Data, Analytics, and Technology

The proper use of data and technology represents one of the most powerful opportunities brands have to get close to customers and improve growth.

The ANA is focused on creating a full suite of products and services to help data-driven marketers fuel growth through the informed, effective, and responsible use of data and technology.

The Challenge

Organizations are increasingly becoming data led. Studies have shown that companies who have developed a comprehensive data strategy and analytics capability, achieve growth at a rate higher than companies who have not. For today's marketers, it has become essential to develop a deeper understanding of data and analytics in order to create actionable insights, better decisioning and drive sustainable growth for the long term. And yet, this is an area where marketing leaders are not well-versed.

The ANA’s Response

The ANA is focused on creating a suite of consultative products and services designed to assist marketers in making effective and responsible business decisions when using data and technology to fuel differentiated and sustainable growth. We learn, grow, and are more successful together as part of the ANA's Data & Analytics, MarTech, Marketing Futures, and Addressability practices, and the member-driven initiatives they facilitate such as The Partnership for Responsible Addressable Media, #EngageResponsibly, the ANA International ECHO Awards, and more.

Latest Content

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

Industry Insights

Instead of Spying on Customers, Talk to Them Instead

by Megan Fletcher, 1 day ago

On the heels of policy changes from Apple and an increasingly hands-on approach from regulators, more consumers are taking back control over how their personal data is collected and utilized. Not only do consumers have more tools to restrict access to their digital footprint, but they’re also using those tools to shape the consumer experience and transform data-based marketing.

Industry Insights

Brands Are Unaware Their Data Is Commoditized

by Seinn Schlidt, 2 days ago

Data-driven marketing is all about harnessing what we as marketers know about our audiences to deliver unique, tailored campaigns and experiences that resonate beyond mass market messages. However, those campaigns and experiences can only be as unique and tailored as the insights that power them — and for many brands, therein lies a problem.

Money Slides

How to Collect First-Party Data: Popular Tactics

5 days ago

LinkedIn shares the results of a survey that reveal the methods and sources most favored by marketers for collecting first-party data.

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