Technology: The legal issues of advertising online and through social media

With social media’s use rapidly expanding, advertisers should learn the legal hurdles that come with the new landscape

Social media is quickly becoming the preferred method for advertisers to reach consumers. According to one study, revenue derived from advertising in the social media space is expected to exceed $6 billion by 2015. As advertising through social media continues to grow and expand, it is important for advertisers and agencies to understand the legal and regulatory requirements that apply. 

Over the next several weeks, we will highlight some of the important legal issues that advertisers and agencies face when advertising through social media platforms. In this series of articles, we will examine:

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Christopher D. Mickus

Christopher D. Mickus is an attorney with Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP (Chicago). He is a partner and leader of the firm’s recently-launched Advertising, Marketing...

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Andrew G. May

Andrew G. May is an attorney with Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP (Chicago). May is an associate and member of Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Advertising, Marketing...

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