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FTC Testifies Before Senate Commerce Subcommittee About Consumer Protection Efforts

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued its annual report, providing insight into the agency’s enforcement priorities. The report touches upon fraud, substantiating claims, technological...

Recent FTC CIDs Focusing Upon Financial Privacy

An interesting trend has been developing with Federal Trade Commission Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs). Of late, the agency has been focusing on deceptive and unfair trade...

YouTube Continues to See Some Fallout from Advertiser Boycott

YouTube is continuing to experience some (admittedly, fairly minor) problems related to the ‘boycott’ of their platform for advertising. Major brands, especially P&G, began...

FTC Announces Changes to Civil Investigative Demands that Benefit Marketers

On July 17, 2017, Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced several internal process reforms in the Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection...

FTC 2016 Annual Highlights

On March 28, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission released its 2016 Annual Highlights. The Highlights demonstrate the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and...

Website Counter-Sues Federal Trade Commission Right Back

Anyone who doesn’t like the FTC, and there are quite a few of them in the online marketing community, will find this story more...

FTC Alleges “Risk-Free” Trials Came with Hidden Charges

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against a group of online marketers, alleging that they deceived consumers with “free” and “risk-free” trials...

Latest Report Pegs Ad Fraud at $16.4 Billion Annually

It seems like every time a new study or report is released, the total estimated amount of ad fraud hitting the industry is growing...

P&G’s Digital Shitty Advertising Bombshell

P&G is the largest advertiser in the world, sinking millions of dollars into virtually every ad medium available. Needless to say, when they talk...

FTC Releases 2016 Summary of Consumer Complaints

Imposter scam complaints surpassed identity theft for the first time as the second most common category of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade...

Did Land Rover Fund Terrorism Through Buying Ads?

The auto company Jaguar Land Rover, is running into some problems with their digital advertising in the UK. The company, like most their size,...

Enforcement Policy Shift at FTC Likely to Benefit Online Marketers

Maureen Ohlhausen, a Republican on the Federal Trade Commission, has been appointed interim chair of the FTC by President Trump. Ohlhausen succeeds FTC Chair...

Been There, Done That: Four Ways We’ve Learned To Keep Ads Off Unsavory Sites

I’m sure you haven’t missed the headlines lately about brands like Kellogg’s and the San Diego Zoo pulling their ads from Breitbart News. For...

New York State Passes Legislation Increasing Telemarketing Transparency

According to reports, the number of Do-Not-Call complaints in New York State has been steadily increasing. New Yorkers filed more than 228,900 Do-Not-Call complaints...

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Does Coronavirus Excuse Non-Performance Under a Contract?

The Coronavirus outbreak has raised a number of issues relating to contractual performance obligations. An excuse for non-performance of contractual obligations may...

Ways to Avoid Spam Traps in Email Marketing

New research by Trustwave reveals that 26 per cent of spam is infected with malware. As a result spam filters are getting...

How to do Email Marketing During Coronovirus

During a crisis, your email communication can make or break your business. Even more importantly, it can help, hurt, or confuse people.  You...

Feds Go After Coronavirus Scammers including Jim Bakker

The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Drug Administration took action by sending warning letters to several companies for allegedly selling products using...

Affiliate Vs Partner – What’s in a Name?

There has been a lot of discussion in social forums, blog posts and conference sessions about the use of the term affiliate and/or partner marketing. 'Affiliate vs Partner' was even the Keynote panel session at Affiliate Summit West this year - and even that was inconclusive.
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