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Topic: Association of National Advertisers

ANA's Liodice Warns Business to Collaborate More

Notes that some guidance can help industry find its way forward

If there was any doubt that Washington has more influence over the ad industry than ever, just check out Bob Liodice’s opening statement before the Association of National Advertisers' annual…

Sen. Pryor Talks Privacy, Food Guidelines to Ad Biz

He's OK with self-regulation, but worries about bad actors

Advertisers need to be vigilant about self-regulation if they want to keep Washington out of their business. That was the message delivered by Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), the new chairman…

Rockefeller Reintroduces Do Not Track Act

Privacy heats up again in Congress

Privacy is about to heat up again in Congress. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Commerce Committee, reintroduced his Do Not Track Online Act, which will give consumers the…

Bill Targeting Patent Trolls Could Be First Nail in the Coffin

Bill would force trolls to pay legal costs of defendants if they lose cases

This could be the year Congress takes serious action against patent trolls, non-practicing entities that buy up patents and virtually extort companies to pay up for violating frivolous patents. A good…

Brands Brace for Deluge of New Domains in April

P&G, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and dozens more call for a pre-emptive strike

The launch of hundreds of new top-level domains, such as dot-app, dot-music, even dot-sucks, is only two months away, and skittish advertisers are bracing for a return to the Web’s…

Ad Biz Readies Fight Against State Ad Taxes

New levies could scare off marketers, hurting local media outlets

New taxes on advertising haven't yet been proposed in Congress, but that hasn't stopped financially strapped states from considering them. Governors John Kasich (R-Ohio) and Mark Dayton (D-Minn.) have both…

Patent Trolls Get Worked Over at CES

Ad industry could join tech's next big fight

Last year, it was SOPA that rallied the Internet community. This year it may well be patent trolls, companies whose sole business is to buy up patents and then go…

Advertisers Urge Supreme Court to Hear Tobacco Ad Case

Chances for appeal are good

The Supreme Court may be the next stop for advertisers fighting against the government's proposal to force tobacco companies to place graphic warning labels on cigarette packages. The Association of…

Advertisers to Microsoft: Reverse Course on Do Not Track Browser

ANA members ask for immediate dialogue

Advertisers came out swinging today against Microsoft’s new browser, Internet Explorer 10, which automatically defaults to Do Not Track. The move by Microsoft to include this feature setting stunned the…

Advertisers Push for Do Not Sell Internet Registry

Defensive registrations could cost hundreds of millions, killing some companies

As the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), the organization that manages the address system on the Internet, gets ready to flood the Web with hundreds of new…

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