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The Evolving Role of the Chief Digital Officer is a report for MMA Global based on in-depth interviews with 50 CDOs from global companies across multiple industries conducted by the Oxford Future of Marketing Initiative at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. The report provides a framework for the future of the CDO role, intended to provoke thought among CDOs themselves as well as their executive team colleagues.
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Featuring input from industry trailblazers, this is the most awaited and anticipated report to help marketing professionals strengthen their strategy to drive business growth in 2023. It covers topics such as CTV, Superapps and the latest MarTech trends. The research in the report is backed by solid data and analyzed by experts to provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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The State of Modern Marketing in India - a report in collaboration between MMA APAC and WARC - examines how the industry is approaching these challenges, focusing on current trends and future opportunities. To drive growth in the digital age, marketing needs to modernise a specific set of capabilities and mindsets.

Findings from this study suggest that over a third (36%) of Indian marketers will spend more than 60% of their budgets on digital marketing, compared to 25% of APAC marketers overall.

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To drive growth in the digital age, marketing needs to modernise a specific set of capabilities and mindsets.
But as complexity grows, marketers face increasingly difficult choices about where to allocate their investments; what objectives and tactics to choose; and what capabilities to develop in order to drive future growth.


This report – a collaboration between WARC and MMA APAC – examines how the industry is approaching these challenges, with a focus on current trends and future opportunities.

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Advertising and the Present Moment

According to a recent survey, more than 60 percent of CEOs globally say that they expect a recession in their primary region of operations before the end of 2023 or earlier. As speculations about economic recession continue to gain steam, marketers may once again be confronted with the classic dilemma of whether to cut marketing and advertising spend or not.

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, 2022
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Marketing must have a certain set of competencies and mindsets to generate development in the digital age. However, as complexity increases, marketers must make more tough decisions about where to direct their efforts, which objectives and techniques to pursue, and which skills to create in order to drive future development.
This report, produced in cooperation with WARC and MMA APAC, explores how the industry is addressing these problems, with an emphasis on current trends and future potential

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October, 2022
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To drive growth in the digital age, marketing needs to modernise a specific set of capabilities and mindsets.

But as complexity grows, marketers face increasingly difficult choices about: where to allocate their investments; what objectives and tactics to choose; and what capabilities to develop in order to drive future growth.

This report – a collaboration between WARC and MMA Global – examines how the industry is approaching these challenges, with a focus on current trends and future opportunities. 

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October, 2022
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The second edition of the MMA EY Leveraging Consumer Data For Marketing 2022 report is based on a survey in which over 170 CEOs and CMOs across various sectors participated to understand the trends amongst the CXO community on consumer data strategy and critical success factors. The report offers a deep dive into the world of data maturity and best practices to guide marketers and provide them with toolkits to ace their data marketing journey.

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October, 2022
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Today’s marketing and media landscape has become so complex and complicated, it has become harder than ever to simply market.

It’s led to a veritable fog of marketing in which it’s less clear than ever how to generate results. A survey of 493 companies across all ad sectors found that 80 percent of managers at large firms are not satisfied with marketing’s effectiveness.

Questions keeping up marketing executives week after week include:

  • How do I create and deliver topline and bottomline growth?

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September, 2022
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With consumer journeys becoming more complex and non-linear, the role of digital is becoming more prominent across the journey. As a result, this festive season will require marketers to rethink their media strategies to succeed.

MMA has partnered with GroupM and Amazon Ads to co-author an industry whitepaper for offering a collective view on how the industry should approach the festive season this year and recommendations on winning in the upcoming festive season.

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September, 2022
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The report highlights conversations around responsible utilization of consumer data becoming the need of the hour. The report unravels the new age customer’s need for personalisation without compromising their need for privacy. Marketers need to put more effort into educating consumers about data usage and tracking. They need to find ways to ensure privacy is not a hindrance to providing better products and services to the consumers. Rather, how a privacy-first approach to data can facilitate consumer trust in the brand.

