Tag Archives: Disclosure

More to Say? Twitter To Allow Longer Tweets Starting September 19

Starting September 19, 2016, Twitter users will be able to say more in their Tweets.  As it stands, Twitter limits Tweets to 140 characters – and every character, including images, videos and URLs – count towards this limit.  Beginning next week, Twitter will eliminate the types of content which count against its 140 character limit. … Continue Reading

Incentivized Reviews Without Disclosure Get Panned by FTC

In the latest iteration of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) approach to testimonials and endorsements in the context of online advertising, the Commission alleged that AmeriFreight, a company that arranges the shipment of consumers’ cars through third-party freight carriers and its owner posted customer reviews without disclosing that it had provided a financial incentive for … Continue Reading

The FTC’s Operation Full Disclosure: What You Need to Know

Don't miss out on your chance to learn how the FTC's Operation Full Disclosure can affect you. Join us November 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET for the complimentary webinar, "The FTC's Operation Full Disclosure: What You Need to Know." Led by John P. Feldman, partner at Reed Smith LLP, and Michael Ostheimer, staff attorney in the FTC's Division of Advertising Practices, the webinar will cover ways to ensure all ads are complying with the FTC's standards, the latest on the commission's ongoing efforts to educate the industry on proper disclosure practices, and what to expect in the coming months with regard to enforcement. This webinar is part of a series of complimentary webinars from the ANA Government Relations group focused on legal and regulatory issues currently affecting the marketing community. For more information or to register visit http://www.ana.net/webinars/show/id/LRE-NOV14.… Continue Reading

‘Full Disclosure’ Provides Advertisers with Opportunity to Fix Inadequate Disclosures

Advertisers, read our firm's latest client alert on the FTC's Operation Full Disclosure to learn about what your company can do to meet the FTC's "clear and conspicuous" requirements. Take advantage of this opportunity to closely review and remedy any inadequacies in your advertising disclosures before more aggressive steps are taken by the FTC and the plaintiffs' class action bar.… Continue Reading

Join Us for ABA Webinar on Social Media in Consumer Finance

As part of the American Bar Association's Consumer Financial Services Committee monthly webinar series, Reed Smith attorneys Stacy K. Marcus and Travis P. Nelson will be leading a discussion tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12, 2014, examining the effect of social media on the consumer finance industry, including how social media can and should be used by the industry and how to apply existing laws to this dynamic and evolving medium.… Continue Reading

To Bundle or Not to Bundle: Public Company Strategies in Packaging Corrective Disclosures in Press Releases

This post was written by Michael Coffino and Marc Goldich. The press release is an efficient and effective way to provide new or updated information about the operations, business and financial performance of public companies, especially during periods between formal public filings, such as 10Qs and 10Ks.  Where there have been recent, material developments, companies may … Continue Reading
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