A commercial that promotes its product as a useful tool for the liars and the secretly promiscuous is selling bad attitudes and bad conduct as well as sweets.
Mars needs to be smited
A 30 second laundry soap commercial has become the most viewed post on Ethics Alarms after fourteen months and about 1,100 posts, and has generated more debate than all but a few other issues. Why?
I know I’m asking for trouble by declaring, as I officially do here, that for compliance firm Global Ethics to criticize TV shows like “The Office” and “30 Rock” for supposed workplace ethics violations is absurd. But it is absurd. And criticizing the commercials in question is not.