Regulatory Rumblings

House Members Agree: Protecting Advertising is Crucial

Posted: May 10, 2017 4:00pm ET

Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) have sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in support of protecting the current tax deductibility of advertising. This letter is extremely significant for the advertising community and shows wide congressional support for our industry.


Critical Juncture on Compelled Disclosures

Posted: May 1, 2017 9:15am ET

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last month rendered a very important decision. This decision threatens to allow states and localities far more leeway to impose government mandated disclosures in advertising with potentially extremely adverse impacts.


Full House Needed at FTC

Posted: Apr 26, 2017 3:00pm ET

The White House is presently facing many key appointment decisions. ANA strongly believes that filling the three remaining Commissioner vacancies at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) now should be a major priority for the Administration.


The Sky is Not Falling on Privacy

Posted: Apr 6, 2017 2:30pm ET

Consumers are right to be concerned about and demand strong protection of their privacy rights. Advertisers have long understood this highly legitimate need.


Congress takes First Step in Repealing FCC Privacy Rules

Posted: Mar 23, 2017 2:00pm ET

The U.S. Senate has taken a key first step in acting to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) onerous broadband privacy rules passed last year. Today, the Senate voted 50-48 to pass a Congressional Review Act (CRA) measure to suspend the FCC’s rules.


Advertisers Push for CRA to Save the Day

Posted: Mar 14, 2017 9:15am ET

Yesterday, ANA and a coalition of advertising and marketing industry groups issued a statement in support of Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Congressman Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) recently introduced Joint Resolutions disapproving of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadband privacy regulations.


An Attack on One is an Attack on All

Posted: Mar 10, 2017 9:00am ET

Earlier this week, ANA and other advertising industry groups submitted a letter to the Oregon State Senate’s Committee on Health Care to oppose a bill that would impose a mandatory disclosure requirement on all direct to consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical ads that appear in the state.


FCC Stay of Privacy Rules is a Win for Advertisers and Consumers

Posted: Mar 2, 2017 9:30am ET

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a temporary stay of the online privacy and data security regulation passed last year which would have subjected internet service providers (ISPs) to a different standard than that applied to other companies in the internet ecosystem by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


Ad Tax Threats Appear in Several States

Posted: Feb 22, 2017 9:00am ET

After a quiet year in 2016, state ad tax advertising threats once again appear to be on the increase. While corporate tax reform is in the very early stages with Congress and the Trump administration, state governments across the country are hard at work on adopting their budgets for the new fiscal year which begins on July 1st.


Read the Tea Leaves at #ANAAdLaw

Posted: Feb 7, 2017 2:00pm ET

The cloudy crystal ball of U.S. politics is increasingly confusing for legal and regulatory fortunetellers as Washington adjusts to the rapidly changing governmental and regulatory landscape. While an increased level of uncertainty will be the norm at least in the near future, those in the advertising realm need to understand how these changes may affect their day-to-day operations or how to appro ...