Advertising

Carl’s Jr. Ends Famous “Sexy Girl” Ads [VIDEO]

Every few months for the last several years One Million Moms has issued a screeching denouncement of the “pornographic” ads that have made Carl’s Jr. famous. Well, those ads are apparently a thing of the past. Ad Week reports on the new launch: Folksy and charming, Carl Hardee Sr. is a no-nonsense kind of guy who doesn’t care much for ...

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NRA Hits Dems With $1M Gorsuch Campaign [VIDEO]

From the right wing Washington Examiner: The National Rifle Association on Tuesday will begin targeting four Senate Democrats facing potentially tough reelections with a $1 million TV campaign that urges the confirmation of federal appeals judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action told Secrets Monday that the effort will target Sens. Claire McCaskill of ...

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OOPS: Republican Super PAC Runs Ads Asking Voters To Thank GOP For Passing Trumpcare Bill [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A Republican super-PAC ran ads Friday thanking Republicans for repealing ObamaCare — hours after the vote was canceled. “Republicans are keeping their promise, with a new plan for better health care,” one of the American Action Network advertisements said. “Thank [California] Congressman Darrell Issa for keeping his promise and replacing the Affordable Care Act with the better ...

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Brother And Sister Battle For Attention Of Hunky Pool Boy In New Commercial From Coca-Cola [VIDEO]

If the haters aren’t already boycotting Coke, this will probably do it. Britain’s Attitude Magazine reports: Coca-Cola have just released an early contender for our favourite ad campaign of the year – and it’s one that manages to combine humour with a refreshingly inclusive take on modern family life. The hilarious new commercial sees a hunky pool boy inspire some ...

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New Orleans Tourism Bureau Posts Beautiful Affirmation Of LGBT Tourism: We Welcome Everyone [VIDEO]

From the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation: New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) and members of the New Orleans community gathered together during Mardi Gras 2017 to create a tourism video letting potential visitors know that New Orleans welcomes everyone. Conceived by NOTMC’s advertising agency of record, 360i, and directed by Trent Jaklitsch of Gravy Films, the spot illustrates New ...

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New York Times To Hit Trump During Oscars [VIDEO]

1.5M views already. CNN reports: The New York Times is running its first television ad in seven years during the Oscars Sunday night. The subject? The truth. The ad begins with voices saying, “The truth is our nation is more divided than ever,” with those words spelled out against a white backdrop. The phrase then changes to “The truth is ...

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NFL Backs Gay-Inclusive Kiss-Cam Campaign [VIDEO]

AdWeek reports: The Ad Council’s original Emmy-winning “Love Has No Labels” skeletons campaign was filmed on Valentine’s Day in 2015, and rolled out a few weeks later. Two years on, we have R/GA’s latest installment in the acclaimed series celebrating inclusiveness and diversity—this one rolling out on Valentine’s Day, having been filmed at the NFL Pro Bowl in January. The ...

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1000+ Companies Block Their Ads From Breitbart

The Independent reports: More than 1,000 advertisers have pulled out of advertising with far-right news outlet Breitbart, a campaign group has claimed. Kelloggs, BMW, Visa, T-Mobile, Nordstrom and Lufthansa have all severed ties with the company over the last few months, according to a database from Sleeping Giants. A petition for Amazon to cancel its relationship with the website has ...

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Networks Hike Ad Rates For Shows Trump Watches

Politico reports: MSNBC and Fox News are capitalizing on President Donald Trump’s TV watching habits, dramatically increasing issue advocacy advertising rates in recent weeks as companies and outside groups try to influence Trump and his top lieutenants. The ad rates for “Morning Joe” have more than doubled post-election, according to one veteran media buyer. Trump, who reportedly watches the show ...

