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PBS Tells Kids "Don't Buy It!"

PBS Tells Kids "Don't Buy It!"

Several years ago, a British market research firm estimated that one in four children speak brand names as their first recognizable words. While it's doubtful that there's very much advertising out there geared directly toward children less than one year of age, the finding is indicative how the developing mind of a child reacts in a brand-saturated world.

November 7, 2007

Yahoo Lies About Report Leading to Jail for Chinese Dissident

Yahoo Lies About Report Leading to Jail for Chinese Dissident

Internet giant Yahoo and was under ethical fire yesterday in Congress’s House Foreign Affairs Committee. Members of the committee met with Yahoo’s chief executive Jerry Yang who was testifying on Yahoo’s handling of an incident in China that led to the incarceration of a dissident.

November 7, 2007

NBC Sweeps To Feature Green Subplots

NBC Sweeps To Feature Green Subplots

NBC has announced it will devote its November sweeps week to environmentally themed programing. Beginning Nov. 4th, shows in NBC's primetime lineup will have inexplicable subplots involving vision quests and replacing light bulbs.

November 1, 2007

Al Gore Wants to Put You on TV

Al Gore Wants to Put You on TV

Al Gore's Current TV has relaunched its website in an effort to integrate its revolutionary television concept with the YouTube model for Internet video sharing. Now an Internet video archive will mirror what is shown on television, with users able to create responses minutes after they see a clip, and Current able to broadcast those responses minutes after they're posted.

October 29, 2007

Unilever Sends Mixed Messages About "Real Beauty"

Unilever Sends Mixed Messages About "Real Beauty"

When Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty" ads started running, they met with an overwhelmingly positive response from consumers and critics tired of sexually exploitative and denigrating images of women in the media. But these types of depictions are the defining principle behind the marketing strategy for Axe Body Spray, another of Unilever's brands.

October 16, 2007

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  • Processed meat sold as 'natural' food. Union-buster.
  • Racial profiling and discrimination
  • Unethical marketing of baby formula in developing nations
  • Numerous ethical problems with largest maker of household products in U.S.
  • Maker of violent anti-social video games