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Hashtags are symbiotic

Student | Nick Janner As someone who is pursuing advertising as a career, I see this question in two different ways.

First, I do not believe that the law should require sponsors on Instagram to use a hashtag such as #ad or #sponsored because, by definition, advertising is paid media with the intent of persuasion. We see advertisements everywhere, but most often, there is no label or disclaimer that identifies a poster, a commercial, or even a magazine placement as an advertisement. This is because the company has…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Feb 22, 2018

Defamation analysis downloadable resources

DefamationHandling damaging statements made against you can be a daunting process. As a specialty law firm, we understand how important your reputation is to your personal and professional success and that how you choose to handle damaging statements can have lasting repercussions.   

Depending on the statements made against you, an option might be to sue for defamation. At Pfeiffer Law Corp, we want to help you navigate these difficult situations and we have the experience to analyze your specific needs to determine the best way forward. We will…

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  • Defamation
  • Feb 22, 2018

Hash-tag or hash-tacky?

Student | Jack Busch Instagram has recently become a tricky and complicated social media platform. Originally it featured the only user-generated content and photographs. Now the massive service offers 24-hour-long “stories”, boomerangs, videos, sponsored content, interactive elements and they recently just rolled out the ability to follow certain hashtags (in the sense that anyone who posts a photo with that specific hashtag will appear on your newsfeed). In my opinion, it is 100% not necessary at all for Instagrammers, especially popular social media influencers, to use defined hashtags such…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Feb 20, 2018

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