Regulatory Rumblings

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 ...


Super Bowl 51 Again Puts Spotlight on Advertising

Posted: Feb 3, 2017 10:30am ET

With Super Bowl LI just a few days away, leading advertisers from major corporations and many ANA members are busily preparing for what will not only be the biggest broadcast event of the year, but certainly the biggest advertising day of the year as well.


Fixing the Digital Advertising Environment

Posted: Feb 2, 2017 12:30pm ET

Ad blocking increasingly threatens the health of the internet, mobile, and digital marketing. New troubling statistics have just been released regarding ad blocking – the practice of installing software on a computer or mobile phone to stop advertisements from showing up in a web browser.


Acting FTC Chair Ohlhausen Understands Advertising

Posted: Jan 26, 2017 3:45pm ET

Maureen Ohlhausen has been named the Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by President Trump. We welcome the appointment of Acting Chairman Ohlhausen, who has been serving as a Commissioner at the agency, to this significant post.


House Republicans Urge Set-Top Box Proceedings to End

Posted: Jan 25, 2017 3:00pm ET

Today, Republican members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee wrote a letter to newly appointed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging him to close the docket on the Commission’s set-top box proceedings.


ANA Welcomes the Appointment of Ajit Pai as FCC Chairman

Posted: Jan 24, 2017 1:45pm ET

ANA congratulates Ajit Pai for being designated by President Trump as the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Chairman Pai is a very thoughtful leader who understands the critical role advertising plays as a financial foundation for the online and media marketplace.


ANA Congratulates President Donald J. Trump on his Inauguration

Posted: Jan 23, 2017 11:30am ET

Today, the Association of National Advertisers congratulates President Donald J. Trump on his inauguration to the White House, as well as the new administration that will be leading our nation for the next four years.


ANA Advancing Diversity in Media With First Ever #SeeHer Award

Posted: Jan 6, 2017 9:30am ET

Last month, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), in a partnership with the A&E Network, awarded the first-ever #SeeHer Award to actress Viola Davis at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards. Ms. Davis stars in the hit television series “How to Get Away with Murder,” and was recognized for her role as a seminal figure in the cause to change gender stereotypes.


Congratulations to Newly-Elected Chairman Walden

Posted: Dec 2, 2016 12:15pm ET

ANA congratulates Rep. Greg Walden (OR-2) on his election as the new Chairman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. As a long-time owner and operator of radio stations, Rep. Walden is keenly aware of the importance of advertising to the U.S. economy and to businesses of all sizes.