2017 was another great year for the 4A’s Workers’ Compensation Program, with covered payroll remaining steady at $10.3 billion, and insured employees of 152,000. The 4A’s Captive continues its favorable claims trend while insuring more payroll for less premium in 2017. This overall reduction in the cost of insurance has provided a cash flow benefit during the policy year, while still providing a dividend.
Following in the wake of the recent GDPR compliance deadline, California has now passed the nation’s strictest privacy law. On June 28th the California Legislature passed AB 375, or the “California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.” Our 4A’s Washington, D.C. office has been working closely with our partners and allies to determine next steps.
The 4A’s, the leading trade organization for marketing communication agencies, today announced several notable shifts and appointments to its board of directors. Effective immediately, Sharon Napier, CEO of Partners + Napier, has moved from board secretary/treasurer to the co-vice chair role left vacant last year by Greg Stern, following the BSSP CEO’s appointment to 4A’s chairman. Christine Fruechte, CEO of Colle McVoy, replaces Napier as secretary/treasurer.
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.
In this member bulletin, 4A’s shares information about the 4A’s new positioning, including the new 4A’s Promise and updated member Code of Conduct.
Please join Dick O’Brien, Executive Vice President, Director of Government Relations, at a 4A’s Town Hall from 12-12:45PM EST on Thursday, February 1st. Learn how the government had a major impact last year on such agency fundamentals as the cost of advertising, the accessibility of data for media targeting, the required level of overtime pay for employees, and the cost of employee health insurance.
New guidance has been announced on EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for those agencies engaged, or planning to engage, in serving the EU market. This new regulation, which goes into effect on May 25, 2018, will alter the rules and restrictions related to collecting and processing personal data for agencies, both on behalf of clients, and for your own purposes.
In this member bulletin, 4A’s President & CEO Marla Kaplowitz shares results of the recent 4A’s member survey and what they mean for the direction of the organization.
The 83rd Analysis of Agency Costs Survey Report, showing operating cost and income figures of member agencies for 2016 agency data, is now available. Download the order form here.
West coast members are invited to a morning gathering of senior advertising, and other marketing communication executives from the U.S. and abroad, for discussion on a wide-range of topics.
The 2017 Employee Compensation final report, showing salaries as of May, 2017, is now available. The study includes salary data from agencies of all sizes, reflecting the responses of 314 member agency offices providing data on 32,400 salaries for 233 job titles in 19 job categories.
This bulletin was sent to 4A’s Members on Thursday, September 28, 2017. It offers additional details beyond the related press release, and names the incoming board of directors.