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Advertising & Public Relations Ethics Case Studies


Sweet Justice? Pepsi’s Controversial Use of Protest Iconography in Advertising [PDF]

Just Do It? Nike, Social Justice, and the Ethics of Branding [PDF]

Side Effects May Include Persuasion: The Ethics of Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertisements [PDF]

Covering Female Athletes Case Study [PDF]

Endorsement Deals for Journalists Case Study [PDF]

More cases coming soon!


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