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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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

BBB National Programs Partners with Facebook to Strengthen Truth-in-Advertising Enforcement on the Social Network's U.S. Platform

New York, NY – December 2, 2020 – Taking an important step to advance the effectiveness of its quick and efficient self-regulatory programs, BBB National Programs today announced a new National Advertising Division (NAD) partnership with Facebook. 

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Arcadia Consumer Healthcare Violates National Advertising Division Procedures

New York, NY – November 30, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that Arcadia Consumer Healthcare violated Section I2(b) of the Procedures for the U.S. advertising industry’s process of self-regulation by using the outcome of an NAD case for promotional purposes. The advertising claims at issue in the case were challenged by...
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BBB National Programs Adds New Senior Leadership in Privacy Initiatives and Human Resources and an Attorney to NAD

McLean, VA – November 2, 2020 – BBB National Programs, the independent non-profit organization that oversees more than a dozen industry self-regulation programs, today announced new additions to the organization’s senior leadership team that will deepen its bench in privacy, human resources, and...
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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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Latest Decisions

NAD Recommends Chobani Modify “45% Less Sugar Than Other Yogurts” Claim to Avoid Implying that “Other Yogurts” Includes Non-Nutritively Sweetened Products

New York, NY – December 2, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that Chobani LLC modify its “45% less sugar than other yogurts” claim for its Chobani Less Sugar Greek Yogurt to clearly communicate the basis of comparison and avoid implying that...
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Privacy Watchdog Brings Healthcare Company into Compliance with Ad Privacy Best Practices

McLean, VA – December 1, 2020 – BBB National Programs’ data privacy watchdog, the Digital Advertising Accountability Program (DAAP), today released the result of a new data privacy case for the healthcare and medical devices company Abbott, who worked with DAAP to bring more than 60 of its websites into compliance with the Digital...
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Two Fast-Track SWIFT Cases Close in October, One Voluntary Discontinuation of Claim and One Administrative Closure

New York, NY – November 23, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) closed two Fast-Track SWIFT cases in October, one a challenge brought by DISH Network Wireless against T-Mobile, and the other challenge brought by one maker of personal care products versus another, which was closed by consent of the parties.
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NAD Finds AT&T’s “Best Possible” Blog Post Claims Supported

New York, NY – November 19, 2020 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that AT&T Services, Inc. provided a reasonable basis for its self-referential “best possible” claims made in two blog posts on AT&T’s website. 

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Upcoming Events

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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