Advertising is Free Speech… Let’s Not Tax It


Congress is finally serious about working towards comprehensive tax reform. Something that hasn’t been done since the Regan years. This is great news! There’s just one problem… The current draft being floated contains a proposal to alter the IRS Code to tax advertising for the…

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Brands & Advertisers: Steer Clear of Being Overly Political!


I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: national brands (that have nothing to do with politics) should NOT insert themselves into the middle of political issues.  To me, this doesn’t make sense from a business standpoint. You risk losing and alienating half of consumers. A…

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Advertising: Like a Good Country Song, It’s All in the Storytelling


Studies suggest that about 9 out of 10 people who have the option to skip an ad, will do so. This isn’t a good thing for the advertising industry, but, we all do it. Admit it!  So instead of having this happen to your brand or organization, give the consumers what they want! In…

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