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Industry Insights

Web3 and the Future of Marketing

by Kelly Cutler, 1 day ago

Over the last several years, data privacy concerns have grown in both awareness and magnitude. Marketers and consumers alike have had to ask difficult questions and consider the implications of how data is shared, sold, and used across companies and platforms in a rapidly evolving digital ecosystem.

Industry Insights

Agile Creative Is a Brand Imperative — and the Key to Better ROI

by Justin Hayashi, 2 days ago

Performance marketing is misunderstood. In the marketing family, it is often regarded as the transactional, cold, and bottom-line focused cousin to the beautiful and inspiring storytelling of brand marketing. But that mental model is out of date. The truth is that done right, agile data-driven creative and inspiring brand creative are two versions of the same thing, and when they work together, they can be a brand’s superpower.

Industry Insights

How to Recruit and Retain Diverse Marketing Talent

by Joanna Valente, 6 days ago

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.

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Restaurant Marketing Strategies for 2022

by Josch Chodakowsky, 6 days ago

Restaurants suffered greatly at the hands of Covid, when only take-out could feasibly be an offering. Add staff shortages, supply chain issues, rising inflation, and gas prices to that blow, and one can see that restaurants have not had an easy time regaining their footing. With the pandemic mostly behind us, consumers’ pent-up desire for dining out has increased, and despite the other setbacks the industry is facing, restaurants are seeing a resurgence, as QSR magazine recently reported. The struggle is not over yet, however, and an agile approach to marketing a restaurant brand is key; the resources here look at some strategies restaurants can take to help their recovery.

Industry Insights

4 Marketing Leaders on Hiring and Retaining Talent

by Joanna Valente, 1 week ago

In a complicated and ever-changing time for marketers, retaining and hiring talent can be difficult. Meeting the cultural and technological needs of consumers can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Leading with empathy and agility can help set a team up to be able to have the confidence to test and learn — and learn from insights.

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Regulatory Rumblings

From the ANA's government relations team in Washington, D.C., this blog focuses on advocacy initiatives and key legal and regulatory issues threatening national advertisers' freedom of commercial speech.

Regulatory Rumblings

Privacy Shield 2.0 on the Horizon

2 months ago

Big news was announced recently that thousands of small, mid, and large-sized global marketing companies have been waiting nearly two years to hear – a new framework for trans-Atlantic data flows has been reached.

Regulatory Rumblings

“Justice” Jackson and Commercial Speech – Where Will She Stand?

by Chris Oswald, David Buzby, 2 months ago

Little light has been shed on what Ketanji Brown Jackson will mean for the commercial speech rights of advertisers and marketers on the U.S. Supreme Court - but her record contains a possible hint.

Regulatory Rumblings

A Billion Dollar FTC?

9 months ago

The House Energy and Commerce Committee, as part of the reconciliation process, last week proposed a massive change to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by approving the creation of a vast new FTC bureau dedicated to privacy, data security, and identity theft regulation.

Regulatory Rumblings

Targeting Proves Its Worth

9 months ago

Unfortunately, some state and federal legislators and regulators are trying to impose far broader privacy restrictions than those seen in the California privacy law. The recent experience of companies, government agencies, nonprofits and others responding to COVID-19 and the Delta variant threat provides a powerful case study on why such overly sweeping restrictions would be severely harmful and misguided.

Regulatory Rumblings

Dents In The GDPR

9 months ago

The British government took an unexpected but important step recently. U.K. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced plans to scrap the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements in favor of a new data protection law that protects consumer privacy but “does so in as light touch a way as possible.”

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