If you blog, the government has now recognized the power of blogging by issuing an 80+ page document you need to be aware of. On December 1, in American Fork, Utah, there will be a free seminar for local bloggers (seating limited to 25).
Why attend? Newly released Federal Trade Commission guidelines may:1) Affect the way you advertise on your blog or in social media.
2) Require you to declare when you have been paid to blog about a product.
3) Require you to reveal when you've received free product.
4) Require certain disclaimers on your blog.
5) Make you more cautious when blogging about news, products, businesses and people.
Lunch will be provided. Register here for a FREE ticket through Eventbrite by Nov. 30. Space is limited to 25 attendees.
Full disclosure: I do PR for Bank of American Fork. This event merits space on my blog. It is designed to reach out to local bloggers, and at the end, the Bank will discuss its annual charitable event. The synergy here - bloggers come, get up to date legal information to help them with their online ventures. In return, the Bank hopes to get them to blog about its 10th annual Project Teddy Bear to benefit thousands of Utah's at-risk children.Schedule
11:30 a.m. - noon: Lunch, bloggers introduce themselves and their blogs.
Noon - 12:30: Legal advice presented by John Rees of Callister Nebeker & McCullough12:30 - 1:00 p.m.: Learn about Project Teddy Bear, networking