Brand/Marketing Innovation

Marketing's digital transformation presents enormous opportunities and implications for building brands and growing businesses.

To leverage this potential, the ANA works to highlight — and offer insight into — our industry's most innovative brands and campaigns, giving our members a broad network of intellectual capital they can tap into for inspiration and ideas.

The Challenge

As the more tedious and time-consuming media transactions become automated and marketers begin to fully leverage innovations like facial recognition, predictive analytics, and blockchain, companies will need to invest in the latest technology and infrastructure to meet new benchmarks of marketing success, create a compelling customer experience, and accurately measure the brand's overall value.

The ANA’s Response

Building a successful brand and leveraging innovations to keep it fresh requires a large investment in both time and resources. That's why we offer a robust selection of workshops and courses, along with thousands of videos, articles, and tools, to help members delve into the latest emerging trends and technologies.

Latest Content

Articles, insights, research, and more to advance your marketing and advertising.

Event Recaps

Amplifying Influencers for a Frozen Food Roll-Out

5 days ago

Speakers from Conagra Brands and BabbleBoxx discussed how they implemented a multi-brand product launch that inspired buyer confidence, product awareness, and additional marketing assets to support each brand, all while navigating the hurdles of unique dietary restrictions and a diverse set of perishable food products.

In-House Excellence Awards

Frito-Lay’s “'Twas the Night Before Super Bowl” Leverages a Star-Studded Cast of NFL Legends to Lift Sales

5 days ago

Frito-Lay created a star-studded Super Bowl ad featuring legendary NFL greats to drive sales and bring joy to football fans during the pandemic.

Marketing Futures Podcast

The Physics of Marketing, with Mathias Elsasser of PwC

5 days ago

Physicist, author, and PwC partner Mathias Elsasser joined the podcast to discuss his book, Intelligent Data-Driven Marketing, which breaks down the entire marketing function into its foundational building blocks -- marketing atoms, if you will.

Featured Events

National, regional, and online events to help you learn and grow throughout the year.


Bringing marketers together to learn from each other and debate new approaches and solutions to industry hurdles.

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.

See the Growth Agenda in action and learn more about how, as an industry, we're tackling the challenges ahead.

    Go Further

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