From our partners in the ANA Thought Leadership Program: Insights and intelligence that drive brands forward.

  • The Year of Inclusivity, Creativity, and Letting Go

    Forward   September 3, 2019  

    CMOs have arguably the toughest job in the C-suite. They need to stay abreast of consumer trends and evolving expectations, advances in technology, and the latest innovations. Here are six trends for CMOs and their teams to consider right now when planning for 2020 and beyond.

  • How Digital Integration Helps Direct Mail Deliver

    Forward   August 29, 2019  

    Today’s consumer-driven marketing requires a new level of sophistication to meet customers in the right moment on the right channel. Combining digital intelligence with direct mail can be an effective way to get customers to take action.

  • Appointment Viewing Still Exists, and Programmatic Is Adapting to Take Advantage

    Forward   August 27, 2019  

    While sports and live events are important types of programming that have proven to be immune to time-shifted viewing, the reliance on programmatic-buying technology in digital media environments and consumers’ ability to control viewing behavior are forcing an overhaul in the way the industry plans and executes media.

  • Delivering Value Beyond Traditional Agency Management

    Forward   July 25, 2019  

    Like Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, advertising stakeholders must first deliver on the basic functional aspects of the client-agency relationship before they can deliver on higher-order elements. Here’s what’s needed at each step in developing an optimized client-agency management program.

  • Why Prioritizing Personalization Is Paramount

    Forward   July 18, 2019  

    Whether it’s a coupon app that knows one's exact location or a sales associate who can easily call up an online purchase history, customers are growing accustomed to being known. This is creating an opportunity for marketers — and a challenge. Here’s how brands like Volvo and Pringles are using it to enhance their TV advertising.

  • Managing Media in the Age of Complexity

    Forward   July 11, 2019  

    The state of the modern media ecosystem means that CMOs need a comprehensive framework to master all the interconnected challenges of media — operational, technological, creative, and organizational — as an integrated whole. Here’s how to do it.

  • Why All Brands Must Take a Stand

    Forward   June 27, 2019  

    Consumers don’t want a generic crisis response. They want a firm stance. This means not just being reactive; taking a stand on a values-related issue creates a clear point of difference, helping a brand distinguish itself from the competition, new research shows. For B2B brands, it’s time to take a stand.

  • Say Hello to AI-Enhanced Conversational Marketing

    Forward   June 20, 2019  

    Frustration with corporate call centers is one of the biggest consumer laments. Brands are responding by implementing chatbots that are increasingly conversant — freeing up live customer service agents to focus on providing more value to the customer in real time.

  • Oversaturated Visual World Sparks Demand for Audio Advertising

    Forward   June 18, 2019  

    Brand managers need to take a much closer look at the growing popularity of digital audio, such as streaming music and on-demand podcasts, and the opportunity they offer for their company’s cross-channel advertising strategy.

  • The Pioneering CMO

    Forward   June 13, 2019  

    Pioneering CMOs are using new approaches to marketing that put the customer at the forefront and are achieving business results that demand the C-suite take note. Here, according to research by Accenture Interactive, is how they’re doing it.

  • Acting On Principles

    Forward   June 11, 2019  

    The World Federation of Advertiser’s Global Media Charter lays out eight “principles for partnership in the digital media advertising ecosystem.” To effect real change, marketers would be wise to prioritize the WFA’s list based on the issues that require an industrywide approach.

  • Thinking Outside the Cookie Jar

    Forward   June 6, 2019  

    Online consumer behavior is growing increasingly complex, and the humble cookie is no longer an adequate tool for tracking online movement. Marketers need a more sophisticated solution that collects disparate user actions into a unified portrait of the consumers’ time online.

  • Consumer Engagement Is Key for Back-to-School Retail Campaigns

    Forward   June 4, 2019  

    As marketers prepare for the upcoming back-to-school shopping season, a new study from Innovid shows the value personalized messaging and connected TV can bring to their campaigns.

  • What Does Your Brand’s Voice Sound Like?

    Forward   May 30, 2019  

    As voice technology becomes ubiquitous — and consumers use their hand-held devices to ask for just about anything — there’s a growing onus on brands to establish an audio identity among consumers and drive awareness for their voice commands.

  • Look Before You Leap

    Forward   May 28, 2019  

    Bringing agency responsibilities in-house takes many forms, and there’s no one way to do it that will work for every marketing organization. Those eyeing in-housing as a solution should consider a number of factors in making their decisions — not least of which is whether in-housing is the right move at all.

  • The Role of Data and Modeling in a World of Digital and Linear Convergence

    Forward   May 23, 2019  

    As consumers’ media consumption continues to evolve, marketers will need to leverage data modeling tactics and smarter data management practices to keep their video advertising tuned in.

  • In-House Agencies Are Leading a New Way Forward

    Forward   May 16, 2019  

    Once considered a passing fad, the in-house agency is an increasingly common component within many marketing organizations. At a recent ANA conference, marketers from multiple industries discussed the benefits of building an in-house agency; here are a few key points.

  • How Every Brand Can Find Its Good

    Forward   May 2, 2019  

    As a growing number of people hunger for global change, the onus is on brands and organizations to take a stand and find their “good.” It starts with making a long-term commitment.

  • The Connected TV Surge Will Power Personalization in 2019

    Forward   April 25, 2019  

    New research from Innovid on the rise of connected TV reveals interrelated trends that will be critical to driving video advertising forward and will have major implications for advertisers. Here’s a closer look at those insights and what they mean for marketers advertising on CTV.

  • How to Use Audience Data Like Today’s Masters of TV Advertising

    Forward   April 23, 2019  

    The death of TV has been greatly exaggerated. In fact, TV is more vibrant and more watched than it's ever been in its life. However, it’s also a far more complex medium than it’s ever been, and that creates a major challenge for brands trying to reach the right audiences. Here’s how the masters of TV advertising use technology, strategy, and know-how to build effective campaigns in the new golden age of television.


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