I’m looking everywhere for inspiration for AKPsi’s next shirt. I think this is a good place to start… ROWDYHEADS were founded by Carlos Vazquez and Nick Terry, both former members of Alpha Kappa Psi at UTSA. I am very proud of that fact and as Vice President of Marketing I plan on taking advantage of this product and incorporating it into our brand.
The Macintosh project began in the late 1970s with Jef Raskin, an Apple employee who envisioned an easy-to-use, low-cost computer for the average consumer. He wanted to name the computer after his favorite type of apple, the McIntosh.
However, the name “Mcintosh” was already in use by an audio equipment manufacturer. Steve Jobs requested a release of the name so that Apple could use it, but was denied, forcing Apple to eventually buy the rights to use the name.
Based on THIS article, is there an ethical issue?
In this situation, Ford Motor Company is under scrutiny for releasing some questionable advertisements last week. The advertisements originated from their Indian unit which used an advertising agency outside of Ford, called JWT India. As of today, it’s still unclear whether anyone at Ford India had actually approved or even seen the ads. Either way, these ads have been labeled “Disgusting” and “Demeaning to women”. Needless to say, the ads caused a sever uproar with online consumers.
The ethical situation here is obvious once you’ve seen the ad. For any company to connect their organization with such a blatantly sexist advertisement is risky to say the least. Many news readers have even used the word “stupid” and it really is. It’s just logic and common sense. Even hinting at the fact that men are superior to women is unethical; and untrue. Not to mention the fact that women (in India) are already in the spotlight from recently passed violence against women laws. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior. Ford has been in the game a long time and will probably remain here for many years to come. All Ford can do is learn from this error and keep moving forward.
This article honestly surprises me and the advertisement surprises me even more. I don’t think I’m the only one though. Ford expressed genuine shock and concern for this event. Their first action was to apologize to the public and locate the source of such advertisements. This was honestly the only option that Ford had. There’s no point in trying to deny or cover up their mistakes. We all make mistakes, and I think as people we must learn to be accepting of others mistakes.
This is another hilarious advertisement and yet again, a foreign company has really outdone themselves. Carlton Draught is an Australian lager that released the memorable “Big Ad” in 2005. I found it interesting that this advertisement was promoted even before its broadcast on television. The promotion in this case was a viral marketing technique which consisted of streaming the advertisement over the internet. With over 100,000 downloads the first day; The viral release of the “Big Ad” was so successful that the company reduced its television media budget so as not to overexpose the advertisement. Well done.
Based on THIS; What is the ethical solution?
- There has been much controversy over the recently passed Obamacare. Domino’s in particular is feeling the pressure from the health care plan. Domino pizza officials claim the chain is going to have trouble complying with a mandate requiring fast-food restaurants to post the calorie makeup of their menu items. Apparently there are 33 million ways to sell a Domino’s Pizza, so putting calories in a menu for 33 million varieties is understandably difficult. Domino’s CEO, J. Patrick Doyle works with federal regulators to best handle the unique challenges presented to his business.
- The issue here is that the new health care plan is directly causing this business to struggle with management decisions. Some think that such mandates are unreasonable to ask of companies such as Domino’s. CEO, J. Patrick Doyle is most likely tempted to cut corners on counting calories because of the time and moneyit will save. This of course would be unethical because every business is to abide by the mandate.
- I believe that Domino’s CEO is handling the situation in the most rational and ethical way possible. Obamacare presented a roadblock for the company and instead of complaining or trying to fight it, Mr. Doyle is working with regulators and trying to adapt to the new changes. I commend him for his actions. Most people would cringe at the amount of work there is to do, but he’s embracing it and moving forward. More businesses should do business like Domino’s.
Based on THIS. Is there an ethical issue?
1. This Thanksgiving, many families are traveling to reunite with one another. However, the struggling economy has limited the amount of transportation available to people. Airlines especially have been struggling to save on jet fuel and other expenses. As a result, several airlines have decreased the number of flights, leading to a jump in airfare.
2. There is an ethical issue here. Everyone has the right to visit their relatives for the holiday, but in this case, the airlines are making the decision for us. Because the airlines are decreasing the number of flights, they are limiting the peoples choices and therefore hindering their autonomy. Everyone deserves a seat on the plane, but unfortunately it is still a problem.
3. I believe that although there is a moral issue here, no one is to blame. Businesses are driven by profit. The airlines did the right thing by lowering the number of flights in order to still serve customers. If the airlines continued serving people without the necessary resources, we would all end up disappointed. Some airlines would even go out of business. This problem is solved by compromising on both sides. People must be willing to be patient and airlines must continue to serve their customers as best they can.
Based on THIS article. Is there an ethical issue?
1. Initially, when Planned Parenthood approached John Abbate to lease out space in one of his commercial office buildings, a deal was worked out. But Abbate, a Catholic and pro-life supporter, soon had a change of heart.
2. The ethical issue here is that this business is being denied office space because of the personal beliefs of the real estate owner and his family. Abbate is also the owner of 23 restaurants. He obviously doesn’t need the money, but instead of helping out a business he chooses to make a political statement. There is nothing ethical about that.
3. I believe that Abbate should put his beliefs and political statements aside and let Planned Parenthood lease the space in his building. Planned Parenthood is the largest U.S. provider of reproductive health services and they need a location to do business. Their operation consists of cancer screenings, HIV screenings and counseling, contraception, and abortion. In reality, abortions are only a small portion of Planned Parenthood’s budget. It’s not an easy job, but someone has to do it.