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Ad Tax Fights Possible in Michigan and Iowa

The marketing community may be facing ad tax battles in the legislatures in Michigan and Iowa. We need your assistance to respond to these threats.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Introduces Package of Bipartisan Privacy Bills

Last week, to mark National Consumer Protection Week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced four major privacy bills. The bills deal with data security, spyware, pretexting, and social security number protection.

New Congress Focuses on Prescription Drug Ads

The first month of the new Congress has seen a flurry of legislative activity in the prescription drug advertising area.

ANA To Participate on FCC Task Force on Childhood Obesity

The Federal Communications Commission announced that the first meeting of its public-private Task Force on 'Media and Childhood Obesity: Today and Tomorrow' will be held on February 14, 2007.

Chairmen Majoras, Martin Headline ANA Advertising Law and Business Affairs Conference

Highlights from ANA's Advertising Law and Business Affairs Conference

Tax On Business Services (Including Advertising) Possible In Michigan

A proposal to extend the sales tax to most business services, including advertising, may soon be introduced in the Michigan Legislature.

Performers' Unions and Advertising Industry Tentatively Agree on Two-Year Extension of Commercials Contracts

The JPC, SAG, and AFTRA announced a tentative agreement on a two-year extension to the Commercials Contracts that cover advertisements appearing on television, radio, the Internet and new media, that would run through October 29, 2008.

8 Consultants from Industry, Academia Invited to Respond

JPC, SAG, and AFTRA

Unions, Advertising Industry Hold Productive Meeting

The Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) and representatives of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) met this past Saturday, April 8, at Guild Headquarters in Los Angeles.

Unions, Advertising Industry to Meet on April 8: Parties Agree to Consider a Joint Study on Alternate Compensation Models for Co

The advertising industry's Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) will meet with representatives of SAG/AFTRA on Saturday, April 8, 2006.

SAG/AFTRA Contract Negotiations Status Report

The JPC proposed to SAG and AFTRA to investigate alternate methods of compensation pursuant to paragraph 64 of the 2003 SAG Commercials Contract and paragraph 65 of the 2003 AFTRA Television Commercials Contract.

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Legislative and Regulatory Issues Tracking

ANA's Washington, DC office works to protect the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers.   The scope of legislation, regulations, and court cases impacting the marketing community continues to be extremely broad, extending to issues as diverse as online privacy, prescription drug advertising, restrictions on the tax deductibility of advertising costs and the regulatory powers of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Compendium of Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues

ANA's Washington, DC office plays a leading role in protecting the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers. At the end of each year, we prepare a Compendium which describes our efforts on the broad range of issues we have faced. 

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Alliance for Family Entertainment

The ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) is a coalition of national advertisers, supported by the ANA, which represents almost 40% of all U.S. television advertising dollars..

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SAG/AFTRA

ANA and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) conduct broadcast talent negotiations with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) through the Joint Policy Committee, or JPC.

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