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  • Dangerous TV Ad for Wrigleys chewing Gum Is Banned

    02/20/2018 10:34:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 21 FEB 2018 | Neil Shaw
    Watchdogs upheld two complaints from viewersA "dangerous" TV ad showing a woman chewing gum while playing football has been shown the red card. Watchdogs upheld two complaints from viewers who feared the ad for Wrigley's Extra might encourage kids to carry out the "dangerous practice" of chewing gum while playing footie. The ad, which was seen last September, was found to be in breach of rules regarding children plus harm and offence. It was banned from being shown again, and Wrigley's - based in Devon - were warned not to show people chewing gum while playing sport in any future...
  • Use of Martin Luther King Jr. to sell trucks infuriates admirers during Super Bowl

    02/05/2018 4:56:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    NBC FAKE NEWS ^ | 2/5/18 | James Rainey
    ... pregame protesters rallied against racism and a television ad infuriated many viewers by invoking the voice of Martin Luther King Jr. to sell pickup trucks.... ....The biggest blowback, however, was reserved for Dodge. To many commentators, the advertisement seemed to co-opt the martyred civil rights icon in the service of crass commercialism and unblinking patriotism. King loudly opposed the Vietnam War and argued for military expenditures to be redirected to domestic spending — particularly to serve....
  • Coke Celebrates LGBTQIA Diversity in Super Bowl Ad

    02/04/2018 1:35:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 91 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 2/4/18 | Todd Starnes
    Coca-Cola’s new Super Bowl commercial celebrates the diversity of the LGBTQIA community — along with a special wink-wink, nod-nod to the non-binary/transgender crowd.The commercial, which is scheduled to air during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, includes a same-sex couple and a person who identifies with the pronoun “them.”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports it may be the first time the soft drink giant has referred to a person in a major commercial with that pronoun.Coke spokeswoman Kate Hartman told AJC.com the company wasn’t seeking to overtly highlight any particular group. “People who are viewing it will take each scene and interpret...
  • Coca-Cola skips comedy for thought-provoking Super Bowl commercial filmed in Mexico [BARF!] [tr]

    02/04/2018 3:31:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2018 | Forrest Hanson and Jessa Schroeder
    Coca-Cola's advertisement for the 2018 Super Bowl again highlights the diversity of both the world and its clientele. The 60-second advertisement, called The Wonder of Us, was shot at various locations in Mexico and features people holding and drinking varieties of Coke including Coke Zero and the stevia-flavored Coke Life. Shown in the advertisement are women, men and a person who uses the 'they' pronoun. A biracial couple, a lesbian couple and a person in a wheelchair also appear in the spot.
  • Newsweek And The International Business Times Has Been Buying Traffic And Engaging In Ad Fraud

    02/02/2018 6:16:34 PM PST · by D-fendr · 26 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Craig Silverman
    The publisher of Newsweek and the International Business Times has been engaging in fraudulent online traffic practices that helped it secure a major ad buy from a US government agency, according to a new report released today by independent ad fraud researchers. IBTimes.com, the publisher’s US business site, last year won a significant portion of a large video and display advertising campaign for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency. Social Puncher, a consulting firm that investigates online ad fraud, alleges in its report that the ads were displayed to an audience on IBTimes.com that includes a significant amount...
  • How the 2004 John Kerry Swiftboat Commercial Was Created by Brian Craig of Steve Kane Radio Show

    01/25/2018 2:14:18 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 25, 2018 | Brian Craig
    VIDEO. [Brian Craig, co-host of the Steve Kane Radio Show (WWNN 1470 AM Radio), describes starting at about the 18:30 mark how he was the one who originally CREATED the TV commercial many credited for defeating John F. Kerry in 2004...The SwiftVets commercial. Many others have taken credit for creating that commercial but the HISTORICAL TRUTH is that Brian Craig was the creator as he explains here.]
  • Veterans group says NFL rejected '#PleaseStand' Super Bowl ad

    01/23/2018 8:01:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    The (s)Hill ^ | 1/23/18 | John Bowden
    A group representing thousands of America's veterans says the NFL "censored" an ad the group wanted to run in the programs sold at next month's Super Bowl. The ad targeted football players for protesting during the national anthem. AMVETS National Commander Marion Polk tweeted Monday night that the group "will not tolerate" the NFL's censorship after the group says the football organization refused to print an ad urging players to "#PleaseStand" during the Feb. 4 championship
  • NFL rejects veterans group's Super Bowl ad urging people to stand for the anthem

    01/23/2018 6:35:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Todd Starnes
    The National Football League has rejected a Super Bowl advertisement from American Veterans urging people to stand for the national anthem. The nation's largest veterans service organization had been invited by the NFL to place an ad in the Super Bowl LII program. AMVET's advertisement included a two-word message - "#PleaseStand." Click here to see the ad.
  • NFL rejects Super Bowl ad from veterans group that asks players to stand during anthem

    01/22/2018 8:49:13 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 30 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 01-22-2017 | Nikki Wentling
    The National Football League rejected an advertisement for its official Super Bowl LII programs that urged players and people who attend the game to stand during the National Anthem, according to American Veterans, the organization that submitted the ad
  • Justice Dept. Backs Archdiocese in Christmas Subway Ad Fight

    01/18/2018 6:29:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/17/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department on Tuesday threw its support behind the Archdiocese of Washington in a court fight to have its Christmas fundraising ads displayed on D.C. buses. The archdiocese sued Metro in November, arguing the transit agency’s refusal to sell ad space violated its First Amendment rights. But a federal judge rejected its request to force Metro to post the ads, which showed a biblical Christmas scene and the message, “Find the Perfect Gift,” encouraging charitable donations and church attendance. The Justice Department’s Tuesday court filing called Metro’s ban on ads that promote or oppose religion unconstitutional...
  • SCOTTeVEST CEO Says He Advertises on FOX News Because Their Viewers “Gullible” and “*******" Idiots”

