Talk:Advertising Self-Regulatory Council

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Is it a CBBB subsidiary?[edit]

Its decisions are labeled "© <year>. Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc."--Elvey (talk) 20:53, 29 November 2012 (UTC)

Basically no. The CBBB is a separate council that is one of the founders of the ASRC, then known as NARC. CBBB provides the hard oversight of the system itself. You can find more information out on the CBBB website, but basically they are the body that keeps a watchful eye over the ASRC. -- ТимофейЛееСуда. 21:54, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
Interesting. I wonder which parts of the empire are non-profit. The BBB seems to have hundreds of subsidiaries; in California alone, there are 14 Active Corporations with the name "BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU" listed at http://kepler.sos.ca.gov/cbs.aspx. Looking at the CBBB site now.--Elvey (talk) 22:49, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
The National Advertising Division (NAD) does seem to be a subsidiary of of the Council of Better Business Bureaus; nothing on the site that I saw suggests otherwise. I see "Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus" - sure seems to be calling it a subsidiary, as I see it and "ASRC - A service of the advertising industry and Council of Better Business Bureaus" - all on the CBBB website. So basically yes. No?--Elvey (talk) 22:54, 29 November 2012 (UTC)




Warning to Editors[edit]

Be careful what/how you cite the CBBB website. The CBBB somehow blocks normal archival tools from its website, e.g. see http://www.webcitation.org/6CXy4xQCK and http://www.webcitation.org/6CXyFoAeO.--Elvey (talk) 22:54, 29 November 2012 (UTC)