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Programmatic Trends and Best Practices

3 days ago

What are some trends and best practices in programmatic media buying?

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9 Tips for Defining Brand Purpose

by Morgan Strawn, 5 days ago

Brand purpose has become increasingly critical to how a company differentiates itself, appeals to consumers, and, perhaps most importantly of all, attains a goal loftier than simply making a profit. However, the process of defining a given organization’s unique purpose can be baffling for those undertaking it.

Podcast POVs

The Metaverse Doesn’t Exist…Yet

1 week ago

Marketing Futures podcast host Mike Berberich explains why the metaverse doesn’t exist yet and provides advice for marketers still grappling with the metaverse concept.

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Compendiums based on ANA member research requests.

Direct Mail Marketing

2 weeks ago

What are some trends and best practices for direct mail marketing?

Email Marketing

2 weeks ago

What are trends and best practices in email marketing?

Case Studies

Results of ANA Award-winning marketing campaigns.

The Change Company’s Closer Twins Won Customers’ Hearts and Spurred Impressive Business Success

6 months ago

With the need to raise brand awareness and consideration with two distinct audiences of mortgage brokers, The Change Company created a campaign around characters known as the Closer Twins, a duo who could tap into the target audience’s emotional desire to win big and be highly effective at their profession.

Sixty-Four Adorable Pups Equal a Whole Lot of Engagement for Camp Bow Wow

1 year ago

Camp Bow Wow’s “Mutt Madness” campaign pitted 64 adorable dogs against one another in an online, bracket-style tournament that let brand followers pick the ultimate winner while raising both awareness and affinity for the Camp Bow Wow brand.

ChapStick "Beauty Confessions" Quiz

2 years ago

ChapStick promoted its new Total Hydration beauty line with an online quiz.

Event Recaps

Summaries of presentations at ANA conferences and committee meetings.

Humanity Marketing: Combining Data and Emotions to Make Powerful Human Connections

2 months ago

When it comes to making marketing decisions, data insights have proven that making a true human connection based on emotions is far more effective than relying on data and logic alone.

Tap Your In-House Superpowers

2 months ago

WBC Advisors recommended three ways in-house agencies can improve creative workplaces.

How AdChoices and Consent Management Platforms Can Work Together

2 months ago

Lou Mastria, executive director of the Digital Advertising Alliance, provided an update on how Consent Management Platforms (CMPs) and AdChoices interfaces can work together.

Knowledge Partners

Third-party content submitted by agencies and brands.

The Four Stages of Relationship Marketing

1 week ago

Cheetah Digital explores the four stages of establishing a relationship marketing strategy.

Email Marketing Best Practices: A Guide to Creating and Implementing Successful Email Campaigns

1 week ago

The agency ICF Next offered an array of best practices for tackling each phase of email marketing.

Combating the Never-Ending Demand for Creative Content

1 month ago

Aquent’s Corey O’Brien shares how in-house agencies can stay ahead of the increasing demand for creative content.

Playbooks & Tools

How-to resources, including templates, guides, tips, and more.

Content Marketing Editorial Calendar 2023

3 months ago

Use this calendar template to keep track of your content marketing and distribution efforts.

Editorial Calendar Template 2023

3 months ago

A report to track editorial calendar opportunities and their associated deadlines.


Insightful discussions on marketing trends, brand purpose, and more.

Cracking the Innovation Code, with Tony Ulwick of Strategyn

7 months ago

Innovation doesn’t have to be a mystery. In reality, it’s a process like any other, grounded in concrete, repeatable steps that just about anyone can learn, and ultimately perfect. Today’s guest, Tony Ulwick, CEO and founder of Strategyn, shows us how.

Dr. Bronner’s: A Purpose Brand Like No Other

10 months ago

Gero Leson, VP of special operations at Dr. Bronner's, is a pioneer in the movement to socially just and environmentally responsible supply chains. He joined Ken Beaulieu, host of the Beyond Profit Podcast, to discuss the company once described as a for-profit with the DNA of a nonprofit.

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Marketing Futures

With a focus on exploring innovative topics and demystifying emerging trends, ANA Marketing Futures is a crossroads for marketers to discuss, debate, and prepare for the future of marketing.


Browse our online publications ANA magazine, B2B Marketer, Forward, and Greater Good to get the insights you need to build brands and drive growth.


Listen to insightful commentary and discussions concerning the future of marketing, the power of purpose, or legal aspects across the marketing stratosphere.

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