IMG is First U.S. Agency to Complete FTC Advertising Compliance Course

Entire Agency Passes Certification Program

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--Integrated Marketing Group (IMG), a marketing and branding agency servicing a national and international clientele, is the first agency in the United States to certify in the FTC Advertising Compliance Course. The program is a division of the National Training Institute®, Ltd., a service provided by Virgo Publishing Inc., and is based on the Federal Trade Commission publication, 'Dietary Supplements: An Advertising Guide for the Industry.' The course covers the application of FTC laws in regards to dietary supplement advertising.

"We commend Integrated Marketing Group for its commitment to professionalism and high standards, and encourage all others who market dietary supplements to make this same commitment," said Jon Benninger, director of business development, Virgo Publishing. ³By understanding and complying with the FTC guidelines, industry members contribute to responsible marketing and increased confidence among consumers and regulators."

The course is designed to help professionals in the natural products industry achieve greater success in the dietary supplement category by understanding the laws and guidelines that apply to advertising dietary supplements. The entire IMG staff enrolled in the program that emphasized recognizing claims that can result in FTC fines and actions and judging whether advertising complies with FTC guidelines in order to create marketing messages that comply with the law.

"Advertising guidelines are an important issue within our industry today, especially with the recent FTC crack-down for false or unsubstantiated claims," said Jeff Hilton, president and partner of Integrated Marketing Group. "We are always looking for ways to increase the overall professionalism of the industry and by certifying our entire agency, our clients can be confident we know and understand the regulations pertaining to the work we do."

Integrated Marketing Group,, is a marketing and brand consultancy created to manage all aspects of marketing communications including: corporate identity, advertising, public relations, internet marketing, research, packaging, merchandising, sales promotion, educational programs, trade show presence and direct marketing. Its principals have created a marketing firm with a diverse background of creative development and strategic planning skills to serve the healthy lifestyles industry. To learn more about the FTC Advertising Compliance Course visit

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