Skip to comments.Miller Beer Ad Agency Has Connections To MoveOn.Org
Posted on 09/26/2007 11:26:45 AM PDT by toddlintown
Miller Beer has a connection to MoveOn.org: Most of MoveOns commercials are made by experienced operatives at a left-wing advertising firm in Santa Monica, California.
The firm of Zimmerman & Markman occupies a small suite of offices in a four-story building a few blocks from the beach. Bill Zimmerman, the agencys strategist, has a PhD in psychology and got his start in politics registering black voters in Mississippi in 1962. He worked with Jane Fonda on anti-Vietnam War mobilization and has played a role in drug decriminalization campaigns. Pacy Markman, the agencys copywriter, had a long career in commercial advertising (he wrote the indelible slogan Miller Lite: everything you always wanted in a beer, and less)...
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If you want to ding the ad agency for that reason, fine. However, to ding an ad agency’s client because of the ad agency’s other clients is still nonsensical. Maybe the ad agency is good at what they do (no maybes about it actually — look at the left’s propaganda skills).
I’ve shopped at stores that sell some products whose manufacturers support leftist organizations. Doesn’t make me a leftist. Just means that the store thinks my money is as green as everyone else’s. (BTW, those stores are called “grocery stores.”)
PS Ad agencies and ethics? Surely you jest. (It would be the ad agency’s ethics at issue — for example, if they took only leftist clients.)
PPS If you’ve got more on Miller that shows they fit in with those leftscum groups, fine — now we can ding them. Meanwhile, I’m gonna crack a Miller Lite (all American pilsner sucks, and it does have less calories, so I drink it when I don’t want a real beer).
Given those facts, that would be a reason to consider Miller to be leftscum. The fact that they also use an ad agency that has leftist clients might be considered as supporting circumstantial evidence, but of VERY little weight!
However, to ding an ad agencys client because of the ad agencys other clients is still nonsensical.
I don’t know. I knew a very bright, very good PR person, ran her own agency, very high level, some extraordinarily effective campaigns. She was the hardest core, most ingrained leftist I’ve ever known. I think looking at the PR and Advertising people behind a company or campaign might be a great way to figure out where they are coming from.
Counter-example: If I get a ticket, I’m going to get a lawyer who probably has defended rapists, murderers, and other thugs. Does that make me a supporter of rapists, murderers, and thugs? Of course not, it makes me someone who needs a lawyer and whose money is green!
You beat me to it... I call it horse pea!
I no longer use my previous handle, which was attached to a previous e-mail address.
I use this nickname exlusively.
Thank goodness there are still some enjoyments left.
Been here since BEFORE you ALSO under a differnt name, bub.
I have had my LAST Miller Product!!!!!!!!!!!
My little project I’ve been working on makes even Miller beer taste better. But now I have second thoughts, so I’ll stick to other cheap beers.
Try some decaf, add more bran to your diet, and ask JimRob to change your login name. That’s what I did. Well, the login part, anyways.
>> Try some decaf, add more bran to your diet,
I’m quite sure I haven’t the foggiest idea what you’re talking about.
>> and ask JimRob to change your login name. Thats what I did. Well, the login part, anyways.
No need. I changed it on my own.
Just don’t drop the beer.
Not only are you tense,
but you are dense.
Changing your login with Jimrob, mate
means you keep your original login date.
Budweiser spokesperson Scott Longfellow explained his company's controversial pro-gay stance: "Well, we were just so fed up with all of the discrimination that 3% of our customers were receiving, and with Miller daring to support another similarly maligned group, we felt it was our duty to get behind a proud people - And coors is no better
>> Not only are you tense, but you are dense.
Respectfully - I am neither tense, nor dense. I’m not really sure where you’re getting this “tension” idea from.
>> Changing your login with Jimrob, mate ... means you keep your original login date.
Thanks, Dr. Suess. Still, there’s no need. I’m perfectly contented as things are. I know my original login date, and use it as necessary when someone tries to pull rank rather than actually rebut my arguments.
as confirmation for my allegation towards coors
The City of West Hollywood recently passed a resolution commending the Coors Brewing Company on the advice of its Lesbian and Gay Advisory Council and on 2 June 1197, Christopher Street West, the sponsor of the L.A. L/G Pride Parade, among the world’s largest, is holding a public meeting to see if their organization should lift the ban on Coors products.
Agree. Miller itself of course is awful.
For all, it is good to know the agencies associated with ads. There are a lot of subtle, subliminal messages out there. Anyone seen the AARP ad lately?
