FDA Social Media Regulation & Enforcement

As FDA Extends Enforcement to Social Media, Compliance Takes Center Stage

Jonathan GilliamDecember 14, 2021
Adding to this increased regulation are measures being taken by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Like other regulators, such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the FDA is making a point of upping its game. While the FDA has always been an ardent protector of public health through its enforcement policies, they are adapting to new sales techniques by increasing their scrutiny of social media promotion.
Unauthorized Amazon Sellers

Combatting Unauthorized Amazon Sellers … with Psychology

Jonathan GilliamJuly 25, 2018
One of the most challenging issues facing direct sellers today is the advent of the unauthorized Amazon seller. From former distributors who post their products for sale to larger aggregators who deliberately buy up product and offer them at a discount in their own “Amazon stores”, many direct selling companies struggle daily with this competitive menace.
Viewing Search Results on a Laptop

It’s Time to Fix Your Online Reputation & Improve Every Part of Your Business.

Jonathan GilliamNovember 29, 2017
Google is the front door to your business.  Are you keeping it safe from intruders? Go ahead, Google the name of your company now. I’ll wait. With direct sales continuing to move toward more of an online model, it’s never been more important to protect your company’s reputation online. However, before even looking at the results page, what words follow your brand name in the auto-suggested results? Do the words “scam” or “pyramid” or “lawsuit” appear anywhere?
Legal Chess Match

New Wave of Class-Action Pyramid Cases Swamps Direct Selling Industry

Jonathan GilliamJuly 3, 2017
The fact that legal challenges can have devastating consequences for direct selling firms does not come as news to veterans of the industry. Fortunately, our experts interpret recent legal challenges as reminders of the necessity of rigorous, up-to-date compliance and practices and policies, not as omens of a regulatory sea change. Class action litigation will force companies to continue to examine their business practices to ensure that they are in compliance with current FTC directives.
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