On September 1, Ron Jacobs participated in a webinar, “Political Digital Ads: Disclosure, Free Speech and Legislation,” hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Along with fellow panelists David Voorman from Americans for Prosperity and Jared de Marinis from the Maryland State Board of Elections, Ron discussed the current state of digital campaign ads, including how online platforms and social media networks are working to find ways to comply with the many different states’ requirements. Moreover, the panelists each shared their perspectives on the inherent challenges of ensuring free speech while maintaining transparency.

During his presentation, Ron also provided an overview of the complex digital advertising ecosystem, which involves numerous players, ranging from the candidates themselves to political action committees, trade associations, and digital consultants, strategists, and publishers; offered an explanation of the various demand- and supply-side platforms that help to move the digital ads through this ecosystem to the end user; and the regulations governing this process.

To view the complete webinar, click here. To learn more about Venable’s political law practice, click here.