Advertising/Public Relations Ethics

Ethical decisions and conflicting values in advertising

Green is the New Color of Money

Green is the New Color of Money

April 30, 2019

What are the ethical concerns with "greenwashing" in advertisements to sell products? Read More
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Advertising Ethics and Social Issues

Advertising Ethics and Social Issues

March 5, 2019

Gillette walks the razor's edge in using the battle against toxic masculinity in their recent ad campaign. Read More
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Entertaining Endorsements in Sports Journalism

Entertaining Endorsements in Sports Journalism

December 28, 2018

What conflicts arise when sports journalists also get endorsement deals? Read More
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Just Do It?

Just Do It?

December 12, 2018

Did Nike do too much in their use of Colin Kaepernick and others in their recent advertising campaign? Read More
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Side Effects May Include Persuasion

Side Effects May Include Persuasion

December 3, 2018

What ethical concerns are raised by direct-to-consumer advertising for pharmaceutical products? Read More
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Covering Female Athletes

Covering Female Athletes

November 30, 2018

What ethical choices are made in how female athletes are portrayed in sports media? Read More
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Sweet Justice?

Sweet Justice?

July 25, 2018

Did Pepsi go too far in its use of protest iconography to sell its product? Read More
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The Ethics of Green Advertising

The Ethics of Green Advertising

September 26, 2017

Watch Dr. Lucy Atkinson (UT Austin) talk about the promises and pitfalls of green consumption on Youtube! Read More
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