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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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Tune to Merge with Cake Software in Major Purchase

Publicly-traded Toronto-based company Constellation Software has announced the acquisition of Seattle SaaS company Tune. Founded 11 years ago, Tune...

Why You Must Have Affiliate Program Audits

Whether you’ve been running an affiliate program for 10 years, or 10 months, regular auditing is an essential aspect of maintaining a successful affiliate...

Payment Processor and Executive to Pay Millions to Settle FTC Allegations of Assisting in Fraudulent Schemes and Credit Card Laundering

According to the Federal Trade Commission, one of the world’s leading payment processing companies and its former executive will pay more than...

Feds Go After Israeli Crypto Marketing Scam

Tal Valariola and Itay Barak of Digital Platinum Limited for aiding the United States-based firm All In Publishing Charged.

How to Win Affiliate Marketing During Covid19

As Covid-19 disrupts “business as usual” and impacts consumer behavior around the world, companies of all shapes and sizes are discovering they...
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