Welcome to our latest edition of Retail Rap. From influencer marketing to launching a startup and ensuring digital advertising complies with the latest regulations, retail issues are making news—and presenting legal challenges to the industry. In this issue, we take a hard look at the developments shaping retail.
– David Landau, Practice Group Leader
Influencer marketing isn’t a new concept in the retail industry. Yet it’s grown to wildly popular levels in the past few years. With one billion monthly users on Instagram and global influencer advertising spend exceeding $5.7 billion, the race for authentic, influencer-generated content is increasingly competitive.
An online shopper clicks on a sweater. The garment then follows that person around the internet, from site to site. This friendly reminder is tied to a retailer’s targeted advertising using tracking cookies.READ MORE
A Q&A with Greg Seltzer, a Co-Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital Group
Gregory L. Seltzer concentrates his practice on public and private merger and acquisition transactions, including private equity and venture capital financing transactions, securities offerings, and spin-out transactions. He represents entrepreneurs, startups and emerging companies in cutting-edge industries, including SaaS, virtual currency, biotech, mobile applications, and cloud-based technology, among others. He also represents venture capital firms, family office investors, and angel investors.
News at the Firm
Our lawyers run a webinar series, “The Retail Resource,” focused on current issues and solutions for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of consumer goods. Our sessions have outlined best practices in areas including alternative payment methods and privacy & data security. We’ve also gone in depth on topics covered in this newsletter, such as startups and influencer advertising. Access our programs here. Click “register” to watch a prior webinar.