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April 03, 2017 - Federal Judge Knocks Out Tennessee Billboard Act

Last Friday a federal court invalidated Tennessee’s billboard control act, citing the US Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling against sign regulation based on content.

March 17, 2017 - Together, Through Thick and Thin

In their March Legal Report, OAAA Counsel Eric Rubin explores the ties that bind all outdoor advertising companies. A shared interest in the core legal and legislative issues transcends size and geography.

March 15, 2017 - Lights... Action! Billboards Showcase Environmental Progress
“Paying it forward” to control future costs and reduce energy footprint, Zukin is making the investment to convert his billboard lights from high-wattage metal halide fixtures to dramatically more efficient LED lights. 

March 01, 2017 - Heads Up! Revenue-hungry States Eye Tax on Services
One out of three states could consider proposals this year to tax services traditionally exempt from sales taxes (advertising is a service).

December 09, 2016 - What the Feds Say About Digital Billboards Safety Research
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) conducted research on digital billboards; it was released in late 2013. Recently a sister agency within US-DOT – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – explained this important research in clear terms.

December 05, 2016 - Top 7 Regulatory Actions in 2016
OAAA's Ken Klein with the biggest regulatory developments of the year.

November 04, 2016 - Are these billboards a new low in battle for N.J. congressional seat?
The Battle of the Billboards has plunged the war for the 5th Congressional district into a hostile new place — the skies above Route 17 in Bergen County, in a medium that falls outside the bounds of regulation.

September 12, 2016 - Kerry Yoakum on local outdoor regulations
Kerry Yoakum is VP, Government Affairs for the OAAA.  He joined OAAA in 2008 after practicing law as an attorney for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

September 07, 2016 - D.C. Circuit Tosses Case Challenging Digital Billboards
The D.C. Circuit today dismissed a case challenging Federal Highway Administration guidance allowing digital billboards. 

September 07, 2016 - Digital Billboards Win In Court
In a victory for digital billboards, a federal appeals court today said the government acted properly in guiding states to regulate this new product nearly a decade ago.

June 09, 2016 - Billboard Insider Interviews OAAA’s Ken Klein
Ken joined OAAA in 2001 after 25 years in media and government, including leadership positions at Florida’s Department of Transportation and the office of US Senator Bob Graham.

June 03, 2016 - Billboard Insider Update: New Research on Distraction
The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has done extensive studies on teen driving.  Its latest report, out this week, says the leading distractions are passengers and cell phones.

May 17, 2016 - How to Prevent Digital Billboard Hacking
With 6,000+ digital billboards nationwide, our cyber-security record is strong.  But one hack is too many. 

May 16, 2016 - Building Billboards that bring ads to the Scenic City sky
You might call them the exclamation point to outdoor advertising: billboards that dot the roadways around town and the country. But from the printer, to the sky, how do these big pieces of product placement get off the ground?

March 17, 2016 - OAAA’s Ken Klein On Property Rights
Happy birthday, James Madison (born March 16, 1751). The “Father of the Constitution,” Madison gets credit for the Fifth Amendment, which includes the “Takings Clause” that protects private property.

February 05, 2016 - Can't Miss Lynn's New Digital Billboard
With a flash of pink and the sudden appearance of giant letters, the Lynnway’s newest digital billboard burst into life Wednesday at 12:19 p.m., signaling what city and sign company officials hope will be an ongoing relationship.

January 21, 2016 - Go Figure: Environmental Messages on Billboards
Self-help gurus, theologians, and Russian authors all take aim at assumption as an invitation to error. A common assumption that proves their point is the lament that environmentalism and billboards don’t mix. On the contrary, environmental messages appear on out of home formats from billboards to buses coast to coast . . . and in between.

January 04, 2016 - OOH: Poised for another strong year
Of all traditional media, out of home is best positioned to thrive over the long term.

August 14, 2015 - Revitalize Tucson adds more billboards questioning current city council record
Revitalize Tucson is announcing the release of 20 billboards throughout the City of Tucson questioning the Tucson City Councilmen on behalf of Tucson taxpayers.

August 05, 2015 - Outfront Media (OUT) to Report Earnings: What to Expect?
Outfront Media Inc. (OUT - Snapshot Report), formerly CBS Outdoor Americas Inc., is slated to report sec-quarter 2014 results on Aug 6, after the closing bell.

July 08, 2015 - Regulatory trend: States adopting lighting standards for digital billboards
Keeping pace with new technology, a growing number of states are adopting lighting standards that assure legibility while preventing glare.

January 11, 2013 - Billboards Increase Property Value: Tampa 2013
A comprehensive study of thousands of parcels in the county surrounding Tampa, FL, showed that parcels with billboards are more valuable that neighboring parcels. Billboard leases provide additional income for landowners, enhancing property values.

January 07, 2013 - Swedish Report on Digital Billboards Inconclusive
A new study of digital billboards in Sweden has little relevance to billboards in the United States and did not draw conclusions about traffic safety, according to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA).

November 28, 2012 - Wyoming Business Report (WY): Digital billboards bump revenue
In Gillette, one company is joining the digital age in billboard advertising by converting billboards in three high-traffic locations to digital.

November 13, 2012 - Election Results and the Impact on OOH
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