My answer is worth repeating here:
Donald, in my experience, anyone thinking they can fly and touch the sky with ethical or moral shortcuts usually ends up with a big fall. I've seen it happen. Of course, once you've taken a creative risk in a constructive and ethical manner and "flown to the sky", you will reach that higher level -- it has happened in my life a couple of times. (I lived through an African civil war as a journalist, and once managed to make a few grand in a couple of weeks and had my first visit to Washington DC ethically "working" the US immigration system for non-preference visas.) If you wish to test your limits, always check the 'smell test' and if it isn't right in your heart and soul, find another risk to test.I appreciate that real success in marketing and business rarely occurs without some real risk. If we simply follow the conventional wisdom about what to do all the time we are unlikely to go beyond the crowd. However, unless we are psychopaths, we still know the ethical and emotional boundaries of success. I'm glad that the few times I jumped off the deep end in life, I knew (after sleeping on the idea), that indeed I could sleep well with my decision. Can you think the same about your marketing risks?