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May 04, 2018 - Free Speech Challenge in Philly
On May 2, the Center for Investigative Reporting sued the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), which had rejected the Center’s application as political issue-based advertising. The plaintiff, based in California, is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

April 17, 2018 - Why Congress Wants to Get Rid of the Bonus Act
Illinois’ Department of Transportation has asked a home-state congressman to change federal law to allow states to exit the Fifties-era “Bonus Program” without penalty.

April 12, 2018 - Just Compensation Win in Oregon
Governor Kate Brown signed long-sought legislation April 10th , 2018 to protect billboards from un-compensated government taking. In the past, the state paid only salvage value. The new law requires the state to pay full compensation for loss of an outdoor advertising sign:

March 26, 2018 - Why Do the Feds Care about Tree-Trimming on Public Lands?
New federal legislation lays out a public-policy rationale for vegetation control on public lands: safety, fire prevention, and protection of electric-power lines.

March 07, 2018 - Feds Support State/Industry in TN billboard case
The federal government is supporting the State of Tennessee’s defense of its billboard law as a constitutional regulation that does not violate free speech.

November 03, 2017 - Tax Reform: Victory for Advertisers in Round One

The tax reform plan released November 2 did not touch deductibility of advertising, a first-round victory for advertisers.

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.

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.

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.

December 30, 2015 - The Future of Marketing is Here in Out-of-Home
While certain forms of traditional media may be challenged, others are being revitalised by technology in incredible ways. Out-of-home advertising (OOH) in particular has seen new avenues for creativity and connection arise this year from the advent of digital media, not only for brands but for our cities and leaders as well.

December 09, 2015 - Cottage 8, Pocket Hercules, and Clear Channel Outdoor Win 2015 OOH Media Plan of the Year for Delta Dental of Minnesota Campaign
The 2015 Out of Home Media Plan Awards were presented this afternoon at The AD Club of New York’s 8th Annual Out of Home: NOW Conference in New York.

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.

February 02, 2015 - Sheriff Arpaio takes Manhattan with 80-foot tall billboard in Times Square
He's known around the country for making inmates wear pink, Tent City and most recently, switching up the jail menu. Now Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will grace one of the largest billboards in the world.

December 01, 2014 - “Wanted” Billboards Reveal Two Big Lessons
It’s not just billboards. Bus shelters and other OOH locations also help.

October 01, 2014 - Tweets about Wis. governor's race being put on billboards
PEWAUKEE, Wis. —Anyone who has driven around the Milwaukee area lately, may have seen some interesting political ads on digital billboards.

July 01, 2014 - Judge OKs digital billboards
A legal battle between Scenic America, the Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Association (FHWA) has ended with a win for the billboard industry.

June 04, 2014 - Billboards Aim to Stop Human Trafficking
Billboards are going up across our state in a move aimed to stop a growing problem here in Texas. Human trafficking is happening at record levels in Texas.


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