Chris Warren

Journalist Chris Warren has written about everything from the best jazz clubs in Tokyo to B2B branding in his nearly two decade career. A former editor at Los Angeles magazine, Warren has contributed to National Geographic Traveler, Institutional Investor, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications.

Recent content by this author:

  • The Future of Influencer Marketing Features More Integration

    ANA Magazine   September 10, 2021  

    Engaging with influencers has gone well beyond traditional brand partnerships. As companies develop their influencer marketing strategies, nuance will be a key ingredient moving forward.

  • Marketers Bulk Up Their Content Marketing Efforts

    ANA Magazine   July 23, 2021  

    As people return to a post-pandemic life, marketers are going to need to reevaluate their content marketing strategy if they want to stay viable and keep their audiences engaged. Producing content that brings meaning to people’s lives is shaping up to be the biggest challenge, along with devising new measurement tools.

  • Brands Crank Up Efforts to Diversify Their Product Portfolios

    ANA Magazine   July 2, 2021  

    For marketers diversifying their product portfolios, the aim is to build on the existing strengths of a brand while actively engaging a new set of customers. But in pursuing such a strategy, marketers have to be careful not to dilute the characteristics that have made their company so popular already.

  • Brands for Humans Is a Movement with Purpose

    ANA Magazine   May 14, 2021  

    Brands for humans (B4H), or the humanization of brand persona, is starting to circulate throughout the marketing field. However companies choose to operationalize B4H, there’s a growing onus on marketers to provide clarity to the public about a corporation’s values and beliefs and how it is meaningfully acting on those convictions.

  • X Factor

    The Nonprofit Journal   April 28, 2021  

    There are 65.2 million gen Xers in the U.S. and they love to give to causes that are important to them. Nonprofits would be wise to target what some are calling the next great giving generation.

  • How Marketers Capitalize on the Trust Deficit

    ANA Magazine   April 9, 2021  

    The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the country’s health, economy, and psychological well-being. It’s also contributed to a severe lack of trust in major institutions, according to Edelman’s 2021 Trust Barometer. As the U.S. starts to recover from the virus, people are looking to companies to fix problems the government can’t.

  • In-House Ad Agencies Are Gaining Room to Maneuver

    ANA Magazine   March 12, 2021  

    Having earned the trust of internal stakeholders, in-house agencies at The Hershey Co., Walgreens, and other mega retailers are quickly expanding their roles and responsibilities. Amid the pandemic, new tasks range from producing ads to selling them.

  • How Experiential Marketing Is Evolving

    ANA Magazine   November 30, 2020  

    In the wake of the pandemic, a rapid shift in experiential marketing is underway — and none too soon. The industry as a whole is expected to decline more than 15 percent this year following years of solid growth. Brands are scrambling to pick up the slack.

  • Reversing the Decline of American Brands in Europe

    ANA Magazine   October 2, 2020  

    Since the coronavirus outbreak, European consumer perceptions of American brands have worsened, and purchases have declined. There are various marketing strategies to deploy to get things back on track.

  • A New Concern Among Consumers: Brand Safety

    ANA Magazine   August 14, 2020  

    The term ‘brand safety’ has taken on a more literal meaning during the pandemic, with consumers acutely interested in how the products they buy are manufactured, packaged, and distributed.

  • The Keys to Attracting Young Marketing Talent

    ANA Magazine   June 5, 2020  

    The expectations of millennial and generation Z workers mesh nicely with the underlying need for marketers to be perpetually innovative, flexible, and digitally savvy.