4A’s names Alison Pepper as EVP–Government Relations

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Pepper succeeds Dick O’Brien, who retires after 19 years of industry advocacy   WASHINGTON, April 30, 2020 — The 4A’s has named Alison Pepper as its EVP–Government Relations, promoted from her role as 4A’s SVP–Government Relations. Pepper succeeds Dick O’Brien, who has announced his retirement after 19 years in this role, where he was the […]

Business as Unusual: The CARES Act, Part II: You’ve Got Your PPP Funds—Now What?

April 30, 2020 With Congress promising a new allocation of billions of new dollars to the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), many agencies are poised to start receiving these lifeline funds. For agencies that received their funding in the first round, the PPP loans have provided some much-needed breathing space. It’s also […]

SBA issues regulations to answer borrower questions around small business loans

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Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued its interim final rule implementing sections 1102-1106 of the CARES Act, specifically the sections covering small business loans and loan forgiveness.  The interim final rule addresses many questions agencies have about the program, including: How do I calculate the maximum amount I can borrow? What qualifies as payroll […]

DeVito/Verdi creates coronavirus PSAs with New York State Gov. Cuomo

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Spots for The Partnership For New York City Stress Need To “Fight The Spread”   NEW YORK (April 1, 2020) – The Partnership for New York City, a non-profit organization representing the city’s civic, government, business and labor leaders, has produced two public service announcements – with the help of New York State Governor Andrew […]

“Creativity can flourish amid chaos,” says 4A’s Kaplowitz

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In this interview with Beet.TV—conducted, naturally, via Zoom—Marla Kaplowitz, President & CEO of the 4A’s, says the creative agencies are pivoting quickly during the crisis, scrapping advertising that is out of step with social distancing and other realities of the pandemic. This shift is fostering a period of creativity, Kaplowitz says, where taped productions are […]

4A’s Introduces Privacy Central Wiki

Dear 4A’s friend, As you likely know, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will take effect on January 1, 2020. It comes on the heels of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe and amid a focus on all areas of privacy by agencies, marketers, the media, consumers, and government. Because of the many […]

FTC Announces Plans to Hold Hearings On Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

The FTC announced plans to hold a series of hearings examining competition and consumer protection in the 21st Century. The Commission has indicated that the hearings will seek to discover “whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection, enforcement law, enforcement priorities and policy.”