Legal Considerations

  • Loyalty Programs Might Cost Your Business More Than You Bargained For

    … By Kerry Gorgone Loyalty programs seem like Marketing 101. A retailer or other local business offers consumers a loyalty card that entitles them to free goods or services if they visit the store X number of times or refers X number of friends, etc. The popularity of loyalty programs is difficult to dispute: in a recent survey from CodeBroker…

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  • STOP: Don’t Use Influencer Marketing Without Reading This Post

    … not incorporating influencer marketing into your mix, you should at least be thinking about it. But before you take the plunge, lay some groundwork. I’ve covered the legal risks that arise in influencer marketing and blogger outreach here on {grow} and on my blog at KerryGorgone.com, so go check out those posts if you need a refresher in the importance…

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  • Someone’s making money off your copyrighted content (But it isn’t you)

    … By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist Today, it is really difficult making money off of content. Despite rising demand, there is an expectation of “free,” leaving musicians, artists, and writers to scramble for a living. That makes it all the more aggravating when we find examples of companies unfairly making money off your…

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  • The FTC and Influence Marketing: The crackdown begins

    … advertising as organic influencer posts. Smart marketers have been extra vigilant about disclosure since the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued an enforcement policy last December. Actually, the truly smart have been tightening up their own disclosure requirements since the FTC updated its online advertising disclosure guidelines in March 2013…

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