We are pleased to announce that the ANA-4A's Joint Policy Committee (JPC) has reached agreement with the American Federation of Musicians (AFofM) for a new 2009-2012 Commercial Announcements Agreement
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed a rule to implement the new requirement that the “major statement” in DTC television or radio ads relating to the side effects and contraindications of a pharmaceutical product be presented in a “clear, conspicuous and neutral manner.”
Governor John Baldacci signed legislation yesterday which repeals the “Predatory Marketing to Minors” law that was passed last year. That law imposed serious restrictions on the collection and use of personal information from minors under the age of 18, both offline and online.
ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment Taps Former GroupM North America CEO Marc Goldstein to Lead Content Development
Heralded media agency executive’s new consultancy will run Alliance initiative to find, develop, nurture and support family content on all distribution channels.
ANA and a broad coalition of advertising and media companies and associations have filed reply comments urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to recognize and protect the key economic foundation that advertising provides to media and our nation's citizens.
There was a hearing held today at the Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance on "Financial Services and Products: The Role of the FTC in Protecting Consumers, Part II."
The Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development (BRED) voted unanimously yesterday to repeal the "Predatory Marketing to Minors" law that was passed last year. That law imposes serious restrictions on the collection and use of personal information from minors under the age of 18, both offline and online.
The Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development held a hearing today on legislation in the Maine State Legislature (LD 1677) that would prohibit certain pharmaceutical marketing to minors.
The Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development will be holding a hearing on Thursday afternoon on legislation in the Maine State Legislature that would prohibit certain pharmaceutical marketing to minors.
Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell presented his FY10-11 budget proposal to the General Assembly last week. The Governor’s plan would reduce the state sales and use tax from 6% to 4% and expand the base to impose the tax on virtually all services, including advertising and public relations.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued an examination into the “Future of Media and Information Needs of Communities in a Digital Age.”
Joint effort is a key anchor to Walmart’s Family Moments campaign
There have been two important developments in Washington concerning obesity that may have an impact on advertisers.
We have learned there will be a hearing at the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday, February 4 on "Financial Services and Products: The Role of the Federal Trade Commission in Protecting Consumers."
Regina Benjamin, the new U.S. Surgeon General, has released a report entitled "The Surgeon General's Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation," which recomments limiting ads for "less-healthy foods and beverages."
Rep. John Hall (D-NY) has introduced legislation, HR 4518, which would prohibit the tax deduction for advertising campaigns not related to a product or service by companies (including subsidiaries) with gross receipts over $100 million a year.
The FCC has granted the request for an extension filed by ANA, along with the 4A's, AAF, DMA, IAB, and PMA, in the NOI asking for comment on a range of issues related to children and media.
Many state governments are facing severe budget pressures that are expected to intensify for the foreseeable future. Unlike Congress, state governments must pass balanced budgets each year, so they must cut spending, raise taxes or do some combination of both. In this environment, we expect states to consider new taxes on business services, such as advertising, to raise needed revenues.