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Industry Insights

Fostering Advertising with Greater Integrity

by Jenn Chen, 4 days ago

Contextual advertising is enjoying a resurgence as advertisers seek a way to tailor ads to customers without relying on behavioral or demographic data that is disappearing from the market due to privacy changes. But contextual advertising isn’t just a highly effective alternative to cookie- or mobile ID-driven targeting — it offers a broader path to advertising with integrity.

Industry Insights

Navigating Media Investments in a Fast-Paced World

by David Fontanez, 5 days ago

Advertising hangs in a delicate ecosystem, and recently, it’s at the mercy of environmental shifts beyond its control. The call for more trust, privacy, and transparency has led to the impending sunset of third-party cookies. Technology proliferation and increasingly complex digital landscapes has contributed to leaky media budgets and confusion about where media dollars are really going. Unlocking the right data around existing media spend can help restore balance between value, ROI, and spend transparency.

Industry Insights

Consumer Spending Is Shifting — Here’s How to Adapt

by Anna Otieno, 1 week ago

Economists and accountants might be undecided about whether we’re in a slowdown, a temporary downturn or a full-blown recession, but consumers are sure of one thing: They’re ready to see the world again. After two-plus years of being grounded during the pandemic, consumers are voting with their credit cards and ready to spend. On certain things, that is.

Industry Insights

Patagonia Has Set a New Precedent

by Joanna Valente, 1 week ago

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.

Industry Insights

A Visa Case Study on Transparent Agency Relationships

by Ashley Cole, Mithun Sharma, 1 week ago

Visa is one of the biggest and most successful brands in the world. We are the only brand that is a major sponsor of the Olympics, the Paralympics, FIFA, and the NFL.

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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

5 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, 5 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?

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.”

How to Contribute

Industry Insights currently accepts contributions from ANA community members. Submissions should focus on advice, insights, trends, and best practices for the marketing and advertising industry.

Please email all posts (250-800 words) as attached Word documents. Please make sure to include a headline and a byline.