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Introducing Thompson Coburn’s new Sweepstakes Creator

Dale Joerling July 26, 2017
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Our popular Thompson Coburn Sweepstakes Creator program has been updated to make it even easier for sponsors to describe their plans for sweepstakes and contests so that we can prepare draft official rules for them quickly and efficiently. READ MORE

Five things you should know before creating a contest

Dale Joerling February 4, 2016
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As most readers of this blog know, a contest is quite different than a sweepstakes. Sweepstakes are games of chance. The winners are selected at random and don’t have to have any particular knowledge or skill – just good luck. READ MORE

FCC modernizes broadcast contest rules to support online disclosure

Dale Joerling September 17, 2015
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As we anticipated in our most recent posting, the Federal Communication Commission this morning made a substantial change to its Contest Rules. In a press release today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the adoption of new Broadcast Contest Rules “that allow broadcasters to disclose contest rules online as an alternative to broadcasting them over the air.” READ MORE