Where businesses turn to enhance consumer trust and consumers are heard.

BBB National Programs is where companies, industry experts, and trade associations work together within a self-regulatory environment to address issues of national and global importance, and to foster industry best practices in truth-in-advertising, child-directed marketing, data privacy, and dispute resolution.

In light of the (COVID-19) pandemic, BBB National Programs has moved to remote work and remains operational. For more information, see our Coronavirus Updates & Resources webpage.

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Promoting responsible advertising through self-regulation, monitoring, and dispute resolution. Explore programs

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Helping businesses navigate privacy issues through self-regulation, monitoring, and safe harbors. Explore programs

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Providing solutions and support for dispute resolution programs and compliance needs. Explore programs

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Developing innovative programs to address business needs in an evolving marketplace. Explore programs

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We offer a variety of independent, third-party programs to guide, aid, and address issues of business ethics, advertising, data privacy, and dispute resolution.
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Latest Announcements

CapRate Events, LLC Violates National Advertising Division Procedures with Public Mischaracterization of France Media, Inc. Case Decision

New York, NY – October 28, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) today determined that CapRate Events, LLC violated Section I2(b) of the Procedures for the U.S. advertising industry’s process of self-regulation by mischaracterizing NAD’s decision regarding advertising for its...
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Media Advisory: Media Visionary Tom Rogers, Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Jeffrey A. Rosen, and FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson to Keynote NAD 2020 Annual Conference

New York, NY – September 9, 2020 – On the eve of its 50th anniversary, the National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs will host the NAD 2020 Annual Conference, which this year will be a virtual event over the course of three days –...
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BBB National Programs’ National Advertising Division Launches NAD Complex Track, a Custom Challenge Process for Complex Advertising Claims

 The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs today launched its NAD Complex Track advertising challenge process, a new...
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Dona Fraser Named Senior Vice President, Privacy Initiatives, BBB National Programs; Josh Harris Joins Her Team as Director, Global Privacy Initiatives

BBB National Programs, the independent non-profit organization that oversees more than a dozen industry self-regulation programs, today announced that Dona Fraser has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Privacy Initiatives. The announcement was made by Eric D....
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Latest Decisions

IV Drip Voluntarily Discontinues Social Media Posts for IV Hydration Therapy Following NAD Inquiry into Implied COVID-19 Messages

New York, NY – October 28, 2020 – Following an inquiry by the National Advertising Division (NAD), IV Drips Customized IV Hydration & Wellness (“IV Drips”) discontinued Instagram and Facebook social media posts which conveyed implied messages that its IV Hydration Therapy protects...

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NAD Finds Certain doTERRA Phrases to be Puffery; Recommends Discontinuation of Challenged Essential Oils Health Benefit Claims; Advertiser to Appeal

New York, NY – October 27, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that doTERRA International, LLC (doTERRA) did not provide a reasonable basis for claims that its doTERRA essential oils provide certain health benefits, including specific benefits for mood,...

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NAD Finds France Media’s Readership Claims Supported; Recommends Modification of “Largest Commercial Real Estate Publisher” Claim

New York, NY – October 22, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that France Media Inc. (FMI) provided a reasonable basis for certain readership claims for its Commercial Real Estate Publishing Platform, but recommended that FMI modify its claims that it is the “largest...

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NARB Recommends Benefiber Discontinue “100% Natural” and “Clinically Proven” Claims, But Finds “Helps You Feel Fuller Longer” Claim Supported

New York, NY – October 22, 2020 – The National Advertising Review Board (NARB) recommended that GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, LLC (GSK) discontinue “100% natural” and “clinically proven to curb cravings” claims for Benefiber, and determined that GSK...

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Upcoming Events

CARU Conference: Virtual Series

Why Diversity and Inclusion is Good for Business: This presentation will cover why a workplace culture that supports diversity is the key to garnering unique ideas that just may be the next big thing. ...
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Nov 17, 2020 Virtual

Kidvertising 101

Kidvertising 101 is a two-day seminar that provides advertisers, marketers, and legal counsel with an interactive masterclass on ‘kidvertising’ that includes actionable guidance to help you or your cl ...
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Nov 18, 2020 Virtual

CARU Conference: Virtual Series

CARU- Now, Then and Looking Forward: Get an inside peek at what’s going on with the Children’s Advertising Review Unit. Take a deep dive into recent CARU decisions, current priorities and where the or ...
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Dec 08, 2020 Virtual

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