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21/12/2011

Ian Hutchinson to Chair WFA Media Committee

Ian Hutchinson, Worldwide Media Director for Reckitt Benckiser, has been announced as the new Chairman of the WFA Media Committee
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20/12/2011

French release Charter on responsible communications

On 9th December, The French Advertiser Association (UDA) released the fourth edition of its charter for responsible communications (Charte d'engagements des annonceurs pour une communication responsible) before an audience of advertisers, communication and CSR professionals. This year, its signatories presented a record 819 examples of best practice in responsible marketing communications.
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20/12/2011

Irish publish “Advertiser's Toolkit"

The Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI) has published an "Advertiser's Toolkit" which seeks to bring together a collection of insights from AAI seminars and member events. The toolkit will be circulated to AAI members in January.
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20/12/2011

US Senate hearings voice regret at ICANN decision on internet domain names

The US Senate has held two hearings* to discuss the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decision to increase the availability of generic top level domains (gTLDs), due to come into force on 12 January 2012.
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20/12/2011

Spanish warn against possible Antena 3 / La Sexta merger

The Spanish Advertiser Association (AEA) has warned against a possible merger between TV channels Antena 3 and La Sexta. If the merger were to take place, 85.6% of TV investments would be controlled by only two groups, a situation that that could risk resulting in a less competitive landscape as well as a loss of quality content.
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20/12/2011

SARFT imposes new TV advertising rules in China

China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) has introduced new, more restrictive rules for advertising during TV drama programming, which will come into effect in 2012. The news is likely to have a major impact for advertisers in China.
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20/12/2011

New Zealand QSRs tackle health issues

On the invitation of the Association of New Zealand Advertisers (ANZA) and the New Zealand's Food Industry Group (FIG), leading quick service restaurant (QSR) brand owners gathered at the NZ Heart Foundation's offices in Auckland in November to discuss the industry's response to the country's health challenges.
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20/12/2011

Turks hold Advertising Symposium on advertising self-regulation

On 30 November, the Turkish Advertiser Association (RVD) held a symposium in collaboration with the Turkish advertising agencies association and the advertising self-regulatory organisation (SRO).
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