The marketing communications industry experienced a number of important changes in 2015. In the third edition of our Lessons Learned/Practical Advice publication, lawyers from Davis & Gilbert explore the key regulatory developments, statutory changes, and court decisions in numerous areas such as children’s advertising, entertainment, social media, trademark, and data security. To read the full publication, click here. In addition, each article suggests steps that marketers and agencies may take to decrease risks and help ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing with you a few articles I co-authored. I am kicking off this series with my article on green marketing that I co-authored with Davis & Gilbert Advertising, Marketing … Continue Reading
This week, leading lawyers, regulators and marketers attended the 37th Annual Brand Activation Association (BAA) Marketing Law Conference in Chicago. At BAA I gave a presentation on how disruption is permeating advertising, media, and marketing today. Over the next few days, I will share with you three video clips from my presentation. Let’s dive into the first one…
The lines between advertising agencies, digital agencies and even product development shops are blurring. We are seeing the rise of “brand activation agencies” that use shopper technologies, experiential marketing and targeted promotions to create products and foster consumer engagements. Just like the four innovators in the video, marketers and agencies are becoming agents of disruption. These companies are changing the way we … Continue Reading
Recently, I co-authored the below advertising alert with Advertising, Marketing & Promotions Partner, Matt Smith.
On the heels of recent high-profile enforcement actions by both the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) against the automobile industry, the New York Attorney General (NYAG) has now zeroed in on the industry as well.
Over this past summer, NY AG Eric Schneiderman settled numerous allegations of deceptive practices with more than 25 automobile dealerships throughout the state, requiring the dealerships to collectively pay over $14 million in restitution and penalties. And Schneiderman has indicated that his office intends to continue monitoring New York auto dealers and will bring more enforcement actions as necessary.
In March 2015, as … Continue Reading