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Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2021 ANA Brand Masters: Inspirational Branding Conference!

Videos and Presentations

All available conference presentations and videos can be accessed through the Agenda.

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The 2021 ANA Brand Masters: Inspirational Branding Conference In Two Minutes

Relive the best of this year's conference in this brief overview.

Highlighted speakers include:

  • Russ Findlay, Senior Executive Director and Operating Partner, H.I.G. Capital
  • Sarah Long, Chief Marketing Officer, Mars Wrigley North America
  • Amy Smith, Chief Strategy & Impact Officer, TOMS
  • And more.

About the Conference

August 2-4, 2021 | In-Person and Virtual

Great branding has always had the ability to inspire and transform, and the events of 2020 only amplified this trend, with the rise in brand purpose, socially responsible marketing, and marketing that has a customer-centric, people-first mindset. More brands used their voices in the marketplace to highlight stories that raised issues — in order to spark conversations, eliminate barriers, drive change, and of course, grow the brand.

Attendees left this conference with a healthy dose of INSPIRATION combined with the strategic fuel they needed to drive growth and create meaningful, sustainable value with their customers.


Relive the conversation at #ANAbrand

Hosts and Speakers

Russ Findlay
Senior Executive Director and
Operating Partner

H.I.G. Capital

Mike Belcher

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Partnerships


Michelle Bender

Director, Social & Content

Life Is Good

Esi Eggleston Bracey

Chief Growth and Marketing Officer

Unilever United States, Inc.

Chris Carlisle

Chief Marketing Officer


Jennifer Cawley

SVP, Purpose + Sustainability


Chris Connolly

Senior Vice President, Marketing

San Diego Padres

Jill Cress

Chief Marketing & Experience Officer

H&R Block

Sean Cunningham

President and CEO


Bill Duggan

Group Executive Vice President


TJ Ferrara


BUBS Naturals

Russ Findlay

Senior Executive Director and Operating Partner

H.I.G. Capital

Kelsey Formost

Director, Content Strategy

Tagger Media

Tim Galles

Chief Idea Officer


Adam Grogan

Chief Operating Officer

Greenleaf Foods, SPC

Kristin Harrer

Global CMO

Van’s, a VF Company

Erin Harris

Chief Marketing Officer

Lobos 1707

Ryan Hedges

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Experience

The Marketing Store

Mike Kaufman

Senior Vice President, Brand & Media


Sarah Kauss

Founder and CEO


Rebecca Kramer Rosengard

Industry & Inclusive Marketing Lead


Sarah Long

Chief Marketing Officer

Mars Wrigley North America

Jennifer Mennes

Director, North America Media

Mondelēz International

Courtney Pappas

Lead Client Partner U.S. and Global


E. J. Schultz

News Editor

Ad Age

Steve Silvers

SVP Product & GM Customer Experience


James Slezak

Chief Executive Officer


Amy Smith

Chief Strategy & Impact Officer


Al Torres

Vice President, Revenue & Partnerships


Susan Warner

Vice President, Talent and Community Engagement


Telly Wong

SVP & Chief Content Officer

IW Group

Related Resources

At the ANA Center for Brand Purpose, you'll find a wealth of content to help you find a reason to exist beyond profit.

ANA magazine gives you the latest marketing news and insights with in-depth stories, profiles, and infographics.

The Brand Purpose — Growth for Good committee focuses on bringing together member brands and nonprofits to discuss the critical role purpose plays in driving organizational growth and positive social change.

The ANA Podcast Network gives you insightful commentary and discussions concerning the future of marketing, the power of purpose, and legal concerns.

The ANA Brand Activation practice offers more information about bringing a brand to life by connecting and interacting with the consumer on a personal level.


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