About the ANA

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About ANA Business Marketing

The ANA Business Marketing’s sole purpose is to deliver the finest quality B2B marketing advice available and promote and protect the well-being of the marketing community.

  • 15 nonprofit chapters operating across the country

  • 160 B2B marketer member companies

  • 12,000 B2B marketers represented

Learn more about the St. Louis Chapter.


Why People Get Involved with ANA Business Marketing

As a B2B marketer, you have unique informational and networking needs and ANA Business Marketing has developed a distinct set of opportunities tailored to meet those needs.

  • Become involved locally and network with your peers

  • An opportunity to elevate your management, leadership, and public speaking skills by volunteering for the chapter board position

  • Get ahead in your career

  • Grow your business

  • Make better business decisions faster

  • Explore industry best practices and elevate your effectiveness and efficiency

  • Stay current and connected

About the Association of National Advertisers

Nationally, the Association of National Advertisers provides leadership that advances marketing excellence and shapes the future of the industry for all types of marketers (not just B2B).

The ANA also includes the Brand Activation Association (BAA), which operate as divisions of the ANA, and the Advertising Educational Foundation, which is an ANA subsidiary. Collectively, we connect members with the kind of networking, knowledge, people and programs that make achieving their company objectives more efficient and effective. Founded in 1910, the ANA’s membership includes nearly 700 companies with 10,000 brands that collectively spend over $250 billion in marketing and advertising.

ANA has earned the respect and loyalty of members by following a simple, three-part strategic vision:

  1. Be the primary repository of the best in business-to-business marketing information and resources

  2. Attract the best practitioners

  3. Promote the best practices in the industry

Formally Known As BMA

Begun in 1922 as the National Industrial Advertising Association, today's Business Marketing Association (BMA) represents a lifetime of expertise in B2B marketing and communications. For more than 90 years, BMA had been the leading service organization for professionals and has a rich history in St. Louis.

As of December 1, 2014, the BMA became a division of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). This union allowed us to expand our community and dramatically scale our operations into the group you know today.

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