I had a blast guest lecturing in the Chapman University classroom of Professor Niklas Myhr aka “The Social Media Professor.” We talked about social media, marketing, law and being an entrepreneur and the Q&A with Professor Myhr and his students was priceless!
On a side note, every time I speak and interact with today’s high school and college students, I consistently walk away from the experience knowing that the future of our country is good hands. These young adults are going to do amazing things. I hope each and everyone of them stays in contact!
Just in case you’re interested, click the picture below or here to watch Professor Myhr’s Facebook Live video.
Each day I share 30 years of legal, business, and entrepreneurial tips with you in what I call my #ActionJackson Tip of the Day!
Most tips are presented in short 30-60 second video clips on Twitter @MitchJackson (click here). Every now and then I’ll share the video clips on social media and my websites.
Today I shared the following tips about your legal rights when it comes to searches of your smartphone by police and Border Protection Agents. Hope you find this information useful. If so, please share with your family and friends. Also follow me on social at Mitch.Social
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Can Border Agents Search Your Electronic Devices? It’s Complicated.
What Influencers Need To Know and Do When Recommending Someone Else’s Products or Services!
When an influencer recommends another person or promotes, shares or sells a third party’s products or services, she may be exposing herself to liability. This concept also applies to influencers who appear to be representing a product or service by their endorsement or “taking over” a person or company’s social media account.
Before we get started, please keep in mind that although I am a lawyer licensed to practice law in California, I’m not your lawyer. No legal advice is given in this article, and you should consult a qualified lawyer in your state with your questions or needs.
Having gotten that little California State Bar requirement out of the way, I’d like to share the following thoughts with you. This is a complicated and developing area of the law. Conflict of law issues together with new court holdings make it important for influencers to stay on top of these legal issues. With this in mind, I hope you find value in this post.
Recommendations of People, Products, and Services
You are an influencer who is asked to recommend or use a third party’s products or services.
While each case is different, under both State and Federal law, anyone who recommends another person or company’s product or service, can potentially be held legally responsible for damages sustained by an end user. If someone in your audience reasonably relies upon your recommendation and suffers harm because of negligence or even an intentional act such as fraud by the client who hired you, then the victim(s) could potentially point the finger at you for making that recommendation. Theories of liability differ in each state but may include negligence, fraud, breach of express and implied warranty and defective product theories including strict liability. Special, general and even punitive damages may be available to victims showing harm, damages, and losses.
Continue reading “SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER LIABILITY”
Too many people I know are distracted drivers. It’s sad. It’s not OK.
My takeaway after reaching out and talking with them is that many feel as though (1) they are more important human beings than everyone else; (2) they are a better drivers than everyone else or, (3) because of the way they handle themselves as a distracted drivers, they’re doing it safely.
Here’s a reality check that everyone should appreciate and understand. On all counts, these people are wrong and in some cases, dead wrong.
I hear this all the time:
“Mitch, I’m an excellent driver. I’ve never had an accident. I’m careful when I live stream or update social media while driving.”
I just have to roll my eyes when I hear this. Look, here’s the deal. Despite how great you think you are at driving, there is no such thing as a good distracted driver. Let’s look at the facts:
There’s a reason why 4,000 to 6,000 people are killed, and another 400,000 to 600,000 people are injured in the U.S. each year because of distracted driving (experts predict the true unreported numbers are much higher). To put things into perspective, drunk driving only injures 290,000 each year.
Continue reading “I’m Calling “Bullshit” on The Top Three Distracted Driving Excuses!”
6 Live-Streaming Rock Stars to Electrify Your Video Strategy (click here to read the post)
Here’s why I’m a fan of Chris Strub: He’s the first person to live-stream and Snapchat in all 50 U.S. states, having taken a 100-day solo journey in the summer of 2015 to work with youth-related organizations nationwide. Chris is the author of “50 States, 100 Days: The Book,” a former social media consultant with Humana and a speaker at The Social Shake-Up 2017 in Atlanta. For more about Chris, visit TeamStrub.com.
You can catch my weekly show, with co-host Jen Hoverstad, Wednesdays at 4 pm ET at TheShow.live
My friend, Mike Allton, just shared this new post that offers massive value to anyone interested in becoming a successful Solopreneur. I’m honored to be part of it.
Click here to enjoy Mike’s post.
Click here or below to watch Mike’s recent episode on TheShow.live 😉