Government Relations News
The Federal Communications Commission is holding discussions at their open commission meeting on Tuesday, December 18 regarding the use of embedded advertising (or product placement) in media.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it will begin a review of its environmental marketing guidelines and hold hearings or workshops over the next several months on a number of green marketing topics, including
It has been reported that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin will ask the Commission to begin a formal examination of the agency's current disclosure rules for product placement in television programming.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors has released an economic impact report which forecasts sharp gross domestic product losses as a result of the ongoing foreclosure crisis.
Former State Senate President John McKay, now a member of the Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission, has proposed a constitutional amendment to require the Florida Legislature to reduce property taxes by extending the sales tax to most business services.
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and our sister associations, the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) and the American Advertising Federation (AAF) have filed comments with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on a proposed rulemaking regarding
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a two-day Town Hall meeting to examine privacy issues and online behavioral advertising
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) yesterday announced the details of the new marketing pledges of 11 major food, beverage and restaurant companies under the Council
Tomorrow, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will consider S. 625, a bill to transfer regulatory authority over tobacco products and advertising to the Food and Drug Administration. ANA, along with the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the American Advertising Federation, has sent a letter to the committee detailing the constitutional problems with the advertising provisions in the bill.
ANA has sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee in opposition to Senator Sam Brownback
At a hearing held today on children and media violence, ANA filed a policy statement with the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee expressing our deep concern about any attempt by Congress to regulate violent content and restrict it in a manner similar to indecency.
House Health Subcommittee Strips Drug Safety Bill of Burdensome DTC Restrictions; Full Committee Considers Bill Tomorrow
Yesterday, the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed an amendment sponsored by Reps. Ed Towns (D-NY) and Steve Buyer (R-IN) removing extremely onerous restrictions on advertising from the drug safety bill.
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to reject a proposed change in the Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
The Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a legislative hearing today on a number of discussion drafts of pending bills, including the drug safety bill originally introduced by Reps. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA), which contains a number of provisions that would severely restrict DTC advertising for new drugs.
The Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, Congressman Frank Pallone, has released a discussion draft of the drug safety bill. That draft contains five new restrictions on prescription drug advertising to consumers.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health is expected to markup a drug safety bill on Wednesday, June 13, 2007. It is possible that there may be provisions to ban or restrict prescription drug advertising included in the Chairman
The Institute of Medicine issued a report yesterday calling on the federal government to take various actions to reduce tobacco use, including major restrictions on advertising.
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) has reintroduced his HeLP America Act (S. 1342), which contains a number of provisions that impact advertisers.
FCC Chairman Martin and Commissioners Tate and Copps have responded to House Telecommunications and the Internet Subcomittee Chairman Ed Markey's letter urging serious new restrictions on food marketing.