Ad Watchers: When Are Advertisers Responsible for Consumer Ratings and Reviews?
September 22, 2021
In the increasingly digital landscape, the influence of word-of-mouth has gone viral. Before making a purchase, consumers frequently turn to a product or service's reviews and ratings. Since consumers trust what other consumers have to say, brands want to leverage these voices—but are they responsible for them? In this episode, Hal and La Toya explore endorsements and testimonials, as well as the broader category of the implementation of user-generated content in advertising. Listen in to learn about the lines between user-generated content versus testimonials versus endorsements.
Ad Watchers: How is Direct Selling Advertising Different?
Ad Watchers hosts are joined by Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Vice President, Peter Marinello, who shares with listeners how DSSRC has worked to support the direct selling industry. Listen now to understand self-regulation's impact on the market and what to expect during a direct selling self-regulatory case.
The Good, the Bad, and the Grey of Targeted Advertising
As a consumer, do you see value in targeted advertising or are you creeped out by marketers tracking you across the internet?
In this episode of Privacy Abbreviated hosts Catherine and Dona are joined by the host of the MarTech Podcast and founder of I Hear Everything Ben Shapiro. Together, they discuss how small and medium businesses (SMBs) should use targeted advertising without...
Ad Watchers: Revisiting the Best Podcast Episode Ever: What is Puffery?
When you hear a claim in an advertisement like, “best in the world,” you probably know that the product has not been measurably proven to actually be the best in the world. And that’s okay, because this is an example of puffery, an exaggerated, blustering, or boastful statement or general claim that could only be understood to be an expression of opinion, not a...
Ad Watchers: How Should You Present Scientific Evidence to Support Your Ad Claims?
Understanding how to present scientific evidence in a substantiation case can be difficult, especially when the data is complex or no industry standard exists. In this episode of Ad Watchers, the hosts discuss a complex topic: how should marketers put scientific data to use? They answer this question by diving into different...