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National Retailers add two to DC office

April 2, 2015 4:10 pm

The National Retail Federation added two experienced Capitol Hill staffers to its government relations team as patent reform and other issues heat up in Congress. Lizzy Simmons, a former staffer with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) joins the NRF as senior director of government relations. She’ll handle [...]

FCC’s Mike O’Rielly warns ad biz it’s under assault

April 1, 2015 11:02 am

FCC commissioner Mike O’Rielly gave the advertising business a wake up call Wednesday morning on a number of issues that are before the FCC which could adversely affect the advertising business. O’Rielly, reappointed to the FCC in January, didn’t hold back with his ongoing criticism of an [...]

Need more time? Google Fiber intros “Dial-up Mode

April 1, 2015 6:47 am

Today, Google Fiber announced a new feature for its service in Kansas City, Provo and Austin: “Dial-up mode, a way for users to get their time back.” In a  slickly produced YouTube post, Google Fiber touts the new service as option that gives its subscribers “time to do the little things in [...]

The next 10 years of advertising law: 4 predictions

April 1, 2015 5:58 am

A group of ad attorney gurus gazed into their crystal balls to offer some provocative predictions on the regulatory and legal hurdles advertisers will face over the next 10 years. The advertising law prognostications led off the Association of National Advertisers’ ad law and public policy [...]

Disclose your paid endorsements, says FTC’s McSweeny

March 31, 2015 2:45 pm

The technology advertisers use may have changed, but the Federal Trade Commission’s mission remains the same. That was the main message in FTC commissioner Terrell McSweeny’s first address before the advertising industry Tuesday at the Association of National Advertisers annual advertising law [...]

Senate subcommittee opens probe into FTC FOIA goof

March 30, 2015 5:41 pm

The Senate antitrust subcommittee is opening up an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the release to the press of an FTC confidential staff report recommending an antitrust lawsuit against Google. “We are interested in how the FTC allowed a confidential report to be disclosed and, [...]
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