The 4A’s at Advertising Week New York 2019

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Introduction Over four days, with more than 1,200 sessions and nearly 100,000 attendees, the 15th annual Advertising Week New York presented a comprehensive, multifaceted look at the advertising industry in a rapidly changing environment. The 4A’s had an outsized presence during Advertising Week, hosting or appearing on nine sessions and introducing research with Google about […]

Partnership matters now more than ever, says 4A’s CEO

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See what 4A’s Leader Marla Kaplowitz has to say about the recent ANA study on in-housing.   Originally published in Campaign US, July 19, 2019 by Marla Kaplowitz, 4A’s When I read “Managing In-House Agency Creative Content and Legal Concerns,” the Association of National Advertisers’ new study with Boston Consulting Group and Reed Smith, one thought kept […]

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

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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. […]

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

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  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 […]

AdExchanger: Ad Trade Orgs Appeal To California AG: Clarify Your Privacy Law, Please

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Originally published in AdExchanger, January 31, 2019 By Allison Schiff, AdExchanger Attention: Attorney General, State of California Re: California Consumer Privacy Act You’re killing us here. Thanks, The advertising industry The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is set to take effect in 2020 and the advertising community is desperate for some clarification. On Tuesday, a coalition of ad trade […]

Making the Best Places to Work Even Better

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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 […]

Philip Douglas Laughlin 1942-2018

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It is with great sadness that the family of Philip Douglas “Doug” Laughlin announces his passing after a decades long battle with cancer on December 17, 2018, at the age of 76. Doug, a resident of Huddleston, Virginia and had recently relocated to Vienna, Virginia to be closer to family. Doug was born April 30,1942 […]

AdExchanger: 4A’s Marla Kaplowitz Gives Agencies Credit Where Credit Is Due

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Originally published in AdExchanger, January 10, 2019 By Alison Weissbrot, AdExchanger Agency cost-cutting and deteriorating trust with clients hasn’t deterred Marla Kaplowitz, CEO of the agency trade organization the 4A’s, from fighting. “[Taking] a business problem and coming up with an incredibly elegant and different creative solution is what the best agencies do,” she said. […]

4A’s Submits Comments on Upcoming FTC Privacy Hearing

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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 […]

Marketing Dive: 7 trends set to shape marketing in 2019

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The next 12 months will see major pieces fall into place, with heavier investments in data and e-commerce and marketers turning to in-house teams for purposeful creative that packs a punch. Originally published in Marketing Dive, January 7, 2019 by Peter Adams, Marketing Dive Following a number of big announcements for the marketing industry in the second half […]

Campaign US: One-word answers with 4A’s leader Marla Kaplowitz

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The trade association CEO tells us what external agencies bring to the table that in-house shops do not.   Originally published in Campaign US, January 4, 2019 by Lindsay Stein, Campaign US To kick off the New Year, Campaign US caught up with 4A’s CEO Marla Kaplowitz to hear her thoughts on the industry overall and what to […]

4A’s Files Comments On Drug Pricing Transparency

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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.