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Brand Purpose/Brands for Humans

Businesses and brands only succeed when society succeeds, but marketers must also demonstrate rightful empathy around the issues.

This begins by shifting from B2B and B2C toward B4H – Brands for Humans – and embracing a purpose statement focused on maximum market impact.

The Challenge

Having a reason to exist beyond turning a profit is not a novel concept for most brands, but brand purpose has grown in significance and quickly become marketing's new North Star, inspiring brand growth and serving to unite and guide entire organizations.

The ANA’s Response

Through the ANA Community for Purpose, Humanity, and Ethics, the ANA has taken steps to facilitate social responsibility, help brands discover their purpose, and provide marketers with best practices for more ethical marketing.

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Podcast Clips

More People Embrace Branded Social Efforts When They Avoid Activist Language

6 days ago

Peter Bardell, cofounder of Revolt, says brands are more likely to find success with their social efforts when they use “centrist” language and avoid more inflammatory activist terms. He gave some examples during his appearance on Beyond Profit.

Beyond Profit Podcast

A Cure for Purpose Paralysis

1 week ago

In this episode of Beyond Profit, Peter Bardell, cofounder of Revolt, joins host Ken Beaulieu to discuss the company's purpose research in detail. One finding is that using more “centrist” language in marketing and advertising, as opposed to left- or right-leaning language, can make a positive difference.

B2B

The Return of Live Events

by Chris Warren, 1 week ago

Attendance at B2B in-person events has returned to pre-pandemic levels, but marketers face a significantly changed landscape for live events and conferences.

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Committees

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.

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