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NAD recently announced a decision in a challenge that Charter brought against T-Mobile for its home internet service. The decision covers a lot of ground and is worth reading if you work in the telecom space. But for the purposes of this post, we’re going to focus more narrowly on one specific issue that spans

Sweepstakes Mishap Hastens Company's DownfallArtesian Builds makes customized computers, with a focus on products for gamers and streamers on platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Like many companies, Artesian uses brand ambassadors to help promote its products. As part of its ambassador program, Artesian offered participants opportunities to earn credits toward future purchases and chances to win computers during

In recent years, more companies have been willing to take public positions on social issues and to promote certain causes. Different types of promotions raise different legal issues. For example, if a company advertises that a purchase will lead to a donation to a charity, that could trigger requirements under commercial co-venture laws. (Listen to

Opportunities and Risks in Podcast AdvertisingAd revenue from podcasts in the US continues to grow at a staggering rate. When we last posted about this topic in 2018, IAB had reported that ad revenues had increased 275% over two years to just over $257 million and that the market was expected grow to $1 billion by 2021. Although the 2021

NAD Addresses Apples, Oranges, and DogsThe makers of Bravecto ran a TV ad comparing Bravecto and NexGard – both flea and tick prevention products – and starring one of the actors from Best in Show. The makers of NexGard challenged the ad before the NAD and the resulting decision holds important lessons for anyone running comparative ads. If you