Calling Miller “beer” is an exercise in philosophy.
Hey! Don't get the cart before the horse. Miller doesn't own Pilsner Urquell. SAB-Miller, a multi-national conglomerate that originated in South Africa, owns Pilsner Urquell and Miller.
“Bill Zimmerman, the agencys strategist... worked with Jane Fonda on anti-Vietnam War mobilization and has played a role in drug decriminalization campaigns...”
These anti America a$$holes never quit do they?
They will never learn.
These anti America a$$holes never quit do they?
>>I stopped drinking Miller Beer in the 1970s. It tasted like nasty then.<<
Miller Genuine Draft is a lot better.
>>Counter-example: If I get a ticket, Im going to get a lawyer who probably has defended rapists, murderers, and other thugs. Does that make me a supporter of rapists, murderers, and thugs? Of course not, it makes me someone who needs a lawyer and whose money is green!<<
For that matter, the Last Supper has been parodied in everything from MASH to the 70’s show to the Sopranos. If conservatives boycott all the corporations associated with just those three parodies (not to mention the other 497 parodies) it would be a full time job just keeping up with whom to boycott.
Popular culture In the 1998 episode "Streaking" of the Fox series That '70s Show, the principal cast members assemble into the poses of the subjects of The Last Supper as they discuss streaking at a campaign rally for President Gerald Ford.
The cover for comedian George Carlin's 2004 book When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? parodies The Last Supper with Carlin replacing Jesus at the table. Also in 2004, rapper Nas' album cover of Street's Disciple was influenced by the Last Supper.
Also in 2004, an advertisement appeared for the popular HBO series "The Sopranos" depicting twelve of the cast members surrounding the central figure of Tony Soprano posed as in the Last Supper. Though only briefly in the public eye, it generated some controversy at the time. 
In 2005, an advertisement for French fashion house Marithé François Girbaud based on Leonardo's painting sparked controversy in Italy. Jesus and the apostles were cast as fashionably dressed females, the only male in the picture being a bare-chested young man sitting on a model's lap. The advertisement was withdrawn after protests by Italian Catholics.
In the 2006 artbook Football Heroes, English cartoonist Beach depicts the 1958 Brazilian World Cup football team in the daVinci tableau, with Pelé as the Jesus figure.
In episode 13 of the anime GetBackers, Kuroudou Akabane explained the meaning of the painting to Ginji Amano when they saw the painting hanging on a wall inside Babylon City.
At the end of an episode of "The Simpsons" in which Homer Simpson goes to heaven, the episode ends with thirteen people at Moe's Tavern. They freeze for a few seconds, and their positions are reminiscent of Leonardo's painting.
In the episode of "Gilmore Girls" titled "The Festival of Living Art," the members of the town participate in the titular festival and physically recreate the painting.
In the 1997 film Con Air starring Nicholas Cage, John Cusack and John Malkovich, a picture of the Last Supper is given to a prisoner with the eyes cut-out. When the picture is put over a letter it reveals a message.
The cover for the 1999 DVD release by heavy metal band Black Sabbath (also titled "The Last Supper") parodies the Da Vinci painting, depicting members of the band in place of four of the apostles.
On The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert has stated that the set is supposed to be like the last Supper in how everything converges onto the center figure (Jesus/Colbert), as a way of deifying Colbert's ego.
In the South Park episode Fantastic Easter Special, Stan and Kyle found out that Peter, the first pope, is really a rabbit, Peter Rabbit. This is because of a dark colored egg in front of him and the original painting had bunny ears.
On an episode of RAW WWE chairman Vince McMahon had a picture of him added to the painting, during a segment where he claimed he was there during the supper.
In the 1970 Robert Altman film "M*A*S*H", cast members are shown in a pose distinctly mimicking the painting during a scene in a army mess tent in which a dinner is held for a character who intends to commit suicide.
In the Dilbert cartoon episode The Shroud of Wally, Alice takes a photo of Wally's birthday party, where the people appear in very similar positions to the Last Supper. After that, Wally becomes the object of a sort of religion.
In the closing minutes of the controversial 2007 Series Finale of the HBO series "The Sopranos", character Tony Soprano appeared in a scene some viewers would compare to the Da Vinci painting. The more obvious similarities included character Tony Soprano in the middle of the image, illuminated by a light from above. The panels on the back wall also resembled prominent imagery from the Da Vinci painting.
Mr. Coors name is Adolph — can’t be a lefty.