Tag Archives: Advertising Regulation

New Legislation on Hidden Fees



Many individuals have concluded that hidden fees are a part of life. This notion leaves consumers feeling powerless when it comes to getting nickeled and dimed by big corporations, figuring this is just the way it is. On the other side of the fence, business leaders say they’re just doing what they need to do to stay competitive in their industry. We find this common practice in event ticketing, cable TV, and travel. Who can blame them? It’s a bit of a catch-22. 

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Hidden Fees Brought to Light



Hidden fees aren’t just a consumer issue – it’s a problem for businesses as well. The inability to play fair or advertise honestly eventually impacts the reputation of a company, and many times, industries as a whole. Anna Laitin, Director of Financial Policy at Consumer Reports, gives us an inside look at how they’re tackling this issue head-on for both businesses’ and consumers’ well being.


New Norms for Advertising



Socrates once said, “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” The wisest advertisers know this and know it well. As our societal norms transform and shift towards acceptance of all people regardless of race, sexual orientation, religious affiliations, and background, advertising continues to evolve in these waves of change. 

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The Evolution of Advertising



“We can do it!” These are the words from the famous Rosie the Riveter poster of WWII. When we think of advertisements that have stood the test of time, this one comes to mind first. To recruit women in the workforce during WWII, the US government made a genius move and created this ad that has remained an iconic symbol of working women today. 

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The Power of the Influencer



More than ever, consumers are motivated by what their favorite influencers are endorsing through their social media channels. In this episode of The Bistro, Pam Deese, attorney of Arent Fox, walks us through what it means to hold the torch of influence in today’s digital world.  Be sure to tune in!