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2020 Political Billboards Have Begun

Nicole Randall | August 19th, 2019

Political ad spending in 2020 is expected to hit $10 billion, with presidential election spend to reach record levels, surpassing $2.7 billion. According to data published by Advertising Analytics, about two-thirds of the presidential ad spending

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The Cannabis Industry Asks Congress for Help

Nick Levi | July 29th, 2019

Try this for irony: without access to the banking system, some cannabis businesses rent old bank vaults to store cash. That was one example of cumbersome business practices in today’s marijuana industry, due to federal treatment

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FAQs About Cannabis Advertising

Nick Levi | July 22nd, 2019

As more states legalize cannabis, OAAA has assembled advertising regulations (which vary state to state). If you have questions about specific rules governing cannabis marketing, let us know (kyoakum@oaaa.org). Meanwhile, here are answers to commonly asked

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Ken Klein: Trends That Impact OOH

OAAA | May 13th, 2019

Starting with constitutional law and ending with cannabis, Ken Klein of OAAA flagged trends affecting out of home (OOH) media.  Here is a re-cap of Klein’s presentation to independent billboard operators (IBOUSA) in Savannah on May

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Traffic Safety: Government Communicates via OOH

Ken Klein | March 11th, 2019

The Pennsylvania Turnpike pleads with drivers to focus on the road, not cell phones (Focus is Key). It delivers that message on billboards. The PA Turnpike campaign (tagline: “Delete the Distractions”) is the latest example of

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Meet Newcomers to Congress’ Diverse Billboard Committee

Ken Klein | January 28th, 2019

Vice President Pence’s brother Greg joined the committee that controls billboard issues in Congress. A pro-life Marine, Greg Pence (R-IN) says President Trump needs more Marines in Congress to accomplish Trump’s mission. Pence will be joined

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2018 OAAA Legislative Report

Ken Klein | January 9th, 2019

OAAA defended the industry’s interests in court, assisted members with local regulatory issues, and represented the industry on Capitol Hill to ensure members of Congress get out of home. Upholding Laws For the first time in

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Keeping up with Legal Cannabis: What’s the Latest

Ken Klein | December 17th, 2018

As more states legalize cannabis, regulators are scrambling to figure out rules for advertising.As more states legalize cannabis, regulators are scrambling to figure out rules for advertising. (Note: federal law considers marijuana a Schedule I controlled

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Myron Laible Honored as OOH ‘Expert & Friend’

Ken Klein | November 19th, 2018

The OOH industry honored Myron Laible as an expert and friend who helped guide two generations through complex regulations. The leadership of the OOH industry met in New York City on November 13; it was Myron

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Longtime OAAA Problem-Solver Myron Laible to Retire

Ken Klein | November 12th, 2018

Myron Laible is retiring after more than 33 years at the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA). “Myron knows more about billboard regulation and has resolved more problems for more OAAA members over more years than

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