NEW YORK, November 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Aware of recent actions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), BBB National Programs today announced a new streamlined path of the expedited SWIFT Fast-Track challenge submission process, one designed specifically to address prominence and sufficiency. disclosures in national advertising.
The National Advertising Division (NAD), which april 2020 launched Fast-Track SWIFT to address the pressing need for rapid resolution of truth and transparency issues that arise in advertising, has today improved this process to make the challenge of misleading advertising disclosures more effective.
This fully online process aims to streamline and simplify cases to encourage the use of SWIFT Fast-Track for influencer marketing, consumer reviews, and dark pattern issues that arise when important information is missing. not disclosed, leading to consumer mistrust of advertising. The new SWIFT Fast-Track path will use existing procedures but remove the requirement to submit a letter with the challenge (now optional) and reduce filing fees.
“With the FTC’s recent focus on recommendations and dark models, we know companies are taking a close look at their own advertising practices,” said Laura Brett, Vice President, National Advertising Division, National BBB Programs. “Businesses should use SWIFT Fast-Track, including this new disclosure route, to raise the bar in their industry and restore consumer confidence in the online marketplace. Consumers shouldn’t have to search for the information necessary to understand an advertisement. ”
To learn more about the process and how to file a SWIFT Fast-Track challenge, please visit bbbprograms.org/NAD-Fast-Track-SWIFT.
About National BBB Programs: National BBB programs are where businesses turn to build consumer confidence and consumers are heard. The nonprofit is creating a level playing field for businesses and a better experience for consumers through the development and delivery of effective third party accountability and dispute resolution programs. Assume its role as an independent organization since the restructuring of the Council of Better Business Bureaus in June 2019, BBB National Programs now oversees over a dozen national industry self-regulatory programs and continues to evolve its work and increase its impact by providing business advice and encouraging best practices in areas such as advertising, marketing to children and privacy. To learn more, visit bbbprograms.org.
About the National Advertising Division: The National Advertising Division (NAD), a division of BBB National Programs, provides independent self-regulatory and dispute resolution services, guiding the truthfulness of advertising across the United States. precision, offering significant protection to consumers and leveling the playing field for businesses.
SOURCE BBB National Programs