The ANA proactively takes stands on public issues and governmental actions that affect the marketing community's ability to operate in our free-market society. As a leading advocate for all client-side marketers, the ANA publicly underscores the immense economic value.

Legal & Regulatory Webinar Series

The ANA Legal & Regulatory webinar series explores topics that are on the cutting edge of advertising and marketing law as well as ongoing regulatory and legal developments that may cut into your company's bottom line. Webinars generally take place the second Tuesday of every other month.

If you have questions about the ANA Legal & Regulatory webinar series, please contact David Buzby or Meghan Salome.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EST


Improving the Consumer Ad Experience - The Coalition for Better Ads


Legal Affairs Committee

The Legal Affairs Committee was created in 2003 to address, discuss, and seek solutions to the numerous legal, regulatory and legislative issues advertisers face that relate to challenges to their advertising content and practices. All ANA members with an interest in the legal and regulatory issues confronting advertising and marketing are welcome.

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ANA Regulatory Rumblings

Three Choices Posted: October 17, 2016 12:30 PM
We have explained several times in this blog why the FCC’s Broadband Privacy NPRM would be extraordinarily burdensome for the advertising community and consumers. Now the new Fact Sheet from Commissioner Wheeler provides a revised proposal and provides some additional information as to the path the FCC is hoping to chart regarding online privacy.


Look Before You Leap Posted: October 5, 2016 10:30 AM
Last week, 20 minutes before the scheduled Commission meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) postponed a scheduled vote on a proposal intended to create competition in the set-top box marketplace.


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Role of Advertising in America

Advertising occupies a major place in American society. Linked to the bedrock principles that shaped our nation—free speech, competition and individual choice—it has served the public since colonial times as a source of vital information about our open, market-based economy.
The Role of Advertising in America (PDF)
The Basics of Advertising Regulation (PDF)

IHS Economics and Country Risk Study

The study, conducted by IHS Economics and Country Risk, demonstrates the importance of advertising as a driving force in the United States economy. According to the study, in 2014 advertising contributed $3.4 trillion to the U.S. GDP, comprising 19 percent of the nation’s total economic output, and supported 20 million, or 14 percent, of the 142 million jobs in the U.S. The study provides the ability to determine advertising’s impact in every state and congressional district in the U.S.

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