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One Million Moms Vs Dove Soap [VIDEO]

This ad has been out for a couple of weeks, so it’s surprising that One Million Moms’ hate machine took this long. Just in via email: Dove has just released a disturbing ad promoting its new product line: Baby Dove. The ad features young women sharing their views of mothering. And then there’s a cross-dressing father trying to pass as ...

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New Google Home Ad Stars Gay Family [VIDEO]

Gay dads and their kids rush to get their day started in the new Google Home ad titled Carpool released yesterday. Android Central explains the update behind the ad: From the beginning Google Home wasn’t going to make much sense if it was tied to a single account, and now several months after launch we have proper multi-user support for ...

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Employees Pressure Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos To Block All Advertising From “Hateful And Bigoted” Breitbart

Buzzfeed reports: Inside Amazon, tensions are mounting as employees push management to stop running ads for Amazon products on Breitbart News. On March 22, a group of Amazon employees took issue with the company’s ads on Breitbart in an email to CEO Jeff Bezos and SVP Jeff Blackburn. Entitled “Amazon Must Stop Advertising on Breitbart News,” the email included a ...

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Burger King Ad Campaign Predictably Backfires [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Burger King’s latest advert for its Whopper has backfired after the iconic burger’s Wikipedia page was manipulated to claim that the product contains “cyanide” and is “the worst hamburger product” the fast food chain has ever made. On Wednesday, Burger King released a 15-second advert in the US which claimed there was not enough time to explain ...

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Burger King Launches Campaign Aimed At Purposely Triggering Voice-Activated Google Devices [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Burger King is launching full-fledged marketing blitz based on triggering voice-activated Google devices, in what could become a grim precedent for TV and radio ads talking directly to voice-activated gadgets like smartphones and Amazon’s Echo speakers. The fast-food company’s new TV ad features a person looking directly into the camera and saying “OK Google, what is the Whopper ...

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40+ Brands Now Boycotting Bill O’Reilly’s Show

The Huffington Post reports: Dozens of advertisers have pulled their content from “The O’Reilly Factor” following revelations that several women have accused host Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment. Since Monday night, more than 40 companies that advertise with Fox News have announced they’re splitting from the show ― a response to a bombshell New York Times report indicating that O’Reilly ...

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Critics Rage Against Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: The marketing execs at Pepsi and the agency it hired to create its new protest themed campaign centered around that well-known rabble-rouser Kendall Jenner were probably thinking of that old Oscar Wilde adage that “there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” But judging ...

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One Million Moms Claims Victory Over Carl’s Jr.

What took them so long? Via email: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s is re-steering its marketing to focus on food — a u-turn from its racy and offensive ads. Praise the Lord! Our voice has been heard. It is about time! 1MM was consistent and our diligence has paid off. Conservative families have avoided their restaurants for years primarily because of ...

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More Top Advertisers Flee Bill O’Reilly’s Show In Wake Of Sex Scandal: BMW, Hyundai, Glaxo, And Others

The New York Daily News reports: Five more advertisers pulled out of Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show Tuesday over his history of sexual harassment cases, after two started the exodus a day earlier. A spokesperson for BMW of North America told BuzzFeed News it would suspend its advertising on “The O’Reilly Factor” in light of the allegations. Meanwhile, Ainsworth Pet ...

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Mercedes Drops O’Reilly’s Show Over Sex Scandal

CNN reports: Mercedes-Benz said Monday that it has “reassigned” its advertisements on “The O’Reilly Factor” following a report about five settlements with women who alleged sexual harassment or verbal abuse by the show’s host, Bill O’Reilly. In a statement provided to CNNMoney, a spokesperson for the car company called the allegations against O’Reilly “disturbing.” “Yes, we had advertising running on ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Touching Ad For Vicks Tells True Story Of Orphaned Indian Girl Adopted By Transgender Woman

Creativity reports: Procter & Gamble brand Vicks centers an emotive new Asian campaign around a mother and her adopted daughter — but it’s not until later on in the spot we discover the whole story. Created by Publicis Singapore predominantly for the Indian market, the ad is narrated by the daughter, Gayatri, who describes how was orphaned and then adopted. ...

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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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TEXAS: Satanic Temple Launches Billboard Campaign Against School District Over Corporal Punishment

Via press release: Commuters passing through Springtown, Texas on Route 199 will likely notice a new black billboard emblazoned with a red inverted pentagram framing a goat’s head underneath, which reads: “Paid for by The Satanic Temple.” More prominently, the primary message states: “Never be hit in school again. Exercise your religious rights.” According to The Satanic Temple spokesperson, Lucien ...

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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 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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Franklin Grahams Demands Supporters Complain To NFL Over “Sinful” Gay-Inclusive Kiss Cam Ad [VIDEO]

“Football season is over and the Super Bowl is behind us. But the NFL is trying to push homosexuality through a new pro same-sex ad. In this ad they show two men kissing each other and two women kissing each other on the ‘kiss cam.’ They’re trying to define sin as love and make it acceptable. This generation is being ...

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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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One Million Moms: Taco Bell Says “Hell” In Their New Commercial And They Must Be Stopped [VIDEO]

This might be their most ridiculous attack yet. Via email: Taco Bell is following a trend in crude commercials. While a few fast food restaurants are cleaning up their ads, Taco Bell decided to air a commercial that includes foul language. The newest Taco Bell commercial says, “When your morning is hell, just go to Taco Bell.” They should not ...

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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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