What Digital Marketing Will Look Like Once The Cookie Is Dead

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Forbes original post For one week back in January, the biggest marketing story of the year was Google’s decision to give third-party cookies the boot: By 2022, the company announced, it would join Safari and Firefox and block third-party cookies in Chrome. The Association for National Advertisers (ANA) and 4A’s were quick to sound the alarm and […]

New Ad Industry Diversity Data Provides A New Benchmark—And Room For Improvement

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Read original Forbes article here   While the advertising industry is still predominantly white, agencies are hoping to increase diversity through new discussions and actions.   A key advertising trade organization is hoping to use new survey data about diversity to improve the industry and foster dialogue. The results—collected by the 4As from 165 agencies representing […]

Member Information Exchange: Coronavirus: Return to Office

The 4A’s Coronavirus: Return to Office information exchange collected information from 4A’s members that addressed various aspects of returning to the office during this era of Covid-19. One hundred and seventeen agencies responded to this 4A’s member information exchange. To obtain a copy of the report please complete and email the order form to Helen […]

4A’s Will Soon Debut Yearlong Leadership Program for Black Professionals

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The 4A’s is debuting a program called Vanguard in November that’s focused on helping Black people in mid- to senior-level roles prepare for and achieve executive leadership positions. The inaugural Vanguard program is set to begin Nov. 2 and wrap up on Oct. 31, 2021. Dozens of agencies, including BSSP, FCB, Initiative, Leo Burnett, R/GA and Spark […]

Ad Industry Seeks Meeting With Apple Over Privacy

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Original MediaPost article   Ad industry groups are seeking an “urgent” meeting with Apple to discuss the company’s planned privacy settings in the new version of its mobile operating system. Apple says the new system, iOS14, will inform consumers when an app wants to track them for ad purposes, and will ask people to either […]

Diversity: Brands Miss Big Picture When Choosing Images

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Read original MediaPost article here:     While companies have spent the last few months scrambling to add diversity to their marketing efforts, new research from Getty Images shows that when it comes to visuals, consumers have very different ideas about inclusivity than your typical art director. Nearly 80% of the people Getty polled around […]

Announcing 4A’s Foundation Vanguard Program

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Addressing Systemic Challenges Advancing Sustainable Change   Vision: Vanguard envisions an industry where amplifying and catalyzing the actions for Black employees’ achievement will build a future where they are seen for their limitless talent. Mission: Vanguard provides a platform for growth, impact and exposure of participants, leaders and organizations committed to preparing Black talent and […]

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 […]

Equity & Inclusion in Action

  Dear Industry Leaders, With great intentions I began this journey of collecting and developing content, information and commentary to help the industry maintain the importance of DE&I during and post COVID-19. And then, the murder of George Floyd once again raised the concerns that have plagued this country for generations. The murder of a […]

It’s Time to Do What Matters

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To the Black agency professionals calling for change—we hear you. There is no forum or conversation more important than the industry’s response to systemic racism. It’s time to solve the longstanding diversity issues in our industry. BLACK TALENT MATTERS. BLACK CAREERS MATTER. The 4A’s and its members must now come together to solve the pervasive […]

“Enough is enough” is not enough

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Dear 4A’s members, In this deeply painful year for our industry and our country, the past two weeks have been heartbreaking to bear. As a nation, together witnessing violence against Black Americans, we are all confronting shock and trauma that many endure every day: the unacceptable weaponization of racism against people of color and specifically […]

4A’s Board names new Chair, Vice Chair, and six members

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The 4A’s is proud to announce our new Chair and co-Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, as well as six directors. Two sitting directors at large on the 4A’s board are taking on new roles.     Barry Wacksman     Abbey Klaassen      Sharon Napier   Barry Wacksman, Vice Chairman, Global Chief […]