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 Ethics of marketing. (17)

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Ethics of marketing.

Essentially, do you think marketing and/or propaganda are ethical? Judge marketing, advertising and propaganda.
some negative examples I found:
Convincing people to buy things they don't need - food, toys, some recreation, sometimes loans
Developing inadequacies and insecurities in consumers, basically ailing a consumer and offering the cure - in a literal sense some drugs/pharmaceuticals, sometimes fashion, maybe make-up?
Selling Scams
General subversion of free will
some positives: 
selling presently troubled but eventually necessities - electric cars, solar/alternative energy, 
Public ads for safety and legal concerns - car safety, smoking, medical check-ups
Generally marketers or their rep taking better care of us than we do




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If you say no, you argue against ethical marketing.

If you say yes, you defend deceptive, subliminal messaged marketing...

It's a bit more than a yes/no dynamic here.

Nomoturtle(780) Clarified
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Hence the perspectives debate type.

Yeah, I'd say marketing is inherently deceptive once it reaches any depth regardless of what it intends to support. As a society we've sort of just let it happen out of neglect. It's not like it hasn't been addressed in law, I think the media has even covered this at points in time, but it's something we just accept as part of life. Part of the question is should we let it happen

Mingiwuwu(1467) Clarified
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If something can't be fought especially when it's done by those funding the powers that be, it's a given 'handicap' that we have to play in the game of life. The gullible will always suffer and be in agony at their failure to think past the obvious and what they are told by one, single source in any world scenario.

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Essentially, do you think marketing and/or propaganda are ethical?

Hello, M:

Marketing is fine.. Propaganda isn't.. As a committed communist, you clearly FELL for their propaganda...

Bwa, ha ha ha ha ha.

excon

Nomoturtle(780) Disputed
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Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.

Marketing: The action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.

The term for promoting opinions and ideals doesn't seem so different from the term to promote products and services. Both aim to manipulate those who would otherwise be unfavourable. What makes you place one over the other? The stigma?

I'm not sure why you're bringing political ideology into this. As far as I can tell it's unrelated.

excon(14765) Disputed
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Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view.

Marketing: The action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.

Hello N:

Your own words above CONFIRM that one is a LIE and the other ISN'T.

excon

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So...CNN isn't. Libs used to admit this pre-Trump. Weird...