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The Advertising Century

Howard H. Bell

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Howard H. Bell
(1926- )
American Advertising Federation, Washington

Director of the National Association of Broadcasters code authority in the 1950s, Bell played a key role in drafting the Television Code and creating the Television Bureau of Advertising. From 1968 to 1991, as president of the American Advertising Federation, he tripled its membership. His TV code enforcement work led Bell to play a leading role in the creation of the advertising industry's landmark self-regulatory National Advertising Review Board and its investigative arm, the National Advertising Division, volunteer policing agencies that have supported truth-and-accuracy standards for more than 25 years and averted government intrusions. Bell also was active in numerous advertising-related public service and educational activities.

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