Use the Guide as a resource to help you create a brand safety and suitability strategy for your organization. If your organization already has a brand safety and suitability strategy, consult the Guide for insight to help you improve and augment it going forward. Use it to spark new ideas to help you remain informed and proactive, and continue to iteratively build on best practices in a changing landscape.
Brand safety is in a nascent stage in India with limited awareness and very few brand custodians taking it seriously. The present brand safety guidelines are not aligned with the changing business needs where digital takes the centre stage. Brands will need to revisit their guidelines with a digital first approach. With Brand infringement increasingly becoming a gateway to brand safety issues, it cannot be ignored.There is a definite need to formalise a structured and purpose driven knowledge repository around brand safety in India.
The Modern Marketing Reckoner Report 2021 was developed to help businesses move forward and gain leverage in the online marketing industry. It will provide valuable insights on the latest modern marketing strategies, as well as comprehensive coverage on topics including how to plan for post-IDFA mobile marketing strategies, the role of the rising e-sport industry for marketers, cashless society, and the new era of programmatic mobile video advertising.
In the era where brands are going direct to consumer, and using digital platforms to sell products and services besides building communities, reputation and positioning of brands plays a crucial role in the acceptability among audiences.
With the increased complexity of protecting a brand’s image and reputation from the rise in threats from fake news, inappropriate content, marketing tech, the digital supply chain, ad fraud and socially responsible consumers, marketers need a sound brand safety and fraud mitigation strategy. In support of these efforts, the MMA, together with brand leaders, has created a Brand Safety Guide.
With consumers spending significantly more time on various digital media due to social distancing, working from home etc., it is imperative for brands to strike the right balance - engage with the consumers in a meaningful, personalized manner while maintaining the right tone. While the role first-party data plays might differ across businesses, there is no time like the present for companies to rethink and be more explicit about what data they collect and why.
THE IMPORTANT DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW BRANDS CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES ONLINE IS THE IMPETUS BEHIND THIS WHITE PAPER. OF 14 BURNING TOPICS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED, WE HAVE CHOSEN THREE PRIORITIES FOR THIS STAGE OF THE DISCUSSIONS: BRAND SAFETY, VIEWABILITY AND AD FRAUD.