Guidelines | MMA

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
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July, 2021
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Over-the-top (OTT) advertising is more popular than ever before. With new streaming services appearing regularly, advertising opportunities have grown considerably. This guide will help clarify what OTT advertising is and the different types of media buying methods.
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June, 2021
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Despite Identity Concerns, MMA Global Research Finds Nearly 50 Percent of Marketers Believe Multi-Touch Attribution is Still the Future of Marketing Measurement. Data regulations and lack of executive buy-in remain hurdles for the adoption of MTA.
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May, 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
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April, 2021
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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

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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Modern Marketing Reckoner Indonesia 2020

A report that takes us through how brands & consumers in Indonesia need to adapt seamlessly in this rapidly transforming digital environment.​

Highlights :

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December, 2020

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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In October 2020, the MMA conducted a study to gain insight into how marketers are approaching the upcoming changes in IDFA and how they are preparing for the future of the ecosystem.
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November, 2020
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This whitepaper aims to explain the most important terminology, sources, and insights into which advertisers should be aware to manage successful mobile marketing campaigns. Created by the Mobile Data Quality Lab of MMA Germany the whitepaper dives into recent facts and figures around mobile usage; the role of digital identifiers on smartphones; an overview of types of data available; and specifics on location data. The whitepaper concludes with an eight-step checklist that equips marketers to put valuable advice into important practice.

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November, 2020

The Mind the Gap Report shines a light on changes in the media landscape in Germany between 2012 and 2020, contrasting Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X and Baby-boomers’ media behaviour. It is a good starting point from which to inform advertisers where they should prioritise and focus their experiments and learning agendas; to ensurebrands are more consumer-centric, and to give them the best opportunity to find new customers and grow their business.

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October, 2020

The global pandemic has set off a chain reaction of shocks – from digital surge to brand loyalty shocks. Retail leaders navigating this time of exceptional uncertainly need steady focus to manage current challenges. In the future operating models and capabilities, that allow agility and efficiency to quickly capture pockets of growth, will be more relevant to retailers than ever before.

This report highlights how consumer are growing appetite for tech-forward experience are reshaping retail and why safety and convenience will continue to be critical.  

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September, 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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December, 2019
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A long-time client of a leading omnichannel demand-side platform (DSP) added new partners to their media mix, which resulted in a sudden performance downturn on the DSP’s existing campaigns. The client’s marketing manager consulted the DSP’s analysts and expressed concerns over traffic pattern anomalies, such as high click-to-install ratios and abnormal time-to-install outliers, amongst the new partners. The DSP suspected that the new partners were stealing conversions not only from their campaigns but also organic installs. This was in spite of the advertiser having their current mobile
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April, 2020
A worldwide telecommunications and financial wire service company was concerned about performance anomalies in their mobile app acquisition campaigns. Certain key performance indicators (KPIs) seemed over inflated, and post-install engagement with important conversion events was less than desirable. For the marketing team, understanding their true return on ad spend (ROAS) was elusive and they were deeply concerned about ad fraud.
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April, 2020

For marketers, mobile connects their brands and businesses with consumers in a personal way that no other media can. It’s because of this connection that mobile marketing, when used strategically and creatively, delivers such a good return. This prowess is what the SMARTIES Awards honours; excellent use of mobile marketing that positively and significantly impacts business results.

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February, 2020
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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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The Multi-Touch Attribution (MTA) Journey Map is an end-to-end guide on how to launch a successful multi-touch attribution (MTA) initiative at your organization.
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October, 2019

This report is about Turkey 2018 Mobile Ad Spending. 

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May, 2019
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In this guide we showcase the very best in South African mobile marketing, and share how to enter your work for the 2019 awards. The case studies – winners of the 2018 SMARTIES Awards - are exceptional examples of what can be achieved through this truly unique medium. We urge you to take the time to review them carefully to glean insights into mobile marketing best practice.

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May, 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
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According to the MMA’s most recent benchmarking survey of Multi-Touch Attribution (MTA) adoption, 40% of marketers currently employ MTA, and another 33% said they plan to do so within the next year.
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April, 2019
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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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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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The Mobile Marketing Association is expanding its members-only acceleration tools with our latest release, the MTA Data Acquisition RFI. This template is specifically designed to assist marketers in evaluating and securing higher quality data.

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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
Sponsored Data & Data Rewards

Everyone who has a smartphone, anywhere in the world, needs data. As demonstrated by this Playbook, when we say data is the new universal currency we are not exaggerating it.

Sponsored Data is about providing certain amount of data or navigation of a mobile app/site to certain users free of costs because this data is sponsored by corporations. How can consumers benefit from it? By responding to an action requested by the brand that is offering internet access: downloading and using its app, watching a videoclip, filling out a form, purchasing a product.

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May, 2017
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March, 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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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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November, 2016

This study, based on surveys and interviews with more than 400 brand leaders and senior agency executives, reveals that marketers are advancing their location data strategies, significantly increasing spend and using more data-centric approaches that impact ad delivery and creative.

The MMA would like to thank Factual as the primary sponsor of this research initiative, as well as the following co-sponsors: Digital Element, Dstillery, PlaceIQ, Plexure, Skyhook Wireless, Teralytics, Thinknear by Telenav, Ubimo, Verve Mobile and xAd.

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November, 2016
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November, 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
Geolocation Applied to Marketing
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The second playbook of the series Mobile Yearbook 2016, developed by Mobile Marketing Association Latam, is about “Geolocation” and this technology’s benefits for brand. The digital book – full text available for MMA Latam members- presents how geolocation has open the doors for collaborative economy and the importance of this technology to mobile marketing.
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September, 2016
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August, 2016
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Programmatic Media And Mobile
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This is the first of a series of educational material that we will distribute along this year aiming to bring knowledge and promote the mobile marketing market maturation for the Latin America advertising industry. Good reading!
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June, 2016
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MMA Internet of Things Connected Objects Working Group Strategic Framework v1.2

The MMA IoT Connected Objects Working Group seeks to help brands see the possibilities and understand the strategic implications of extending their mobile marketing initiatives through connected objects. 

