Advertising can pose a challenge to marketers. On one side, they want to present their products and services in the best light to appeal to customers. On the other, high prices or flaws in quality may be an unappealing aspect of their products and services, causing potential customers to choose competitors instead. Marketers have to balance highlighting best qualities in order to attract customers and being honest about the realistic – and possibly negative – features of products and services. Because of this, some marketers fall into a trap of false or deceptive advertising.
False health claims are nothing new to business and advertising. From special elixirs said to re-grow hair to diet pills, businesses have unfortunately benefited from these fluffed fabrications, misleading not only consumers but health trends. […]