In this episode of the Ad Watchers, Hal and La Toya discuss endorsements and testimonials. Their conversation also takes a deeper look into the broader category of user-generated content in advertising.
They began the conversation by talking about the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Endorsement Guides, which offer good insights for the National Advertising Division (NAD) and the industry. They, along with several NAD decisions on the topic and the additional guidance from the FTC, cover the basics of how to use endorsements and testimonials in advertising.
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In the increasingly digital landscape, the influence of word-of-mouth has gone viral. Before making a purchase, consumers frequently turn to a product or service’s reviews and ratings. Since consumers trust what other consumers have to say, brands want to leverage these voices—but are they responsible for them? In this episode, Hal and La Toya explore endorsements and testimonials, as well as the broader category of the implementation of user-generated content in advertising. Listen in to learn about the lines between user-generated content versus testimonials versus endorsements.
For more information about this episode, read the show notes here.