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.
15/09/2011

FTC seeks comments on amendments to Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

On 15 September, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed revisions to the 2000 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
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14/09/2011

UNICEF UK calls on the Government to ban advertising during children's programmes

On 14 September, UNICEF UK called on the UK Government to follow Sweden's example and ban advertisements being shown before, during or after programmes aimed at under-12s.
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07/09/2011

New President for ADVAN (Nigeria)

The Advertisers Association of Nigeria recently held its Annual General Meeting and elected a new executive council. Mr. Kola Oyeyemi, General Manager Consumer Marketing MTN Nigeria. Mr Oyeyemi has been appointed by ADVAN to succeed Mr. Idy Enang as president and will serve in that capacity for the next two years.
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07/09/2011

Slovenia (SOZ) to organise its 18th Golden Drum Festival

In less than a month's time the 18th International Advertising Festival of New Europe Golden Drum will take place in Portoro%u017E, Slovenia from October 5th to 8th 2011.
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07/09/2011

WFA National Association Council 2012

WFA's Global Marketer Week 2012 will take place for the first time in New York City, from March 12th until March 16th, 2011, with the annual National Association Council (NAC) scheduled on March 16th, 2011.
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31/08/2011

WFA opposes ICANN decision for unlimited generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)

WFA has spoken out against the decision by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to approve a plan to allow for unlimited generic Top Line Domains (gTLDs).
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30/08/2011

eMarketer: "The global mobile payments market"

Research firms disagree on the current size of the nascent market, but project strong growth in mobile payments and their users.
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29/08/2011

USA Touchpoints set to offer marketers consumer centric holistic measurement

USA TouchPoints will equip 2,000 American consumers with smartphones loaded with a special app that allows them to record their media usage at half-hour intervals throughout the day.
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