Call with Patrick Grady MP
This morning, we co-hosted an advertising industry briefing with the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) for Patrick Grady, SNP MP for Glasgow North.
The call included 15 colleagues from across AA Scotland membership and Patrick had expressed an interest in learning more about advertising in Scotland. As well as introductions from members to their businesses, discussions ranged from the size and scope of the industry in Scotland, the impact of COVID-19, and the recovery from the pandemic
The UK Government’s consultation on introducing a total online HFSS advertising ban was published on Tuesday. This will have an effect throughout the UK and the consultation is open until December 22.
The AA issued a statement jointly with ISBA, IPA and IAB. The statement has already been featured in coverage in Campaign, The Drum, Marketing Week, The Guardian, The Grocer and the Daily Mail.
Stephen Woodford and Phil Smith also set out our views in a joint op-ed that appeared in The Times on Thursday.
We also wrote to Westminster MPs from across the Conservative, Labour and Scottish National parties.
The Board met this week and discussed the AA’s 3-year plan, along with HFSS and progress on the advertising tax credit and the AA’s skills proposal. Contact Sue or Konrad for further information on the policy discussions.