Regulatory Rumblings

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 ...


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.