It's a truism that everything a brand or company puts out there is in effect an ad. To quote William Randolph Hearst (as opposed to his alter ego, Citizen Kane): "News is something somebody doesn't want printed; all else is advertising." We may have built a multistory structure -- with floors containing specialists in PR, digital content, influencers, advertorials, product placement, customer relationship management and the rest but the truth is -- it's all ads.
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