By Lou Mastria
Big Idea: Responsible use of consumer data drives a tremendous amount of engagement and commerce – but also can be and is a force for social good. At DAA Summit 2016, three panelists took the stage to explain how advertising works for public benefit.
“We’re so focused all the time on eliminating the bad, and we forget that there’s a lot that’s good about what we do in digital advertising, and what we’re able to do using interest-based advertising and the data that we collect,” said moderator Nancy Hill, president and chief executive officer, 4A’s, during Digital Advertising Alliance Summit 2016 in Silicon Beach, Los Angeles. Data can inform location, preferences, habits, and much more, she said. Consequently, that knowledge can be used for many purposes – including social responsibility.