608 - If we pay for a beauty expert to talk about one of our OTC products live on a tv show like Breakfast Television (on City TV), should the beauty expert mention live on the show that they are being paid by a pharmaceutical company?



  • OTC advertising which is broadcasted to the general public does not fall within the scope of the PAAB. Nonetheless, we direct you to the updated Canadian Code of Advertising Standards where you’ll find that interpretation guideline #5 (page 13) addresses your precise question.


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