Truth & TransparencyWhen a competitor’s advertising harms consumer trust or threatens a company’s reputation and market share, the advertising self-regulatory system creates a level-playing field for business and helps ensure consumers receive truthful and accurate advertising.
ComplianceAfter a decision, NARB or the challenger can check in on whether the advertiser has made appropriate modifications to its advertising and has 10 days to respond. The case is closed if there is a good faith effort to bring their advertising into compliance.
Non-ComplianceIn cases of lack of good faith efforts to modify or discontinue advertising as a result of a NARB decision, NARB will refer the case to an appropriate government agency, usually the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
For the last 50 years in the advertising industry, companies have held each other to a higher standard. In response to the pressures and criticisms of consumerism that had mounted during the previous decade, in 1971 the advertising industry established the National Advertising Division (NAD) and National Advertising Review Board (NARB), the U.S. mechanism of independent self-regulation that has stood the test of time and technological innovation.
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BBB National Programs Announces 98 Distinguished Panel Pool Members for 2024 National Advertising Review Board
McLean, VA – January 9, 2024 – BBB National Programs today announced the 98 panel pool members of the 2024 National Advertising Review Board (NARB), the appellate body for the U.S. advertising industry’s system of self-regulation.
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.
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National Advertising Review Board Recommends Mint Mobile Discontinue or Modify Certain Claims for its Wireless Service
New York, NY – February 8, 2024 – A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) recommended that Mint Mobile modify or discontinue cost-per-month pricing promos, discontinue the “cut out the cost of retail service and passed those sweet savings directly to you” claim, and discontinue disparaging social media...
National Advertising Review Board Recommends Comcast Discontinue Use of “10G” When Referring to the Name of its Network
New York, NY – February 5, 2024 – A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) recommended that Comcast discontinue use of the term 10G in the product service name “Xfinity 10G Network” and when 10G is used descriptively to describe the Xfinity network.
Following National Advertising Division Recommendation, Charter Agrees to Modify Spectrum Mobile Cost Savings Claim
New York, NY – February 21, 2024 – In a Fast-Track SWIFT challenge, the National Advertising Division recommended that Charter Communications discontinue the claim that Verizon customers will “save over $1,500 in their first year” if they switch to Spectrum Mobile or modify the claim by adding or improving certain disclosures.
Following National Advertising Division Challenge, MOSH Voluntarily Discontinues Certain Claims for Mosh Protein Bars
New York, NY – February 15, 2024 – Following a National Advertising Division challenge as part of its routine monitoring program, MOSH PBC discontinued certain advertising claims used to promote its Mosh Protein Bars.
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