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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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John Oliver: Trump Vs Truth [VIDEO]

The Washington Post recaps: John Oliver is now in the advertising business. On the season four premiere of “Last Week Tonight,” he revealed a series of TV spots that will run when he believes Donald Trump will be watching — during morning news shows on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN. The commercials are designed to educate the president, Oliver said, ...

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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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