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Getting Upfront About Great TV: New National Ad Campaign from ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment Urges Broadcast Networks to Bring Their Best Family Pilots to Air This Fall

Today the Association of National Advertisers’ Alliance for Family Entertainment (ANA AFE) launched an extensive national print advertising campaign in advertising and entertainment trades plus key business publications. Timed to precede next week’s broadcast networks upfront presentations, the campaign encourages broadcast TV network partners and content creators to consider family pilots in their 2012-13 season programming announcements.

Industry Groups Urge Marketers to Take Affirmative Steps to Address Online Piracy and Counterfeiting

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) have released a Statement of Best Practices that encourages all marketers to take affirmative steps to address the serious problems of online piracy and counterfeiting. It was released today at a meeting of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Conference in Washington, DC.

ANA Calls for Independent Investigation of ICANN System Vulnerability

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) today called on ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to engage an independent third-party IT expert or experts to conduct a comprehensive investigation of its recent system vulnerability. In a letter to Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN, ANA President and CEO Bob Liodice outlined the need for immediate answers regarding this serious problem.

State Production Incentives Offer New Budget-Friendly Opportunities to Advertisers

Marketers have the potential to significantly stretch their marketing budgets by shooting commercials within the approximately twenty states that now offer financial incentives for doing so. In a new whitepaper, The Found Money of State Commercial Production Incentives, the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) has issued insights on how to best leverage these rebates.

ANA 2012 Recession Survey Shows Steadfast, Conservative Outlook

Even as the nation’s economic outlook brightens, marketers continue to spend conservatively as budgets remain steadfast, according to the latest ANA (Association of National Advertisers) Recession survey, 6th edition. The majority of marketers surveyed (84 percent) are still being asked to tightly manage their controllable spending, which is a slight increase compared to last year (77 percent). This number peaked in 2009 with nine out of 10 marketers sharing this sentiment.

DOC Rejects ICANN Bid for IANA Function Oversight, Cancels RFP and Extends Current Agreement for Short 6-Month Period

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the division of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) that oversees operation of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), has rejected ICANN's bid to continue overseeing the IANA functions of the Internet, instead extending ICANN's current contract for a short six-month period. Simultaneously, NTIA stated, "we are cancelling this RFP because we received no proposals that met the requirements requested by the global community."

Federal Court Blocks FDA’s Graphic Warnings for Tobacco Products and Advertising

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) applauds the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia for issuing a permanent injunction blocking the enforcement of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Rule requiring graphic new warnings on all tobacco products and advertising.

ANA AND CRIDO Urge ICANN to Adopt “Do Not Sell” Registry to Address Challenges With “Defensive Registrations” in Top Level Domain Name Expansion Program

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the Coalition for Responsible Domain Oversight (CRIDO) have urged ICANN to adopt a “Do Not Sell” registry or some similar approach to address the serious concerns Internet stakeholders have about the need for “defensive registrations” to protect their brands in the TLD expansion program.

White House, DOC AND FTC Commend DAA’S Self-Regulatory Program to Protect Consumers Online Privacy

Today at a White House gathering with leaders of the business community, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Gene Sperling, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, John Bryson, and Federal Trade Commission Chairman, Jon Leibowitz, commended the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) and its members for the significant progress over the past three years to implement a strong privacy protection program for consumers.

ANA/Forrester Survey: TV Advertising Effectiveness Is On The Upswing

A joint ANA (Association of National Advertisers) and Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) survey of more than 100 national advertisers illustrates a renewed belief in the effectiveness of television advertising. Compared to 2010, the number of respondents who believe TV ads have become more effective in the past two years has tripled.

Video Advertising Commercial Slate to Enter the Digital Age

Today, the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) announced the transition of the advertising industry’s current analog commercial slate into a digital one. The standardized descriptive information about ads makes the matching of commercial messages to content and consumers easier and more efficient than ever. This advancement signals the end of the analog commercial slate, which has identified commercials for more than 30 years.

166 Companies and Industry Groups Strongly Support “Do Not Sell” List for Brands as Part of ICANN’S Top Level Domain Expansion Program

A very broad coalition of 166 companies and industry groups, representing virtually every sector of the online global marketplace, today notified ICANN of their strong support for a “Do Not Sell” registry as part of ICANN’s Top Level Domain (TLD) expansion program.

ANA Survey Reveals Increase in Development, Execution and Effectiveness of Integrated Marketing Programs

More than half of marketers surveyed are currently developing and executing integrated marketing communications (IMC) programs according to a new survey from the ANA (Association of National Advertisers). Integrated marketing is the integration of disciplines in the marketing mix creating one unified message to all stakeholders (consumers, employees, retailers, stockholders, etc.) regardless of the media or discipline used.

America’s Newest Comedy Writer Found

The ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment named Megan Angelo the winner of its first annual writers contest. The Alliance, comprised of 40 national advertisers, gave aspiring unrepresented writers the opportunity to write original, half-hour comedy scripts depicting modern family life.

Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Announces ‘Your AdChoices’ Consumer Education Campaign

The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), a coalition of the nation’s leading media and marketing trade associations, today announced the launch of the ‘Your AdChoices’ public education campaign designed to inform consumers about interest-based advertising and how to take greater control of their online privacy.

ANA Urges NTIA to Support “DO NOT SELL” List for Brands as Part of ICANN’S Top Level Domain Expansion Program

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has urged the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to support ANA’s proposal to address specific concerns about ICANN’s Top Level Domain (TLD) expansion program.

ANA Proposes Constructive Way to Resolve Concerns About ICANN's Top-Level Domain Expansion Program

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the leader of the 160-member Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight (CRIDO), today praised two Congressmen, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, and Howard Berman, Ranking Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, for sending an unequivocal letter to John Bryson, Secretary, Department of Commerce. The Goodlatte-Berman letter urges the DOC to take all steps necessary to encourage ICANN to undertake further evaluation and review before expanding the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) under ICANN's plan, set to begin January 12, 2012.

ANA Applauds Representatives Goodlatte and Berman for Urging Department of Commerce to Halt ICANN Domain Expansion Plan

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA), the leader of the 160-member Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight (CRIDO), today praised two Congressmen, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman, House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet, and Howard Berman, Ranking Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, for sending an unequivocal letter to John Bryson, Secretary, Department of Commerce. The Goodlatte-Berman letter urges the DOC to take all steps necessary to encourage ICANN to undertake further evaluation and review before expanding the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) under ICANN's plan, set to begin January 12, 2012.

ANA Applauds Strong Letter from FTC to ICANN Citing Major Concerns About Top-level Domain Expansion Program

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) , the leader of the 160-member Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight (CRIDO), today praised the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for sending a detailed, 15-page letter to ICANN’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr. Stephen D. Crocker, and its President and CEO, Rod Beckstrom, expressing major concerns regarding ICANN’s plan to greatly expand generic top-level domains (gTLDs), starting January 12, 2012. The letter specifically highlights “the potential for significant consumer harm resulting from the unprecedented increase in gTLDs.”

ANA Tells House That ICANN’S Program for an Unlimited Expansion of Top Level Domain Names Is a Reckless Experiment That Should Be Delayed

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) told the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today that ICANN’s plan for an unlimited expansion of the generic Top Level Domain (TLD) Name program is a “reckless experiment” that would seriously threaten both businesses and consumers in the online marketplace.

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