Participating associations

Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT)

The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) is a trade association representing the interests of the commercial broadcasting sector in Europe. Formed in 1989, the ACT has thirty-three member companies active in 36 European countries. Our members are operating several hundred free-to-air and pay-tv channels and distributing several hundred channels and new services. The ACT members encompass several business models ranging from free-to-air television broadcasters and pay-TV players to digital platform operators and multimedia groups. By offering a wide range of choice and variety to the viewer, commercial broadcasters are a leading source of entertainment and information to millions of European citizens.

Mail address:
Rue des Deux Eglises 26,
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Telephone: +32 2 736 00 52
E-mail: info(at)acte.be / m(at)acte.be
Website: www.acte.be
Main contact: Mr. Grégoire Polad, Director General

Association of European Radios (AER)

The Association of European Radios (AER) is a Europe-wide trade body representing the interests of over 4,500 private/commercial radio stations across the EU27 and in Switzerland.

AER’s main objective is to develop and improve the most suitable framework for private commercial radio activity. AER constantly follows EU actions in the fields of media, telecommunications and private radio transmission, in order to contribute, to enrich and develop the radio sector.

Furthermore, AER intends to promote the diffusion and the use of new technologies in radio transmission.

AER encourages co-operation between its members and with other European radio stations and associations, in order to preserve and develop freedom of speech, freedom of enterprise, private initiative and the protection of listeners.

Mail address:
Avenue d’Auderghem 76
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Telephone: +32 2 736 91 31
E-mail: vincent.sneed(at)aereurope.org
Website: www.aereurope.org
Main contact: Mr. Vincent Sneed, Manager

European Association Of Communications Agencies (EACA)

 

03.eacaEACA, the European Association of Communications Agencies is an organisation, which brings together the advertising, media and sales promotions agencies across Europe, enabling international experience and issues to be shared and dealt with on a pan-European basis. It provides an important link between agencies, advertisers and the advertising media in Europe and around the world and participates closely in the setting of standards in many aspects of the business across Europe.

Mail address:
Blvd Brand Whitlock 152
1200 Brussels
Belgium

Telephone: +32 2 740 07 10
E-mail: communications@eaca.eu
Website: www.eaca.be
Main contact: Mr. Dominic Lyle, Director General

European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA)

The European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA) is a non-profit organisation based in Brussels and is the single voice of advertising self-regulation in Europe. It acts as the coordination point for advertising self-regulatory bodies and systems across Europe and beyond. EASA brings together 34 advertising self-regulatory organisations (26 from 24 European countries as well as advertising self-regulatory organisations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, New Zealand, Peru and South Africa) and 16 organisations representing the advertising industry (advertisers, agencies and the media) both globally and in Europe.

Mail address:
Rue des Deux Églises 26 / Tweekerkenstraat 26
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium

Telephone: +32 2 513 7806
E-mail: info@easa-alliance.org
Website: www.easa-alliance.org
Main contact: Dr. Oliver Gray, Director General

Association of television and radio sales houses (egta)

 

04.EGTAEgta’s objective is two-fold: firstly to address the needs of advertising sales houses, whether individual or common, to help them secure, develop, and/or diversify their revenue; secondly, to work hand in hand both with the European institutions and with all actors of the advertising industry to help build a promising future for commercial communications in a fast-changing technological environment.

 

Mail address:
Rue des Comédiens 22
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Telephone: + 32 2 290 31 31
E-mail: conor.murray(at)egta.com
Website: www.egta.com
Main contact: Mr. Conor Murray, Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs

European Magazine Media Association (EMMA)

 

05.EMMAEMMA is the unique and complete representation of Europe’s magazine media, which is today enjoyed by millions of consumers on various platforms, encompassing both paper and digital formats.

EMMA represents a wide spectrum of titles published by the European magazine media sector: more than 50.000 titles covering automotive, business, financial, news, children, comics, teenage, general interest, home interest, men’s and women’s titles, special interest, TV guides, business-to-business magazine media, as well as scientific journals.

We deliver expert-driven policy advice shaped by the top experts of the magazine media sector from across Europe. The EMMA Expert Groups as well as the qualitative research conducted by EMMA form the basis of our policy work at EU level.

Finally, EMMA helps its members’ businesses to succeed through our work identifying opportunities and threats at EU-level and engaging in a constructive dialogue with EU decision-makers. This in turn helps economic growth.

