As you may be aware, the current collective bargaining agreements between the Screen Actors Guild (“SAG”), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (“AFTRA”) (collectively, the “unions”) and the advertising industry that cover the services of union performers in commercials (the “Commercials Contracts”) will expire on March 31, 2012. The unions have proposed a one year extension of the Commercials Contracts which will run from April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013. It is the intention of the ANA-4A’s Joint Policy Committee on Talent Union Relations (JPC) to agree to the extension.
ANA has written to the President of ICANN and the United States Department of Commerce expressing our concern with ICANN’s recent approval of a program that will vastly expand the availability of Generic Top Level Domain Names (GTLDs).
On July 14, ANA filed comments with the FTC in regard to the Interagency Working Group (IWG) report on food marketing to children.
The Sensible Food Policy Coalition, which represents advertisers, media and food and beverage marketers, has released important data showing how the guidelines for advertising proposed by the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Food Marketed to Children would impact the U.S. economy.
The Advertising Coalition (TAC), of which ANA is a founding member, filed comments on Monday with the FDA on its Notice on online drug promotion, including the use of social media to market prescription drugs.
In the case of Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, the Supreme Court has struck down a California law that restricted the sale or rental of violent video games to minors, holding that the law violates the First Amendment.
The marketing community has won a major victory in a U.S. Supreme Court decision involving data mining.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced on Monday that it has approved the plan for unlimited new gTLDs, and that ICANN will be taking applications from January 12 to April 12, 2012. What will this mean for your brands?
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is planning to update a publication entitled: “Dot Com Disclosures: Information About Online Advertising.”
Dan Jaffe, ANA’s Executive Vice President, Government Relations, gave an oral statement, posted below, at the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children Public Forum. The IWG, made up of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), released proposed guidelines on food marketing to children on April 28, 2011.
The Judiciary Committee of the California State Senate on May 3rd passed SB761, legislation that would broadly regulate all online data collection and impose a “do not track” regulatory regime for online behavioral advertising.
The Judiciary Committee of the California State Senate will hold a hearing on Tuesday, May 3rd at 1:30 pm on SB761, legislation to impose a “do not track” regulatory regime for online behavioral advertising.
Major Proposal from Interagency Working Group Calls for Voluntary Restrictions on Food Marketing to Children
The Interagency Working Group has released its recommendations for food marketing to children.
This bulletin notifies signatories that negotiations have concluded for the Producers-SAG 2011 Codified Corporate/Educational Contract (formerly, the Producers-SAG Codified Industrial and Educational Contract) and the 2011 AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Corporate/Educational Recorded Material (formerly, the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Non-Broadcast Industrial/Educational Recorded Material) (collectively, the “Industrial Codes”).
Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-6/FL), the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, introduced a comprehensive privacy bill on April 13.
Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) have introduced a comprehensive privacy bill that would govern the collection, use and transfer of consumer information in both the online and offline world.
Legislation to impose a “do not track” regulatory regime for online behavioral advertising has been introduced in the California State Senate.
ANA has filed a “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a key commercial speech case involving data mining.
David Vladeck, the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, gave an important speech on Do Not Track issues on March 8. ANA President & CEO Bob Liodice responded to Director Vladeck on behalf of the Digital Advertising Alliance, which comprises the ANA and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
Commercials Made For Internet and Commercials Made For New Media: Minimum Compensation Effective April 1, 2011
This bulletin serves as a reminder to signatories to the union collective bargaining agreements listed in “To” above that effective April 1, 2011, the following shall apply to any commercial produced for initial use on the Internet or produced for initial use in New Media.