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April, 2016
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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
Mobile Wallet Inspiration Guide

Consumers carry their mobile devices anywhere and everywhere, presenting an opportunity for brands to connect and communicate with their customers. Marketers are always striving to reach and connect with their audience on mobile, creating and cultivating a unique brand experience for their customers.

Mobile wallet presents a new opportunity.

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November, 2015
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What is Mobile Engagement?

Mobile engagement is the act of engaging a user through available messaging channels inside and outside of an app. Companies use mobile engagement to deliver positive brand experiences, support their business goals and build valuable, long-term relationships. Engagement typically starts the moment a user downloads your app. Showing users your app’s value from the very beginning is essential to building a long-term relationship that keeps them coming back. 

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November, 2015
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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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As the mobile industry rapidly adopts location technology in all its forms, The Mobile Marketing Association has released, “Understanding the Beacon Proximity Landscape,” the latest update from their In-Store and Beacon Working Group. The paper defines the beacon ecosystem and outlines the opportunities and challenges facing each stakeholder within that system—giving particular attention to consumers and the privacy imperative.

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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
Demystifying Location Data Accuracy

The always-there, always-on nature of mobile devices combined with the ability to determine precise location gives marketers the unprecedented ability to deliver relevant messages to consumers. Location data can enhance the entire marketing cycle — from developing an understanding of who consumers are, to understanding their context at the moment the message is displayed, and then measuring the impact of marketing programs.

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October, 2015
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As the second of a three part series, this overview shares insights from what is likely the most comprehensive industry survey of mobile native ad effectiveness ever, with MMA members Ahalogy, Celtra, EA, PubNative, Sharethrough, Waze and Yahoo comparing campaign results and research findings in an effort to definitively prove the effectiveness of mobile native ads.

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August, 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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May, 2015
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The mission of the MMA Mobile Native Advertising Committee is to promote the definition of mobile native ads, educate marketers and publishers about native advertising benefits and best practices, and grow the global market for this emerging and increasingly effective digital display format.

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April, 2015

Text Marketing – marketing via the messaging channel – provides the connective tissue between the physical, digital and traditional experiences a consumer has with a brand. Without a defined mobile messaging strategy in place, the brand’s ability to engage with the connected customer will take significantly longer to mature.

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March, 2015
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In 2014, big brands from Kraft to MasterCard have announced plans to shift up to 100% of their media budgets to programmatic. And they are not alone. According to MAGNA GLOBAL’s recent Programmatic Forecast, global programmatic spend will reach $21B in 2014 and more than double to $53B by 2018. Pervasive consumer use of mobile devices is a key driver behind the rapid growth of programmatic. Crossdevice identification, the rise of programmatic TV, the ad fraud battle, and evolution of the media supply chain (i.e.

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March, 2015
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Native advertising offers the promise of increased engagement in mobile marketing, but inaccurate perceptions threaten to stall this new format before it has the chance to take off. Heading into 2015 reports indicate that 89% of marketers are at least beginning to adopt native advertising, but only 37% report that they have a defined native advertising plan. In 2014 native advertising spend on social media sites alone is expected to reach $4.0B, a 122% increase over 2013.

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March, 2015
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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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Mobile: The Great Connector
Mobile: The Great Connector
Bridging The Physical & Digital Worlds To Boost Your Marketing Effectiveness
 
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November, 2013
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MMA Location Terminology Guide
The MMA Location Committee wants to ensure this guide represents a fair and unbiased view and continues to keep up to date with the latest technological and business evolutions of mobile location. As a result, this document has been posted to a public wiki-style site that will enable readers to edit, change and/or make critical additions as necessary. You can access the document at the link below. Note: once in the document, you can request editing rights.
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The MMA Lexicon Subcommittee proposes the lexical framework to categorize mobile video ad units for the ease of communication and transaction within the mobile advertising industry among brands, agencies and technology providers.

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January, 2013
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DAA Mobile Guidance

This guidance explains for covered companies how the existing Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (“OBA Principles”) and Multi- Site Data (“MSD Principles”) (collectively, the “Self-Regulatory Principles”) apply to certain types of data in the mobile Web site and application environment. This guidance responds to the fact that both First Parties and Third Parties operate across a variety of channels including mobile.

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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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September, 2012
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Marketers are constantly being challenged to get the most out of their marketing budgets. The search for the optimal marketing mix, improved ROI and new consumer insights along the entire path to purchase is a constant requirement of successful marketers. The process of measuring campaign performance that informs and delivers these results is often referred to as measurement or analytics, and as noted in Figure 1 analytics is high on the list of marketer’s needs and plans. Analytics is in a maturing process in the online realm, but it remains nascent in mobile.

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September, 2012
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This updated set of MMA Global Mobile Advertising unit guidelines is intended to simplify the creation, planning, buying, selling and reporting of mobile display ad units on a global basis. By standardizing the handful of sizes that will be most widely accepted, mobile advertising will be easier to add to the media mix of all advertisers around the globe.

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August, 2012
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The Mobile Marketing Association is the premier, global not-for-profit trade association that works to promote, educate, measure, guide and protect the mobile marketing industry worldwide. In this capacity, we are pleased to introduce the attached Mobile Application Privacy Policy, authored and prepared by the MMA Privacy & Advocacy Committee. The intent of this privacy policy is to provide the mobile application developer with policy language that can be quickly and completely understood by the consumer.

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December, 2011
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