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Join us as we discuss today’s hottest consumer trends, predict the future with consumer experts, and learn how elite businesses and entrepreneurs continue to push the envelope to meet and shape your needs as a consumer in the marketplace.

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Join us as we discuss today’s hottest consumer trends, predict the future with consumer experts, and learn how elite businesses and entrepreneurs continue to push the envelope to meet and shape your needs as a consumer in the marketplace.

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Educational and entertaining- you should definitely subscribe!

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By BlueShock9000 - Mar 16 2017
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Really enjoy listening to this podcast...business, life, success. All good.

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Love this podcast!

By Reinalyn407 - Jun 01 2017
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Educational and entertaining- you should definitely subscribe!

cool stuff

By BlueShock9000 - Mar 16 2017
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Really enjoy listening to this podcast...business, life, success. All good.
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The Bistro

Latest release on Jan 15, 2020

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Join us as we discuss today’s hottest consumer trends, predict the future with consumer experts, and learn how elite businesses and entrepreneurs continue to push the envelope to meet and shape your needs as a consumer in the marketplace.

Rank #1: Unlocking Cryptocurrency

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Bitcoin, blockchain, virtual currencies – oh my. Get ready to demystify cryptocurrency with our guests Ayaz Minhas, Data Privacy Specialist & Digital Programs Manager from the BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust and Kavita Jain, the Director of FINRA’s Office of Emerging Regulatory Issues. They help us all better understand the world of cryptocurrency investing.

Sep 26 2018

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Rank #2: New Credit Law Explained

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It’s Cybersecurity month, and we have great news for you. New federal law, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, is helping all Americans take another step towards online safety. Here on The Bistro is Lisa Schifferle, Attorney in the FTC’s Division of Consumer and Business Education, providing us with an overview of how this new law leads to … Continue reading New Credit Law Explained →

Oct 10 2018

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Rank #3: FTC & BBB National Programs Chat Scams

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Join us at The Bistro as we listen in on Monica Vaca, Acting Associate Director at Federal Trade Commission and Genie Barton, President, Institute for Marketplace Trust (BBBI) at BBB National Programs help us understand some truths behind scams. They are helping us to remove the stigma and expose what’s real!

Apr 11 2018

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Rank #4: Territory Foods: Eating Made Fun

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It’s National Nutrition Month and The Bistro brings you a great conversation on how to think about eating better differently. Rob Morton, Co-Founder of Territory Foods talks to us about how they can help you eat better and have a good time doing it.

Mar 28 2018

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Rank #5: Smart Cities for Smarter Living

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Ever hear the term, “smart cities,” and think what exactly does that mean? This innovative way of living is being fueled by the evolution of AI, having us exist in the “Jetson” era sooner than we thought. Danielle Loffreda, Market Development and Consultant for Ciena introduces us to where smart cities have been and where they are going. Listening in now!

Nov 06 2019

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Rank #6: FTC Signals an Alarm on Children Advertising

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The world of technology has changed, and its time that COPPA change along with it. Dona Fraser, Vice President of the Children Advertising Review Unit joins The Bistro. She shares how she envisions COPPA evolving to meet the arising needs that our endless transforming digital environment brings.

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #7: Be Label Wise

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Brian Wommack, SVP, Communications, Council for Responsible Nutrition, joins The Bistro to help us become more label wise. Your dietary supplement label is changing. Learn how and why. Be Label Wise!

Oct 09 2019

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Rank #8: Feel Like Somebody’s Watching You?

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We have been discussing retail on our Better Series podcast, and now, we’re approaching the time a year of “no mercy” on the wealth of ads reminding us to shop ’til we drop. So, it’s time to recap our Online Ads That Know You episode.

Jon Brescia and Ayaz Minhas of the Digital Advertising Accountability Program joined us for a 2-part episode which helped demystify how to take control of the online ads we see. On the second episode, they provide tips on how we can own our online advertising experience. Take notes!

