On this episode of Ad Watchers, host Daniel Range, Attorney at the National Advertising Division (NAD), is joined by an all-star team from the National Advertising Review Board (NARB), BBB Programs. Ken Plevan, Chair, Heather Hippsley, Vice-Chair, and Saveeta Dhanai, Manager, all gather to discuss who makes up the National Advertising Review Board (N ARB) and the role this organization plays in the advertising self-regulation space.
Dan leads the conversation by asking Ken to give listeners a general overview of the NARB and its function. Ken begins by reminding us that NARB is informal and voluntary. Companies participating in the NAD process who are unhappy with the decision issued have an opportunity to appeal, which is done through NARB. Unsatisfied NAD participants can ask their colleagues within the industry to tell them whether what they are doing is right, wrong, or defensible. This request transforms into a review board comprised of five industry peers.
Continue reading Episode Show Notes: What is the Appeal of an Appeal? Getting to Know NARB
On this episode of the Ad Watchers dynamic duo, Annie Ugurlayan and Dan Range decide to address misperceptions and misconceptions about the National Advertising Division (NAD). As the Assistant Director and an attorney of the program, the two tackle the top 10 of the most common misunderstandings that new and not-so-new participants tend to have about NAD and the challenge process.
Annie admits to listeners that their list may not be as exciting as David Letterman’s top 10 list from Sioux City, Iowa; however, Dan ensures that their top 10 will be on par. Dan kicks us off with the number one source of confusion that participants in NAD proceedings often have. That boils down to understanding the scope of NAD’s review.
2:35- To begin, Dan reminds listeners that NAD looks at truth and accuracy. Since advertising is all about messaging, NAD seeks to understand the intent behind an advertiser’s message to the consumer. What is the advertiser conveying to its audience? Then NAD looks to answer whether the message is true or false. With that being the case, Dan advises challengers to identify the specific messages or claims they are challenging, both express and implied.
Continue reading Episode Show Notes: The NAD Top 10 — Did you know?
This week on Ad Watchers, hosts Dan Range, an attorney at the National Advertising Division (NAD), and Annie Ugurlayan, NAD’s Assistant Director, are joined by Rukiya Bonner, the director of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU). This unit is a sister organization to NAD under the BBB National Programs umbrella. It exists to help companies comply with guidelines that protect children from deceptive advertising and ensure that children’s data is collected responsibly. In this episode, the three discuss the extra care required when advertising to children versus adults.
Continue reading Episode Show Notes: A Different Playing Field. How is Advertising to Kids Different?
In the latest episode of Ad Watchers, hosts Dan Range, an attorney at the National Advertising Division (NAD), and Annie Ugurlayan, NAD’s Assistant Director, discuss the different types of #1 claims and what is needed to substantiate them. How do advertisers prove their product is the best?
Continue reading Episode Show Notes: It’s Not Puffery. Do You Have the Evidence to Be #1?
In this episode of Ad Watchers, National Advertising Division (NAD) Assistant Director Annie Ugurlayan and attorney Dan Range are joined by a familiar personality to discuss claim substantiation for green claims. Former Ad Watchers host—and current Legal Director at The Clorox Company—La Toya Sutton, returns to share insight on her approach to ensuring responsible advertising of brands’ environmental impact.
Continue reading Episode Show Notes: It’s Not Easy Being Green. What’s Next in ESG?