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Tips for reducing risk of false advertising

On Behalf of | Feb 7, 2024 | Hospitality Industry

Your marketing strategy can give you an edge in the marketplace. As a result, as you’re driven to create an effective marketing campaign, you might find yourself wanting to push the limits to distinguish your company from the competition. While that’s admirable and necessary to a certain extent, you also have to be cognizant of the fact that aggressive marketing can sometimes toe the line of deception.

How can you reduce the risk of being accused of misleading or deceptive advertising?

You can avoid most, if not all, allegations of wrongdoing in your marketing practices with just a little bit of preparation. Here are some steps you can take to mitigate the risks here:

  • Don’t leave out key information pertaining the product or service in question.
  • If there are qualifications on an offer, make sure that the qualifying language is clear and easily understood.
  • Avoid exaggeration of the services provided, an offer, or the business’s reputation.
  • If you make bold claims in your advertising, be sure to have evidence to back up your assertions.
  • Don’t create multiple adds with contradictory messaging that confuses consumers.
  • Be clear on price points so that consumers know what they’ll have to pay.

You should keep these points in mind as you develop your marketing strategy. If you don’t, then you might put yourself behind the 8-ball when allegations arise. This, in turn, could result in a judgment against you that’s harmful to your bottom line and your business’s reputation.

Learn what you can about risk mitigation

In the hospitality industry, things are bound to go wrong. If you’ve implemented a strong risk mitigation strategy, though, then you can reduce the frequency of these events and the impact they can have on your business. If you’d like to learn more about what risk mitigation could look like for your business, then please continue to research the topic and the steps you can take to protect your interests.