The Adweek 50: Media, Marketing and Tech Leaders Who Delivered the Goods Despite Trying Times

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  Indispensable execs from Target, TikTok, GroupM, Disney and many more on stepping up for their brands when it mattered most   This year’s showcase of standout leaders in marketing, media and tech reveal how empathy, agility, diversity and fresh thinking fueled success for their brands despite challenging times. (Read the cover story on Hulu […]

4A’s APB Media Responsibility Principles

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In order to promote a more diverse and equitable media ecosystem, the 4A’s Advertiser Protection Bureau presents the following Media Responsibility Principles. The Principles are designed to, among other things, encourage the dissemination of factual, accurate information and to combat the spread of misinformation and hate speech. Advertisers and agencies are encouraged to support publishers that […]

Platform Ad & Content Policies

As a service to our members, the 4A’s Media, Tech and Data team has assembled an overview of major social platforms’ ad and content policies – specifically those policies concerning Hate Speech/Organizations, Violence, Misinformation and Disinformation, and Political Advertising.  It is our hope that the overview will provide a measure of clarity and coherence, especially […]

Ad Industry Launches New Organization, Will Push Google And Apple On Tracking

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Original MediaPost article    The advertising industry is forming a new organization that aims to convince browser and platform developers, including Google and Apple, to reconsider recent decisions that could limit ad companies’ ability to track people across websites and apps. The governing group of the new Partnership for Responsible Addressable Media will be made […]

August 2020 Updates to Facebook Terms and Conditions

Changes to Facebook Terms   As you may be aware, Facebook has announced updates to its business terms, effective August 31st.  In order to prepare you for this change, we have highlighted below the material changes to the Terms , along with an explanation as to why those changes were made.  Please see below, and […]

Inclusion and Exclusion lists to replace Whitelist and Blacklists

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For many of us we know that words matter – at their best they can inspire better actions, and at their worst they can cause harm and incite violence. For this reason we are asking all members effective immediately to cease the use of loaded terms used by the industry blacklist and whitelist. While we assume […]

4A’s Challenges Nielsen to Maintain Separate National In-Home and Out-of-Home TV Viewership

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Will Result in Negative Impact on Agencies and Marketers Networks Should Not Have Ability to Dictate Single Metric NEW YORK, NY, July 20, 2020 — Today, the 4A’s is announcing that the organization is challenging Nielsen’s decision to combine national in-home and out-of-home television viewership into a single data stream*.  This stream will be used […]

BIPOC Owned Media Companies Resource List

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We have curated a list of 350+ minority-owned media outlets (TV & radio stations) to make available to members and non-members. This list has been cultivated primarily from the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, a division of the United States Department of Commerce), but will […]

APB Brand Safety Self-Assessment

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  In order to promote sound brand-safety and suitability practices, the 4A’s Advertiser Protection Bureau has created the APB Brand Safety Self-Assessment – a 50-question, self-paced exam covering the following topics: Brand Safety vs. Suitability Risk Tolerance Contextual Risk Fraud & Piracy Third-Party Verification News & Brand Safety/Suitability Social Media Ad Experience It is our […]

Preparing for a Cookieless Future: Third party Cookies Deprecating from Google Chrome in the Next Two Years |

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Original POV doc from Fitzco   June 26, 2020 Update Overview: Google announced earlier this year it will be eliminating third party cookie tracking from its Chrome browser by 2022. This removal has since expanded to device and user IDs as well. This development among others have been accelerated by GDPR and CCPA, which address […]

Local Media Consortium’s List of Approved Publishers

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Local News Inclusion List of Publishers – This downloadable CSV of this list is for advertising buying purposes of local news websites in targets DMA’s in the U.S. Any buyer using this list should use appropriate MRC accredited vendors for audience and ad delivery verification. Access and approval is granted by the Local Media Consortium […]

Don’t Avoid News, Semantics Can Help: Publicis’ Cohen

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Read the full article and watch the video here   At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many brands started running away from advertising in news publications, or using brand safety tools’ keyword blocking features to dodge coronavirus-related inventory. But one of the world’s largest ad agency groups is now the latest to say they […]