    01/17/2018 1:21:55 PM PST · by Kazan · 113 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 17, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Scott Jordan is the founder and CEO of SCOTTeVEST. The company advertises their products on FOX News. On Sunday Scott Jordan decided to attack his customers on Facebook. Scott said he advertised on FOX News because the viewers are gullible and ‘f*cking idiots.” Facebook rant at link.
  • Huge Bear Surprises Crew on EcoBubble Photo Shoot in BC

    01/05/2018 2:06:05 PM PST · by V K Lee · 13 replies
    Check out what happened to this crew on a photoshoot for the EcoBubble washing machine. They were near Manning Park, BC. See video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAhI2mJHhDo
  • Collection of Christmas adverts from the early 20th century show how tastes have changed

    12/01/2017 9:05:38 PM PST · by mairdie · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 December 2017 | Chris Pleasance
    Luci Gosling, sales and research manager at Mary Evans Picture Library, said: 'I think these adverts show that Christmas has been a commercial opportunity for longer than we might think. 'But they also suggest that gift-giving was often more low-key. A pair of stockings for instance, would have been gratefully received in the 1920s, though a 'luckier' woman might receive a Hotpoint vacuum cleaner instead to alleviate her household chores. 'Gender and age stereotyping is fairly common, such as the young woman gifting a bottle of sherry to an old gent. The Great War era saw retailers and manufacturers really...
  • Advertisers Shoot Themselves in the Foot When They Take Sides

    11/15/2017 11:04:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 15, 2017 | Ned Barnett
    Like it or not, America is locked in an ongoing culture war between those who support the country and the Constitution on the one side and those who want to tear America down and create a new, single-viewpoint nation in their image on the other side. This culture war seems to be pushed by an increasingly hostile and domineering far left. Instead of eagerly embracing debate, which is both the American Way and enshrined in the Constitution, elements of the progressive side are actively trying to shut that debate down. Oddly, considering their progressive, Bernie Sanders-like pro-socialism position in the...
  • Volvo pulls its ads from Hannity after Moore coverage

    11/14/2017 2:52:23 AM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Volvo has pulled its advertisements from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News after his coverage of sexual misconduct allegations made against Roy Moore. We have spoken with our media agency and have advised them to cease advertising on the show. - Volvo Car USA (@VolvoCarUSA) November 13, 2017 None of the advertisers said they were pulling their ads because of Hannity's coverage of the allegations, including from a woman who says she was 14 at the time. However, the decisions come amid an online campaign targeting advertisers for Hannity's show. Hannity said on his show Thursday that viewers shouldn't rush to...
  • CNN: Fox cancels Trump impeachment ads

    11/11/2017 2:02:36 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/6/2017 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Fox News has canceled ads purchased by Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer that call for President Trump’s impeachment, CNN’s Brian Stelter confirmed Monday. “Due to the strong negative reaction to their ad by our viewers, we could not in good conscience take their money,” Fox News told Stelter. Steyer said Friday in a statement that Fox News informed him on Oct. 31 that it was refusing to air the ad entitled “Join Us.” Steyer said the decision “shows no respect for democracy.” Steyer launched his $10 million “Need to Impeach” ad campaign in late October, drawing the ire of Trump, who...
  • Facebook Admits That Russia Ads Are Actually Against Donald Trump

    11/01/2017 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
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  • Virginia gov race ad sparks outrage, portrays Gillespie supporter trying to mow down kids

    10/31/2017 8:31:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/31/2017 | Brooke Singman
    Democratic candidate for Virginia governor Ralph Northam is not distancing himself from the controversial ad suggesting supporters of Republican candidate Ed Gillespie are seen as Confederates who attack minority children. The new opposition ad titled “American Nightmare” was released Monday by Democratic group Latino Victory Fund (LVF) and is scheduled to run through Election Day. The opposition ad shows minority children seemingly being chased by a driver in a pickup truck, decked out with a Confederate flag, a “Gillespie for governor” bumper sticker and a “Don’t tread on me” license plate. The driver makes his way toward the scared children...
  • McCain joins Dems to regulate Drudge, Google, Facebook political ads

    10/23/2017 2:27:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/23/17 | Paul Bedard
    Big websites like Facebook, Drudge Report, Breitbart News, Google and the New York Times would face substantial punishment if they don't make "reasonable efforts" to block foreigners from posting political ads under new election legislation pushed by Sen. John McCain and two Democrats.The "Honest Ads Act," co-sponsored by Democrats Virginia Sen. Mark Warner and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, would put new legal requirements and punishments on websites with 50 million unique monthly readers that take a tiny $500 or more in political ads from one advertiser.The act, which already has a House companion bill, is aimed at forcing websites to...
  • John McCain wants Google and Facebook to reveal who pays for political ads

    10/20/2017 1:34:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Vox ^ | October 19, 2017 | Ella Nilsen
    Three senators are putting pressure on internet giants like Facebook and Google to be more transparent about who is buying political ads on their sites in the wake of revelations that Russian-linked operatives placed ads on social media networks to sow division in the runup to the 2016 election. On Thursday, Republican Sen. John McCain announced he is joining Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner to co-sponsor the Honest Ads Act, which would require political ads sold on the internet to follow the same rules as ones sold on television, radio, and satellite networks, all of which have to...