ANA Recommends Against Google-Yahoo Search Advertising Partnership in Letter to Department of Justice

The ANA has sent a letter to Thomas O. Barnett, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), citing its objections to the announced Google-Yahoo search advertising partnership now under review by the DOJ.  In preparing this letter, ANA conducted a comprehensive, independent analysis, which included input from the Board’s members and face-to-face discussions with Google and Yahoo.  

The letter, authorized by the ANA Board, notes that a Google-Yahoo partnership will control 90 percent of search advertising inventory and states ANA’s concerns that the partnership will likely diminish competition, increase concentration of market power, limit choices currently available and potentially raise prices to advertisers for high quality, affordable search advertising.

Click here to read the ANA's letter to the Department of Justice.

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Connerton
CooperKatz for the ANA

Megan Burke
CooperKatz for the ANA