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.

Industry Insights

5 Benefits of CTV Advertising

by Larisa Bedgood, 4 days ago

CTV advertising is without a doubt one of the best channels to target advertisements to users who are more apt to show interest in your product or service. It reaches wide audiences and allows for precise targeting. Below are five reasons why you should leverage this channel opportunity today.

Marketing Futures Podcast

The Brand That Was Never Supposed to Be, with Ivonne Kinser of Avocados from Mexico

4 days ago

Avocados from Mexico’s Ivonne Kinser joined the Marketing Futures Podcast at the 2023 Brand Masters Conference to discuss the culture and vision behind one of the most innovative brands in any category.

Industry Insights

No Turning Back: AI Is the Future of Social Media

by Geoff Gates, 1 week ago

Just as we’ve witnessed massive shifts in social media since its early days, we find ourselves at another pivotal moment in the still nascent existence of social media — one that I believe has the potential to completely disrupt what we consider social media to be. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing the way we interact with the internet, and in the coming years it’s going to shape social media, and the way people use it, more than any other variable.

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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.