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Developed to help marketers get ahead of the curve in securing, organizing and managing quality data. Most researchers, marketers, and analytics people are not data architects, so this guide ensures that the team understands the data assets it will take to be successful with MTA. Specifically, the guide:

  • Provides a section-by-section explanation of considerations that should be taken in the MTA data planning process
  • Defines data asset types and relational structures
  • Defines linking of different types of data

To download a preview of the guide, click here.

Release Date: 
September, 2017
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A concise reference tool that visualizes all of the data needed, giving brands a clear picture of how datasets can interact and be integrated for successful MTA execution. It is intended to be a collaborative tool for marketers, agencies, DMPs and MTA providers to use to ensure nothing gets left out of the discussion.

Specifically, it shows:

  • How aggregate data can be tied back to unified user IDs
  • The components of linkable marketing
  • How first, second and third-party data flows into creating audience segments
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September, 2017
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Our mission as the main global association that represents the mobile industry is to spread knowledge and provide a wealth of resources to the content market to promote its business and professionals. For this, the Fintech topic is more than necessary. It is essential to understand where the mobile industry is heading in order to create an effective platform to connect people and companies. In this Playbook, the second of 2017, we dive into the revolution of the companies that simplified the finance services and focused on solutions that
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July, 2017
A new report by the MMA and RadiumOne is ready for download, and an essential read for any marketer who is trying to figure out how mobile impacts the consumer journey – and how well other marketers believe they are executing in mobile. In it, you’ll learn:
  • What the top mobile signals are for branding, by vertical.
  • What signals marketers are employing, based on KPIs.
  • How the purchase funnel really works. (Hint: It’s not a funnel.)
  • What marketers feel is their biggest challenge when it comes to leveraging data to improve marketing performance.
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March, 2017
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December, 2016
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December, 2016
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The MMA encourages all of our members to become familiar with these guidelines, as the changes included will promote improved digital advertising measurement and better align all digital impressions with the viewability standard. The revised guidelines will shift both mobile in-app and mobile web from a “count-on-download” to a “count-on-begin-to-render” ad impression measurement standard.

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December, 2016
Marketing in a Mobile World: Five Discussion Topics for Companies Wrestling with a World Gone Mobile
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When four hundred marketers, representing $66 billion in media spend, come together to discuss marketing in a mobile world, there are bound to be some major learnings, and that was the case at the Mobile Marketing Assocation’s Marketing Leadership Forum, which was held on May 10 - 11, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square.

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June, 2016
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Five Things Marketers Need to Know About Mobile Programmatic
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Signaling that the rise of programmatic buying in mobile is equally as dramatic as its ascension in other forms of digital media, the Mobile Marketing Association’s first-ever Automation and Programmatic Forum studied not only its growth, but the ramifications that growth has for mobile. The Forum brought together several hundred practitioners from brands, publishers, agencies and technology providers.

Release Date: 
April, 2016
Location: The Ultimate in Contextual Marketing
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As the mobile phone has emerged as the single most personal means with which to communicate, the day’s speakers underscored that mobile as a marketing platform has to be equally personal, providing users with messaging that is meaningful, appropriate, relevant and contextual.

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April, 2016
Aspirations for Mobile Marketing in 2016

The mobile landscape is set to grow even further in 2016. Nine Mobile Marketing Association’s APAC Board Members from agencies and brands such as Facebook, Google, WPP, share their aspirations for mobile throughout 2016.

In this infographic, they have a common desire to achieve progress in measurement, drum up investments in leadership and technology, and increase mobile-led cross-platform campaigns.

Release Date: 
March, 2016
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Mobile: The Great Connector - Volume 2

Bridging The Digital & Physical Worlds To Boost Your Marketing Effectiveness

In Volume 2 we explore how location data and context are coming together to enhance the entire marketing cycle. The way is clear for marketers to harness mobile — and the location context data and insights it offers —to build better audience profiles and bridge the digital and physical worlds. Let this e-book be your guide to architecting the strategies that will allow you to drive positive results for your company and great experiences for your existing and new customers.

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February, 2016
MMA Guidance Report: Mobile Native Advertising

This Guidance Report summarizes the work the MMA Mobile Native Advertising Committee has developed over the course of the past year. It includes the definitions, formats, research on effectiveness and then concludes that certain basic, best practices can go a long way towards improving the efficacy of all the MMA mobile native ad formats. MMA Mobile Native Advertising Committee members have collaborated to share their learnings on what makes a native ad fit in with a publisher’s environment, and yet stand out to a user.

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December, 2015
2015 Global Smarties Trends Report

Developed by the MMA in partnership with Millward Brown, the 2015 Global Smarties Trends Report cross-references case studies from MMA’s Global Smarties and Cannes Mobile Lions finalists (as well as those on the short list) to delineate shared characteristics and identify key trends.

Each year it reviews the winning roster across these two coveted awards programs to identify emerging, effective mobile marketing trends and share with the industry what makes the winning work so remarkable. 

Release Date: 
December, 2015

As part of a larger ongoing strategy for the MMA to provide the most comprehensive resource for marketers on how best to implement effective mobile marketing campaigns, the MMA EMEA in collaboration with Millward Brown have analyzed the MMA Smarties EMEA shortlist and published a Mobile Creativity Report. In this report, we discuss:

  • What differentiates good from great mobile creative?
  • How can brands take advantage of the future mobile video advertising opportunity?
Release Date: 
November, 2015
The Mobile Surface Area: A Landscape of Opportunity

We’ve established that mobile engagement is crucial to the success of your app and therefore business value and brand, but how and where does mobile engagement happen? 

Release Date: 
November, 2015

Marketing has changed. Your customer is in control; you are not. Businesses must adapt to this new reality. 

Traditional marketing and advertising have reigned for decades, but they are no longer the only way, or even the best way, to reach your customers today. Today’s consumers don’t want advertising hijacking their attention. They want effortless experiences served up to them, guiding them through daily life and solving their problems. They want magic. 

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November, 2015
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MMA Mobile Native Advertising Best Practices

Successful advertising is noted for standing out, clear and distinct from your competition. But this goes against the very nature of native ads, which are all designed to “fit in”. The notion that advertising must grab attention raises a pertinent question in the mind of every marketer who plans to go native - will it really deliver on its lofty promises? The answer lies in truly understanding the intent behind native advertising, and then implementing it the right way.

Release Date: 
November, 2015

The Push Notifications User Manual is produced and developed by the MMA France Messaging Marketing Committee. With this Guide, Mobile Marketing Association France intends to demystify push notification, a tool which we believe already to be essential, given that: 

  • mobile web traffic is on its way to exceeding computerbased web traffic
  • apps account for 86% of this mobile traffic
  • and push notifications are by far the best tool to incite users to revisit an application
Release Date: 
June, 2015
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