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View from the South: Whatís Keeping the US Advertising Industry Awake at Night?

C. Lee Peeler, President & CEO Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, EVP Council of Better Business Bureaus

This is an archive listing of a past ASC event.

ASCís Trends & Topics
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time: 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.   Registration and networking breakfast
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Presentation and discussion
Location: Hotel InterContinental Yorkville, Barclay Room
220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1T8
C. Lee Peeler

Advertising regulatory and self-regulatory issues are rarely confined to one jurisdiction. Challenges are increasingly global in nature and learnings from the US and abroad can be particularly instructive.

ASC has enjoyed and valued a long and productive partnership with our US counterpart organization, the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, which is administered by the US Council of Better Business Bureaus. Join us as our distinguished guest, C. Lee Peeler, ASRCís President and CEO, shares his insights and highlights current hot button issues affecting the US advertising and media landscape.

Topics to include:

  • Interest Based Advertising Ė US Compliance Issues
  • Recent cases from ASRCís National Advertising Division and Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program, e.g. trends in comparative advertising; "native" advertising; cosmetics advertising including photo-shopping and other enhancements; green marketing claims
  • Recent Federal Trade Commission Enforcement Actions, e.g. claims substantiation; remedies, disclosures, advertising agency liability; privacy enforcement; workshop on native advertising

C. Lee Peeler, Esq., is President and CEO of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council and Executive Vice President, National Advertising Self-Regulation, Council of Better Business Bureaus in Washington, DC.

Mr. Peeler is responsible for leading the US advertising industryís system of self-regulation, a system dedicated to fostering truth and accuracy in advertising. He oversees the operation of ASRC investigative and appeals units, briefs elected officials on self-regulatory initiatives, works to expand advertising self-regulation to industries that are not yet regular participants and consults with representatives of foreign governments on the value of industry self-regulation.

Mr. Peeler joined CBBB in 2006, following a 33-year career at the Federal Trade Commission, where he held a number management positions. While at the FTC, he served as Associate Director of the Division of Advertising Practices (1985-2001) and Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection (2001-2006).

He has spoken and testified widely on consumer protection issues including truth in advertising, consumer credit, electronic commerce, privacy and data security. During his time at the FTC, Mr. Peeler served as the Commissionís Fair Credit Reporting Act program manager, worked on the implementation of the recommendations of the 1977 Privacy Protection Study Commission and participated in the Commissionís data security, identity theft and privacy programs. Mr. Peeler received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University.

Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged. Please pass the invitation along to your colleagues.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are not permitted. Substitution of one registrant for another person from the same company is permissible any time without penalty.