Actors’ Union Strongarms Madison Avenue (Madison Avenue To Make Clients Pay)

The actors unions and representatives of major national advertisers said they have reached a tentative agreement that extends their contract for two more years, according to Adweek.
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The pact, which is set to run through 2008, is significant because it governs $2 billion worth of advertising in which actors appear.
The deal, if approved by the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild, would give performers a 6 percent pay raise, and the contract would cover all electronic and emerging media.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.