4A’s Releases 2019 New Business Activity and Resources Survey Report |

The 4A’s 2019 New Business Activity and Resources Survey Report provides members with relevant new business-related benchmarks and information, in aggregate and broken down into four categories by agency size as defined by number of employees.  The information is also broken down by Retainer/Ongoing Relationship (AOR) Reviews vs. Project-Based Reviews.  The reported data reflects 2018 […]

4A’s Benefits Announces Production Wrap-Up Insurance Program

4A's Benefits

4A’s Benefits is proud to announce the launch of a Production Wrap-Up Insurance Program through our brokerage partner, DeWitt Stern. The 4A’s Wrap-Up program replaces insurance provided by both third-party and in-house production companies. Two October webinars will outline this expanded coverage and provide examples of covered claims events and ease of job declaration. Attendees […]

3MS, MRC Develop Cross-Media Measurement Standards

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As the culmination of the Making Measurement Make Sense (3MS) initiative, the 4A’s—in cooperation with the Media Rating Council (MRC), Association of National Advertisers (ANA), and Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)—this month introduced the release of Cross-Media Measurement Standards for combining measurement across channels. This allows for unified reporting on video advertising across online and offline […]

Member Bulletin: 4A’s and Google Releases Research on Impact of Video Ads

Agency Relations & Membership

Video ads are a crucial tool for engagement throughout the customer journey—not just at the beginning, but at every stage. That’s one finding of new research from the 4A’s and Google, just released on Think With Google in an interactive feature by 4A’s President & CEO Marla Kaplowitz called “Your customers use video throughout the […]

JPC: Commercial Announcements Agreement extended |

The American Federation of Musicians (AFofM) and the Joint Policy Committee (JPC), LLC, have agreed to extend the Commercial Announcements Agreement, until 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2020. Details of the extension and upcoming negotiations are at the link below. We will provide updates as negotiations progress. For additional information related to the AfofM Commercial Announcements […]

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 […]

Member Bulletin: 4A’s Releases The Transformation Imperative for Agencies in the Quantum Age |

The 4A’s has released The Transformation Imperative for Agencies in the Quantum Age, exclusive to 4A’s member agencies, to support agencies making the crucial decisions, commitments, and changes to transform.

$8.8 Million Dividend to be Paid to 4A’s Workers’ Compensation Program Policyholders

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  2018 was another great year for the 4A’s Workers’ Compensation Program, with covered payroll remaining steady at $10.5 billion, and insured employees of 151,000. The 4A’s Captive continues its favorable claims trend while insuring more payroll for less premium again in 2018. This overall reduction in the cost of insurance has provided a cash […]

4A’s Annual Employee Compensation Survey

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The 4A’s is pleased to release the 2019 update to our annual Employee Compensation Survey (also known as the 4A’s Salary Survey). We have included two new titles to this year’s questionnaire, Creative Resource Manager in the General Advertising-Creative section and Use Experience Manager in the Interactive/Digital-Production section. We are now asking 4A’s members to […]

4A’s Releases Report: “The Quantum Age of Marketing”

4A’s Releases Report on Adapting Your Business to Change for Today and Tomorrow   The 4A’s today releases The Quantum Age of Marketing: How to Future-Make Yourself and Your Business In An Era of Rapid Change. In today’s “quantum age of marketing,” the advances of technology are rapidly evolving, impacting every area of our lives […]

4A’s Support for Advertising Self- Regulation through New BBB National Programs Organization

Marketing & Communications

As you know, the 4A’s works to advance the success of the advertising industry in part through our support and stewardship of advertising self-regulatory programs. For almost 50 years, the advertising industry has supported advertising self-regulatory programs that  have earned the well-deserved reputation as the “gold standard” for self-regulation and been recognized in the US […]

4A’s Releases Exclusive “Agency Technology Infrastructure and Investment” Paper |

The 4A’s has released the Agency Technology Infrastructure and Investment white paper, exclusive to 4A’s member agencies, to guide agencies on industry trends in technology and offer guidance toward informed infrastructure planning and design.