Engineering trust: The 4A’s reports on the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show

2020 feels very much like a year of recalibration for the tech-driven future. The news is everywhere about public attitudes towards the commercial use of personal data, the manipulation of information, and the real dangers of network and data breaches. We still lavish attention and cash on the expectation of better experiences, convenience, and delight […]

The 4A’s 2019 Year in Review

Marketing & Communications

Look back at 2019…and look ahead at 2020   Dear 4A’s Members, In the Quantum Age of Marketing, the 4A’s continues to vocally champion and vehemently support the value you bring and the growth you create on behalf of clients. Your continual drive to push the industry forward helps brands build meaningful connections with consumers […]

2019 Employee Compensation report completed |

Management Services

Includes salary data from agencies of all sizes The 2019 Employee Compensation final report, showing salaries as of May 2019, has just been published. The study includes salary data from agencies of all sizes, reflecting the responses of 276 member agency offices providing data on more than 30,000 salaries for 234 job titles in 19 […]

Mid-Sized Media Agencies Fall Summit 2019: recap and resources |

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4A’s APB releases Brand Safety Playbook OTT/CTV guidance

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The 4A’s Advertiser Protection Bureau (APB) is pleased to introduce Brand Safety for OTT/CTV: An Addendum to the 4A’s Brand Safety Playbook, a supplement to the 2019 Brand Safety Playbook that focuses on the over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV) advertising platforms. The rising consumer adoption of and brand investment in OTT and CTV creates […]

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

Media Services

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.