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Avoid Misleading Messages When Advertising Medical Devices

Advertisers of medical devices face complex tasks when marketing their products. In addition to complying with FDA regulations, medical device advertising is subject to the same truth-in-advertising principles set by the FTC. In addition to express claims, marketers are responsible for all the messages reasonably conveyed to consumers in their advertising and should ask some important questions to ensure consumers are not misled. Ask yourself these questions when advertising medical devices to avoid conveying misleading messages.
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying Smart for Baby: A Primer from Privacy Experts

Researching a new product and finding the critical or in-depth information you are looking for to build confidence in your purchasing decision often requires sifting through superficial lists of “best products.” These lists are often sponsored by the products they feature, which means instead of a focus on being helpful they are full of incentivized endorsements and affiliate links. In this blog, we provide a list – not a sponsored list – of some do’s and don’ts for how to confidently research smart devices.
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When Web Designs Turn Into Dark Patterns And What To Do About It

Recently I wrote about the proliferation of dark patterns and tried to give readers a sense of just how widespread these practices are. But it is not just the pervasiveness of dark patterns that has lawmakers and regulators concerned, it is the intent behind them and their impact on consumers. Nonprofit leaders, in particular, should be aware of this and how to guard against it given that they are well-positioned to garner and enhance consumer trust.
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Politics Aside, Advertising Gains Guidance on Deception and Substantiation in the 1980s

As we continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Advertising Division (NAD) we are looking forward while taking stock of past decades, with a special focus on decisions and developments that continue to impact advertising law and NAD cases today. This month we highlight two pivotal moments from the 1980’s that helped shape NAD’s jurisprudence.
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Time for Revolution in the Direct Selling Industry

Oct 14, 2020

Time for Revolution in the Direct Selling Industry BBB National Programs Podcast

When speaking about the importance of the Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council’s (DSSRC) recently published Earnings Claims Guidance, President of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) Joe Mariano said, “DSA members believe it is time for revolution, not evolution.”

In this podcast episode, Joe Mariano speaks with Tom Cohn, Interim General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of New Avon, Brian Muir, Vice President and Head of Global Compliance of Nu Skin Enterprises, and John Parker, Chief Sales Officer and Regional President of Amway to discuss how the nature of this fast-changing marketplace has informed the direct selling industry’s approach to self-regulation, how the DSSRC has helped, and the work that lies ahead.