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Is advertising morally wrong?
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Advertising is just a form of marketing

Marketing is a great tool to help businesses grow. Without marketing, businesses wouldn't find smart ways to grow and find new customers.
Advertising Commerce Marketing

The Argument

Advertisement is simply a form of marketing. In 2019, about 560 billion dollars were spent on advertising globally.[1] Marketing helps businesses grow and lets customers know when there’s something new in the market. In fact, advertising is so effective that marketing and advertising are often used interchangeably.[2] Advertising will always be used and there is nothing morally wrong about it.

Counter arguments

Marketing and advertising should not be mixed up. Marketing involves research and is a long-term process, while advertisement is only supposed to bring short term awareness to a business.[3] Relying heavily on advertisement would be a waste of money.

Proponents

Premises

[P1] Marketing is a big part of business growth. [P2] Advertising is just another form of marketing.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P2] Marketing and advertising are two different things.

References

  1. https://www.statista.com/statistics/236943/global-advertising-spending/
  2. https://smallbusiness.chron.com/difference-between-marketing-advertising-25047.html
  3. https://keydifferences.com/difference-between-marketing-and-advertising.html
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