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84 Lumber Taunts Trump With Super Bowl Ad [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Construction company 84 Lumber seems to be deliberately looking to provoke controversy with its Super Bowl ad, which depicts a Mexican mother and daughter embarking on an arduous journey, apparently to leave their country of origin. As the two cross the country by foot, truck, and train in the 90-second long “The Journey Begins” spot, the girl ...

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Hallmark Valentine’s Ad Features Gay Proposal [VIDEO]

For the third consecutive year, Hallmark has included a gay couple in an ad for their Signature series Valentine’s Day cards. You may recall last year’s widespread furor because Hallmark dared to include gay dads and their little girl in the commercial. Watch this year’s ad below.

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YOU’RE NOT WANTED HERE: Budweiser Tells Story Of Their Immigrant Founder In Super Bowl Ad [VIDEO]

Reactions to this should be amusing. Advertising Age reports: Budweiser is dialing the clock back to 1857 for its Super Bowl ad that tells the brand’s origin story. But the tale about Adolphus Busch’s arduous journey to America from Germany comes off as very relevant today amid the nation’s heated political debate on immigration refugee rights. Although the 60-second ad ...

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Big Pharma Does Defense With New Ad Campaign In Response To Martin Shkreli And Attacks By Trump

Fortune reports: Big pharma isn’t planning on “going gentle into that good night.” The drug industry’s largest trade group and lobbying arm, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), launched an expansive new campaign Monday aimed at getting the public – and, critically, lawmakers – to sympathize with the increasingly maligned industry, which has been slammed left and right ...

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ALTERNATIVE FACTS: Pro-Trump Group’s Ad Campaign Heralds “Civil Rights Champion” Jeff Sessions [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: A dark money group that spent $21 million supporting Donald Trump in the presidential election is now running a television ad portraying Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s nominee to be attorney general, as “a civil rights champion.” Sessions has been a lifelong opponent of civil rights. He was rejected for a federal judgeship ...

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Sean Spicer Turns First Press Conference Into Ad For Trump’s Hotel: I Encourage You To Go There [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took time out of his first official press conference on Thursday to “encourage” people to visit Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel. Although Trump has said that he has turned his business over to his sons, he reportedly made a visit to the Trump International Hotel on Wednesday. At Spicer’s press ...

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Trump Team Reduced To Purchasing Targeted Facebook Ads To Promote Inauguration Attendance [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: President-elect Donald Trump has been having a hard time convincing people his inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20 is a worthy event to attend. Trump shared a video on his Facebook page just days before his swearing in to the highest office of the United States, with a key message, “See you on January 20th.” Now the president-elect ...

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Actual Breitbart Headline

The advertiser boycott of Breitbart really has them losing their shit. They write: An anonymous group of left-wing Twitter trolls has convinced the New York State Department of Health to withdraw ads promoting colorectal cancer screening from Breitbart News. The public service announcement, which ran in an advertising space on Breitbart.com read: “We got screened for colon cancer when we ...

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Howard Dean Endorses Breitbart Boycott

Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean last night tweeted his approval of a New York Times opinion piece on the continuing advertiser boycott of Breitbart. From the article: In mid-November, a Twitter group called Sleeping Giants became the hub of the new movement. The Giants and their followers have communicated with more than 1,000 companies and nonprofit groups whose ...

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Fort Lauderdale Becomes “World’s First” Destination To Use Transgender Models In Mainstream Advertising

Via press release: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will launch a new global marketing and advertising campaign on January 9th featuring three transgender models, and will become the world’s first destination to use transgender models in mainstream destination advertising. Greater Fort Lauderdale’s campaign, which also features straight, gay and lesbian models, follows the destination’s long and storied ...

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REPORT: 400 Companies Now Boycotting Breitbart

Little Green Footballs reports: Many people have now joined the effort to inform major companies about the racist and misogynist nature of Breitbart “News” and urge them not to advertise at this “alt-right” hate site, and this ad hoc campaign is getting serious results. The number of companies that have now pulled their ads from Breitbart is at 400. That’s ...

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