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Special Report on

Political Advertising Regulation

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Ad agency M&C Saatchi were back, appointed by the Conservative Part to steer the party’s and David Cameron’s advertising campaign. The old Saatchi and Saatchi team are of course famous for the advertisement for Margaret Thatcher’s 1979 Conservative Party campaign, “Labour isn’t working” which some argue won the Tories the election. In the 1987 election it is alleged that Thatcher spent £3 million in the last four days of the campaign. Did the 2010 campaign produce any memorable advertising though? Both the Tories and Labour resorted to spoofs and old clichés. Did anyone notice the ...
an audience (viewers, readers or listeners) to purchase or take some action upon products, ideals, or services. It includes the name of a product or service and how that product or service could benefit the consumer, to persuade a target market to purchase or to consume that particular brand . These brands are usually paid for or identified through sponsors and viewed via various media. Advertising can also serve to communicate an idea to a mass amount of people in an attempt to convince them to take a certain action, such as encouraging 'environmentally friendly' behaviors, and even unhealthy behaviors through food ...
The DISCLOSE Act: New Media, Old Politics, and the Fight for ...
While the notion that information wants to be free has driven many movements around government-financed data and research, it pays to remember that covert political maneuvering and paying for influence are as old as civilization. And some of these forces don’t want information to be free. When some of the most well-funded corporations and interest groups also have a commercial stake in supporting transparency, you have all the ingredients for a real battle. Advances in networked data technologies in the new media and research sectors have made new kinds of relational analysis possible. Tim Berners-Lee’s 2009 TED Talk ... market research, surveys and trends
The Oil Drum | BP's Deepwater Oil Spill - Not Everything is ...
an additional gain of 300 ft, bringing the well to within 60 ft of the point where, earlier, they said they would run the final casing. And at that drilling speed, they should be perhaps there by now, in fact this number would suggest that they might have reached it . There then still remains the delay while they run that casing, which could be some significant additional time, depending on conditions. (The second relief well is at 13,900 ft). The two wells will then be connected, and the bottom kill attempt started. The complexities of life seem to be influencing other aspects of the spill and situation today. The voyage ... market research, surveys and trends


Stephen Bates is a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and a project director for the Twentieth Century Fund. He is coauthor with Edwin Diamond of The Spot: The Rise of Political Advertising on Television, rev. ed. (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1988). Executive Summary Last spring, you could have confidently made four prediction's about the fall campaigns: First, many candidates will rely heavily on negative television commercials. For guidance here, forget professional codes of ethics, party leaders' admonitions, and candidates' precampaign promises; look instead at recent history. In 1986, attack ads ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Poll: Tighter Regulation Of Business Is Really Quite Popular ...
Despite rhetoric from the Right, implementing stricter regulations on business is popular with the American people, a new, independent poll finds. Even many self-styled “tea party” activists support tighter business controls in several areas. A new Harris Poll finds that among those who favor change, many more people support stricter rather than less strict regulation of business. However, this overall view is based on different attitudes to regulation, depending on who or what is being regulated, the pollsters add. The new opinion survey offers an interesting window into public attitudes in an election year when ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Markey votes for DISCLOSE
I f you enjoy the taste of sausage, its best you never visit a sausage factory. The same is true for those who love more government regulation of political free speech. Last week, the House of Representatives passed the DISCLOSE Act. The bill passed by a narrow margin, 219-206, with Rep. Betsey Markey voting yes. I wrote previously about the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, which overturned the McCain-Feingold Act prohibition on independent campaign ads close to elections. The DISCLOSE Act is Congress` attempt to overturn the impact of the Supreme Court`s decision. The bill creates a complex series of disclosure ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
House Passes DISCLOSE Act - With Exemptions
The DISCLOSE Act, or the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act, would require corporations to disclose top five donors in their political ads and the head of the company would be required to appear at the end of the ad. But the bill exempts the NRA, AARP and the Humane Society from the requirements. It exempts 401C4 organizations with over 500,000 members. The bill is a response to the Supreme Court's Citizen's United ruling in January that lifted requirements and limits on corporate or union-funded political advertising. The bill still needs to pass the Senate. While Senate Democratic ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Candidates' Commercials and the Law: The Public Perception
about broadcast political advertising regulation. This point is demonstrated by the high percentage of people who believe that the government will step in ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Statutes and Rules on Candidate Appearances & Advertising
for willful or repeated failure to allow reasonable access to or to permit purchase of reasonable amounts of time for the use of a broadcasting station, other than a non-commercial educational broadcast station, by a legally qualified candidate for Federal elective office on behalf of his candidacy. (f)      For purposes of this section: (1)     The term �willful�, when used with reference to the commission or omission of any act, means the conscious and deliberate commission or omission of such act, irrespective of any intent to violate any provision of this Act or any rule or regulation of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
O'Shaughnessy 1 The Rules and Regulations of Political Advertising ...
The Rules and Regulations of Political Advertising in the United States. Meghan O'Shaughnessy. Advertising has played an integral role in American political ...
why political advertising is protected to the maximum by the First ...
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the Congress from making laws "respecting an establishment of religion", prohibiting the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech and infringing on the freedom of the press. In the 20th century, the Supreme Court held that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment applies the First Amendment to each state, including any local government. Contents [hide] ext “ Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging ...
Web Advertisers' Trade Associations Put Forward Self-Regulation
Online advertisers are proposing a mix of consumer education, disclosures about what information is being collected and special protections for children and sensitive information in an effort to head off tough legislation. Four leading advertising trade associations -- the American Association of Advertising Agencies, the Association of National Advertisers, the Direct Marketing Association, or DMA, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau -- drew up the "self-regulatory principles." "People will be able to say 'Don't collect any information on me for online behavioral advertising purposes,'" said Stuart Ingis, a ...