Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Law

Rob represents promotional marketing agencies and major brands, including food and beverage, retail, entertainment, personal care, and professional and consumer products in a variety of nationwide marketing activities from traditional promotions and offers to social media, in-app and other online programs.

Rob also has unique experience representing companies engaged in cause-related marketing, including commercial co-ventures, on which he counsels clients from concept through implementation of programs in this highly-regulated area. For numerous household name brands he provides program concept counseling, contract drafting and review, advertising review and state registration. Some of his representative campaigns in this niche area include:

  • Starbucks Born This Way promotion
  • Disney Nature films: Born in China, Monkey Kingdom and Chimpanzee
  • Corona's Hoops for Hope
  • Huggies No Baby UnHugged

Generally, Rob's counsel in this area of law includes:

  • Advising from concept development through implementation in promotional activities like sweepstakes, contests, instant win games, mobile marketing, business-to-business, direct mail, sponsorships, user-generated content, endorsements, premiums, coupons, rebates and loyalty programs
  • Reviewing marketing programs for compliance with federal and state laws and industry best practices, including gambling and lottery laws, FTC guidelines, COPPA, CAN-SPAM, TCPA, CARU, MMA, and unfair trade practices and consumer protection statutes
  • Drafting agency contracts, publicity agreements, licensing agreements, validation documents, privacy policies, terms of use and other matters affecting intellectual property, marketing and promotions

Rob maintains an interesting and informative blog, You Might Be a Winner, covering newsworthy topics in advertising, promotions and marketing.