For more than 50 years, the Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia (OAAG) has been working to represent the interests of the outdoor advertising industry before local governments, at the regulatory level, and in the Georgia Legislature.
If you are in the growing business of outdoor advertising or have a related interest, the OAAG is your advocate in Georgia. For professional representation, information on current issues, business and networking opportunities, special events and much more, we are there to meet your needs.
Who We Are
1835-1870: The Start of Outdoor Advertising
1872-1891: The First Associations
1900: Standardization of Billboards
1913-1921: A Responsible Industry
1925-1934: More Associations and Mergers
1940's: A Presence in Times of Trouble
1950's & 1960's: A New Look
1965: Protection for the Industry
1960's & 1970's: New Audience - New Message
1990's & 2000's: Dawn of The New Century
OAAG CODE OF ETHICS
Ensure the image of outdoor advertising as a creative, effective, useful and responsible medium, members of the Outdoor Advertising Association of Georgia must pledge to promote and practice the tenets set forth in the following Code of Ethics:
Responsible Advertising Policies
We are dedicated to providing quality outdoor advertising services that promote and support the free enterprise system. This includes supporting the First Amendment right of advertisers to promote legal products and services.
We support the right of media companies to reject advertising that is misleading, offensive, or otherwise incompatible with individual community standards, and in particular, we reject the posting of obscene words graphic content.
We oppose the practice of false or misleading advertising.
Public Service and Supporting Our Communities
We strongly believe in providing Public Service Billboard to worthy causes and organizations on the local, city, county, state, and national level. The OAAG member companies donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to multiple annually
We are committed to the advancement of the outdoor advertising medium through education and research.
We actively support the role of outdoor advertising as a major medium for the dissemination of political messages, as well as public service messages promoting worthy causes
Regulations of Billboards
We support reasonable regulation of outdoor advertising through zoning and ordinances based on sound community planning.
We support the establishment of exclusionary zones which prohibit advertisements of all products and services illegal for sale to minors, that are either intended to be read from, or within 500 feet of, established places of worship, preschool, primary and secondary schools.
We support the public interest in the preservation of designated areas of natural scenic beauty.
We support adherence to Department of Transportation rules for vegetation control, with sensitivity to the environment and the public trust.
We encourage outdoor advertisers and plant operators to reject creative content that is in poor taste, sexually explicit or overly suggestive including adult entertainment establishments.
Digital Billboard Advertising
We recognize that Digital Billboard provide a highly effective commercial and public service means of advertising that enables advertisers can update their ads frequently.
We work with local, state, national public and governmental digital billboards can rapidly respond to emergencies that effect the public.
We are committed to ensuring that the commercial and noncommercial message on digital billboards will be static messages and shall not include animated, flashing, scrolling, intermittent or full-motion video elements (outside established entertainment areas).
We utilize LED illumination technology to monitor and adjust lighting brightness on digital billboards as ambient lighting changes during each 24hour day. Lighting brightness shall not exceed industry standards.
Any Member violating the intent and spirit of this code should be considered for expulsion by the Board of Directors.
OAAG Board Of Directors
The members of the Board of Directors for the OAAG represent a cross section of outdoor advertising companies in size and coverage. Each member has committed their time and resources to attending and participating in regular board meetings and meeting at the capitol. They have dedicated themselves to working for the good of the industry as a whole. The board works closely with our executive director and our lobbyist in monitoring the actions of the Georgia Legislature, the Georgia Department of Transpiration. In addition, the board actively promotes the outdoor advertising industry through our Public Service campaigns and other public relation efforts.
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Zakery Daniel - Executive Director