Americans are inundated daily by advertisements telling them why this company’s product or service is the best. However, sometimes this advertising can be false or misleading. Here are some examples of false advertising in the news.
Advertising is a very powerful tool that companies use to persuade consumers to purchase property, goods or services.
Last year alone, companies spent over $200 billion for print, online, TV, and radio advertising.
Companies are required to follow strict state and federal guidelines when advertising their products and services, and advertisements that are designed to deceive or mislead consumers are prohibited by law.
What follows are examples of the false or misleading advertising tactics that are sometimes used: