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The FTC’s Endorsement Guides, Part 2: Understanding Influencers and FTC Disclosures

The FTC’s Endorsement Guides, Part 2: Understanding Influencers and FTC Disclosures

Last week, I highlighted key FAQs regarding the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Endorsement Guides. As I said, disclosure (and arguably common sense) is at the heart of these issues. Using a formula of $100 x 10,000 followers + extras = total rate, you can see how quickly the dollars can roll in for influencers. For sponsors, […]

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The FTC’s Endorsement Guides, Part 1: Do you know what you need to disclose?

The FTC’s Endorsement Guides, Part 1: Do You Know What You Need to Disclose?

If you use endorsements in your marketing, do they meet the standards of the FTC Act and the FTC’s Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising? And what about social media influencers? If your business works with influencers or if you’re an influencer yourself, are you both taking necessary steps to clearly disclose material […]

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Three Examples of PR Done Right: Exploring What Makes a Successful Program

What makes an effective PR and communications program? There are a lot of components that must come together to ensure success. But success isn’t one-size-fits-all and what is successful for one brand or product may be completely different for another. At Caster, we create custom, bespoke programs that are designed to specifically target the diverse […]

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4 Ways to Benefit from the Competition’s PR Wins

4 Ways to Benefit from the Competition’s PR Wins

When you work in PR, no two days are alike. We’re kept on our toes as we handle launches, strategy, interview requests, social media engagement, and more – often all before lunch. At Caster, our days start and end with reading the news, checking for opportunities, and industry newsletters. When we find competitor coverage, we […]

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Five Trends for PR Pros to Watch in 2020 & Why They Matter

Five Trends for PR Pros to Watch in 2020 & Why They Matter

We’re in the midst of full-blown, end-of-year craziness here at Caster with CES on the horizon, ISE not far behind it, and of course, managing year-end closeout and preparing and setting goals for 2020. As we wind down 2019 and look ahead to the coming decade, I wanted to reflect on trends that we’ve seen […]

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