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BBB National Programs in the News
CNBC I October 2023
Eric D. Reicin, president and CEO at BBB National Programs details for CNBC how Amazon, Unilever, Microsoft, and other companies joined BBB National Programs to publish a set of policies for the use of AI in hiring and recruiting.
AdWeek I October 2023
Laura Brett, Vice President of the National Advertising Division outlines the importance of clear and truthful green advertising, how companies can help build consumer trust in green claims, and the 2024 release of the updated Green Guides.
AdExchanger I August 2023
Mary Engle, executive vice president of policy at BBB National Programs discusses the trend of state privacy laws calling out dark patterns as an unlawful data privacy practice.
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.
Ferrara Joins the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative Pledge Program
McLean, VA – October 31, 2023 – The Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) welcomes Ferrara Candy Company as the newest participant in the food advertising pledge program.
BBB National Programs Unveils New Guardrails for Child-Directed Advertising & Privacy in the Metaverse
McLean, VA – October 3, 2023 – BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) today released new Guardrails for Child-Directed Advertising and Privacy in the Metaverse, a set of realistic, actionable recommendations and best practices intended to help companies develop metaverse experiences directed to children,...
BBB National Programs’ Statement on Adoption of Adequacy for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework
McLean, VA – July 11, 2023 – Dona Fraser, BBB National Programs’ Senior Vice President, Privacy Initiatives, issued a statement on behalf of BBB National Programs today on the European Commission’s official adoption of its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-US DPF).
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...
National Advertising Division Recommends Cariuma Disclose Material Connection Between Cariuma Sneakers and Publisher of Social Media Posts
New York, NY – November 29, 2023 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) inquired about social media posts for Cariuma sneakers, and recommended that Cariuma clearly and conspicuously disclose its material connection to the endorser and publisher of the posts.
National Advertising Division Recommends Charter Modify or Discontinue Certain Comparative Claims for Spectrum Home Internet Service
New York, NY – November 28, 2023 – In a challenge brought by T-Mobile, the National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that Charter modify or discontinue certain Spectrum home internet service claims including those that distinguish Spectrum from T-Mobile’s wireless home internet services.
National Advertising Review Board Recommends Mint Mobile Discontinue or Modify Claim that its Unlimited Plan is “Now Just $15/Mo.”
New York, NY – November 28, 2023 – A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) recommended that Mint Mobile discontinue or modify the claim that its Unlimited plan is “now just $15/mo.”
National Advertising Review Board Recommends Modifications to Coca-Cola’s “50% More Electrolytes” Claims
New York, NY – Nov. 27, 2023 – A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) recommended The Coca-Cola Company modify its “50% more electrolytes vs. the leading sports drink” claim and modify its video advertising to avoid conveying the implied message that the 50% increase in electrolytes in Powerade provides increased...
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