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Getting Literal With Puffery

In keeping with the theme of previous before/after advertising exposés, these comparison shots between fast-food offerings and their dressed-up alter egos demonstrate that even celebrity sandwiches need lots of work before they’re ready for their close-ups.

http://www.businessinsider.com/fast-food-advertisements-vs-reality-2013-12

The content of this blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information provided in this blog is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice, and your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and The Law Firm of Brian J. Meli. Under the rules of certain jurisdictions, the material included in this blog may constitute attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Every case is different and the results obtained in your case may be different.

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Curing A Common Headache: Healthy Habits In Health And Wellness Advertising

Male Executive With Severe Headache - Isolated

By: Brian J. Meli

The healthcare industry is hands down the most regulated on the planet; and for many a good reason. As healthcare costs seem to be on an irrevocable ascent into the firmament, cracking down on anti-competitive behavior among healthcare providers is priority 1A of regulators. Last year, nearly half of all antitrust enforcement actions filed were against healthcare companies, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s annual report. But unfair competition is only part of the government’s oversight of the industry. Regulatory priority 1B, if you will, is protecting consumers from deceptive trade practices; a pursuit that extends well beyond the boundaries of the traditional healthcare sector.

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The Fascinating Art of Visual Deception In Advertising

Frustrated you don’t look like the Adonis-inspired models in those health ads? Fear not. You may be a lot closer than you think.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-dixon/weight-loss-secrets_b_3643898.html#!

The content of this blog is intended for informational purposes only. The information provided in this blog is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice, and your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and The Law Firm of Brian J. Meli. Under the rules of certain jurisdictions, the material included in this blog may constitute attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Every case is different and the results obtained in your case may be different.

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Advertising Agencies: Your Client’s Lawyers Work For Them, Not You

50's TV commercial

By: Brian J. Meli

There’s a dangerous and all too common perception in the advertising industry that the client’s legal department has the agency’s back. On this subject I won’t mince words: they don’t. Your typical agency account director will fervently argue she’s developed a very close, strategic partnership with her clients that’s built on mutual trust. And my response to her is: it doesn’t matter; they still don’t.

I can say so without hesitation because the rules governing attorney ethical conduct demand that they don’t.

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