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Sweepstakes Law: What is Equal Dignity

Note: While much of this article is applicable outside of US laws, only US laws and regulations are addressed. While social media platforms have reduced the barriers of running a sweepstakes, contest, or 'giveaway', they've raised the bar on how much entrepreneurs, marketing professionals, social media strategists, agencies, and brands need to know when it comes [...]

By | 2018-08-29T14:11:15+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Business Law, Giveaways, Social Media|18 Comments

Contests and Sweepstakes Law: 6 Mistakes You Are Probably Making And How To Fix Them

Contests and sweepstakes are powerful marketing tools. Whether it's a blog, website, or social network there is no shortage of people or businesses wanting to give things away to their community. And why not, people like to win free stuff. When it comes to giving things away and asking people to enter in some way [...]

By | 2018-08-27T10:52:02+00:00 February 12th, 2015|Business Law, Giveaways, Social Media|18 Comments

Pinterest Giveaway Rules: Updated

  In response to questions and uncertainty about using Pinterest to run giveaways, Pinterest has issued an update to its Pinterest for Business Brand Guidelines and Acceptable Use Policy. While the Brand Guidelines are specifically for business users, the Acceptable Use policies apply to all platform users. Together, these new Pinterest giveaway rules should help guide [...]

By | 2013-10-31T06:00:49+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Blogging, Business Law, Giveaways, Pinterest, Social Media|10 Comments

Sweepstakes, Contests, and Giveaway Laws Bloggers and Brands Need to Know

  More and more I'm seeing giveaways that may not be fully compliant with federal or state laws governing giveaways. Whether online or off, there are a host of laws that every contest holder must follow or risk significant fines or, in some states, criminal prosecution. Giveaway laws in the U.S. cover sweepstakes, contests, and [...]

By | 2018-09-30T15:08:56+00:00 May 10th, 2011|Blogging, Business Law, Giveaways, Social Media|533 Comments