Marketing Advice from the Attorney General

I spent four hours on Monday in a seminar about the new Oregon Administrative Rules on advertising and consumer fraud. Not exactly the most riveting topic, but in 20+ years of doing this, none of my clients has ever gone to jail because of advice I gave, and I aim to keep it that way.

During the seminar, Senior Assistant Attorney General Eugene Ebersole quoted his boss, Oregon AG Hardy Myers, on the subject of deceptive advertising and disclaimers:

“Don’t scream a lie and then whisper the truth.”


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  1. Mabye Pfizer and Dr. Jarvik should rephrase it to “Don’t scream genaralities and then whisper the specifics.” I’d hate to be in their shoes right now, although I think it’s a little unfair.