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August, 2022
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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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July, 2022
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June, 2021
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The Modern Marketers Guide to Leveraging Data & MarTech is an insight-packed, action-oriented playbook - An initiative by the MMA India AMMP community represented by the MarTech & Data council.

This second edition focuses on why Data and MarTech need to be looked at from the same lens to ensure that together they create great business impact.

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May, 2022
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MMA India, a part of MMA Global, which is the world’s leading not-for-profit marketing trade body, along with GroupM unveiled its Annual Report - Modern Marketing Reckoner 2022: Building Winning Marketing Organisations. The report is a ready reckoner to enable marketers to build winning marketing organisations. It is inspired by the MMA Global report which finds that the differential in sales growth performance for firms with low and high marketing capability fit is 3X or three times.

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The term "social commerce" refers to the "purchasing and selling that occurs on social media and other networking sites." Social commerce offers the particular advantage of engaging customers and enabling them to buy things inside their comfortable social media environment. According to Accenture, global social commerce is predicted to increase three times faster than conventional commerce, from $492 billion in 2021 to $1.2 trillion in 2022. Social commerce is one of the main e-commerce channels in Vietnam, owing to the population's high Internet and social media usage rates.

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New insights from a survey by the MMA, in partnership with the BCG, reveal that marketers are struggling to adapt to the shifting identity, privacy and regulatory landscape.

Among the key findings in The Year of Change In Digital Marketing report include:

Uncertainty Abounds:

  • 50% of marketers believe their CMO does not fully understand implications of changing privacy regulations and only 12% of marketers feel fully prepared for upcoming changes.

The Cookie Effect:

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April, 2022
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As part of the MMA’s Great Marketing Growth Debate, this research was launched to understand marketers’ application of the leading marketing growth frameworks presented as part of the series. Through this study, we aimed to explore two important questions:

  1. What is the level of marketing alignment when it comes to driving growth?
  2. How do companies approach marketing growth? 

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What is the level of marketing alignment when it comes to driving growth?

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April, 2022
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Changing the narrative on bias in advertising

This year, over 4.6 billion people will use the internet to find information, interact with friends and loved ones, read news and be entertained1. Those online experiences and the infrastructure that supports them, specifically digital advertising, are increasingly dependent on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). These advanced technologies help increase efficiency and accuracy, help users find and discover content, and provide relevant products and services.

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February, 2022
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Digital Marketing Communications Platform DPIP was established in January 2021 by the cooperation of four associations, namely Turkish Advertisers Association (RVD), Turkish Association of Advertising Agencies (RD), Interactive Advertising Bureau Turkey (IAB) and Mobile Media Research, Marketing and Advertising Association Turkey (MMA), that shape the marketing communication and advertising industry.

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December, 2021
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The theme of MMA 2021 is “Shape the Future of Modern Marketing” under the today context of technology evolving, consumer being more and more tech-savvy, yet socially conscious. Covid Pandemic has make the technology landscape, consumer behavior changes accelerating with much higher speed. The current situation has been forcing us to move faster on organization restructure, business operation reinventing. The technology and marketing technology specifically is the key enabler for organization to deliver this job to be done.

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December, 2021
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To set the stage we have an analysis by two analysts at EY who explore the key points in two frameworks.

One by Byron Sharp whose thinking resolves around how brands grow, and the other by Joel Rubinson, a proponent of outcomes-based marketing and the pivotal importance of targeting consumers in the movable middle.

Following this we jump right into panel of experts who offer their take on both frameworks, and actionable advice for you to follow.

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December, 2021
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What’s happened is the pandemic has been a major worldwide life change for everybody.

We’ve changed: we have new ways of working, we have new ways to live, we have to feed ourselves, we have to find new ways to enjoy ourselves.

So the entire world has been turned upside down.

And what has that done?

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December, 2021
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