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Advertising, Advertisements, Advertisers, Advergames, Product Placement, Ad Creep, Sponsorship Promotion, Brands

Media, Mass Media, Audience, Consumers, Target Audience

Society, United States, First Amendment, Regulation, Social Responsibility

Harmful, Benefits, Effects, Offensive, Shockvertising

Children, Advertising to Children

Political Advertising, Political Advertisements

Tobacco, Cigarettes, Alcohol, Drinking, Drugs, Controlled Substances, Prescription Medication, Pharmaceutical Companies, Sex, Sex in Advertising, Healthy Products, Unhealthy Products

Stereotypes, Stereotypes in Advertising, Stereotypes in Mass Media

Direct to Consumer Advertising

Social Media, Facebook

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Creative Strategy, Business Strategy


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  • Battleground: The Media (Call#: 302.23 B322 Communications Library Reference Collection)


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