Tag: advertising

You want to buy products that are good for the environment. But is grabbing the tree-covered package the way to do it? Take this quiz to test your “green” smarts:

A product says it’s biodegradable. That should mean:it will completely break...

By playing games at the virtual mall, kids can learn to be smarter consumers. They learn how to protect their privacy, how to spot and avoid frauds and scams, how advertising affects them, and how they benefit when businesses compete.

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Admongo.gov is a fun online game that helps kids learn to ask three key questions when they see advertising:

Who is responsible for the ad?What is the ad actually saying?What does the ad want me to do?

Find free resources and lesson plans...

Springtime: For us here at FTC headquarters, it means warm weather, cherry blossoms on the National Mall, and the publication of the agency’s Annual Highlights. Take a look at our highlights for the past year, presented in an interactive format,...

Sherwin-Williams and PPG Architectural Finishes have settled FTC charges that they misled people into thinking the paints they sold didn’t contain VOCs — compounds that can hurt the environment and your health. The companies will stop claiming...

Let me guess… one of your resolutions is to lose weight this year. And, sure, there are products that claim they can help you shed the weight. But an FTC case reveals some weight-loss claims are hard to swallow.

Got a minute? Get the skinny...

Advertising claims for weight loss products and services tend to over-promise results. There’s no scientific evidence that these products will help you lose weight — but they definitely will make your wallet thinner.  Changing your diet and...

If you’re looking for a mortgage to buy a home or refinance an existing loan, you may see or hear ads with offers of low rates or payments. Whether you see them on the Internet, on television or in the paper, or whether they come by fax or mail,...

Want to buy products that are good for the environment? Many companies are betting that you do. They’re making claims and designing packages to promote the “green” attributes of their products. What do those claims tell you? The standards for...

Advertising is a way to send messages to an audience. The message could be to buy a product, support a cause, or think favorably about something. Being aware of the ad's message can help you be a more informed consumer. Visit Admongo.gov to find...

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