Say “NO” to Cuts on Advertising Deductibility!

There has been a lot of talk recently about cutting the advertising tax deductibility for businesses. What does this mean for the industry and the nation’s economy? Clark Rector, American Advertising Federation VP, informs that $5.8 trillion dollars and 20 million jobs are generated from advertising currently. For the past...

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It’s Good to Be Good: Event Recap

Ad 2 San Diego and San Diego Ad Club co-sponsored, “It’s Good to Be Good” which featured speakers Richard Demato of COMMON, Alex Bogusky (via Skype) of COMMON, Dan Burrier of Ogilvy & Mather, and Simon Mainwaring of WE First at the luxurious University Club atop symphony towers in San...

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2010 Mingle Bells Wrap Up

Mingle Bells 2010 was a fantastic networking event and I’m sincerely happy I didn’t miss out this year. The turnout was great. As soon as you entered Fluxx, you felt as if you were surrounded by like-minded professional individuals. At first it seemed that most people gravitated towards friends and...

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Give an ADDY a home.

2011 Addy Awards Schedule February 10 – Beat the deadline and join us for a drink! Drop off your entry at the San Diego Ad Club Office at 3579 Fifth Avenue #100, San Diego, CA 92103 by 7PM. February 11 – Entry deadline – first deadline for entries. February 17...

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Government Relations Update – March 2010

Pennsylvania Governor Looks to Cut Advertising Tax Exemption The Pennsylvania Governor, Edward Rendell, recently released his proposed budget for the upcoming year. He is attempting to cut 73 different sales tax exemptions including the exemption for advertising costs. The budget still needs to be voted on by legislators. The AAF...

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Mapping out the Future : Where 2.0

Attending conferences in our own fields is easy enough, but branching out can be an eye opening experience. To see different industries converging is especially exciting, and that was exactly the message I took away from the Where 2.0 conference two weeks ago. Hosted by O’Reilly Media in San Jose,...

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