Skip to comments.Beck’s UK broadcast runs without ads; over 100 companies have ditched Beck
Posted on 02/20/2010 2:06:31 PM PST by justlittleoleme
Yesterday, for the fifth day in a row, the UK broadcast of Glenn Becks TV show was forced to run without any advertisements. This is thanks to efforts by StopBeck.com to pressure companies advertising on Becks UK broadcast.
While Becks UK broadcast has been forced to run without ads, his US broadcast has been reduced to running promos for other shows on Fox, ads from direct marketers (think exercise equipment and gold coins) and a handful of private companies headed by right-wingers.
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I am guessing that the fact that they pulled ads means most were left leaning to begin with...
Socialists know that corporations are frightened of them and their pressure tactics.
We do the same, so whats the big deal?
I would love to see Beck with break, maybe even send in a little cash to do so.
Give us a list.
The UK has ads?
So jack and jill is a leftard site? At least give us a warning so I wont give em a webcount.
They didn't care. They made excuses. They fudged the truth.
We ALL need to speak up here. This is inexcusable.
To date (02/16/10), here is the full list of sponsors that have pulled ads from the Glenn Beck Program:
* Aegon (added 9/14/09)
* Airmiles.co.uk (added 10/20/09)
* Allergan (added 8/17/09)
* Allstate Insurance (added 2/16/10) (statement)
* Ally Bank/GMAC Financial Services (added 8/17/09)
* Alpro Soya (added 01/11/10) (statement)
* AmMed Direct (added 10/6/09)
* Ancestry.com (added 8/24/09)
* Anheuser-Busch (added 2/16/10) (statement)
* Applebees (added 8/27/09)
* Ashley Furniture (added 8/28/09)
* AT&T (added 8/24/09)
* Bank of America (added 8/25/09)
* Bell & Howell (added 8/27/09)
* Best Buy (added 8/17/09)
* Best Western (added 2/5/10) (statement)
* Binder & Binder (added 9/2/09)
* Blaine Labs (anti-fungal & scar treatments) (added 8/24/09)
* Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (added 2/16/10) (statement)
* Brez (anti-snoring strips) by Airware Inc. (added 8/21/09)
* British Airways (added 12/14/09)
* Broadview Security (added 8/17/09)
* Brother International Corp. (added 2/16/10) (statement)
* Campbells Soup Co. (added 8/24/09)
* Capital One (added 9/2/09)
* Celsius (added 2/16/10) (statement)
* Citrix Online (added 10/6/09)
* Clorox (added 8/23/09)
* Closing.com (Closing Corp.) (added 8/28/09) (read statement here)
* Concord Music Group (Hear Music) (added 10/6/09)
* CVS (added 8/17/09)
* Dannon Co. (added 9/2/09)
* Diageo (Guinness, Cuervo, Baileys, etc) (added 10/5/09)
* DirecTV (added 8/27/09)
* Discover (added 9/2/09)
* DITECH (added 8/24/09)
* EggLands Best (added 9/21/09)
* Elations Co. (added 8/24/09)
* Equifax (added 10/6/09)
* Eulactol USA (maker of Flexitol) (added 10/6/09)
* Farmers Insurance Group
* FreeCreditReport.com/Experian (added 8/24/09)
* General Mills (added 8/27/09)
* GetARoom.com (added 10/6/09)
* GlaxoSmithKline (added 1/12/10) (statement)
* Healthy Choice (owned by CongAgra)
* History Channel (added 11/11/09)
* Hoffman La Roche (maker of Boniva) (added 10/6/09)
* Honda (added 1/31/10) (statement)
* HSBC (added 9/2/09)
* Humana (added 9/14/09)
* ICAN Benefit Group Insurance (added 9/2/09)
* Idaho Potato Commission (added 2/16/10) (statement)
* Infiniti (added 9/2/09)
* Intersections Inc. (added 2/16/10)
* ING DIRECT (added 01/07/09) (statement)
* Jack Daniels (added 12/28/09)
* Jelmar (CLR cleaner manufacturer) (added 9/2/09)
* Johnson & Johnson (added 8/24/09)
* Jordan McKenna Debt Counseling Network (added 9/2/09)
* KRAFT Foods (added 8/20/09) (read statement here)
* KRAFT Foods (UK) (added 11/13/09)
* Lawyers.com (owned by LexisNexis)
* Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School (added 2/16/10) (statement)
* Lowes (added 8/24/09)
* Luxottica Retail (parent company of Pearle & LensCrafters) (added 9/14/09)
* Mars (maker of Snickers, M&Ms, Pedigree, etc..) (added 10/20/09) (read statement here)
* Marriott International (added 2/16/10) (statement)
* Mens Wearhouse
* Mercedes-Benz (added 9/2/09)
* Metropolitan Talent Management (added 10/6/09)***
* Natwest (UK) (added 12/11/09)
* Nestle (added 11/23/09)
* NutriSystem (added 8/24/09)
* ooVoo (added 10/6/09)
* Overture Films (added 10/6/09)
* Premier Foods (UK) (added 11/18/09)
* Premier Inn (UK) (added 12/20/09)
* Procter & Gamble
* Progressive Insurance
* PUIG Beauty (added 12/14/09)
* Radio Shack
* Re-Bath (added 8/17/09)
* Reckitt Benckiser (UK) (added 12/04/09)
