Category Archives: Bistro

Smart Cities for Smarter Living



Ever hear the term, “smart cities,” and think what exactly does that mean? This innovative way of living is being fueled by the evolution of AI, having us exist in the “Jetson” era sooner than we thought. Danielle Loffreda, Market Development and Consultant for Ciena introduces us to where smart cities have been and where they are going. Listening in now!


FTC Signals an Alarm on Children Advertising



The world of technology has changed, and its time that COPPA change along with it. Dona Fraser, Vice President of the Children Advertising Review Unit joins The Bistro. She shares how she envisions COPPA evolving to meet the arising needs that our endless transforming digital environment brings.


Be Label Wise



Brian Wommack, SVP, Communications, Council for Responsible Nutrition, joins The Bistro to help us become more label wise. Your dietary supplement label is changing. Learn how and why. Be Label Wise!


Feel Like Somebody’s Watching You?



We have been discussing retail on our Better Series podcast, and now, we’re approaching the time a year of “no mercy” on the wealth of ads reminding us to shop ’til we drop. So, it’s time to recap our Online Ads That Know You episode.

Jon Brescia and Ayaz Minhas of the Digital Advertising Accountability Program joined us for a 2-part episode which helped demystify how to take control of the online ads we see. On the second episode, they provide tips on how we can own our online advertising experience. Take notes!


Additional Resources 
BBB National Programs Website 
Advertising Self-Regulatory Council Website 
Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self- Regulatory Program Website 
Your Ad Choices Website  
BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust

No Gags on Consumer Reviews



Consumer reviews are a great source of information. Reviews allow us to learn from each other and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers that our right. Carl Settlemyer, Attorney with the FTC explains how businesses and consumers can both play nice in the sandbox of reviews.