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Companies are selling us more stuff by telling us it's 'sustainable'
Business INSIDER I April 2023
Mary K. Engle, executive vice president of policy at BBB National Programs discusses with INSIDER updates to the FTC's Green Guides and how to know whether 'sustainable' claims are truthful or just greenwashing.
BBB National Programs Plans Verification Seal For California Privacy Law
MediaPost I January 2023
Dona Fraser discusses how BBB National Programs will help businesses verify compliance with the California Privacy Rights Act.
The Pros (?), Cons And Confusion Of COPPA’s Age Requirement
AdExchanger I October 2022
Dona Fraser, SVP Privacy Initiatives, BBB National Programs talks to AdExchanger's Allison Schiff about changes to COPPA.
Exploring sustainable clothing for kids heading back to school
Good Morning America I August 2022
Laura Brett helps consumers understand what to look for when shopping for sustainable clothing.
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 Welcomes Joe Stegbauer, SVP and General Counsel – Corporate and Business Units, P&G to its Board of Directors
McLean, VA, June 1, 2023 – BBB National Programs, an independent non-profit organization that operates a growing suite of national and global programs focused on industry self-regulation and dispute resolution, today announced the election of Joe Stegbauer from The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) to its...
Lindt Joins the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative Pledge Program
McLean, VA – January 17, 2023 – The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) welcomes Lindt & Sprüngli and its subsidiaries, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company and Russell Stover Chocolates, as the newest participant in the food advertising pledge program.
BBB National Programs Announces 91 Distinguished Panel Pool Members for 2023 National Advertising Review Board
McLean, VA – January 10, 2023 – BBB National Programs today announced the 91 panel pool members of the 2023 National Advertising Review Board, the appellate body for the U.S. advertising industry’s system of self-regulation, selected for their stature and experience in their fields.
BBB National Programs Names Michelle R. Harris as Vice President, National Partners and Business Development
McLean, VA – January 4, 2023 – BBB National Programs today announced that Michelle R. Harris has been named Vice President, National Partners and Business Development, BBB National Programs.
Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Refers Wayal Health Product Performance Claims to the FTC for Possible Enforcement Action
McLean, VA – June 6, 2023 – The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) referred Wayal Health to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for possible enforcement action after it failed to respond to a DSSRC inquiry into aggressive health-related product performance claims made on social media by the company and...
National Advertising Review Board Recommends Modifications to T-Mobile Home Internet “Fast,” “High-Speed,” and “Reliable” Claims
New York, NY – May 25, 2023 – A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) found that T-Mobile‘s express claims for T-Mobile Home Internet (T-HINT) are supported, but recommended certain modifications to the claims so consumers understand the context in which they will receive internet service and the...
National Advertising Division Recommends Clearer Disclosure of Affiliate Advertising Relationships for Renue by Science Dietary Supplements
New York, NY – May 25, 2023 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended Renue by Science modify disclosures of affiliate relationships and modify or discontinue challenged YouTube videos to disclose the advertiser’s relationship to the speaker.
National Advertising Division Finds HelloFresh “Flexible Plans” Claim Supported; Recommends Clear and Conspicuous Disclosure of “16 Free Meals” Material Terms
New York, NY – May 24, 2023 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that HelloFresh supported the claim “Flexible Plans, Less Hassle: Add extra meals to any week’s order, change your delivery day or menu preferences, skip a week or cancel anytime” for its...
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