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10.11.17

Lori Beam

As Temperatures Cool, the FTC Puts Chill on Endorsement Disclosures

Autumn brings falling leaves and falling temperatures, but this year it also brought the chilling news of a clampdown on social media endorsement practices. This September, just as fall advertising campaigns were kicking off, the FTC: Settled the first...

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09.25.17

Alan Schieber

Appearance Releases Aren’t Something to Monkey Around With

The so-called Monkey Selfie case, just settled in mid-September, shows just how careful you need to be with getting...

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07.13.17

Valerie Schlosser

Device Fever

It’s been the buzz for years – as we consume article after article (probably on our mobile devices) about...

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07.12.17

Lori Beam

School’s Out, But TCPA Class Action Continues

Class is dismissed, but there’s no vacation from consumers bringing class action lawsuits alleging violation of the federal Telephone...

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06.23.17

Susannah Sulsar

KCDMA Congratulates 2017 Scholarship Winners

On Tuesday, June 13th, at the KCDMA monthly lunch event at Plaza III, the KCDMA Education Foundation recognized seven...

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06.21.17

Lori Beam

To Avoid Kerfuffle, Canada Suspends Private Right to Sue Under Anti-Spam Law

As indicated in my June 6 blog post, the private right of action under Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) was...

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06.06.17

Lori Beam

Hey Hosers and Keeners, Canada Anti-spam Law Changes Take Effect July 1

Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL) is important for all marketers, not just Canucks. Its consent-first framework for email, SMS/texts and...

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