The Daily Beast reports:
The NRA pays Ackerman McQueen to run NRATV programing, meaning that people at the network technically work for the ad firm. The agency’s announcement that it was severing ties with the gun lobby group caught NRATV staff off-guard on Wednesday morning.
Many staffers and talent at all levels of NRATV had no idea this statement was coming, and found out about it when the rest of the public did, including through social media, according to a source familiar with the situation. That source added that many NRATV employees and hosts were left wondering if they even had jobs anymore.
I believe the expression is “womp womp.”
“The days of the NRA’s participation in the culture wars may be coming to a close, as metastasizing internal fights threaten to hobble the once-formidable gun rights group.”https://t.co/KZWzpGodjJ
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) May 29, 2019
Struggles at NRA continue. This separation was inevitable. Just wondering, what marketing firm plans to step in. Who wants to support this lobby that treats my daughter and other victims of gun violence as nothing more than a cost of doing business?https://t.co/HSlswRJ0Ie
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) May 29, 2019
This entire sequence of events — with the NRA at war with longtime ad agency Ackerman McQueen — was set in motion because @CydEHargis here at @mmfa watches every minute of NRATV and caught that ridiculous Thomas the Tank Engine in KKK hoods segment. https://t.co/gR0iE0PJQQ
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) May 29, 2019