneration & contractsAgency review & pitchingAgency rostersData collection & privacy

    Media Forum Meeting Overview (22nd September 2022)

    Meeting overview and presentations from WFA’s Media Forum on the 22nd September 2022

     

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  17.    Ditch the metaverse FOMO
    Marketing technologyMarketing technology

    Ditch the metaverse FOMO

    Brands need to think twice before entering ‘the metaverse’. Rob Foster, senior consultant at The Observatory…

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  18.    Marketing budgets under heavy scrutiny, WFA and Ebiquity research
    Media governance

    Marketing budgets under heavy scrutiny, WFA and Ebiquity research

    Marketing and advertising budgets are coming under increasing pressure and heavy scrutiny from finance directors in the volatile and…

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  19.    Sourcing Forum meeting overview (September 2022)
    Marketing procurement

    Sourcing Forum meeting overview (September 2022)

    Overview of the Sourcing Forum held remotely on 28th September, 2022

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  20.    WFA Benchmark Results: Measuring Media Dollars and & Performance
    Media measurementAgency evaluation & performanceAgency remuneration & contractsMarketing effectiveness

    WFA Benchmark Results: Measuring Media Dollars and & Performance

    A WFA member wanted to understand trends in the membership with respect to how media costs are being tracked.

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  21.    PAG Meeting Overview (September 2022)

    PAG Meeting Overview (September 2022)

    Meeting overview and presentations from WFA’s Policy Action Group (PAG) meeting on 20 September 2022.

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