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Florida Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court Ruling Throwing Tax Swap Plan Off November Ballot

A proposed constitutional amendment in Florida which could have lead to a serious battle over taxing business services such as advertising was thrown off the November ballot by a unanimous decision of the Florida Supreme Court yesterday. This is a major victory for the business community.

Florida Tax Swap Plan Thrown Off November Ballot

A proposed constitutional amendment in Florida which could lead to a serious battle over taxing business services such as advertising has been thrown off the November ballot by a state Circuit Court.

CPSC Bill Passes Congress

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 passed the U.S. Senate last Thursday on a vote of 89-3. This followed the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, which approved the bill on a vote of 424-1. It now moves on to President Bush for his signature.

Tobacco Legislation Passes House, Now Moves on to Senate

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1108) passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday by a vote of 326-102.

Advertising Community Opposes Tobacco Legislation

On behalf of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) and the American Advertising Federation (AAF), we are writing to express our opposition to several of the marketing provisions of H.R. 1108, the "Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act."

FCC Issues Notice on Product Placement Issues

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted a long-awaited Notice of Inquiry and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOI/NPRM) on product placement in television programming.

FTC Issues New Report on Alcohol Beverage Advertising Self-Regulation

The FTC has released its third report examining self-regulation of alcohol beverage advertising.

Advocacy Groups Respond to Associations Letter to FCC on Product Placement

On June 19th, 23 advocacy groups sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging that it conduct a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on product placement.

FCC Commissioner Adelstein Outlines Broad Agenda to Protect Children from "Inappropriate" Media Content

At a wide-ranging speech before the Media Institute, FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein outlined a broad range of steps he believes the government should take to

DTC Prescription Drug Advertising Update

Two items of note regarding the DTC prescription drug advertising issue.

Florida Tax Swap Plan Could Lead to Ad Tax Battle

The sales tax exemptions under Florida law for advertising and other business services may once again be under attack.

ANA Urges New York State Lawmakers to Reject New Restrictions on Online Behavioral Advertising

ANA has urged members of the New York State Legislature to reject two bills that would impose serious new state-specific restrictions on online behavioral advertising.

Legislation Would Make Sweeping Changes in FTC's Enforcement Powers

Legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday that would make sweeping changes in the enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If passed by the Congress, these changes could have serious implications for virtually every sector of the business community.

ANA, Eleven Other Industry Groups File Comments on FTC Behavioral Advertising Principles

ANA, along with eleven other industry groups, has filed comments today on the Federal Trade Commission

House Energy and Commerce Committee Reports Tobacco Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has favorably reported H.R. 1108, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act to the full House.

Senate Makes Changes to CPSC Reform Act

The United States Senate passed the CPSC Reform Act (H.R. 4040) on March 6, 2008 with some modifications to provisions that were of concerns to the advertising industry.

ANA Opposes Advertising Provisions in Tobacco Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee plans to complete a markup today of H.R. 1108, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which contains extraordinarily sweeping rules relating to tobaco advertising.

ANA Writes to U.S. Senate on Consumer Product Safety Commission Reauthorization Bill

ANA has sent a letter up to the United States Senate detailing our concerns with provisions in S. 2663, The CPSC Reform Act.

FTC Announces April Workshop on Green Marketing Guides and Packaging

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a public workshop to examine developments in green packaging claims and the consumer perception of such claims.

ANA Seeks Comment on FTC Draft Privacy Principles

ANA is working with a coalition of companies and industry groups to file comments with the FTC and to demonstrate the problems with a Do Not Track regime.

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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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