ANA Genius Awards


The ANA Genius Awards program, established in 2013, recognizes outstanding work in marketing measurement, data and analytics by brands. The awards showcase the companies and individuals leading the way to prove the value of marketing and connect marketing to revenue and other important business outcomes.

Click here for 2019 entry information.

See video interviews with all of the 2018 Genius Awards finalists here.

The program is open to brand advertisers. Vendors, suppliers and agencies can nominate their clients and assist with client submissions. The online entry portal is easy to use and offers step-by-step instructions. There is no fee to participate!


Winners and finalists receive widespread recognition in the media and on stage at major ANA events. Winners also share in a $100,000 cash prize pool, with proceeds going to the charity of their choice. Past charities benefiting from the Genius Awards include UN

ICEF, Girls Who Code, American Heart Association, Fisher House Foundation and many others.

Since its inception,the Genius Awards program has donated nearly half a million dollars to charity.

Award categories include:

  • Data & Analytics Growth
  • Data & Analytics Innovation
  • Data & Analytics Adoption
  • Data & Analytics Storytelling

Past winners and finalists include Coca-Cola, Citigroup, Hyundai, NASCAR, Dell, Hilton Worldwide, Turner, IBM, TD Ameritrade, Adobe, Hallmark, The Clorox Company, PepsiCo, SAP, Neiman Marcus, Lenovo, USAA and Franklin Templeton, among others.


A blue ribbon panel of judges includes leading CMOs, marketing scientists and other industry luminaries select the finalists in the first round of voting and the winners in the final round.

Visit the Genius Awards website ( for more information or to enter. Email