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NAD 2022 will examine how brand advertising can build trust with consumers. This year, the agenda includes sessions addressing hot topics in advertising law including environmental sustainability, advertising issues raised by the metaverse and e-commerce as well as practical advice on the day-to-day issues that an increasingly competitive environment can raise.
Revised Guidelines for Responsible Advertising to Children
The revised CARU Advertising Guidelines went into effect on January 1, 2022. CARU is now actively investigating cases of non-compliance.
BBB National Programs’ Privacy Watchdog Issues Compliance Warning Regarding Consent for Interest-Based Advertising
McLean, VA – June 21, 2022 – BBB National Programs’ data privacy watchdog, the Digital Advertising Accountability Program (DAAP), has issued a new compliance warning against the practice of inferring consent from a consumer’s passive use of a product or service following a notice of interest-based advertising (IBA).
Justin Connor Named Executive Director for The Center for Industry Self-Regulation, a Foundation Created by BBB National Programs
McLean, VA – May 17, 2022 – Recognizing a timely opportunity to promote and grow the next generation of independent industry self-regulation programs, The Center for Industry Self-Regulation today named Justin Connor as its inaugural Executive Director. The announcement was made by Eric D. Reicin, President...
Companies Agree to Expand Age Coverage under Children’s Food & Beverage Advertising Initiative Core Principles
Hostess Brands Joins the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative Pledge Program
The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) welcomes Hostess Brands as the newest participant in BBB National Programs’ food advertising pledge program. Hostess has agreed to advertise only foods that meet CFBAI’s Uniform Nutrition Criteria in advertising primarily directed to children under age 13. Hostess’ CFBAI pledge is...
NAD Finds Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband Expansion Claim Supported; Recommends 5G Ultra Wideband “Most Reliable” Claim be Discontinued
New York, NY – August 11, 2022 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined Verizon provided a reasonable basis for the message in its “Verizon is Going Ultra” commercial that Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband has expanded its coverage. However, NAD recommended that Verizon discontinue the “most reliable”...
Moose Toys Discontinues its Fail Fix Dolls Advertising to Comply with Children’s Advertising Review Unit Guidelines on Negative Social Stereotypes
McLean, VA – August 10, 2022 – The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) has determined that Moose Toys product advertising to children for its Fail Fix Total Makeover Dolls failed to comply with CARU’s Advertising Guidelines, specifically a provision stating that advertising should not...
National Advertising Division Recommends SmileDirectClub Discontinue Comparative “2X Whiter” and “2X Faster” Whitening Strips Claims
New York, NY – August 4, 2022 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that SmileDirectClub discontinue claims that its Fast-Dissolving Whitening Strips get teeth “2X whiter than Crest Classic White Whitestrips” and whiten teeth “2X faster than Crest Classic White Whitestrips.”
National Advertising Division Finds Certain WaterWipes Claims for Infant Cleansing Wipes Supported, Recommends Others be Discontinued
New York, NY – August 3, 2022 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that certain claims made by WaterWipes regarding the type and purity of ingredients used in its infant cleansing wipes were supported in context. However, NAD found that other claims that expressly or impliedly convey that...
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