With co-chairs Sean Moshir, CellTrust and Malcolm Cadd, Neustar, the committee officially kicked off on December 3rd 2013.
Adam Lavine, the CEO of FunMobility, welcomed Jeremy Agulnek from Vibes to join him as the co-chair of this group. In the recent meeting held on October 30th 2013 Adam reviewed the initial trials of a mobile ad unit that were held in Northern California. Adam noted that the trials were too small to make a big impact, but that more such efforts are planned for 2014. The committee welcomes new members, and is especially interested in participation by retailer and brand members of MMA.
With 36 member companies now on the Committee, the recent meeting held on October 28th 2013, focused on what issues need to be addressed to help the market better understand the opportunities and challenges in programmatic. Member companies submitted a series of questions and Mary Beth McCabe of National University helped prepare the survey that we want all MMA members to consider taking.
As previously announced, the Location Committee has formed a number of working groups to address discrete areas within the location segment of mobile.
On October 17th 2013 MMA member company Patton Boggs LLP, on behalf of a consortium of MMA members companies, filed a petition to the FCC asking for clarification on rules that went into effect October 16th 2013.
A subset of the Mobile Video Committee has been working with two partners, ImServices (data aggregation and normalization) and Pre-Meditated Media (analytics) to develop the first significant benchmark analysis of the current state of mobile video.
We are just receiving and preparing the final data sets, but look here soon (as well as in the press – we will make a big deal of this!) for more news and insights.
The inaugural Programmatic Committee was held September 30, 2013 with about 15 of the 27 MMA committee member companies in attendance. Committee co-founders Ben Green of OpenX and Richard Lowden of RTBIQ opened the session with a run through of the original Strategic Framework and then the group turned to discussing what they see as the primary issues confronting programmatic in mobile.
The MMA NA Location Committee met on September 30, 2013 to discuss the recent release of the “Location Terminology Guide - The Language of Location”. Announced during the signature mobile event during Advertising Week, SM2, the paper received high praise from industry experts and pundits. The committee will soon be releasing an up-to-date “industry landscape” detailing all the major segments and players within the mobile location ecosystem.
On October 7, 2013 David Gunzerath and George Ivie of MRC, Joe Laszlo of IAB and Leo Scullin of MMA jointly hosted a webinar on the details of the recently released “Mobile Application Advertising Measurement Guidelines”. This webinar will be available on both the MMA and IAB web sites.