AAF News

The AAF is looking for a Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion to lead all efforts to achieve DEI strategies and programs within the AAF.
Last week the Hawaii Senate Committee on Government Operations conducted a hearing on SB 1009, a consumer privacy bill. While AAF supports effective privacy protections for all Hawaiians, we believe this legislation is overly restrictive.
I am sorry to let you know that despite our best efforts, earlier today the Maryland Senate voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the digital advertising tax.
As you may be aware, yesterday the Oklahoma Legislature’s House Committee on Technology voted to approve the Oklahoma Data Privacy Act. If approved, it would be one of the most restrictive state privacy laws in the nation.
This afternoon the Maryland House of Delegates voted 88-48 to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the digital advertising tax. The Senate is expected to vote on the matter tomorrow afternoon. I urge you to contact Senators in opposition to the tax.
As you may be aware Maryland Senate President Mike Ferguson and House Majority Leader Eric Luedtke have introduced bills intended to mitigate the local impact of the digital ad tax should the General Assembly override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto.
The American Advertising Federation (AAF), host of the annual gala dinner and award ceremonies, is announcing a schedule change for the Hall of Fame event originally scheduled for April 28, 2020. It will now be held LIVE on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
We have learned that the vote in the House of Delegates to override Governor Hogan’s veto of the digital ad tax originally expected on February 8 has been pushed back to Thursday, February 11, with the possibility of further delays.
The Barton A. Cummings Gold Medal Award was established to recognize distinguished individuals for their service to advertising through work with the AAF.
The Maryland House of Delegates is tentatively expected to vote February 8, one week from today, to try to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the digital advertising tax.