Regulatory Rumblings Archive

November 2016

Hit the Pause Button

Posted: Nov 18, 2016 9:00am ET

On December 18, 2008, Senator Jay Rockefeller and Congressman Henry Waxman, two of the key Democratic leaders in the Senate and House, shortly after the election of Barack Obama, wrote to the Republican Chairman of the FCC calling for the Commission to not push major new initiatives during the then-transition period. They stated that to do otherwise would be “counterproductive” particularly in ...


Get Ready for the Tax Reform Roller Coaster

Posted: Nov 16, 2016 11:45am ET

Now that we have had a little more time to analyze the implications of a Donald Trump presidency on the advertising realm, it is becoming increasingly clear that fundamental tax issues impacting advertising will immediately be high on the agenda in 2017.


What the Election Means for Marketers

Posted: Nov 9, 2016 11:30am ET

In a political bombshell still reverberating through Washington, Donald Trump, confounding the predictions of most of the pundits and pollsters, won a solid electoral victory. For the first time in eight years, the Republicans control the Presidency and the House and Senate. This means that it is likely that the political gridlock of the last three Congresses will be broken.


ANA Submits Comments following FTC Disclosures Workshop

Posted: Nov 2, 2016 11:45am ET

In September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a workshop entitled “Putting Disclosures to the Test” at which participants examined how companies present their advertising claims, privacy practices, and other information to consumers. During the event, a number of researchers presented their findings on the advantages and disadvantages of different types of disclosures and various metho ...


The Brave New World of Privacy

Posted: Nov 1, 2016 9:15am ET

To quote Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz: “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” With the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recent passage of highly restrictive and sweeping new privacy rules, consumers and advertisers have been sent down an extremely winding regulatory yellow brick road.