Should brands stay out of politics?

You decide!

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For many people, it seems like politics has infiltrated nearly every aspect of our lives. In our increasingly partisan world, the question of whether companies should take political stances has never been more relevant.

Brands carry social influence and can change our world for better or worse, according to various agendas. Yet, does a brand simply talking about a political issue make any difference?

For many brands, taking a political stance is understandably a measured risk. While many consumers may want to see brands support the causes they care about, others may be alienated.

Solve the puzzles linked above to see the top arguments on both sides.

Discussion Questions

  1. Do you think brands genuinely care about social causes, even to the point of being will to sacrifice profits?
  2. Do brands that have a lot of social influence have a moral responsibility to be political?
  3. Has a brand ever taken a political stance that made you more or less likely to buy it? Explain why.
  4. In your opinion do brands contribute to political division? Why or why not?


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