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Advertising Standards Authority Rules That Instagram Post Contained Inadequate Disclosure

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

A recent ruling of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the U.K. highlights the global crackdown on sponsored posts that do not make clear that they are advertising. A complaint was filed with the ASA about an...more

Law A' La Mode - Issue 17 October 2015

by DLA Piper on

The Netherlands editorial team is delighted to bring you the 17th edition of Law a` la Mode, the quarterly legal magazine produced by DLA Piper’s Fashion, Retail and Design group for clients and contacts of the firm...more

New Advertising Guidance Announced for Vlogging

by Dentons on

Following calls for greater clarity in vlog advertising, the Committee of Advertising Practice has produced advertising rules to ensure that when a vlogger is paid to promote a product or service this is clearly conveyed in...more

New FTC Guidelines for Promoting Products on Social Media

by Buchalter on

Social media can be used in a multitude of ways for savvy brands to promote their products. A popular approach is providing “celebrity bloggers” with free or discounted items in exchange for a picture, post, tweet or...more

There’s No Such Thing As a Free Sample

Social media allows users to effortlessly communicate globally with nothing more than a few keystrokes. Advertisers have harnessed the power of social media bloggers and incorporated it as a key component of their...more

Proposed California Bar Opinion Seeks to Clarify Advertising Rules for Lawyer Blogs - California Joins Growing Number of States in...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

There has been some confusion in recent years regarding how state disciplinary boards would – or should – treat lawyer and law firm blogs. While commentators and ethics boards have generally agreed that comments by a blogging...more

Status Updates - February 2015 #4

Blawg rules. The California State Bar has issued an opinion outlining the circumstances under which an attorney’s blog would be subject to the requirements of the California State Bar Act’s Rules of Professional Conduct...more

Gavel to Gavel: It all ads up

by McAfee & Taft on

‘Tis the season for post-holiday sales and New Year’s resolutions. Businesses may be working a little harder to lure consumers, and that means more advertising. Originally published in The Journal Record - January 2,...more

(F)blogs in the fashion industry, what issues?

by DLA Piper on

Flogs (or fake blogs) are a type of business that is very common especially in the fashion sector where some bloggers have become real stars, but their practice might lead to potential legal issues which both fashion...more

Corporate Blogs: A Smarter Choice for Executive Social Media Presence

by Greentarget on

Rather than asking whether your executives should or should not use social media, the more relevant question is this: Can your executives capture the advantages of digital communications without opening themselves up to the...more

Marketing of Legal Sevices and Lawyer's Business Plans For Dummies

by Jerome Kowalski on

The time has long passed for lawyers to stop gnashing their teeth and donning sack cloth and ashes because the clients aren’t queued up at the door pleading for lawyers to handle their work and pleading with these lawyers to...more

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