Global News

Below are recent news items from WFA's network of advertiser associations and the wider advertising industry. Stay informed by signing up to our monthly global newsletter.
28/02/2011

Lords report on TV ads "bemusing", say UK advertisers

Advertisers have said they are "disappointed and bemused" by today's Lords' Communications Committee report on the regulation of television advertising and are urging the Government to treat its recommendations with "the utmost caution".
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28/02/2011

WFA holds APAC Media & Marketing network meetings in Singapore

On 16th February WFA brought together regional marketers and media specialists from its APAC Media and Marketing Network in Singapore.
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28/02/2011

A-B Inbev, Unilever, Lenovo, Revlon, Visa, Starbucks... WFA announces speaker line-up for Global Advertiser Conference 2011

WFA has announced the agenda and speaker line-up for the Global Advertiser Conference in Beijing on April 13th...
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24/02/2011

EU Council sets out data protection considerations

On 24 February, the European Union Council of Ministers adopted Conclusions on the Commission's plans to review the data protection framework as outlined in the Commission's Communication on "A comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union".
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23/02/2011

Update from US on the development of Inter-Agency Working Group (IWG) Standards

The Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Unit (CFBAI) (or “US Pledge Programme”) is currently conducting a Nutrition Science Review in Washington DC.
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22/02/2011

WFA highlights global marketing trends at AANA and ANZA events

WFA Managing Director Stephan Loerke shared thoughts on future-proofing marketing, in order to help advertisers understand how they must adapt in order to connect with consumers in a relevant and welcomed manner going forward.
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03/02/2011

Imminent US food guidelines may set global precedent

William Dietz (Director at CDC and member of the US Interagency Working Group) gave an update on the IWG guidelines.
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31/01/2011

WFA sets out advertiser position on data protection to EU Commission

On 4 November, the European Commission published a paper on setting out proposals for revising EU Data Protection rules.
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