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Johnson, Lewis, and Nubbemeyer Receive 2022 Weitz-Winer-O’Dell Award

Johnson, Lewis, and Nubbemeyer Receive 2022 Weitz-Winer-O’Dell Award

Garrett A. Johnson, Randall A. Lewis, and  Elmar I. Nubbemeyer have been selected to receive the 2022 Weitz-Winer O’Dell Award for their article “Ghost Ads: Improving the Economics of Measuring Online Ad Effectiveness,” which appeared in the December 2017 issue (Vol. 54, No. 6) of Journal of Marketing Research (JMR).

The Weitz-Winer-O’Dell Award honors the JMR article published five years earlier that has made the most significant, long-term contribution to marketing theory, methodology, and/or practice. The award committee this year included Vikas Mittal (Rice University), Mary Frances Luce (Duke University), and Robert Meyer (University of Pennsylvania).


The committee provided the following statement about their choice for this award:

The committee was pleased with the strong set of finalist papers. The winning paper, “Ghost Ads: Improving the Economics of Measuring Online Ad Effectiveness,” brought attention to a long-standing, real-world problem and provided a methodologically sophisticated yet managerially practical solution to it. The ghost-ads methodology works with modern online ad platforms to reduce the cost of experimentation and improve measurement precision. It has been used by several advertisers, including Duracell, Nissan, and Samsung. Today, several advertising platforms offer ghost ad methodologies to measure ad effectiveness.

Three other excellent papers were named finalists for the 2022 Weitz-Winer-O’Dell Award. Congratulations to the authors of all four of these papers:

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