Elizabeth Warren

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 dennyhatch.com.

Heather Fletcher is senior content editor with Target Marketing.

U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to fire 12 directors who served on Wells Fargo & Co.'s board during the time thousands of bank employees opened phony accounts in customers' names without permission.

On Nov. 22, 1963, consultant Paul Goldberg—with a huge mailing for Consumer Reports going out across the country—was having lunch with two colleagues at the Café Carlyle in New York. The maître d' came over to the table to report that President Kennedy had been shot.

Back in 2011, I said, “The only way to save the Post Office will be to allow it to move into financial services,” seeing as how, “banks in the U.S. are mistrusted and disliked and many people would love to be able to just bank at the Post Office, instead.” That’s still true, and has been given a lot more salience since the Post’s Office inspector general released a 33-page white paper last week, saying that the Post Office should move into what it calls, in its headline, “Non-Bank Financial Services for the Underserved.

What does this actually mean for AdLand? The tax deduction for advertising costs could be revisited. While Mr. Obama didn't bring it up during his first term, it's just the sort of tax loophole that was mentioned by both candidates during the debates. Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of government relations for the Association of National Advertisers, told Ad Age earlier this year that it would be unwise "for advertising companies to think we are immune. We will not take anything for granted." Online privacy is another area of concern.

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