Now That The FTC Has Spoken On Native Advertising, What’s Next?

By Nick Price

Two weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission issued a long “enforcement policy statement” on native advertising.

If you want to read all 16 pages, be my guest (PDF). If you want a summary, here goes: The days of playing fast and easy in native advertising are over.

Many of the findings in the FTC statement will result in native advertising becoming less effective, because — surprise! — the FTC wants native ads to be clearly labeled and formatted to look like ads, not content. Here are a few relevant parts of the FTC statement:

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