Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Marketers today must adapt their brand and marketplace strategies to more effectively leverage demographic changes and better champion diversity.

Because inclusion and equality have never been more important to our society or critical to business success, the ANA is here to help, through both our Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM) and the gender equality practice SeeHer, as well as multiple committees, conferences, publications, webinars, and training.

The Challenge

At the heart of any diversity discussion are inclusion and equity — a state of mind that must be continually nurtured, whether by providing unquestionably fair and equal opportunities for all, ensuring accessibility across all aspects of the organization, or employing more diverse and representative agency partners.

The ANA’s Response

We are at the forefront of research and initiatives driving more inclusivity and equity in marketing. Alongside our rich content, initiatives like the ANA’s SeeHer and AIMM are advancing the conversation. SeeHer has become the leading global movement to eliminate gender bias in marketing and media. At the same time, AIMM launched one of the boldest industry reboots ever brought to the multicultural marketplace.

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In-House Excellence Awards

How Pepsi Elevated Historically Black Colleges

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Industry Insights

A Visa Case Study on Transparent Agency Relationships

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Conference Sessions

ANA Awards Live! Part 1 — Content that Starts a Dialogue

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In this video, the team at Deloitte shared the vision and message behind "Uncensored: Stories of Black Professionals at Deloitte," which won a B2 Award in the Brand Purpose category.

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