Posts tagged Rush Limbaugh
In a statement on their twitter page, Springfree Trampoline indicated that they have removed their advertisements from the Rush Limbaugh Show.
Springfree Trampline’s twitter page:
In a statement on their twitter page, Datavo indicated that they would instruct Rush Limbaugh’s Los Angeles affiliate KFI to remove their advertisements from The Rush Limbaugh Show.
From Datavo’s twitter page:
In a statement emailed to Media Matters For America, the Bermuda Department of Tourism indicated that ads for its website, GoToBermuda.com, would be immediately discontinued from running during the Rush Limbaugh Show.
From Media Matters:
On March 13, the Bermuda Department of Tourism contacted Media Matters and gave us this statement: “The Bermuda Department of Tourism (BDOT) was only made aware that promotional ads had been running on a website carrying the Rush Limbaugh show today (March 13). As part of an overall advertising effort, the BDOT placed digital streaming network ads online and one of those stations within that network buy does indeed carry the Rush Limbaugh show, amongst others. As is typical, large media buys have a broad distribution. Since being made aware that Bermuda Tourism ads were running, they have been immediately discontinued. As an aside, the Bermuda Department of Tourism has assured its local and overseas supporters that in no way does it condone or agree with the recent controversial comments attributed to Rush Limbaugh.”
In a statement emailed to Media Matters, Brighter.com indicated ads on Rush Limbaugh were placed in error and they would take steps to ensure such ads do not air again in the future.
A spokesperson for Brighter.com contacted Media Matters and advised that this Brigher.com ad ran as a result of “inventory being placed indiscriminately by a media buying agency,” stressed that Brighter.com did not deliberately advertise on this program, and confirmed that Brighter.com has “taken steps to assure this does not happen in the future.” Media Matters will continue to monitor.
In an email to Bloomberg News, the American Heart Association indicated that as they consider themselves a “content -sensitive advertiser” in light of Rush Limbaugh’s comments regarding Sandra Fluke they will ask WABC to no longer utilize their unpaid public service announcements.
The American Heart Association said it would ask WABC to stop running the unpaid announcements.
It is our practice to be a content-sensitive advertiser, and in light of the current controversy, we will be asking WABC to no longer utilize these unpaid PSAs,” Matthew Bannister, executive vice president of communications at the Dallas-based heart association, said in an e-mail.
Home Depot clarified on Twitters that it does not sponsor Rush Limbaugh and that any ads that did run were run in error. They will correct any future such ads that run.
Home Depot’s tweet:
In a statement to the LA Times, the Aquarium of the Pacific announced that its ads would no longer run during Rush Limbaugh’s show. Spokeswoman Claire Atkinson said that the aquarium does not “support or condone” statements that Limbaugh made regarding Sandra Fluke.
The Aquarium of the Pacific withdrew an advertisement from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show this week, the latest organization to do so after he lashed out against a law student on a recent show.
The aquarium does not “support or condone his statements,” spokeswoman Claire Atkinson said in a statement issued Wednesday. “We immediately called our media buyers and asked to pull our ads.”
In a statement on their blog, Turbo Tax announced that ads that ran on Rush Limbaugh’s show did so accidentally and that they would take action to ensure that this does not happen.
Statement from TurboTax’s blog:
UPDATE 3/7/12 1pm PT: We are aware a few TurboTax ads have accidentally been aired in conjunction with Rush Limbaugh shows. Per our statement, these ads never should have run. We are looking into the situation in order to prevent any future accidental airings on this show. These ads aired in direct conflict with our media buying guidelines.
We’ve heard from many of you about concerns about TurboTax advertising. We have investigated multiple reports that TurboTax ads recently ran on the Rush Limbaugh show. We have confirmed that TurboTax ads did not air on the Rush Limbaugh show on Friday, Mar. 2 and Mon. Mar. 5, in accordance with our media buying guidelines.
We believe that TurboTax has been erroneously included in a list of advertisers because we do advertise on other Clear Channel Network programs. We take every possible step to ensure our media buying guidelines are fully enforced.
If you heard first-hand, a TurboTax ad, please let us know the date, time, city and station so we can immediately investigate.
In a statement reported by The Portland Press-Herald, RSVP Discount Beverage in Portland, ME announced that they were removing their ads due to Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments about Sandra Fluke.
From the Portland Press-Herald:
RSVP Discount Beverage in Portland said on its Facebook page that it was “in the process of having ads moved due to the recent controversy.” A call seeking comment was not returned.
They join Downeast Energy, which told WGAN Monday that it did not want its ads running during the show, citing Limbaugh’s pattern of making inflammatory statements that do not align with the company’s values.
Limbaugh called Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” last week after she told congressional Democrats she favored their party’s national health care policy that would force her Jesuit university to cover contraception. Limbaugh apologized to Fluke on Saturday in writing and discussed it on the air Monday, saying his point was that the 30-year-old was trying to “force a religious institution to abandon its principles to meet hers,” the Associated Press reported.
In a statement on its twitter page, the New York Lottery said that while it is a sponsor of WABC, its advertisements do not run during the Rush Limbaugh Show.
From the New York Lottery’s twitter page: