Regulatory Rumblings

  • 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.

  • 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.