Commercials Selling Products Discussion

Discussion Questions

1. Do you think it is in poor taste to publish commercials selling products when so many people are impacted by the economy? Why or why not? Explain.

2. What form or media would you use to promote hand sanitizer? Direct marketing or social media? Why?

3. Do you think product placement is ethical? Do you think people will be influenced by products they see in movies?

4. Do you think foods that make claims to be healthy, for example: “Cheerios will help lower cholesterol” should be subjected to the same rigorous testing and bureaucratic hoop-jumping that new drugs undergo prior to reaching the market? Why or why not?