Category: Marketing Ethics

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I’m famous – on Instagram. Micro-celebrities, Self-Branding and Social Media

“I’m famous on Instagram….” With self-branding and “micro-celebrity” status becoming ever more important (especially for marketers to “hook into”), this article, written from a cultural studies perspective, has some interesting insights into the phenomenon. What...

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Snapchat Lenses: Gatorade

Snapchat is a massively popular chat and social networking application. Unique to Snapchat is the overwhelmingly young userbase. One of the features of Snapchat are so called “lenses”. When using lenses, Snapchat-users can add real-time...

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Gelatin… The tricky ingredient

How do you make your products available on the international market – without offending local consumers? This can be much trickier than you would think. Think about the simple example of many sweets (or...

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Marketing Ethics & Society – out now!

My latest book, Marketing Ethics & Society, edited together with Lynne Eagle and published by Sage has just been published. Aiming to provide insights into the important ethical challenges faced by marketers, the book...

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The Abject Single …

What does the article examine? The article examines how singleness is experienced in the context of consumption and the “market place”. Which concepts are discussed in the article? The article draws on a wide...

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What to do with the racist brand name?

Marketing is certainly no stranger to claims that it is inherently racist, and racism remains a controversial topic today (see, for example, this article by Mark Tadajewski discussing some of the issues). While racisim...