Additional Resources BBB National Programs Website Advertising Self-Regulatory Council Website Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self- Regulatory Program Website Your Ad Choices Website BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #9: No Gags on Consumer Reviews

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Consumer reviews are a great source of information. Reviews allow us to learn from each other and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers that our right. Carl Settlemyer, Attorney with the FTC explains how businesses and consumers can both play nice in the sandbox of reviews.

Sep 11 2019

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Rank #10: Giftya Shaking Up Gift Giving

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Gift cards are no new thing and appear to be the one consumer transaction that hasn’t evolved much over time. That is, until now. On this episode of The Bistro Jason Wolfe, Founder of GiftYa, explains how his company is revolutionizing the gift-giving industry providing consumers with a fresh gifting option. Listen in to find out more!

Jul 31 2019

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Rank #11: The Consumerism of Retail

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On this episode of The Bistro, host Elaine Espinola and Project Director of BBB National Programs Podcasts dive deeper into the conversation surrounding the retail industry by revisiting three previous episodes that each introduced a layer to the discussion: Women’s Purchasing Power, BlackFriday.com, and A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping. Check out this … Continue reading The Consumerism of Retail →

Jul 17 2019

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Rank #12: A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping

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Summer has just begun but there is no time to waste in thinking about one of the biggest shopping seasons of the year. Katherine Cullen, Director of Industry and Consumer Insights at the National Retail Federation joined us last summer to provide in-depth insights and advice on how to navigate the halls of back to … Continue reading A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping →

Jul 03 2019

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Rank #13: Do You Know Your Rights?

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When purchasing a property that is managed by an HOA, we seek to understand the fees but don’t inquire much further. Vivian Parra, President of the Homeowners Protection Bureau shares on The Bistro why homeowners want to go beyond the cost they are obligated to pay their HOA, before signing on the dotted line. Listen in to … Continue reading Do You Know Your Rights? →

May 22 2019

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Rank #14: Data Privacy + Scam Recap

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We take a look back and bring you episodes from 2018 that helped us avoid the pitfalls of scams and taught us how to protect our data better. Join us as we revisit our episodes Internet Safety for Children, Consumer Moving Rights, and Unlocking Cryptocurrency. Gain a fresh reminder on how to ensure we do … Continue reading Data Privacy + Scam Recap →

Apr 10 2019

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Rank #15: Women’s Purchasing Power

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Women make over 90% of all household purchases. This doesn’t only include groceries and cleaning supplies. Oh no, we’re talking power tools, cars, and major household goods. You don’t want to skip this episode. Susan Dobscha, Professor of Marketing at Bentley University details the consumer power held by women! Happy #nationalwomenshistorymonth!

Mar 27 2019

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Rank #16: Consumer Protection Defined

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Depending on who you ask, consumer protection can mean a variety of things. However, one thing that we all can agree upon is that consumer protection is needed. Kyle Burgess, Advisory Board Member of Consumers’ Research, stops by The Bistro to help us define consumer protection and speaks to why it is necessary.

Mar 13 2019

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Rank #17: Online Ads That Know You Part 2

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Jon Brescia and Ayaz Minhas of the Digital Advertising Accountability Program are back to help us understand how to take control of the online ads we see. In a previous episode, they walked us through the technology and the data used to make interest-based advertising work. In this episode, they dive in deeper with tips on … Continue reading Online Ads That Know You Part 2 →

Feb 27 2019

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Rank #18: Online Ads That Know You – Part 1

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Have you ever searched a website realizing after leaving it, there are ads following you everywhere you go online related to what you just browsed? You are indeed being followed. Ready to take control of how much data advertisers can utilize from you to remain in front of you? Tune in to this two-part episode where … Continue reading Online Ads That Know You – Part 1 →

Feb 13 2019

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Rank #19: The Ticket Industry Uncovered

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When it comes to entertainment, the thriving success of the ticket industry shows that people love LIVE experiences. From sports games, such as the up and coming Superbowl to music concerts, we are all in! Gary Adler, Executive Director and General Counsel with the National Association of Ticket Brokers stops by The Bistro to share … Continue reading The Ticket Industry Uncovered →

