Joanna Valente

Recent content by this author:

  • The Award-Winning Campaigns Highlighting Sustainable Practices

    Industry Insights   January 17, 2023  

    The 2022 Multicultural Excellence Awards showcase and highlight campaigns that do just this. Below are some award-winning campaigns that shine a light on sustainability practices.

  • 4 Award-Winning Campaigns That Spoke to People with Disabilities

    Industry Insights   January 13, 2023  

    Ads that connect people to each other, and themselves, set an example and standard for all brands to show an array of how different people live. Creating and fostering inclusivity, instead of showing sameness, is a brand strategy that isn’t just about business, but human progress.

  • 3 Award-Winning LGBTQ+ Campaigns

    Industry Insights   January 12, 2023  

    The best ads are ones where people feel included, represented, and part of a larger community. For the LGBTQ+ community, who haven’t been historically included (and have faced discrimination), feeling seen in mainstream media is huge.

  • Forrester Study Shows the Benefits of Digital Innovation

    Industry Insights   December 6, 2022  

    Bounteous commissioned a study conducted by Forrester Consulting research in 2022 “to evaluate the state of digital transformation maturity and the benefits companies at varying levels of maturity have realized” through an online survey with 415 respondents and six interviews with customer digital leaders.

  • 6 Holiday Ads That Bring People Together

    Industry Insights   November 16, 2022  

    The holidays are a time of celebration and love — both to celebrate the people we love and to cherish the moments we have with them. Regardless of which holiday, any time we carve out a moment to be present and enjoy each other’s company is a gift — and a gift we need to do more of. The best ads don’t just try to sell stuff (and yes, every ad is selling something) but hopefully inspire us and remind us of our own humanity.

  • These Candy Brands Brought People Together

    Industry Insights   October 21, 2022  

    During the fall months, and during any holiday season, it’s candy’s time to shine (or maybe, better yet, melt in your mouth). Whether it’s Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, or Thanksgiving, having treats on hand can help make the holidays feel special, and more easily shared with others. It’s a small gesture, but sharing a delicious moment matters. Of course, candy and snack brands know this.

  • Patagonia Has Set a New Precedent

    Industry Insights   September 15, 2022  

    Patagonia embodies brand purpose. Now more than ever. The company’s founder made the rare decision to transfer the ownership of the company to a trust and nonprofit organization, rather than sell it for a profit, as reported by the New York Times.

  • The Latest Trends When It Comes to Hybrid and Remote Work

    Industry Insights   August 30, 2022  

    Paul Flaharty, executive director of the marketing and creative practice area at Robert Half, spoke to ANA recently about the latest hiring and retention trends. The company released finding from a recent survey it conducted (How Remote Work Is Impacting Productivity: 5 Trends For Dispersed Teams - Jul 6, 2022 (

  • How Can You Raise Brand Awareness Using OOH?

    Industry Insights   August 29, 2022  

    Brian Rappaport, CEO of Quan Media Group, spoke to the ANA about how OOH (out of home advertising) is a critical way for these brands to reach their target audiences, raise their brand awareness and make a big impact, often at a lower cost. Quan, which is an OOH agency, has worked with DTC brands like Casper, Zelle, Capsule, OpenTable, and FreshDirect.

  • Ageism in Marketing Is a Problem — Let’s Fix It

    Industry Insights   June 30, 2022  

    Ageism in marketing has been a problem for a long time. Really think about it. When was the last time you really saw older people in ads (that weren’t specifically geared toward aging)? You know, ads where older people are portrayed as themselves, living their lives, joyously?

  • How to Recruit and Retain Diverse Marketing Talent

    Industry Insights   June 23, 2022  

    Amid rapidly changing demographics in the U.S. and the mainstreaming of diversity equity and inclusion is a growing responsibility on marketers to broaden their horizons to have the kind of workforce that will more accurately reflect what the country looks like now and will look like in the years ahead.