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Report from Washington

Dan Jaffe, group executive vice president, government relations at ANA, discussed the latest news regarding ad taxes, patent trolls, food advertising, and privacy.

Status of Negotiations with American Federation of Musicians

Stacy Marcus, partner at Reed Smith, provided an update to the ongoing collective bargaining agreement between advertisers and the American Federation of Musicians.

2013 Lessons Learned and 2014 Practical Tips

There were significant changes in almost every aspect of the law relating to advertising, marketing and promotions in 2013. Davis & Gilbert LLP explains what happened and offers suggestions for advertisers and agencies to think about and address in 2014.

A Game of Musical Chairs

There has been considerable discussion in the nation’s capital for the past year about corporate tax reform, including calls by some for a reduction in corporate tax rates to as low as 25 percent. Proposals to tax advertising are a losing proposition for the ad community.

Looking Forward

What is 2014 going to look like? Bob Liodice, president and CEO at ANA, is watching advertising tax legislation, digital media value, and agency relationships.

New Developments in the Payment of Non-Union Crew in Commercials and Other Employment-Related Issues

Alex Blum, chief strategy and innovation officer at APR Management, shared his views on the implications of newly passed labor laws regarding overtime and what he saw as the solution.

ANA’s Government Relations Update on Issues Affecting Advertisers

Dan Jaffe, group executive vice president of government relations at the ANA, discussed the latest developments in Washington involving ad taxes and food advertising.

ANA’s Government Relations Update on Issues Affecting Advertisers

In this presentation, Dan Jaffe, group executive vice president of government relations at the ANA, discussed the latest developments in Washington involving ad taxes and food advertising.

Legal Update: Developments from Europe

Huw Morris, associate at Reed Smith LLP, discussed developments in Europe, including copyright, advertising, and consumer privacy regulation.

Legal Update: Developments from Europe

Huw Morris, associate at Reed Smith LLP, discussed developments in Europe, including copyright, advertising, and consumer privacy regulation.

Washington Update

David Buzby, director, government relations at ANA, discussed the latest issues and developments in Washington regarding ad taxes, “do not track,” food advertising, and ICANN’s top-level domain program.

Washington Update

David Buzby, director, government relations at ANA, discussed the latest issues and developments in Washington regarding ad taxes, “do not track,” food advertising, and ICANN’s top-level domain program.

Venable LLP: More Muscle Behind Fitness Consent Decrees

In this advertising alert Venable LLP discusses recent fitness consent decrees regarding the new level of substantiation that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires marketers to produce in support of products which make claims for wellness, weight-loss, or slimming.

What’s Our Next Move?

New taxes on advertising could cost our industry billions of dollars. The ANA is working closely with its member companies and other industry groups to respond to ad tax threats.

Venable LLP: FTC Forces Paint Companies to Remove “Green” From Their Palette

Venable LLP discusses two recent green marketing settlements from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in this advertising alert.

Venable LLP: POM Wonderful FTC Battle Continues

This article from Venable LLP discusses the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) final opinion that POM Wonderful LLC violated the FTC Act by making false or misleading claims to promote their products.

Addressing Ad-Supported Online Piracy: The ANA/4A’s Best Practices (Almost) One Year Later

A panel of experts discussed the ways in which brands are working to avoid inadvertent ad support for Internet sites that are primarily engaged in facilitating intellectual property theft.

Addressing Ad-Supported Online Piracy: The ANA/4A’s Best Practices (Almost) One Year Later

A panel of experts discussed the ways in which brands are working to avoid inadvertent ad support for Internet sites that are primarily engaged in facilitating intellectual property theft.

Battling Ambush Marketing in the World of Sports Sponsorship

Professor Michael McCann, director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at University of New Hampshire School of Law, moderated a panel discussion with participants Kathryn Barrett Park, senior counsel of advertising and brand management at General Electric (GE), Michael Kuh, counsel at Latham & Watkins, and Christopher Sloan, assistant vice president and senior corporate counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance, on sponsorships/brand promotion and ambush marketing at the Olympics, World Cup, and Super Bowl.

Battling Ambush Marketing in the World of Sports Sponsorship

In this video, Professor Michael McCann, director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute at University of New Hampshire School of Law, moderated a panel discussion with participants Kathryn Barrett Park, senior counsel of advertising and brand management at General Electric (GE), Michael Kuh, counsel at Latham & Watkins, and Christopher Sloan, assistant vice president and senior corporate counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance, on sponsorships/brand promotion and ambush marketing at the Olympics, World Cup, and Super Bowl.

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