Tag Archives: Advertising Law

Introducing Privacy Abbreviated: Meet the Hosts



BBB National Programs is pleased to introduce Privacy Abbreviated. Hosted by privacy experts Dona Fraser and Catherine Dawson, this new podcast series will discuss the impact of privacy laws and tech innovation on small and medium-sized companies and what business leaders can do to meet challenges in this evolving landscape.

As we gear up for the first episode, tune in to this sneak peek from the hosts where they outline the topics they plan to explore this season, ranging from the importance of user experience and meaningful consent in the Metaverse to wearables to targeted advertising, and more. Subscribe today so you don’t miss an episode about what’s happening in the privacy world and what to do about it.


Episode Show Notes: What Should You Consider Before Making Cosmetics Claims?



Ad Watchers’ episode three of season two provides insights into what advertisers should consider before making cosmetic claims. Eric Unis, Senior Attorney at the National Advertising Division (NAD), is joined by colleague Annie Ugurlayan, NAD’s Assistant Director, to walk listeners through the various cosmetic claims they encounter at NAD. Both experts provide an in-depth summary of what defines sufficient evidence and highlight emerging issues presented to the advertising self-regulatory program.

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What Should You Consider Before Making Cosmetics Claims?



The cosmetics industry is booming and it is easy to see why: most people want to look younger, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and feel like they are taking care of their skin. But just like claims for dietary supplements, beauty product claims must be truthful, not misleading, and require substantiation. In this episode of the Ad Watchers, hosts break down the most common pitfalls they see in cosmetics advertising and how to avoid them.

For more information about this episode, read the show notes here.


Episode Show Notes: How to Get Consumer Perception Surveys Right?



Ad Watchers season two is underway. In this second episode of the season, hosts La Toya and Eric are joined by a special guest, Professor Joel Steckel. Professor Steckel is a Marketing Professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University and the Vice Dean for Doctoral Education. He joins in on a dynamic conversation centered on consumer perception surveys. In season one’s episode, “What Does it Mean to Have a “Reasonable Basis” Standard,” your hosts promised loyal listeners a conversation addressing reliable consumer surveys.

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What Does it Take to Get Consumer Perception Surveys Right?



Consumer perception surveys are notoriously difficult to get right – from what you ask, to who you ask, to how you ask it, there is a lot of room for things to go wrong.

In this episode of Ad Watchers, hosts provide an overview of some of the biggest points to consider when creating consumer perception surveys, such as whether it has an appropriate universe and a representative sample, how to determine if you have a well-designed questionnaire, and how to use these surveys effectively at NAD. Hosts were also joined by Joel Steckel, marketing professor and the vice dean for doctoral education at NYU’s Stern School of Business, who spoke about his philosophy on survey design, the importance of how respondents interpret questions, and the most common mistakes companies make when it comes to designing surveys.

For more information about this episode, read the show notes here.

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