I come across a question where a person mention his company name in answer.

Name of company has nothing to do with answer.

But a question come in my mind is : Should any one do this?

Is it consider as wrong? (Because I am thinking so.)

What community think about this?

One Example : IPhone app and Web Services

I have comment on that answer. So it may happen that when you visit link he has remove company name.

I am not sure for which tag to use. So if you find it wrong please make edit.

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    It's very likely to be spam in the example case you cited. Flag it as such.
    – jonsca
    Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 5:55
  • The spammer probably found the word "outsourcing" in the question. The company seems to sell iOS programming services.
    – JJJ
    Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 5:58
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    Usually a mention of company employment is only done as disclosure of bias or as a source for reference. That being said, as long as it is relevant, it doesn't seem to be damaging so long as there isn't a whole shpeal which amounts to an advertisement.
    – Travis J
    Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 6:01

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If the affiliation is relevant to the post, then not only should the poster disclose it but he must. Going beyond disclosure to an actual link to the company home page is a little tacky but probably not actionable.

If the affiliation has nothing to do with the post, however, then it's a tagline or signature, not content relevant to the question, and should be removed. The proper venue for advertising your company, projects, web site, or anything else is the user profile.

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