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Trends in Marketing Communications Law

Management Services

Attorneys from Davis & Gilbert’s Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Practice Group share practical and helpful insights to guide businesses and agencies as they navigate new trends and developments. 

Do You Have an Advertising-Related Legal Question?

The 4A’s legal consultation program is now in its 18th year. The feedback from the participating law firms and the 4A’s members who have utilized this service has been excellent.

Video Seminar: GDPR Town Hall

 We encourage you to download the following presentations and follow along with the discussions. Slide numbers have been provided for your reference in the above Table of Contents.

Leveraging GDPR to Become a Trusted Data Steward

Research Services

BCG looks into how European companies can go beyond GDPR compliance and gain a valuable advantage by aligning their policies with consumer wishes. Learn how consumers feel regarding privacy by data type, industry and country, age group insights, and more.

FTC Issues a $2 Million Reminder to Ad Agencies

Management Services

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein+Selz examines the FTC and State of Maine’s announcement of a $2 million dollar settlement with ad agency Marketing Architects, Inc. for deceptive weight-loss claims and what it means for ad agencies.

What Agencies Should Know About the GDRP

Research Services

EACA has published a guide to help European agencies learn how General Data Protection Regulation will affect targeted marketing campaigns and how personal data is to be handled. The publication provides a list of procedures that agencies can follow to become compliant and to minimize risks.

Webinar: Advertising Legal Affairs – Assessing Website Accessibility

This presentation was delivered to the 4A’s Advertising Legal Affairs Committee on November 28, 2017 by Karen Jeffers and Russ Anderson of Pullman & Comley, LLC.

FTC Updates Endorsement Guide FAQs and Settles First-Ever Action Against Individual “Influencers”

Management Services

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein+Selz provides updates on the FTC’s guidance for social media endorsements.

Webinar: The New FTC Guidelines You Need to Know

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Influencer Marketing has become a central focus of marketing strategies and budgets for 2017. In this complimentary webinar you’ll learn quick, how-to information for launching an influencer marketing campaign the right way and the important FTC guidelines brands must follow.

4A’s MSA Guidance: Client Audit Guidance

4A’s Client Audit Guidance recommends that agencies and advertisers collaborative to design effective efficient controls and verification procedures related to significant marketing expenditures. This document is an updated version of the Client Audit Guidance issued in October 2014.

DOL Overtime Pay Rules Implementation-Your Agency May Now Have Options

Management Services

A federal judge in Texas has issued a temporary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing new overtime pay rules that have been scheduled for December 1, 2016 implementation.

Facebook faces class action suit over inflated video metrics

Digital Technologies

Revelations in September that Facebook overstated video viewing metrics by as much as 80% has spurred a class-action lawsuit from angry marketers, reports Marketing Dive.

Global Online Media Leaders Join Forces to Improve Consumer Ad Experience

Marketing & Communications

Coalition for Better Ads Will Use Research, Advocacy to Develop and Implement New Standards

How the 4A’s is Tackling the Overtime Issue in Washington

Government Relations

Wage inequality and workers’ rights are themes you will hear often on the Presidential campaign trail this year. Even President Obama has made regulatory enforcement of labor policy a focus of his final term. The most vivid example is a new regulation about compensation that soon will go into force, without any public debate, Congressional hearings or […]

U.S. Department of Labor Modifies Overtime Pay Rules

Management Services

We want to alert Members to the U.S. Department of Labor release of modified employee overtime pay rules. The new rules which take effect on December 1, 2016 will have a material impact on many U.S. businesses including marketing service companies.