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Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly

S11E21 - "Rule Breakers"

Season 11, Ep. 21

This week, the topic is rule breakers. It takes a courageous advertiser to flout the rules. The results can either be a goldmine or a landmine. We’ll talk about a burger chain that dared show moldy food in its advertising and a rule-breaking stunt involving the NRA that you won’t soon forget.

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