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Exploring the Ethics and Opportunities of AI technologies in Communications and Marketing

In the rapidly evolving landscape of the communications and marketing industry, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a powerful tool, reshaping the way businesses interact with their audiences. One prominent player in this AI-driven transformation is ChatGPT, a language model developed by OpenAI.

With advancements in technology, also comes challenges and nuances to explore, understanding the impact of AI on the overall communications and marketing industry.

So, let’s take a deep dive into the ethical considerations and opportunities that these technologies can bring to the table.

As a rural and regional agency focussed on creating captivating communications for brands and businesses, C7EVEN believes in the power of authenticity, real messaging and the power of human interactions. However, as an industry leading agency, the data is clear, these technologies can provide huge potential to improving efficiencies in agencies by reducing time consuming activities.


One thing that is real, is the ethical debate. These technologies are a double-edged sword, and human review and careful navigation are important to mitigating any risks.

Considerations include:

  • Transparency and accountability – the use of AI technologies requires transparency and accountability. Users interacting with AI-powered chatbots might not always be aware that they are not conversing with a human. Businesses must be transparent about the use of AI and ensure that users are informed when they are engaging with a machine.
  • Bias – One of the significant ethical challenges associated with AI is the potential for bias and misinformation. ChatGPT, like many AI models, learns from vast datasets, and if these datasets contain biased or incorrect information, it can perpetuate and even amplify this.
  • Data privacy – Companies must establish robust data protection measures to safeguard user information, adhering to privacy regulations and earning the trust of their audience.
  • Content guidelines – Guidelines and content moderation measures need to be put in place to ensure that the AI-generated responses align with their brand values and do not inadvertently harm their reputation.


But it’s not all bad news. There are opportunities for the industry to harness and utilise AI based technologies:

  • Personalised customer interactions – Platforms like ChatGPT open the door to highly personalised customer interactions. By analysing vast amounts of data, the model can understand user preferences and behaviours, tailoring responses to individual needs for the consumer and the brand.
  • Content creation and marketing assistance – AI can be a highly valuable asset in content creation and marketing strategy. Assisting in generating creative and engaging copy and brainstorming ideas are just some of the functionalities and benefits.
  • Global reach and translation – AI technologies enable language capabilities to extend to multiple languages and translate information into specific native dialects or observing certain cultural considerations and practices.


In summary, navigating the AI landscape ensures striking a balance between ethics and opportunities.  A cost-benefit analysis of sorts, these technologies present a revolutionary force in the communications and marketing industry. Considerations such as transparency and responsible guidelines need to be put in place to ensure an industry wide ethical approach for consistency.