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.

  • 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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  • Marketers Tout the Return of In-Person Events

    ANA Magazine   August 20, 2021  

    As people start to venture out to live events — even as concerns grow about the Delta variant — consumer-facing brands are looking to strike the right tone in their advertising efforts for in-person events.

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  • Streaming in the Aisles

    ANA Magazine   August 13, 2021  

    As the pandemic ebbs and consumers return to physical retail outlets, brands are looking to give consumers the best of both worlds: A better in-store experience combined with conveniences typically found only online. How do brands strike the right balance?

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  • The Full Return of Live Events Remains Down the Road

    ANA Magazine   August 6, 2021  

    With most people willing to travel and venues once again filling to capacity, what’s the hold up on business-related events? The answer is, well, businesses, as they put the kibosh on travel spending and limit live programming. Meanwhile, brands are testing new concepts and creating more interactive elements for their virtual events.

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  • As Offices Start to Reopen, Going Hybrid May Not Be Enough

    ANA Magazine   July 30, 2021  

    As full-time employees return to the office, they’re bringing with them new demands that go well beyond asking for a “hybrid” schedule; CMOs and marketing departments will need to adapt or risk increasing turnover. In fact, people are leaving their jobs in growing numbers, with the quit rate at an all-time high.

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  • Marketers Bulk Up Their Content Marketing Efforts

    ANA Magazine   July 23, 2021  

    As people return to a post-pandemic life, marketers are going to need to reevaluate their content marketing strategy if they want to stay viable and keep their audiences engaged. Producing content that brings meaning to people’s lives is shaping up to be the biggest challenge, along with devising new measurement tools.

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  • Striking a Positive Tone

    ANA Magazine   July 16, 2021  

    Marketers are adapting their messaging as the U.S. starts to emerge from a tragic period. But without a single ecstatic moment to mark the pandemic’s end, brands will have to continue to recalibrate their strategies and update their ad creative on a fairly constant basis.

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  • Livestream Shopping Takes Center Screen

    ANA Magazine   July 14, 2021  

    A marriage of entertainment and e-commerce, livestream shopping is engaging and fast-gaining in popularity. ANA magazine reached out to Ali Fazal, VP of marketing at influencer marketing platform GRIN, to learn more about how brands can get in on the trend.

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  • Web Analytics Switch Tracks

    ANA Magazine   July 9, 2021  

    Recalibrating how their audiences consume information is just one of the key challenges facing marketers on the analytics front post-pandemic. The death of cookies and the rise of online privacy concerns will also spur brands and organizations to bring new strategies to bear when it comes to data management. First-party data awaits.

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  • Brands Crank Up Efforts to Diversify Their Product Portfolios

    ANA Magazine   July 2, 2021  

    For marketers diversifying their product portfolios, the aim is to build on the existing strengths of a brand while actively engaging a new set of customers. But in pursuing such a strategy, marketers have to be careful not to dilute the characteristics that have made their company so popular already.

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  • Consumers Hit Play on Interactive Ads

    ANA Magazine   June 25, 2021  

    Consumers are much more likely to remember interactive ads, perhaps because they’re not interruptive in nature. As marketers boost their online budgets, there are several ways they can improve the performance of their interactive ads and make them a more robust aspect of their overall communications strategy.

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  • Slowly, Brands Are Improving Their Digital Accessibility

    ANA Magazine   June 18, 2021  

    There are deaf people who like to use sign language while others prefer using their voice. There are people hard of hearing who culturally identify as Deaf and those who do not. As brands add more assistive tools to their advertising and marketing campaigns, marketers and organizations need to keep such nuances top of mind.

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  • Flurry of Account Reviews Reflect Major Changes for Agency-Client Relations

    ANA Magazine   June 11, 2021  

    Marketers and agencies are struggling with how to tackle the issues that have taken on newfound urgency in the past 18 months, ranging from spurring diversity to protecting consumer privacy to cultivating talent. The various challenges are perhaps most vividly represented by the striking number of agency reviews, consolidations, and overall account changes in the past few months.

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  • Companies Bolster Brand Identity with Modernized Logos

    ANA Magazine   June 4, 2021  

    In thinking about creating a brand identity with a modernized look and feel, it’s important that marketers update their logos without losing the familiarity that sparked a connection with consumers in the first place.

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