Jan 30 2019

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Rank #20: Holiday Helper Countdown

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As the end of the Holiday Season is upon us, we want to remind you of a few more great tips to help get you through the days left of 2018. We have combined some highlights from our favorite The Bistro episodes to bring you a few reminders on how to be a savvy and … Continue reading Holiday Helper Countdown →

Dec 19 2018

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Drones: Safety and Privacy

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We are on the brink of a whole new era of aviation. Our skies are bound to be buzzing with drones in the coming years. Matt Scassero, Director of UMD UAS Test Site, and Miriam McNabb, Editor in Chief of DroneLife.com spark up a great discussion on the future of the drone industry and its impact on consumer data and privacy. Tune in now!

Jan 15 2020

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2020 Industry Trend Predictions

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Happy New Year! New beginnings bring new trends. In this episode, we weigh in on what to expect for 2020 in business and our marketplace. We cover the gamut from self-driving cars to how the CCPA law will continue to change the landscape of data collection. Join us for a quick stroll through what to expect as we begin again in 2020!

Jan 01 2020

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The Power of the Influencer

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More than ever, consumers are motivated by what their favorite influencers are endorsing through their social media channels. In this episode of The Bistro, Pam Deese, attorney of Arent Fox, walks us through what it means to hold the torch of influence in today’s digital world.  Be sure to tune in!

Dec 18 2019

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The Movement of Data Protection

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A global movement in data privacy law is happening as the EU is setting new standards, making data privacy a fundamental human right. Business reputations hang in the balance. Don’t let yours fall short. Cobun Zweifel-Keegan, Deputy Director, Privacy Initiatives (who operates the BBB EU Privacy Shield program) & Jon Brescia, VP Digital Advertising Accountability Program give us an inside look at what you need to know.

Dec 04 2019

21mins

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Do Consumers Regulate Advertising?

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Consumers are committing to brands who are taking stands on social issues. More than ever, advertisers are turning towards what makes their audience tick. Sheila Millar, a partner at Keller & Heckman LLP, gives her insights on what to expect for the future of advertising regulation. Are you in or out?

Nov 20 2019

22mins

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Smart Cities for Smarter Living

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Ever hear the term, “smart cities,” and think what exactly does that mean? This innovative way of living is being fueled by the evolution of AI, having us exist in the “Jetson” era sooner than we thought. Danielle Loffreda, Market Development and Consultant for Ciena introduces us to where smart cities have been and where they are going. Listening in now!

Nov 06 2019

18mins

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FTC Signals an Alarm on Children Advertising

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The world of technology has changed, and its time that COPPA change along with it. Dona Fraser, Vice President of the Children Advertising Review Unit joins The Bistro. She shares how she envisions COPPA evolving to meet the arising needs that our endless transforming digital environment brings.

Oct 23 2019

18mins

Play

Be Label Wise

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Brian Wommack, SVP, Communications, Council for Responsible Nutrition, joins The Bistro to help us become more label wise. Your dietary supplement label is changing. Learn how and why. Be Label Wise!

Oct 09 2019

17mins

Play

Feel Like Somebody’s Watching You?

Podcast cover
Read more

We have been discussing retail on our Better Series podcast, and now, we’re approaching the time a year of “no mercy” on the wealth of ads reminding us to shop ’til we drop. So, it’s time to recap our Online Ads That Know You episode.

Jon Brescia and Ayaz Minhas of the Digital Advertising Accountability Program joined us for a 2-part episode which helped demystify how to take control of the online ads we see. On the second episode, they provide tips on how we can own our online advertising experience. Take notes!

Additional Resources BBB National Programs Website Advertising Self-Regulatory Council Website Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) Self- Regulatory Program Website Your Ad Choices Website BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust

Sep 25 2019

12mins

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No Gags on Consumer Reviews

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Consumer reviews are a great source of information. Reviews allow us to learn from each other and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers that our right. Carl Settlemyer, Attorney with the FTC explains how businesses and consumers can both play nice in the sandbox of reviews.

