Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 23, 2012
RCBryan & Associates offers free consultations after internet marketing scare arises from the FTC being contacted on large companies who some believe violated the laws of internet marketing. According to a Washington Post article posted Wednesday, there are privacy and children’s advocate groups concerned about the way certain companies may be marketing to children. These groups wrote the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), citing McDonald’s, Viacom and Turner Broadcasting Systems, General Mills, and the owner of Subway, Doctor’s Associates Inc. If large companies such as these are being accused of bad internet marketing procedures, there is no reason that local companies could not be the next under fire.
The groups contacting the FTC are very aware of internet marketing laws, and all companies using internet marketing should be aware or hire a professional that is aware of these regulations. The claim these groups make is that the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act is in violation through marketing which asks children under the age of 13 to enter in the names and email addresses of their friends to share something with them. This refer-a-friend system is believed to be inappropriate because the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act requires that websites for children get permission from their parents before asking for this type of information. It is important when using internet marketing to ensure that all legal restrictions are being followed as well as making the marketing itself effective.
The internet marketing Cleveland company RCBryan & Associates have on staff professionals that are internet marketing experts not only because of their skill set, but also because they are aware of regulations that prohibit certain marketing techniques. Through their services, RCBryan & Associates looks to help local companies so that no complaints are sent into the FTC about small business owners in the Cleveland area. By giving away free consultations, the firm hopes to increase the awareness of internet marketing regulations so that companies do not find themselves in violation of them.
For small business owners or entrepreneurs in the Cleveland area, RCBryan & Associates offers consultations face-to-face, as they value the importance of meeting their clients and going over their exact plan of action. For clients elsewhere, the offer is still valid, but must be fulfilled as a consultation call over the phone. In order to receive the consultation, companies can call to schedule one at 888-722-7926 or visit their website: http://www.rcbryan.com/internet-marketing