Nike Pushes the Envelope

Nike has been a leading advertiser for many years. And it has sponsored social causes. For example, see Behind the Scenes Nike Just Does It. But beginning this week, Nike pushes the envelope more than ever. It has decided to feature Colin Kaepernick, the NFL player behind the national anthem protests, in new ads. In […]

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Young Adult Views Toward Brands

In recent years, we know that many manufacturer brands have come under price pressure. With more people turning to less-expensive brands. But did you know that brand perceptions differ by generation? Today, we look at young adult views toward brands. To start, consider these posts about branding: Making YOUR Brand Stand Out Customers Like Caring […]

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Will Tracking Cookies Become Obsolete

One question arising among Web experts: Will Tracking Cookies Become Obsolete? First, let us define the term. According to PC Magazine: “A tracking cookie involves data stored in the user’s computer by a Web site being visited. ‘Third-party’ advertisers place these cookies there to monitor the user’s Web surfing habits. And many people consider them […]

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Coca-Cola Will Enter Japanese Low-Alcohol Market

As we discussed before, Coca-Cola is a great marketing company. See How Coca-Cola Creates Stories and A Clever Ad: Coke and Recycling. Now, due to interest in healthier beverages, Coca-Cola keeps expanding its other product categories, such as juices and bottled water. As a result, Coca-Cola will enter Japanese low-alcohol market . Is this a […]

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Online Censorship Around the World

In our previous two posts (1, 2), we covered various issues related online security for both individuals and companies. Today, we look at online censorship around the world. But first, we need to consider the two main types of online censorship. Depending on the country, we may face one or both of these types: Access […]

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Professions Perceived as Most Ethical – and Most Unethical

Today, we discuss the professions perceived as most ethical – and most unethical. And this builds on our coverage of ethical firms and marketing practices: World’s Leading Ethical Firms 2017. Ethical Selling: Not Always an Oxymoron. Misleading Marketing. Impact of Company Ethics on Consumers. For most of us, the leading study of ethics in the […]

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Deliverer Entering Person’s Home OK?

What do YOU think of this: A Deliverer Entering Person’s Home OK? Amazon believes many of its customers will love this practice. And that they will pay for it. But, critics say most people won’t want a stranger in their home if they are away. We know most shoppers want convenience and speed in having […]

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World’s Leading Ethical Companies 2017

Do consumers care if the firms they patronize are ethical? Often, the answer is yes. And these people may stop buying a product and tell their friends if the firm is not.  As a result, ethical behavior is a must. Thus, this post focuses on the world’s leading ethical companies 2017. Each year, Ethisphere® Institute […]

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Unfriend Social Media Content?

As we have noted before, we spend lots of time on social media. And sometimes, we commit blunders! So here’s a question for you. Should YOU unfriend social media content? Consider these prior posts: Do You Protect Your Reputation?   Social Media Policy for Employees.   Does Social Media Use Harm Your Career?   Don’ts for Businesses […]

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