Native Ads On EvanTube Need Better Disclosures, Watchdog Says

Wendy David

An ad industry watchdog has called foul on the popular EvanTube channels, featuring 10-year-old boy Evan “unboxing” and reviewing toys.

Many of the videos on Evan’s three YouTube channels — including EvanTubeHD — are actually forms of native advertising, according to the Children’s Advertising Review Unit, a self-regulatory group administered by the Better Business Bureau. The organization said in an opinion unveiled on Monday that some of those clips didn’t include adequate disclosures.

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