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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 […]

4A’s Submits Comments on Upcoming FTC Privacy Hearing

Marketing & Communications

4A’s recently submitted comments on the FTC’s upcoming February hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. 4A’s joined the ANA, IAB, AAF, and others to provide comments on what’s being deemed a “new paradigm” that would structure a privacy framework for the 21st century centered around the guiding principle of reasonableness. This […]

4A’s Files Comments On Drug Pricing Transparency

Marketing & Communications

The 4A’s filed comments in December on proposed regulations by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) that would require all TV advertisements featuring prescription drugs and biological products to include the list price.

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) […]

4A’s Hires Simon Fenwick as EVP, Talent Engagement & Inclusion

Marketing & Communications

Fenwick will lead the organization’s programs to drive talent engagement, diversity and inclusivity across the industry The 4A’s, the leading advertising trade organization, today named Simon Fenwick as EVP, Talent Engagement & Inclusion. Fenwick will oversee the organization’s diversity, learning and development programs, including the 4A’s Foundation, which the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) and the […]

ID Comms in Partnership with the 4A’s Releases Study on Media Pitch Practices; Reveals Shortcomings of Current Pitch Process

Marketing & Communications

New research shows that US advertisers may be failing to get the most value from media pitches as a result of flawed processes and lack of communication. Better processes will ensure advertisers are more effectively partnering with agencies.   November 28, 2018: A new study, released by ID Comms in partnership with the 4A’s, reveals […]

4A’s Comments on “Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy”

Government Relations

Read the two sets of comments the 4A’s submitted in response to the request for public comments on “Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy,” a September 26 notice by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

84% Less Fraud in TAG-Certified Distribution Channels, Study Shows

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The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, has released an updated analysis by The 614 Group that shows a reduction in fraud of more than 84 percent in TAG Certified distribution channels, compared with the broader industry average. Click here to view the […]

DAA Leads New Effort To Increase Transparency In Political Advertising

Government Relations

The 4A’s, working via its Board membership in the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), help drive a self-regulatory solution to increase transparency in political advertising.

2018 Employee Compensation Study Completed |

The 2018 Employee Compensation final report, showing salaries as of May 2018, has just been published. The study includes salary data from agencies of all sizes, reflecting the responses of 333 member agency offices providing data on over 30,000 salaries for 233 job titles in 19 job categories.

JPC Notice to Agency Authorizers & SAG-AFTRA Signatories + Production Planning Considerations |

Production Services

The Joint Policy Committee has issued an important notice pertaining to the 2019 SAG-AFTRA commercials contract considerations. All 4A’s creative, production, business affairs and legal community leaders are urged to carefully review this information.

4A’s Announces Winners in 22nd Annual Jay Chiat Awards for Strategic Excellence

Marketing & Communications

The winners of 2018 Jay Chiat Awards for Strategic Excellence were announced at the 4A’s StratFest conference in New York City. The Grand Prix, which is selected from the Gold award winners, was awarded to McCann Worldgroup India for its “5 Words That Make Toilets India’s New Status Symbol.” The agency won a total of five awards at this year’s presentation, including the Agency of the Year, a new award in 2018.