Sep 11 2019

14mins

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Driving Into the Future

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Self-driving cars are no longer an idea of the future, but an innovation of the present. This life-saving technology has come off the television screen and onto the roads. In this episode of The Bistro Jamie Boone, Vice President, Government Affairs, at Consumer Technology Association joins us to talk about this new reality and what to expect in … Continue reading Driving Into the Future →

Aug 28 2019

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Providing Protection for Military Consumers

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On the heels of Military Consumer Protection month, tune in to this episode of The Bistro to learn about the unique challenges that military families face as consumers and the businesses and organizations that work to help protect them. Melissa Bittner, Program Manager for BBB Military Line, and Steven J. Lepper, Major General, USAF (Ret.) … Continue reading Providing Protection for Military Consumers →

Aug 14 2019

19mins

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Giftya Shaking Up Gift Giving

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Gift cards are no new thing and appear to be the one consumer transaction that hasn’t evolved much over time. That is, until now. On this episode of The Bistro Jason Wolfe, Founder of GiftYa, explains how his company is revolutionizing the gift-giving industry providing consumers with a fresh gifting option. Listen in to find out more!

Jul 31 2019

14mins

Play

The Consumerism of Retail

Podcast cover
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On this episode of The Bistro, host Elaine Espinola and Project Director of BBB National Programs Podcasts dive deeper into the conversation surrounding the retail industry by revisiting three previous episodes that each introduced a layer to the discussion: Women’s Purchasing Power, BlackFriday.com, and A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping. Check out this … Continue reading The Consumerism of Retail →

Jul 17 2019

21mins

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A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping

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Summer has just begun but there is no time to waste in thinking about one of the biggest shopping seasons of the year. Katherine Cullen, Director of Industry and Consumer Insights at the National Retail Federation joined us last summer to provide in-depth insights and advice on how to navigate the halls of back to … Continue reading A Parent’s Guide for Back to School Shopping →

Jul 03 2019

15mins

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Living Life in the Digital World

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It’s #internetsafetymonth! We are certain that your family enjoys all of the benefits of living in a digital world. However, do you know how to stay safe online? Emily Mulder, Program Director of Family Online Safety Institute delves into the experiences of the sandwich generation, digital parenting and more. Don’t miss this great episode!

Jun 19 2019

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Your Online Behavior Impacts Your Children

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It’s #InternetSafetyMonth and on this episode of The Bistro, Katie Goldstein, Senior Staff Attorney of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit, shares with us a twist on internet safety for children. Learn how you as parents could be jeopardizing your children’s safety online. Want more insights? Read Katie’s article in Parents Magazine.

Jun 05 2019

18mins

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Do You Know Your Rights?

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When purchasing a property that is managed by an HOA, we seek to understand the fees but don’t inquire much further. Vivian Parra, President of the Homeowners Protection Bureau shares on The Bistro why homeowners want to go beyond the cost they are obligated to pay their HOA, before signing on the dotted line. Listen in to … Continue reading Do You Know Your Rights? →

May 22 2019

17mins

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Savvy Shopping for Mom

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Mother’s Day is one of the top gift-giving holidays that we encounter every year. According to the National Retail Federation, it is predicted that Americans will spend a record $25 billion on mom this year. Wow, and we have an episode filled with tips on how you can save on contributing to that spend. Tune in … Continue reading Savvy Shopping for Mom →

May 08 2019

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The Virtual & Augmented Reality of FinTech

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Our new reality is this, technology has changed the way we live, work, and play and it will continue to do so. On this episode of The Bistro, we chat with J.C. Kuang, Device and Platform Analyst at Greenlight Insights about how virtual and augmented reality are changing the face of banking. Tune in to … Continue reading The Virtual & Augmented Reality of FinTech →

Apr 24 2019

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iTunes Ratings

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Love this podcast!

By Reinalyn407 - Jun 01 2017
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Educational and entertaining- you should definitely subscribe!

cool stuff

By BlueShock9000 - Mar 16 2017
Read more
Really enjoy listening to this podcast...business, life, success. All good.