Topic: American Advertising Federation

The 5 Best Moments From This Year's AAF Hall of Fame Dinner

Lee Clow, Spike Lee and other honorees reflect on their careers

The annual American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame dinner this year was as earnest as it was funny, as inductees spoke as passionately about their families as their peers. In all,…

John Hegarty's 5 Most Provocative Thoughts About Creativity

'Bollocks to failure,' says the BBH co-founder

John Hegarty is an advertising icon, as co-founder and creative leader of Bartle Bogle Hegarty. And with that comes many honors, like getting inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall…

The Most Threatening Thing to the Advertising World

Lawmakers hold the keys to reform

Advertising is under attack in Washington on a number of fronts. It’s accused of making kids fat, taking away our privacy, even making it easier for the government to spy…

Advertising Biz Stunned by Draft Proposal to Cut Ad Deduction

Ramifications for all media, but particularly struggling newspapers

Just as advertisers and media execs feared, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means committee, is proposing watering down the advertising tax deduction. Multiple sources have…

Will Advertising Take a Hit From the Shutdown?

It all depends on how long the government stays closed

The longer the federal government shutdown drags on, the more likely that the advertising business will not only take a hit, but find itself in the crosshairs of corporate tax…

Uh, Oh: Advertising Tax Deduction Is Back in Play

Ad industry lobby groups kick into action to beat it back again

While the industry was celebrating Advertising Week in New York, 250 miles south in the nation's capitol, Congress was mulling its perennial plot to remove the standard tax deduction for…

Will Ad Tax Deduction Come Back in Play With Baucus' Exit?

Advertisers aren't taking any chances

There is more reason than ever for the advertising and media industries to keep a closer eye on Washington these days now that Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has announced he…