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Ad Groups Say FTC's Proposed Restrictions on Behavioral Marketing Are Too Stringent - Broadcasting&Cable

The Association of National Advertisers filed comments jointly with nine other trade groups, responding to a FTC staff draft filed in December. Behavioral advertising collects information about past activities of individual consumers online to predict preferences that, in turn, leads to tailored marketing messages.

ANA and BtoB Magazine Survey Finds Significant New Media Utilization By B-To-B Marketers

New media platforms have become a critical and sizeable component of the marketing mix for b-to-b marketers. A new survey conducted by the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) and BtoB Magazine in partnership with Guideline Inc. found that one-third of b-to-b firms surveyed reported spending more than 20% of their total media budget in this area. In contrast, only 5% of b-to-c firms surveyed did the same. The bulk of new media spending for b-to-b marketers are for more established platforms, including the company’s own Web site and e-mail marketing.

Integrated Marketing Is Top Issue On Marketers' Minds

Senior Marketing Executives Weigh In On Top Issues for 2008 An annual survey by the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) conducted to help shape its Annual Conference in October 2008, ranked integrated marketing communications as senior marketers' top priority for the second year in a row. The survey asked senior marketers to choose their top three issues from a comprehensive list and then rank them in order of importance, from one to three. Of the 157 respondents, more marketers indicated a greater concern about integrated marketing communications than any other issue. Marketing accountability and the importance of aligning the marketing organization with innovation ranked closely in the second and third positions. The results were tabulated by adding up all responses (three for each respondent) and determining which issue was named in the top three by the most marketers.

ANA Telephone Directory Committee Seeks Better Metrics from the Yellow Pages industry-BtoB Magazine

The Association of National Advertisers’ Telephone Directory Committee issued an open letter Tuesday urging the Yellow Pages industry to improve its measurement practices by providing national syndicated audience measurement research and circulation auditing. It currently only measures 18% of the U.S. market.

ANA/B2B Conference Highlights Changing Role of Marketing-BtoB Magazine

B-to-b marketers on Thursday discussed the changing role of marketing and strategies for dealing with challenging times at the Business-to-Business Marketing Conference, produced by the Association of National Advertisers and BtoB.

Phase II of Marketing & Media Ecosystem 2010

Marketing & Media Ecosystem 2010(MME 2010) identifies the priorities, capabilities and partnerships required across the marketer - agency - media value chain to optimize now and prepare for the future. The first cross-industry partnership of its kind, MME 2010 is a joint study between the IAB, ANA (Association of National Advertisers), AAAA (American Association of Advertising Agencies) and management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. The media company research, representing the second phase of this multi-year study, was recently completed.

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ANA Media Alert: Polling Data

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) today released polling data from their February 28th TV and Everything Video Forum. The audience, comprised of over 500 marketers, agency executives and media representatives, used handheld polling devices, responding to questions on a variety of topics throughout the day.

ANA Study: Marketers Unhappy With Reorganization- AdAge

Despite widespread and growing reorganization within their marketing ranks, highlighted by trends toward centralization and integration, only 13% of senior marketers say they're "very satisfied" with their companies' marketing structures, according to a survey released today by the Association of National Advertisers.

Advertisers Seek TV Ad Effectiveness and Accountability- AdAge

"Last year, everybody did a good job of creating change. It's a positive," Donna Speciale, president-investment and activation, MediaVest, said in a panel discussion at the Association of National Advertisers' TV & Everything Video Forum, held in New York on Feb. 28. The panel was moderated by Ad Age's Jonah Bloom.

ANA Study Finds Efforts to Centralize, Integrate Marketing Organization Fall Short of Marketers' Goals

Despite a growing trend to centralize the marketing function and integrate its disciplines, only 13 percent of senior marketers are very satisfied with their company’s marketing structure, according to new research by the ANA (Association of National Advertisers). The study also found that while 37 percent of executives surveyed report that their marketing department interacts and advises their company at a higher level now than two years ago, only 21 percent say that marketing interacts at the C-level of the company.

Anheuser-Busch Exec: The Future of Bud.TV- Adweek

Speaking at the Association of National Advertisers TV conference in New York yesterday, Tony Ponturo, president and CEO of the Busch Media Group, was less than enthusiastic about the service's prospects.

ESPN To Launch More Web-Exclusive Video-

Erhardt discussed the broad outlines of ESPN's plans during a panel discussion on sports programming Thursday at the Association of National Advertisers' TV & Everything Video Forum in New York.Web.

Liberty Mutual Doubles Ad Spend On Web-Based Films-MediaPost Publications

Speaking at Thursday's Association of National Advertisers' conference in New York, Stephen Sullivan, SVP/communications for Liberty Mutual Group and chairman of ANA's Board of Directors, said that programs like The Responsibility Project reflect the maturity of the Web.

Buyers and Clients Agonize Over Costly Ad Integration Fees

A random polling of agency execs and their clients during the Association of National Advertisers TV and Everything Video Forum on Feb. 28 found no one willing to say that if the networks balk at participating in formal discussions or flat out refuse to eliminate the fees

Local TV Still the Most Effective Video-Advertising Platform- Broadcasting & Cable

Hearst-Argyle, which owns 26 stations, released a part of a survey at the Association of National Advertisers conference in New York Thursday. The broadcaster partnered with Frank N. Magid Associates on the study, which polled 2,700 local news viewers 25-54.

ANA and AAAA Request Joint Task Force with Networks to Address Network Integration Fees

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) and AAAA (American Association of Advertising Agencies) today formally invited television networks to join them on a task force to be convened no later than May 1 to address the practice of charging network integration fees. This initiative is a result of analysis conducted by the AAAA Media Policy Committee, AAAA National TV/Radio Committee and the ANA Television Advertising Committee.

FCC Targets Indecency On Mobile Devices- Radio Ink

In a recent speech delivered at the Association of National Advertisers Advertising Law and Business Affairs Conference, Tate said, "As we enter the age of content delivery over mobile devices, there is a whole new set of questions to address regarding how to provide ratings, how to block objectionable content, and whether the FCC has a role to play in this arena.

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