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Trump to host White House event honoring ICE amid Democratic calls for its abolition

“House Republicans introduced a resolution last month that aimed to bait their Democratic colleagues into declaring their opposition to the immigration enforcement agency” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Clay Higgins, R-La., declared strong support for ICE and its “heroic law enforcement officers who make sacrifices every day to secure our borders.”. It was not immediately clear whether any of the agencies would speak at the event next Monday or if remarks would exclusively be made by the president. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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‘We’re the fastest-growing ad-tech company in the world’: Startup Beeswax is riding the wave of brands taking ad buying in-house

“I can confidently say we’re the fastest-growing ad-tech company in the world.”” writes Mike Shields for businessinsider.com. “Every ad-tech company in the world wants to be SaaS because investors like it.As more brands take ad buying in-house, ad agencies are getting scared. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Trump is rolling back restraints on US cyberwarfare, and it could make an attack on other countries more likely

“The new policy applies to the Defense Department as well as other federal agencies, an administration official told The Journal” writes Sin Ad Baker for businessinsider.com. The Journal said one administration official briefed on the decision described the change as an “offensive step forward.”. The Obama-era rules, known as Presidential Policy Directive 20, meant agencies that wanted to launch a cyberattack had to gain approval from groups across the federal government. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Trump is preparing to expand ‘Buy America’ rules to include government infrastructure projects

“At this time, there isn’t anything to provide on a new or forthcoming executive order.” said Lt” writes Kayla Tausche for cnbc.com. A January 2017 executive order ordered all new pipelines to be made using American-made material.The White House is preparing a new executive order expanding rules favoring American-made products in government projects, according to four administration officials and two other people familiar with the matter.A July 2017 executive order commissioned a wholesale review of the manufacturing and supplier base for the Department of Defense.An April 2017 executive order directed…

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These are the 5 forces that are rapidly killing advertising agencies

“Indeed, ad agencies are facing an increasing number of severe external threats, confirms a new report by market research firm Forrester” writes Tanya Dua for businessinsider.com. As a result the future of ad agencies has never been more in doubt.And the traditional agency business model just won’t cut it.As marketing and technology become more intertwined, a larger group of stakeholders are beginning to call the shots. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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‘People and the egos often get in the way’: Here are 5 things ad agencies can do to survive amid massive pressure to reinvent themselves

“That must, and has started to change, with agency holding companies starting to respond by making c onsulting acquisitions of their own” writes Tanya Dua for businessinsider.com. Agency holding companies can make themselves more attractive to marketers by either adopting a single global brand or consolidating structurally.Instead, they want to be able to rely on fewer agency partners for more and bigger problems.”The holding companies are well aware of the capabilities that are necessary,” he said.As chief marketing officers increasingly must help steer their companies through massive disruption, their needs…

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Federal agencies are told to help commuting employees cope with Metrorail disruption

“Federal agencies have been urged to allow more telework and alternative work schedules for their employees during the current work on Metrorail” writes Eric Yoder for washingtonpost.com. However, several agencies, including the Agriculture Department and the Education Department, have moved recently to limit their telework programs.OPM reported in March that such programs yield benefits both to workers and to their agencies, including higher performance, job satisfaction and commitment to stay with the government.In a memo sent late Friday, the Office of Personnel Management said it “strongly encourages agencies to allow affected…

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Huge consulting firms are coming after the ad agency business — here’s how agencies are fighting back

“Agencies are … not taking this [threat] lying down,” said Jay Pattisall, principal analyst at Forrester focusing on ad agencies with a research report detailing this trend coming out later this month” writes Tanya Dua for businessinsider.com. “So the ad agencies are being put under major pressure to prove their value.”. To be sure, consulting isn’t an entirely new arena for ad agencies.”Consultancies such as Deloitte Digital, with in-house creative and advertising capabilities, have much more to offer than ad agencies who acquire small, narrowly-targeted consulting companies.”.  Source: businessinsider.com Share…

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Wells Fargo faces probes over low-income housing tax credits: filing

“FILE PHOTO: A man walks by an ATM at the Wells Fargo & Co. bank in downtown Denver Thomson Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) – Multiple U.S. agencies are probing Wells Fargo & Co’s use of low-income housing tax credits, the bank said in a regulatory filing on Friday” reports businessinsider.com. The inquiries focus on how Wells Fargo purchased or negotiated the purchase of those credits in connection with its financing of low-income housing developments, according to its 10-Q filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Wells Fargo did not…

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Google to collaborate with news agencies to show tabular data in Search results

“It can be difficult for Google Search to detect and understand all the data and present it in the best possible way” reports firstpost.com. Google is now working with a number of news organisations in order to improve how tabular data appears in Google Search, so that it can be easier for everyone to find data that they’re looking for within the search result itself.Together they will produce what is called ‘structured data’ in the format that is needed for Google’s search index.According to Google, the idea is that it should…

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