Government Relations News
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.
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.
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.
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (H.R. 1108) passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday by a vote of 326-102.
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."
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.
The FTC has released its third report examining self-regulation of alcohol beverage advertising.
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
Two items of note regarding the DTC prescription drug advertising issue.
The sales tax exemptions under Florida law for advertising and other business services may once again be under attack.
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 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, along with eleven other industry groups, has filed comments today on the Federal Trade Commission
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.
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.
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 has sent a letter up to the United States Senate detailing our concerns with provisions in S. 2663, The CPSC Reform Act.
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 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.