ASRC Press Releases

NAD Recommends Sprint Discontinue ‘New’ Network, Customer Satisfaction Claims, Following T-Mobile Challenge

The NAD has recommended that Sprint Corporation discontinue advertising claims that reference a “brand new,” “all-new” or “America’s Newest” network. Further, NAD has recommended that Sprint discontinue claims that the company “is the most improved U.S. company in customer satisfaction, across all 43 industries, over the last six years.”

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CARU Examines Boy Scouts Sweepstakes Advertising, Recommends Modifications

CARU has recommended that Boy Scouts of America (BSA) modify advertising for the “Boys Life Cybersearch Sweepstakes” to more clearly identify the odds of winning a $100 grand prize.

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NAD Recommends Genomma Lab Discontinue Challenged Claims in Spanish-Language Ad for Antibiotic Ointment

The NAD has recommended that Genomma Lab USA, Inc., discontinue challenged claims made in Spanish-language broadcast advertising for La Pomada de la Compana triple antibiotic ointment. The claims at issue were challenged by Vitacilina Corporation of America, a competing maker of antibiotic ointment.

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NAD Reviews ‘Compare To’ Claim from B&L, Wal-Mart Following Alcon Challenge

NAD determined that “compare to” claims made by Bausch & Lomb, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., on packaging for “Equate” contact lens products are not comparative performance claims requiring substantiation. Rather, NAD found the challenged language invited consumers to try Equate value products and compare them with brand-name counterparts.

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CARU Recommends Dave & Buster’s Discontinue ‘Free’ Play Claim

CARU has recommended that Dave & Buster’s, Inc., discontinue “free” claims in future promotions where any purchase is required.

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NAD Examines Claims Made by Weight-Loss Clinic; Slimgenics Modifies Testimonials During NAD Review

The NAD has recommended Slimgenics, LLC, modify or discontinue certain advertising claims for the company’s weight-loss clinic. The claims at issue were challenged by Minnesota Weight Control, a competing weight-loss clinic.

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