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The Modern Marketers Guide to MarTech Maturity is an initiative by the MMA India AMMP community represented by the MarTech council.

It's the only industry Playbook to showcase MarTech maturity across different organizations and sectors with complete guidance on choosing and utilizing MarTech stacks effectively.

What makes this MarTech Playbook unique:

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September, 2021

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September, 2021
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This is a first of its kind industry report/playbook that deep dives into how consumer behaviour is changing across the eCommerce value chain, the report throws light on the critical aspects as below in greater detail:

  1. Market landscape
  2. Pre-purchase Trends & Insights
  3. Channel Choice
  4. Consumer Purchase Patterns
  5. Rise of Vernacular, Voice & Video

Expected Learnings

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September, 2021
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This implementation playbook contains step-by-step instructions for marketers to implement Outcome-Based Marketing v2.0 (OBM2) at their organization. This playbook is exclusive to MMA Members. Please reach out to [email protected] to learn more about membership.

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August, 2021

As more businesses continue to invest in MarTech solutions, and the Indonesian marketing landscape continues to evolve, it is crucial for marketers to identify trends and best practices that will help them accelerate business growth. 

In line with MMA’s mission to continuously enlighten, empower and enable marketers to shape the future of modern marketing, we have developed the MMA Indonesia MarTech Report 2021. It includes valuable insights into Indonesia’s MarTech landscape, delving into topics such as advertising and promotion, content and experience, and commerce and sales.

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June, 2021
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The Modern Marketers Guide to MarTech Maturity is an initiative by the MMA India AMMP community represented by the MarTech council.

It's the only industry Playbook to showcase MarTech maturity across different organizations and sectors with complete guidance on choosing and utilizing MarTech stacks effectively.

What makes this MarTech Playbook unique:

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May, 2021
Members Only

The MMA’s MTA Tactical Success Guide is a tool for marketers to determine their organization’s data readiness for employing Multi- Touch Attribution, discussing specific data linking strategies, the value of Unified User IDs and more. It also includes a workbook which allows marketers to examine how their own data might be used in MTA.

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April, 2021

MMA, in collaboration with Isobar; Powered by Slang Labs, launches the much-awaited - The Voice Playbook. The Playbook unpacks the potential impact of Voice capturing global and Indian media insights paving the way on how marketers can win with Voice. It will throw light on insights that will help you enhance your brand-customer journey. Unfolding:

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April, 2021
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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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April, 2021
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In this joint project between MMA Global and Neustar, we used return on ad spend (ROAS), a widely used measure of marketing success, to develop an innovative ‘v2.O’ framework—as this report’s title notes—to help brands target a new group of consumers: the ‘movable middles.’

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January, 2021
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4.8

MMA India, in association with mFilterIt, has published the Ad Fraud Elimination Guidelines recommending best practices to combat the challenge through collaborative endeavours of advertisers, agencies and the publishers.

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November, 2020
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October, 2020
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Covid-19 has created unprecedented disruption in every aspect of life including marketing and advertising. According to a recent study 70% of buyers have already adjusted or paused their planned ad spend, while 16% is still determining what actions to take. In this document we summarize some of the Industry’s best thinking in terms of advertising in times of crisis and we try to answer the key questions that block efficient marketing decision-making right now.

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June, 2020
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March, 2020

The Mobile Marketing Association and Decision Lab Ad Fraud report is the most essential guide for every marketer, agency, tech-provider and publisher to understand the mobile marketing ecosystem. The report marks the coming together of one of the biggest global trade associations and market research companies and this endeavour benefits all stakeholders in the business.

 

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November, 2019
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From A Blink to A Heartbeat

MMA's First Second Strategy Checklist and Facebook's Thumbstopper Creative Best Practices are what you need to win with short video ads.

