Wednesday, May 3, 2017

No Ralph Nader, “fake news” is not advertising’s fault

I know advertising isn’t an industry viewed with a whole lot of trust. Gallup polling year after year puts perception of ethics for our ilk alongside senators and car salespeople. And I understand this to a degree, since we are professional persuaders. But some of the current anti-advertising rhetoric has gone too far. I’m looking at you, Ralph Nader. Now, I don’t want to pick a fight with a man to whom I owe thanks every time I buckle my seatbelt. But I do feel compelled to respond to Mr. Nader’s recent, over-the-top, piece on Huffington Post that blames advertising for fake…

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