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5 Aug, 2009 10:00

How far can advertising be allowed to go?

Promotion is the main driving force behind the market economy. Last year alone spending on advertising reached $480 billion, but is it acceptable to use national symbols in advertising?

Do advertisers sometimes go too far in their bid to make a sale? Should there be restrictions from the government, or is it just a matter of self-censorship for advertisers?

John Tylee from the Campaign magazine in London, Alla Glinchikova from the Moscow-based Institute of Globalization and Social Movements, and Aleksey Sukhenko from the Council of the Russian Marketing Expert Guild shared their views with RT.