Last week, the FTC hosted a public workshop on native advertising to examine how best to address occasions in which certain media outlets blur the traditional line between advertisements and editorial content.
As a former FCC Chairman, I know something about the challenges that Tom Wheeler, who recently has assumed leadership at the Commission, will face over the next few years. With apologies to David Letterman, here are what I see as the “Top Ten” issues facing the agency and its new head.
There are several key considerations that come into play when deciding what kind of business entity to use for a particular business venture.
What is it with some government agencies and refusing to release public records? Public records are just that. Records that the public is entitled to under state law.
Native ads, or advertisements that imitate the form and style of the content in which they are featured, are the hottest new trend in advertising. This comes as no surprise to consumers: three-quarters of US publishers already offer some form of native ads, and another 17 percent say they are considering offering it within the year.
Ten former players have filed a class action lawsuit against the National Hockey League over injuries caused by concussions sustained during their professional careers.
Earlier this week, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) announced plans to hold hearings and commission white papers next year in preparation for a wholesale rewrite of the Communications Act in 2015.
A picture is said to be worth a thousand words, right? Well, eight pictures are worth $1.22 million, in the case of Haitian photographer Daniel Morel.
On December 4 before a packed house, the FTC held its much-anticipated workshop on native advertising, Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content?, which examined the practice of blending of advertisements with news, entertainment, and other editorial content in digital media.
Despite the FCC’s repeated insistence that it’s been on track to complete all the necessary prep work to conduct the Incentive Auction sometime in 2014, Chairman Wheeler has now taken the opportunity – in a blog posted on the FCC’s website – to throttle back that ambitious schedule.