Word on The Street

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For the pulse on Advertising Week in New York City, Ad Age reporters asked consumers around the city to critique the week and the business.

A sampling of comments: If you could change one thing about the advertising business, what would it be?

Name: Mike Schonger

Occupation: Trader, energy trading firm

Age: 23

"I have a problem with false advertising. ... There are too many companies out there that get away with it."

Name: Audrey Flegel

Occupation: College student

Age: 20

" I don't like going to a movie and getting 20 minutes' worth of commercials before the movie even begins."

Name: Mike Galata

Occupation: Cook, Le Cirque

Age: 24

"I think that alcohol and cigarettes get way too much publicity. It's everywhere."

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