* Regions Financial Corporation (added 8/27/09)
* Republic of Macedonia (added 2/16/10) (statement)
* Roche *
* S.C. Johnson
* SAM (Store and Move) (added 8/27/09)
* Sargento Cheese
* Scarguard (added 10/6/09)
* Schiff Nutrition (maker of Tigers Milk & Fi-Bar) (added 10/6/09)
* Seoul Metropolitan Government (added 10/6/09)
* Simplex Healthcare (Diabetes Care Club) (added 9/2/09)
* Sprint (added 8/23/09)
* StarKist (tuna) (added 2/8/10) (statement)
* State Farm Insurance
* Subaru (added 10/6/09)
* Tesco (added 12/19/09)
* Toyota-Lexus USA (added 10/6/09) / Toyota (GB) (added 2/3/10) (statement)
* Travelers Insurance (added 8/27/09)
* UPS (added 8/23/09)
* United Healthcare (added 2/16/10) (statement)
* United States Postal Service (added 9/14/09)
* US Fidelis (added 2/16/10) (statement)
* Verizon Wireless (added 8/21/09)
* Virgin Atlantic (added 01/08/10)
* Vonage (added 8/24/09)
* Volkswagen (added 2/16/10)
* Waitrose (added 10/4/09) **
* Walmart (added 8/17/09)
* Western Union (added 2/16/10)
* Woodland Power Products (added 10/6/09)
* Wyeth Consumer Healthcare (added 9/14/09)
Here are his February 10 sponsors, in the order they appeared:
* Nutramax Laboratories (Cosamin ASU)
* Wholesale Direct Metals
* American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
* Vermont Teddy Beat Company (Pajamagram)
* News Corp. (Hannity)
* Ad Council
* National Geographic Channel
* Goldline Inc.
* American Petroleum Institute
* Imperial Structured Settlements
* Vermont Teddy Bear Company
* News Corp. (The Wall Street Journal)
* News Corp. (The O’Reilly Factor)
* Rosland Capital
* George Foreman Cooking
* News Corp. (America’s Newsroom)
* Tax Masters
* Pro Flowers
* News Corp. (On the Record)
* Merit Financial
* Nutramax Laboratories (Cosamin ASU)
* Law Offices of Pulaski & Middleman
* Lear Capital
* Lifestyle Lift
* Dish Network
Lol....Anybody who watches TV for the commercials is short a few crayons in the box.
Everytime someone tells me that Beck is a fringe nutcase, I just point to all the Beck-haters on the Left. They truly fear him and the format of his show that explains things in detail. To be successful, the Left needs a world full of idiots that only need a soundbite to make a decision.
All right, already. After a certain point it becomes repetitive and boring. Even the doomed can get bored.
Fox, in the US anyway, has already said they don’t really care. The sponsors didn’t completely withdraw from advertising on Fox, just asked their ads be run during other programming, so Fox didn’t lose any $$$ and I don’t think they’ll can Beck who’s up 125% in ratings in the demo of 25-54.
I wouldn’t take this too seriously. Consider the source for this report. With beck’s ratings, he will not have a shortage of sponsors.
Beck would be off the air if any of this was true - he’s not NPR or the BBC, he has no guaranteed source of income. I suspect these fascists are exaggerating their success.
The companies selling gold keep advertising. They love the doom and gloom.
Are sponsors going to drop out from FAMILY GUY because of the tasteless content there?
Libs support free speech for themselves.
Conservatives need to equal the playing field by targeting a few liberal shows for boycott. Eventually all the companies will realize they can’t pull out of every show and ignore all the complainers.
I couldn’t find a source for this that wasn’t on the left. They are proud of this, and we need to be aware. Sorry to everyone for linking to a leftist site.
This list is a LIE — Rosland Capital advertises on every single Glenn Beck program. They never miss.
Thanks for providing the lists.
First list is advertisers who have left. Second list is advertisers he currently has.
Beck shouldn't be on radio in the UK, according to these libtards, but George Galloway, Jew-hater & leftist lunatic extraordinaire, who has a show on Talk Sport should, so that he can spew his hate.
Jack and Jill politics is a black identity-politics site. A while back, for a time, I read it almost every day. Wow. If anybody is keeping racism alive it is this site and all of its affiliates.
There is absolutely *nothing* that can't be twisted and interpreted to be racist given their far-left ideology and activist identity politics. I think the Congressional Skin Color Caucus hangs out there, or at least some of them.
Eventually I got bored and wandered away, just like I did with KOS, DU and Huffnpuff, etc. But know thine enemy is a very handy and educational philosophy.
wrote geico a letter and got a snarly answer back.
dropped geico too.