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September, 2019
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Data sharing is at the heart of Multi-Touch Attribution, and a necessary factor in its successful deployment.
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May, 2019

How to Build Up A Closer Relationship Between New Products and Consumers: 4 Essential Approaches in Go-To-Market Plans

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December, 2018
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December, 2018
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December, 2018
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December, 2018
Case studies about Danone, Patrón, Swarovski and more will change how you employ location data
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December, 2018
Mobile Trends 2018

In this document, the Mobile Marketing Association intends to dissect the main trends that will drive mobile marketing in 2018. Here, you’ll have access to insights, analysis, opinions and projections from some of the great players in the industry, who will discuss the benefits and challenges of topics such as Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Payments, Location-Based Services, Multi-Touch Attribution and Transparent Use of Data.

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April, 2018
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Mobile World Congress

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) has proclaimed this year marks the start of a new era. One in which connectivity will reign, ensuring instantaneous access to contents, people, and “things” via smart devices. We hope you like the insights we brought back as the MWC proves that mobile technology is blood, fuel, and connector for all businesses we know and for the new ones to be created in the next few years.​

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April, 2018
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11.9 MB
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The Mobile Yearbook 2017 is an educational and inspirational content hub about mobile marketing, produced throughout the year in a collaborative way with members of MMA Latam.
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January, 2018
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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.

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May, 2020
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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
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March, 2017
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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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1.1 MB
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Members Only
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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
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A toolkit developed to guide marketers through the process of identifying, selecting and applying MTA solutions to drive their business and specifically, to tie marketing to business outcomes.
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August, 2021
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.

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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.

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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. 

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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?
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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? 

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November, 2015
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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.

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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
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June, 2015
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No longer just a tool for "in the moment" targeting, major brands are now leveraging the rich contextual information that location provides to create highly-targeted audience segments, enabling them to strategically target consumers at specific points in their day, not just when they're within close proximity of a brand's store or restaurant.

This is a great resource for Brands, Retailers, Agency Creative and Analytics vendors and experts.

Key Insights & Takeaways

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June, 2015
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Produced by the MMA NA Location Committee Audience Working Group, this white paper shares how major brands are using location data for more effective audience targeting. Titled, "Using Location for Audience Targeting", the paper reveals how user location and place data is evolving from a tool used primarily for "in the moment' targeting, to an essential component in the creation of accurate audience segments. Please read the full press release here.

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February, 2015
Mobile Creative Analysis

Tremor Video, Inc., an advertising technology company elevating brand performance across all screens for the world’s leading brands and publishers, and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), the world’s leading global non-profit trade mobile marketing association, released its research study entitled Crème de la Crème: A Guide to Creating Successful Mobile Video Advertising Units. 

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July, 2014
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398.8 MB (This is a large file and may take a few minutes to download)
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A Marketers Guide to Messaging: Trends and Best Practices

This white paper is designed to provide marketers with an overview of the best practices and trends when marketing to consumers on mobile devices, via text messaging aka SMS (short message service), MMS (multimedia messaging service), push notifications, or any other mobile messaging media.

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March, 2014
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Mobile: The Relationship Channel
The global ad market is on a path of steady recovery, with growth of 3.5% forecast for 2013, followed by 5.1% in 2014 and 5.8% in 2015, according to the latest ZenithOptimedia forecasts. This growth is being driven by digital innovations, with mobile, by some distance, the fastest-growing segment of internet advertising. As the consumer attention shifts to the screens held in the hand, logic therefore dictates that advertisers also spend their efforts where their consumers are—the mobile channel.
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April, 2014
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May, 2013
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The MMA Consumer Best Practices (CBP) for Messaging, for the United States market, provides a guide to implementing short code programs. This guideline document is a compilation of accepted industry practices, common wireless carrier policies, and regulatory guidance that have been agreed upon by representative member companies from all parts of the off-deck ecosystem. This is the last and FINAL document of its kind to be released by the MMA. All future inquiries should be directed to the CTIA.

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October, 2012
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