ANA Magazine

 

Covering everything from brand activation to major initiatives, ANA keeps you on top of the latest marketing news and insights with in-depth stories, profiles, infographics, and more.

  • Meeting Consumers on Their Own Terms Has Seldom Been More Important

    ANA Magazine   January 24, 2022  

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion is top of mind among a growing number of CMOs. In this interview, Esther Franklin, president of global strategy and cultural fluency at Spark Foundry, offers brand managers a roadmap.

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  • Keeping Things Real with Virtual Technologies

    ANA Magazine   January 21, 2022  

    Consumers may think of augmented reality and similar platforms as just more digital accessories, but marketers who develop ad campaigns that combine the online and physical worlds must take care to not get carried away by the technology.

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  • Can You Relate?

    ANA Magazine   December 31, 2021  

    The traits associated with empathy have been part of the marketing mix for years. But COVID-19 has dramatically, and perhaps permanently, altered the framework when it comes to how brands communicate with their audiences.

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  • The Race Is On for Retail Advertising

    ANA Magazine   December 24, 2021  

    Retail media advertising is helping major brands keep pace with consumers who have shifted a lot of their spending to e-commerce amid the pandemic. But the market may be in danger from oversaturation and issues with data privacy.

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  • Branding Out of Thin Air

    ANA Magazine   December 17, 2021  

    Deepfake technologies, or synthetic media, have advanced rapidly in the past few years, spawning a range of applications that could have profound implications for marketers. For all its potential, however, synthetic media presents thorny ethical and legal questions for brands and organizations.

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  • Brands Set the Stage for Awards Season

    ANA Magazine   December 3, 2021  

    With awards season around the corner, consumer brands have to make sure their real-time marketing operations are up to speed and not in any danger of missing something that suddenly goes viral.

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  • Brands Offer Consumers an Escape from the Mundane

    ANA Magazine   November 24, 2021  

    A growing number of consumers are looking for an escape from the familiar as they start to venture out and the pandemic starts to wane. Some niche brands are responding to the call by touting the unique experiences they have to offer while encouraging consumers to unplug from their digital devices.

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  • What a Hot Job Market Means for Brand Teams

    ANA Magazine   November 19, 2021  

    To push back against the tide of the “Great Resignation,” agencies and brand-side marketers need to focus on building a people-first workplace. They have to be flexible when it comes to where people want to work and reassure current and prospective employees that their time is valued — inside and outside of the office. Companies demanding that people constantly be in the office are going to lose.

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  • Marketers Greet the Metaverse

    ANA Magazine   November 12, 2021  

    Originally the stuff of science fiction, the metaverse is on the verge of reality. Companies are taking an incremental approach to entering what is a very complex universe for brands — and people — to navigate.

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  • There's Less and Less Daylight Between CMOs and CIOs

    ANA Magazine   November 5, 2021  

    When CMOs and CIOs collaborate the results include more engaged customers and healthier returns from marketing technology investments. However, without both sides first agreeing on governing principles, merging marketing and IT teams may end up being a wasted exercise.

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  • Media Choices Have Started to Change As a Result of COVID-19

    ANA Magazine   October 29, 2021  

    The pandemic has accelerated major changes in media consumption and revealed sharp differences among the various generations when it comes to the type of content they like — and where they find it. But while traditional media vehicles such as broadcast TV may be on the wane, they still command the biggest audiences.

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  • Marketers Join the Fight Against Climate Change

    ANA Magazine   October 25, 2021  

    The escalating threat posed by climate change has prompted some of the globe’s largest brands to take steps to dramatically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. As they bolster their sustainability efforts, marketers must strike a delicate balance between communicating how they’re helping to improve the environment and keeping the focus on the benefits of their products and services.

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  • Hotels and Resorts Check Out New Ways to Appeal to Consumers

    ANA Magazine   October 22, 2021  

    The hospitality sector is finding unique ways to overcome the ongoing adversity caused by the pandemic. With most Americans keen to travel to places within driving distance, boutique brands are plugging destinations that are easily accessible by car. The major hotel chains, suffering even severer losses, are catering to existing customers and touting loyalty programs.

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  • Is Your Brand Loved?

    ANA Magazine   October 15, 2021  

    Knowing what consumers love is all well and good. But marketers also need a sixth sense for what makes their audiences tick — particularly during stressful and uncertain times — if they want to generate love in return.

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  • What Does the Ascent of the Chief Purpose Officer Mean for CMOs?

    ANA Magazine   October 8, 2021  

    The proliferation of chief purpose officers provides CMOs with a lot more runway to boost the value of marketing throughout the company. But as they bring their company’s brand purpose to life, marketers must take the long view and be careful not to slip into ad-mode. They also need to collaborate with other business units on the best path forward.

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  • Marketers Get Flexible with Payment Options

    ANA Magazine   September 27, 2021  

    Brands are accelerating their buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) financing options to appeal to younger consumers looking for more flexible ways to pay for their stuff. At the same time, retailers are trying to increase the appeal of BNPL to older generations used to traditional credit cards.

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  • With New NCAA Policy, Brands Win Big

    ANA Magazine   September 17, 2021  

    Brands and organizations are scrambling to sign up athletes after NCAA rule changes give amateur athletes the opportunity to sell their name, image, and likeness. Some deals could reach epic proportions. Sports marketing may never be the same.

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  • The Future of Influencer Marketing Features More Integration

    ANA Magazine   September 10, 2021  

    Engaging with influencers has gone well beyond traditional brand partnerships. As companies develop their influencer marketing strategies, nuance will be a key ingredient moving forward.

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  • Marketers Must Join the Fight Against Cyberattacks

    ANA Magazine   September 3, 2021  

    With cyberattacks on the rise, marketers must understand the scope of the threat and be proponents for consistently updating their companies’ online defenses. However, to have an effect, CMOs first have to make sure they have a seat at the table when cyber issues are discussed and strategies crafted.

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  • Star Search

    ANA Magazine   August 27, 2021  

    As the definition of celebrity evolves, marketers have a much bigger canvas to draw in new spokespeople. But they do have to be extra careful that the person matches the tone of the ad campaign and shares the company’s values.

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