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ANA Asks ICANN to Extend Comment Window on New gTLD Applications

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has written to Akram Atallah, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) asking for the public comment window on applications for new generic top level domains (gTLDs) to be extended.

ANA / Reed Smith Report Urges Marketers to Demand Transparency from Agencies on Rebates / Incentives Received

A new study by ANA (Association of National Advertisers) and Reed Smith reveals that nearly one-third of U.S. marketers are aware of rebates / incentive payments from media companies to agencies that may not be reimbursed to the advertiser.

ANA Survey Reveals Marketers Vying for New Media Validity

Marketers’ use of newer media has exploded in recent years, with once unheard of channels claiming a firm place in marketing tool chests. However, the inability to prove ROI has done little to instill marketer confidence in these channels, according to the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) 2012 Digital and Social Media Survey.

ANA Welcomes Entries for 12th Annual Multicultural Excellence Awards

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) is now accepting entries for its 12th annual Multicultural Excellence Awards. The awards recognize marketers and their agencies for their work in producing outstanding multicultural advertising and marketing campaigns.

ANA Opposes Ad Ban Provision in Education Funding Bill

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and a coalition of other marketing and media groups have urged the United States Senate to oppose a provision that would prohibit colleges and universities which receive federal education funding from spending those federal dollars on any marketing or advertising for their programs. That provision is contained in the FY2013 Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill that was recently approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was sent by The Advertising Coalition (TAC).

Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Comments on Microsoft Decision to Embed Do Not Track in IE 10 Set “on” by Default

The Digital Advertising Alliance, (DAA), a coalition of the nation’s leading media and marketing trade associations and companies, raised concern today about Microsoft’s decision to embed Do Not Track (DNT) functionality as a default setting in version 10 of its Internet Explorer (IE) browser.

ANA Strongly Opposes Microsoft’s Decision Regarding Internet Explorer 10 ‘Do Not Track’ Function

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) strongly opposes Microsoft’s unilateral decision to embed Do Not Track functionality in version 10 of its Internet Explorer browser with a default setting in the ‘on’ vs. ‘off’ position.

ANA Releases First-Ever Global Survey on Agency Compensation Results Reveal Key Similarities, Differences in Global vs. U.S. Practices

The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) today released the first-ever Global Agency Compensation Survey, revealing new insights about how global marketers structure and manage compensation practices with their advertising agency partners. Results of this benchmark study, which polled marketers operating in nearly 40 countries across all continents, in many cases mirror U.S. practices.

ANA Calls for ICANN to Review and Revise Its Rejection of Defensive Registration Proposals for the Top Level Domain Name Expansion Program

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has called on ICANN to provide a clear and complete analysis and review of its decision to summarily reject the proposal for a “Do Not Sell” registry, which would address the serious concerns Internet stakeholders have about the need for “defensive registrations” to protect their brands in the Top Level Domain (TLD) expansion program. ANA also wrote to the U.S. Department of Commerce, urging the Department to seek a full accounting from ICANN of its decision to reject the “Do Not Sell” approach or other response to the significant danger of defensive registrations for new Top Level Domains.

Getting Upfront About Great TV: New National Ad Campaign from ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment Urges Broadcast Networks to Bring Their Best Family Pilots to Air This Fall

Today the Association of National Advertisers’ Alliance for Family Entertainment (ANA AFE) launched an extensive national print advertising campaign in advertising and entertainment trades plus key business publications. Timed to precede next week’s broadcast networks upfront presentations, the campaign encourages broadcast TV network partners and content creators to consider family pilots in their 2012-13 season programming announcements.

Industry Groups Urge Marketers to Take Affirmative Steps to Address Online Piracy and Counterfeiting

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) have released a Statement of Best Practices that encourages all marketers to take affirmative steps to address the serious problems of online piracy and counterfeiting. It was released today at a meeting of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Conference in Washington, DC.

ANA Calls for Independent Investigation of ICANN System Vulnerability

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) today called on ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to engage an independent third-party IT expert or experts to conduct a comprehensive investigation of its recent system vulnerability. In a letter to Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN, ANA President and CEO Bob Liodice outlined the need for immediate answers regarding this serious problem.

State Production Incentives Offer New Budget-Friendly Opportunities to Advertisers

Marketers have the potential to significantly stretch their marketing budgets by shooting commercials within the approximately twenty states that now offer financial incentives for doing so. In a new whitepaper, The Found Money of State Commercial Production Incentives, the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) has issued insights on how to best leverage these rebates.

ANA 2012 Recession Survey Shows Steadfast, Conservative Outlook

Even as the nation’s economic outlook brightens, marketers continue to spend conservatively as budgets remain steadfast, according to the latest ANA (Association of National Advertisers) Recession survey, 6th edition. The majority of marketers surveyed (84 percent) are still being asked to tightly manage their controllable spending, which is a slight increase compared to last year (77 percent). This number peaked in 2009 with nine out of 10 marketers sharing this sentiment.

DOC Rejects ICANN Bid for IANA Function Oversight, Cancels RFP and Extends Current Agreement for Short 6-Month Period

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the division of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) that oversees operation of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), has rejected ICANN's bid to continue overseeing the IANA functions of the Internet, instead extending ICANN's current contract for a short six-month period. Simultaneously, NTIA stated, "we are cancelling this RFP because we received no proposals that met the requirements requested by the global community."

Federal Court Blocks FDA’s Graphic Warnings for Tobacco Products and Advertising

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) applauds the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia for issuing a permanent injunction blocking the enforcement of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Rule requiring graphic new warnings on all tobacco products and advertising.

ANA AND CRIDO Urge ICANN to Adopt “Do Not Sell” Registry to Address Challenges With “Defensive Registrations” in Top Level Domain Name Expansion Program

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and the Coalition for Responsible Domain Oversight (CRIDO) have urged ICANN to adopt a “Do Not Sell” registry or some similar approach to address the serious concerns Internet stakeholders have about the need for “defensive registrations” to protect their brands in the TLD expansion program.

White House, DOC AND FTC Commend DAA’S Self-Regulatory Program to Protect Consumers Online Privacy

Today at a White House gathering with leaders of the business community, Director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, Gene Sperling, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, John Bryson, and Federal Trade Commission Chairman, Jon Leibowitz, commended the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) and its members for the significant progress over the past three years to implement a strong privacy protection program for consumers.

ANA/Forrester Survey: TV Advertising Effectiveness Is On The Upswing

A joint ANA (Association of National Advertisers) and Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) survey of more than 100 national advertisers illustrates a renewed belief in the effectiveness of television advertising. Compared to 2010, the number of respondents who believe TV ads have become more effective in the past two years has tripled.

Video Advertising Commercial Slate to Enter the Digital Age

Today, the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) announced the transition of the advertising industry’s current analog commercial slate into a digital one. The standardized descriptive information about ads makes the matching of commercial messages to content and consumers easier and more efficient than ever. This advancement signals the end of the analog commercial slate, which has identified commercials for more than 30 years.

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