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As we previously reported, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released final updates to its Endorsement Guides on June 29, 2023. All parties involved in the dissemination of sponsored content (e.g., influencers, brands, intermediaries) have an obligation to understand, follow and monitor compliance with the revised Endorsement Guides. Below is a summary of the key

What if you had to tell your followers how much money you received for a sponsored post?

This is what one public commenter suggested when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sought public comment on, among other things, the material connections section of the Endorsement Guides in 2020. The commenter requested that the Endorsement Guides require

The FTC’s proposed updates to the Endorsement Guides provide that influencers may be liable for their misleading or unsubstantiated statements regarding a product’s performance or effectiveness when their representations are inconsistent with the influencer’s personal experience, or were not made or approved by the brand and go beyond the scope of the influencer’s personal experience.

As we previously reported, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released proposed updates to its Endorsement Guides. If implemented, the proposed updates will impact everyone involved in the dissemination and monetization of sponsored content (e.g., social media influencers, brands, social media platforms, ad agencies, public relation firms). This blog post summarizes some of the

Behind every sponsored post is an influencer agreement. Influencer agreements can range in sophistication, but are generally drafted with an objective of being relatively brief and signed by the influencer with little or no need for negotiation. That being said, these documents contain serious legal implications and should be read carefully and tailored as needed.