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Top Russian senator rules out leaving Council of Europe

4 days agoLocal Interest / Russia : RT

The speaker of Russia’s upper house has told reporters that there are no plans to quit the Council of Europe, but added that the Russian delegation would not resume its work in the body’s parliamentary assembly until its rights are restored. Read Full Article at

Brickbat: Adding Injury to Insult

last weekNews : Reason

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, City Council member Cindy Bass says it is an insult to the residents of some neighborhoods that stores in those neighborhoods have bulletproof glass between the cashiers and customers. She has authored a bill that would require stores to remove such glass. Show More Summary

Palm Springs Elects All-LGBTQ City Council

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A California city council made history Tuesday night, when voters added two more LGBTQ politicians—making the entire five-person body comprised of LGBTQ members for the first time. Lisa Middleton, a transgender woman, and Christy Holstege, who identi… Read The post Palm Springs Elects All-LGBTQ City Council appeared first on Towleroad.

Larry David's SNL Skit a Hit With Ad Council

Summary: Larry David play a pony-tailed ad exec receiving a lifetime achievement award at the 75-year-old nonprofit’s annual dinner.

The Ad Council Helps Connect Creative Marketing Pros With Nonprofits

How can you find a worthy cause that needs marketing and communications expertise? Use this great new platform...

Larry David’s Old PSAs Come Back to Bite Him as SNL Spoofs the Ad Council

SNL hasn't been doing many advertising spoofs so far this season, but last night they went one better--creating a trio of vintage advertising spoofs, as part of a fun Ad Council skit. Host Larry David played an adman--with a Jeff Goodby-esque ponytail and all--being honored with a lifetime achievement award for a career of purportedly...

Grains Council Adds to Staff

The U.S. Grains Council is adding a new strategic director in Asia and assistant director in Southeast Asia to help increase near-term demand for feed grain sales and build long-term demand for ethanol among global customers. Tim Tierney...Show More Summary

KFC's #1 Herb, L.A. City Council Prez Down to Promote 11 Herbs & Spices

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

One of the now-famous 11 "Herbs and Spices" KFC follows on Twitter is so stoked, he wants to do an ad with the Colonel right here in Hollywood. We got L.A. City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. -- 1 of the 6 Herbs KFC follows, plus all 5 Spice…

13 Ways to Create a High-Performing TV Ad

Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council have some advice on creating an effective TV commercial for your small business.

Trump cut ACA television ads. So nonprofits are running their own.

The Community Health Council of Wyandotte County has run ads online and on radio in past years urging uninsured people to sign up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act, … Click to Continue »

Demanding More Stringent Measurement, Some Brands Are Using Their Own Viewability Standards

For the past three years, brands have leaned on guidelines established by the Media Rating Council to ensure that they buy digital ads that are actually seen on websites and mobile apps. Now, a handful of big-name marketers claim that those requirements are not stringent enough and are pushing back with their own viewability standards...

Motion Picture Academy Science & Tech Council Adds Seven Members

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science’s Science and Technology Council has added seven new members to its roster, including Deadpool make-up artist and designer Bill Corso, Star Wars: The Force Awakens film editor Maryann Brandon,...Show More Summary

Costa Mesa considers adding 'spartan' restrooms to deal with growing homeless issues

Faced with continuing issues with the local homeless population, officials in Costa Mesa have again floated the idea of installing new public restrooms that would provide a hygienic and safe place for transients to use. City Councilman John Stephens broached the topic during Friday’s meeting of...

Taryn Southern And Ad Council Join Tuesday’s Meetup On Social Good

3 months agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Female creators have built massive audiences on a variety of platforms in recent years. In parallel, audiences have become more attuned to the societal impact of their choices and the choices of the creators they watch. As their lives...Show More Summary

UN's Human Rights Chief Just Went There on Myanmar

The top human rights official for the UN has dropped a damning charge on Myanmar: "ethnic cleansing." Addressing the agency's Human Rights Council, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said that Myanmar will not allow investigators to fully assess what's happening to the Muslim Rohingya community, "but the situation seems like a...

MN: Met Council Chair Recommends Rejecting SWLRT Bids

The Metropolitan Council will likely solicit another round of bids to build the $1.9 billion Southwest light-rail line, adding delay and cost to a complicated project already fraught with controversy.

Squarespace’s Super Bowl Ad With John Malkovich Wins the Emmy for Best Commercial

Squarespace fended off a two-pronged challenge from last year's winner, the Ad Council, to win the 2017 Emmy Award for outstanding commercial at the Creative Arts Emmys this weekend. The website maker won for its Super Bowl spot, "Calling," in which the actor turned fashion designer argues by phone with someone squatting on his...

Will Trump Send Aid to Mexico after Deadly Earthquake? He Hasn't Even Tweeted About It Yet

A spokesperson for the National Security Council says the U.S. government is coordinating closely with Mexican authorities, adding, "We will continue to monitor the situation and take all appropriate steps." But no specifics were provided on what those steps may be. 

Modest service changes proposed for March 2018

Tuesday Metro presented a list of proposed services changes slated for next March to members of King County Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee. The proposal includes adding over 50,000 hours of service and eliminating bus Route 99. As the proposal added service to only one Eastside bus route, Councilmember Claudia Balducci criticized the proposed […]

Can Advertising Improve Society?

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