Would it even be the Super Bowl if there wasn’t a blog post asking about your favorite commercials? Are your top choices dictated by the product, the celebrity, or theContinue Reading SB Commercial Debate 2023
NCAA Issues Formal Guidance Regarding Booster Influence on NIL Deals
Last summer, the NCAA allowed student-athletes to be paid for the use of their names, images, and likenesses (“NIL”), but did not issue formal guidance on the matter. That changed…Continue Reading NCAA Issues Formal Guidance Regarding Booster Influence on NIL Deals
#AD: FTC Guidance on Companies’ Use of Influencers
Social media has taken over, with social media users nearly doubling from 2.3 billion in 2016, to 4.2 billion in 2021. Social media platforms provide direct access to consumers,…
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Greenwashing and the FTC
After the recent passage of Earth Day, companies released a number of advertisements promoting sustainable initiatives, earth-friendly products, and eco-conscious production methods. While this is an ideal time to for…
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Pumpkin or Squash?
As Fall comes to an end and we’ve consumed enough pumpkin pie to last us until next year, we remind you of the pumpkin vs. squash advertising debate that is…
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ICYMI: Maryland’s Digital Advertising Tax
In case you missed it, Maryland became the first state back in February to pass a digital advertising services tax into law (and over the governor’s veto no less). The…
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Redskins Changing Team Name/Logo
As a surprise to many, the Washington Redskins recently announced that it will be changing its 87-year old name. This decision comes after recent events that sparked nationwide discussions about…
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Branded Face Masks – New Opportunity?
Something we may never have thought would take off – branded face masks – are now on the rise. With CDC recommendations and state/local orders recommending or even requiring employees…
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Can a State Ban Advertising Due to COVID-19?
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in dozens or hundreds of city, county, and state stay-at-home/shelter-in-place orders requiring closure of non-essential businesses across the county. Most if not all such orders…
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COVID-19’s Effect on Advertising
By all accounts, and as predicated by multiple news outlets earlier this month, COVID-19 may have a substantial and chilling effect on advertising. Adweek, for example, wrote an article in…
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