Regulatory Rumblings

Advertising still a Tax Target

Posted: Jul 9, 2015 9:00am ET

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee released the reports of its five bipartisan tax working groups yesterday. These working groups were tasked with coming up with new and creative avenues for tax reform by examining various aspects of the code.

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The Ambiguous Future of Highway Funding

Posted: Jun 29, 2015 1:30pm ET

“Dead End, No Turn Around, Danger Ahead,” was the title of the United States’ Senate Finance Committee hearing emphasizing the severe state of transportation infrastructure around the country and the situation of a budget shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund on the horizon.

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San Francisco Beverage Ad Warning Labels: Unhelpful and Unconstitutional

Posted: Jun 25, 2015 11:30am ET

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently approved an ordinance that would require health labels on advertisements for certain beverages – sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and iced teas – that contain more than 25 calories from sweeteners per 12 ounces.

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ICANN 53 – What to Expect in Buenos Aires

Posted: Jun 18, 2015 9:30am ET

The next global ICANN meeting starts this weekend in Buenos Aires, an event important to brand owners and advertisers.

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Dear Colleague Letter Shows Immense Support for Protecting Advertising

Posted: Jun 10, 2015 11:30am ET

Yesterday, Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) sent a Dear Colleague letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in support of protecting the current tax deductibility of advertising.

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The “New ICANN”

Posted: Jun 4, 2015 2:30pm ET

With the announced resignation of ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé on May 21, 2015, effective next March, ICANN is truly entering a chaotic period.

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As Congress Faces Deadline for Tax Reform, Advertisers Must Protect Ad Deduction

Posted: May 29, 2015 10:50am ET

Earlier this year, we took note of the narrow window for tax reform in 2015 as set by House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-1), who declared that either a tax rewrite can be completed by this summer or not at all.

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Protecting One’s Brand and One’s Name

Posted: May 19, 2015 10:58am ET

The old adage goes, “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” Well, actually, they can, as many major brand holders are increasingly learning.

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New Study Ignores Major Strides Made under the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative

Posted: May 13, 2015 9:00am ET

A new report by Dale Kunkel at the University of Arizona in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine totally dismisses and blatantly ignores the multi-billions of dollars spent and the multitude of proactive steps that the food and advertising community have taken to address child obesity in the U.S.

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ANA and Broad Coalition of Groups Oppose Onerous Data Breach Bill in Illinois

Posted: May 11, 2015 4:30pm ET

Today, the ANA and a broad coalition of other groups sent a letter to the Illinois House Judiciary-Civil Committee strongly opposing the extraordinarily broad Illinois data breach bill, SB 1833.

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