Society and Sustainability

Brands must be a force for good and a force for growth through action. This means using marketing to promote equality and inclusion to achieve a better world for humanity and drive more growth and value for business.

Foundational to this success are solutions that leverage increasingly sophisticated measurement systems, partnerships with primary media and platforms, and clear accountability for brand safety and reduced ad fraud.

The ANA’s Approach

We enable brands to be a force for good and a force for growth and stand at the forefront of the latest research and industry-wide initiatives driving diversity, equality, inclusivity, and brand safety across the marketing industry.

CMO Growth Council

The CMO Growth Council was established in 2018 to assemble the most vibrant, diverse, and dynamic force of chief marketers from some of the world’s most successful brands. Its ultimate aim is to support the international community with a first-of-its-kind roadmap for driving business growth through marketing.

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Industry Insights

The Capitalization of Culture

by Sheryl Daija, Louis Jones, 1 day ago

We have become a country of months: Black History Month, Women's History Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Latinx Heritage Month, and more. June is, of course, the month-long celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride.

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Ignoring the 'Silver Economy' May Be Getting Costly for Brands

by Matthew Schwartz, 5 days ago

Despite the growing power of the “silver economy” and traditional notions of aging being constantly upended, advertisers continue to give the 50-plus market short shrift. As the size of this market — and its immense wealth — grows, can brands continue to afford to ignore them?

Industry Insights

Now That June Is Over, Your Brand’s Commitment to Pride Really Begins

by Ryan Dinger, 5 days ago

Being an outspoken ally to the LGBTQ+ community during the month of June is easy. Since so many brands do it now, the act has lost almost all meaning. That’s not to say that brands should no longer offer their support during PRIDE month. Of course, they should. But doing so is now the barest of bare minimums. And in the world we’re living in today — where the rights of many are under assault — doing the bare minimum is no longer enough to consider your brand a true ally. Not that it ever should have been in the first place.

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A benefit of ANA membership, committee meetings feature a mix of member case studies, perspective from outside experts, and benchmarking/best-practice sharing that drive thought leadership on key industry issues. Each ANA committee meets three to four times per year and can be attended in person or remotely. Depending on the committee, 10 to 30 participants may attend — big enough for diversity of opinion, yet small enough for more intimate exchanges.

Go Further

Learn more about the four growth priorities and the 12 focus areas that comprise the ANA Growth Agenda.