Regulatory Rumblings

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.


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.