A candid conversation with WFA's Robert Rakowitz. Rob leads the Global Alliance for Responsible Media (GARM) - a never-been-done-before industry alliance that brings together global marketers, media agencies, media owner platforms and industry associations to start working together to address consumer safety and societal health in ad-supported digital media. In this role, Rob is one part community builder-leader and one part catalyst-matchmaker. Rob helps identify existing best practices and align industry leaders in creating new solutions to address this challenge through “uncommon collaboration.”
The Global Alliance for Responsible Media was formed to identify specific collaborative actions, processes and protocols for protecting consumers and brands from safety issues. Alliance members will work collaboratively to identify actions that will better protect consumers online, working towards a media environment where hate speech, bullying and disinformation is challenged, where personal data is protected, and used responsibly when given, and where everyone is, especially children, better protected online. Alliance members acknowledge their collective power to significantly improve the health of the media ecosystem.