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The ethics in marketing

I have to find an article from a business magazine or journal that deals with ethics issues in marketing.
1. Name of magazine/journal, date of issue, author, and page number.
2. Include a two paragraph detailed synopsis of the article.
3. How could the marketer solve or end this ethical situation? Be sure to provide specific examples of how the marketer could do this.

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1. http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/oct2010/ca20101029_631610.htm#2
BusinessWeek online edition, October 20th 2010, Andrew Winston page 2, (originally printed in Harvard Business Review

2. This interesting 2010 article "Green Marketers Are Still Sinning" is about how "going green" concerning the items it sells was at the time of its publication date (and in my mind still is) something many, many companies are trying to sell more and more of mainly for the sake of image. The article surmises that while this is occurring because there is really no true way to substantiate whether or not something is green (no standards based code yet), some things are or ...

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I have to find an article from a business magazine or journal that deals with ethics issues in marketing.
1. Name of magazine/journal, date of issue, author, and page number.
2. Include a two paragraph detailed synopsis of the article.
3. How could the marketer solve or end this ethical situation? Be sure to provide specific examples of how the marketer could do this.

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