Thanks for posting!
I see Lifestyle Lift is still advertising.
Good excuse to patronize them, ha ha.
That for real ?
I just think he's a bore and a drag.
It's tough, trying to find an angle with Rush Limbaugh basically saying everything that needs to be said and being ahead of the curve so much of the time.
Hannity spends about 40% of his time plugging himself, his Fox TV show, and his tour dates.
Beck has his sidekick (or are there more than one?) and he alternates between goofball, high-school level yucks and caterwauling about the end of civilization.
Mark Levin: he's good. I like him, when I can hear him.
Extremely well said. Beck scares he living heck out of the left.
You know, you just said exactly what I have been feeling. I used to listen to him frequently. I realize he has done some great things with his show. But, a person can only take so much of hearing the same gloom and doom over and over. He couldn’t even find anything good in the Scott Brown victory, he had to trash Brown over that joke Brown told about his daughters. My first thought was, hey, if dad said something dumb about his daughters, that’s for mom and the daughters to take care of. Beck should’ve left it go, but the guy I think is beginning to spiral. I hope he gets his act back together.
I agree. I liked him a lot better when he had a sarcastic, humorous view of the progressives and the direction he thinks we are going. While I think he has some points, he is beginning to take himself too seriously, like he thinks he’s a prophet.
When the apocalytpic voice starts, off goes the radio. He's been doing it a lot lately.
I like it so much better when he's exposing Communists and perverts in the White House and talking about how cool the Tea Party movement is.
I'm sure he'd have more regular listeners if he didn't get so melodramatic so often.
Funny thing - I heard part of his "the sky is falling" monologue one day last week, and turned it off. That same day a caller to Rush asked about the gloom and doom message (said nothing about Beck), and Rush responded with optimism and his faith in the American people and the resilience of the U.S. economy.
It was like a breath of fresh air.
RINOs for Romney
And that's not a good thing.
I think he is putting out a good message, but I didn't like nor think his attacks on "birthers" was necessary and extremely unproductive. His alliance with the BOR has also hurt him.
Beck was joking about Brown and his daughter. He was laughing the whole time.
Good for you. Good insurance company, but politically aligned with the left while claiming to be "apolitical."
The list of sponsors that have withdrawn their ads seems a little odd vis a vis the dates. What do they mean? For example you show Anheuser-Busch as added to the list a few days ago. I really doubt if Anheuser-Busch has advertised on Beck in the last 6 months. It's possible but I doubt it.
But in any case, thanks for posting the lists. Hopefully we can have another look in a few months and see if there is any movement one way or another.
Shouldn’t he be screeching about his free speech “rights” like another unnamed conservative talker? LOL
It looks pretty ‘Shopped to me. Of course, La Raza is pretty low-rent, so maybe that’s how their ads would look. Either way, it doesn’t matter ‘cause I already voted.
I know I should care, but his attacks on those wanting Obama to prove his eligibility have really suppressed my energy.
I like Glenn's message but I think his current apocalyptic (and somewhat defensive) tone is wearing thin.
Glenn needs to do some change-ups every now and then and not simply throw fastballs over and over and over. (Somebody else might have a better analogy...)
Shouldn’t the real question here be....how many viewers has Beck taken from his competition?
You could have every single company in the UK vow not to put ads behind Beck...but it doesn’t matter if he’s taken fifty percent or more of his time slot. This is what they really have to fear. Beck will eventually have an effect. Ad’s don’t matter. Even profits don’t matter. If you own the time slot...how can the competition ask for any real money for being number two or three?
The advertisers pay the bills for the client, (in this case, Beck, and his crew,) because they hope that enough people will see their ads to justify the cost.
Are Beck’s ratings still as high as they had been? If so, this is nothing but the lefty-elites trying to stop him from telling the truths they don’t want us to know.
I see Progressive and GEICO ads on Fox News all of the time. GEICO has the lowest rates and best customer service by far, so I will be staying with them. I could swear that I saw a Progressive ad on Beck’s show a week ago, . . it might have been put in there by the local cable company.
He may have been laughing the whole time, but his bashing of Brown was so far over the top it was waaay out of line.
Well, I’ve been listening to Beck for years, and while I don’t think he’s a prophet, I do know that things he talked about years ago, have happened. Things I couldn’t imagine happening did, and he had warned of these things a long time before he was “popular.”
So do I listen to his doom and gloom. Yes, I do, and I try not to let it get me down, but use it as a point of discussion and planning in our household to prepare for a possible worst case scenario.
We’re in Florida, we hear awful things about what could happen if a hurricane hit us dead on (which it hasn’t in years and years.) However, does that keep me from going out and stocking up every May, keeping a generator and gas, a window ac, and other supplies on hand in the event of a worst case scenario. No, I do it, because I can’t do anything to prevent a “doom and gloom” scenario, but I can be prepared if that scenario should present itself.
That’s what I think Beck’s intention is...to let his viewers know what could happen, so they can prepare.