Mail address:
Square du Bastion 1A
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Telephone: +32 2 536 06 06
E-mail: info(at)magazinemedia.eu
Website: www.magazinemedia.eu
Main contact: Mr. Max von Abendroth, Executive Director

European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA)

 

06.ENPAAs the main the advocate of European newspaper publishers, ENPA has several objectives:

– to enable European newspaper publishers to speak with one voice towards the European institutions and influence policy in publishers’ common interests;

– to represent and defend the interests of the press as far as any legislative or policy issue might have an influence on the freedom or the economic role of newspapers in Europe;

– to preserve and promote fundamental rights and in particular press freedom as a cornerstone of democracy, as well as commercial freedom as the precondition for economic viability;

– to act as an early warning system for pending legislation or regulation, primarily from the European Union and Council of Europe, for the newspaper publishing industry;

– to provide services to members and their publishers, which are closely aligned to its lobbying mandate such as the transmission of information on the current state of legislative initiatives and its likely impact, and

– to favour pluralism and diversity of media content.

Given the rapidly changing media and business model landscape, ENPA works on behalf of its members and their publishers, who embrace new media opportunities in the ongoing development of successful multimedia businesses, and who hope to receive increasing proportions of their profit from the successful exploitation of their information and data through non-traditional media formats.

Mail address:
Square du Bastion 1A, Bte. 3,
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Telephone: + 32 2 551 01 90
E-mail: enpa(at)enpa.be
Website: www.enpa.be
Main contact: Ms Francine Cunningham, Executive Director
Other contact: Ms Carolin Wehrhahn, Legal Advisor

European Publishers Council (EPC)

07.EPC The European Publishers Council is a high level group of Chairmen and CEOs of leading European media corporations actively involved in multimedia markets spanning newspaper, magazine, book, journal, internet and online database publishers, and radio and TV broadcasting.

The EPC is not a trade association but a high level group of the most senior representatives of newspaper and magazine publishers in Europe. Members have been working since 1991 to review the impact of proposed European legislation on the press, and then express an agreed opinion to the initiators of the legislation, politicians and opinion-formers with a view to influencing the content of final directives and regulations. The overall objective has always been to encourage good law-making for the media industry.

Mail address:
49 Park Town
Oxford
OX2 6SL
United Kingdom

Telephone: + 44 1865 310 732
E-mail: angela.mills(at)wade.uk.net
Website: www.epceurope.org
Main contact: Ms Angela Mills Wade, Executive Director

Federation Of European Direct And Interactive Marketing (FEDMA)

The principal aim of FEDMA is to promote and protect the European direct and interactive marketing industry by creating greater acceptance and usage of, and confidence in direct and interactive marketing by European consumers and business communities.

Moreover, FEDMA fights for the freedom of communication by encouraging European institutions to ensure a healthy commercial and legislative environment within which the industry may profitably operate and develop.

FEDMA represents most of the European Direct Marketing Associations and companies with multinational business. More than 120 members put their trust in us and develop with our help the dialogue marketing business in Europe.

Mail address:
Avenue des Arts 43, 5th floor,
B-1040 Brussels
Belgium

Telephone: + 32 2 779 4268
E-mail: info(at)fedma.org
Website: www.fedma.org
Main contact: Ms Mathilde Fiquet, EU Legal Affairs Manager

Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB EUROPE)

IAB Europe is the voice of digital business and the leading European-level industry association for the digital advertising eco-system.

Public Affairs
Our Public Affairs team follows developments impacting our industry from data protection to self-regulation on Online Behavioral Advertising to e-privacy. The team works closely with experts in taskforces with the Policy Committee or the Web Analytics Committee.

Data Analysis
We provide Proof of the value of digital marketing techniques and platforms through research. undertaking useful benchmarking and shared pan-European studies and surveys including the AdEx Benchmark report, Mediascope Europe and further partner reports.

Promoting the digital and interactive marketing industry
We Promote the role of online advertising through events, white papers and public relations. Several Committees and Taskforces are running, with members and staff drawing on expertise and resources to deliver products and services for the industry.

Defining standards and practices
We increase the engagement across the network on policy matters; and in increasing the focus on the business of standardisation and measurement across Europe.

Mail address:
Rond-Point Robert Schumanplein 11
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Telephone: +32 (0) 225 675 33
E-mail: communication@iabeurope.eu
Website: www.iabeurope.eu
Languages spoken: English, French
Main contact: Townsend Feehan, CEO

World Federation Of Advertisers (WFA)

10.WFAWFA is the only global organisation representing the common interests of marketers. It brings together the biggest markets and marketers worldwide, representing roughly 90% of global marketing communications spend, almost US $ 700 billion annually.

Focusing on responsible marketing communications, WFA champions and defends marketers’ interests, helps set standards for responsible marketing communications worldwide and encourages leadership initiatives, which go beyond compliance with existing industry standards.

WFA also champions effective marketing communications, helping its members to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their marketing communications through knowledge and experience sharing and benchmarking. WFA provides a unique global network of marketers who help each other navigate the fast-changing marketing landscape and also takes a global leadership role on key marketing issues which affect its members.

Mail address:
Ave Louise 166
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Telephone: +32 2 502 57 40
E-mail: info(at)wfanet.org
Website: www.wfanet.org
Main contact: Mr. Stephan Loerke, Managing Director