4A's Press Releases

4A’s Launches Conscious Creative Movement with David&Goliath

4A's Partnerships

Conscious Creative to serve as a rallying cry for the industry to focus its power on creating positive change   The 4A’s, the leading trade organization for marketing communications agencies, is launching The Conscious Creative Movement, bringing together heart-driven creators who believe ideas and positive thinking can change the world. Conscious Creative, created in partnership […]

4A’s Foundation Adds Eight New Board Members

People & Culture

Puts Greater Emphasis on Inclusion, Community and Opportunity with New Mission and Approach   NEW YORK, NY — The 4A’s Foundation announced today that it will add seven new members to its board: Jennifer Risi, Worldwide Chief Communications Officer, Ogilvy; Jed Meyer, Director of Brand Measurement, Google; Ashok Sinha, Vice President, Corporate Communications, WarnerMedia; Chris […]

New “Privacy for America” Coalition Calls for Strong Data Privacy Protections for All Americans

Government Relations

Top policy experts and trade organizations today launched the new “Privacy for America” coalition, which will work with Congress to support enactment of groundbreaking comprehensive federal consumer data privacy and security legislation.

SAG-AFTRA and Joint Policy Committee Reach Tentative Agreement on Successor Contracts

Marketing & Communications

Landmark Deal Modernizes Commercials Contracts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK, (APRIL 2, 2019) — Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and The Joint Policy Committee, LLC (JPC) have reached a tentative agreement on terms for successor television and audio commercials contracts, subject to approval by the SAG-AFTRA National Board later this month. […]

MRC Issues Draft Version of Cross-Media Audience Measurement Standards For Video; Opens 60-Day Public Comment Period

Media Services

Addresses electronic measurement of video advertising and content audiences, with subsequent phases planned to focus on display and audio Release marks start of final phase of the Making Measurement Make Sense (3MS) Initiative   New York, NY (March 25, 2019): The Media Rating Council (MRC) announced today it has issued a draft version of its […]

4A’s Submits Comments Opposing California Data Broker Bill

Government Relations

Although it hasn’t yet clarified the complexity of operational challenges presented by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the California State Assembly has proposed another bill intended to regulate the data industry. California’s AB 1202 would include new data-broker registration requirements, similar to Vermont’s law. Several requirements appear to conflict with the provisions of CCPA, […]

4A’s Presents Concerns with California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Government Relations

Alison Pepper, SVP, 4A’s Government Relations, delivered a statement at the California Attorney General’s hearing in Fresno, regarding member agencies’ concerns about the California Consumer Privacy Act. Issues include consent, the use of publicly available data, and the conflation of pseudonymized data and personal information.

While Optimistic And Enthusiastic About TV Attribution, Industry Leaders Want Better Visibility Into How Providers Are Approaching Measurement, Data and Implementation

Marketing & Communications

  CIMM and 4As Present TV Attribution Providers Study at 8th Annual CIMM Cross-Platform Video Measurement and Data Summit  New York, February 7, 2019 — While industry leaders express optimism and enthusiasm for TV attribution, they also are looking for greater visibility and understanding into how leading providers conduct the practice. The finding is part […]

Ad Age (Podcast): Marla Kaplowitz of the 4A’s is an Agency Cheerleader in a Difficult Season

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Originally published and posted on Ad Age, February 7, 2019 By Brian Braiker, Editor, Ad Age In a time where there is no shortage of gloom and doom in the agency landscape, the job falls to Marla Kaplowitz to be its biggest booster. Kaplowitz, the president and CEO of industry trade body the 4A’s, joins this […]

Adweek: 5G Isn’t a Reality Yet, but It’s Looking Promising

Chick Foxgrover

Originally published in Adweek, January 18, 2019 By Chick Foxgrover, EVP, Creative Technology and Innovation, 4A’s Just because everyone’s thinking about 5G doesn’t mean everyone understands what it is or what it might imply for their industries and brands. You might have a better idea if you’d attended CES where it was a hot topic. For […]

Making the Best Places to Work Even Better

Marketing & Communications

By Marla Kaplowitz President & CEO, 4A’s “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” —Stephen R. Covey This month, Ad Age published its 2019 list of the Best Places to Work. Kudos to all the agencies that made the list, recognized for their commitment to their people with the breadth of their offerings regarding benefits, inclusion and employee development. As […]

The 4A’s and ANA Call for Adoption of IAB’s VAST 4.1 and Ad-ID® Standards

Marketing & Communications

These standards offer a significant step in developing more efficient workflows and provide the foundations for more granular data for advertising assets   NEW YORK, NY – December 12, 2018 –Together, Marla Kaplowitz, the CEO of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) and Bob Liodice, the CEO of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) […]