Would you buy a used car from this ad exec?
A new poll by the Gallup Organization showed that only 9% of people rated the ethics of advertising professionals as "high" or "very high." Ad execs scored higher than car salesman (6%) and telemarketers (5%), but less than stockbrokers (12%). 36% of people rated the ethics of ad professionals as "poor" or "very poor," compared to only 27% last year.
So—what's going on? Have they become less trustworthy, or are we just less trusting?
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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