Brent Kendall

Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at

Heather Fletcher is senior content editor with Target Marketing.

Some big ad agencies are being investigated for price-fixing. Rebecca Meiklejohn, a government antitrust attorney based in New York, is looking into whether big ad agencies got smaller production firms to submit inflated bids to marketers so the agencies’ in-house departments would win the ads.

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to make it easier to hold companies liable for encouraging others to commit patent infringement, in its latest rejection of a decision by a specialized court that hears appeals in the nation's patent cases."—Brent Kendall, The Wall Street Journal. I read the above 41-word lede sentence six times and was flummoxed.

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