National Partners

National Partners

With technological innovation, social factors, industry evolution, and other economic shifts the need for industry self-regulation is as critical today as when the first U.S. industry self-regulation program was established 50 years ago.

 

BBB National Programs National Partners influence the future of regulation in their industry, demonstrating to stakeholders their commitment to accountable, industry-led standards and dispute resolution programs that protect consumers and keep the playing field level for business.

Benefits

National Partners are champions of industry self-regulation, data privacy, consumer protection, and truth and accuracy in advertising and support our work as the leading voice for industry self-regulation. In turn, they receive the following benefits: 

Access

Interact directly with our subject matter experts through curated events and workshops with expansive networking opportunities and have access to regular members-only updates on our initiatives, case decisions, and program developments before the rest of the industry.

Influence

Help shape the future of industry self-regulation through your participation in one or more of BBB National Programs’ seven issue-specific program committees. Join us as we continue to develop and evolve industry self-regulation programs to create solutions to meet future industry needs.

Value

Receive BBB National Program services, subscriptions, sponsorships, and event access for discounted member pricing, including the Online Archive, advertising challenge filing fees, pre-screening services, and preferred pricing for sponsorships and registrations at all our events.

Community

Network with more than 100 companies committed to advancing marketplace trust and influencing industry behaviors by engaging in exclusive curated events throughout the year and program-shaping workshop opportunities to influence the future of our work.

Committee Structure


National Partners make an impact by serving on program committees. These issue specific committees allow you to represent your brand voice and make a direct impact in the self-regulation programs that matter most to you. Participate in reviews of procedures and guidance, be a program ambassador for an issue area aligned to your brand and values, recommend process improvements, publish thought leadership, and help us explore untapped potential. 

News & Blog

Press Release

Children’s Advertising Review Unit Issues Revised Guidelines for Responsible Advertising to Children, Effective January 1, 2022

McLean, VA – July 29, 2021 – BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) today announced the issuance of the revised CARU Advertising Guidelines, widely recognized industry standards to assure that advertising directed to children is not deceptive, unfair, or inappropriate for its intended...

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Press Release

U.S.-Based BBB National Programs Announced as Winner for “Best Sectoral Initiative” by International Council of Advertising Self-Regulation

On 15 June 2021, the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) announced the winners of its second edition of the ICAS Global Awards. The objective of the ICAS Awards is to reward initiatives that contribute to responsible marketing practices and a more effective and impactful...

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Decision

National Advertising Division Finds Claim that Almased Diet and Weight Loss Program is “So Safe that Even People with Diabetes Can Use It” Supported

New York, NY – September 16, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs determined that Almased USA, Inc.’s claim that its Almased Diet/Weight Loss Program is “. . . so safe that even people with diabetes can use it” was supported. 

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Decision

National Advertising Division Finds SlimFast “Energy For Hours” Claim Supported; Advertiser Appeals Recommendation to Discontinue “Clinically Proven” Claims

New York, NY – September 15, 2021 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) of BBB National Programs determined that KSF Acquisition Corp. (SlimFast) provided a reasonable basis for its “energy for hours” claim for its SlimFast Food Products & Weight Loss Plans. However, NAD...

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Upcoming Events

NAD 2021 Annual Conference

Register for NAD 2021 to celebrate 50 years of advertising industry self-regulation and high standards of truth and accuracy in national advertising. Industry, government, agency, and legal profession ...
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Sep 29, 2021 Virtual

Cardozo Fashion Law Society & Cardozo FAME Center's It's Not Easy Being Green

Hal Hodes, Senior Attorney, National Advertising Division discusses FTC policies and compliance.
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Oct 04, 2021 Virtual

Kidvertising 101

Kidvertising 101 is a one-day workshop providing attendees with hands-on education. This year the event is dedicated to the new Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) Advertising Guidelines, recent ...
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Oct 12, 2021 Virtual

DSA Legal & Regulatory Seminar

Peter Marinello, Executive Director, Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council and Howard Smith, Senior Staff Attorney, Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council will provide the Direct Selling Self-Regulat ...
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Oct 15, 2021 Crystal City

 

 

 

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