13 Additional Dropped Sponsors For Glenn Beck Brings Total To 116
In a press release today, James Rucker of Color of Change noted the StopBeck effort’s success in pulling so many sponsors from Glenn Beck in the U.K. that his show has run ad-less for the last six consecutive days.
Color of Change also announced additional sponsors that dropped Glenn Beck in the United States. Thirteen of these sponsors were not already on our list of 103 dropped sponsors. When added, they bring the total number of dropped sponsors for Glenn Beck to 116.
These 13 additional sponsors are:
- Allstate Insurance
- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (maker of Flomax)
- Brother International Corporation
- Idaho Potato Commission
- Intersections Inc.
- Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School
- Marriott International
- Republic of Macedonia
- United Healthcare
- US Fidelis
- Western Union
Please note that these sponsors ran ads a while back, but it is only now being confirmed that they pulled their ads.
Big props to Color of Change for getting these sponsors to stop subsidizing Glenn Beck’s hate. And, special thanks to all those participating in the StopBeck effort. Your tweets and emails to sponsors are having a significant and noticeable effect. Keep it up!
Company statements from Color of Change’s press release…
“While we do purchase advertising on Fox News Channel, we did not intentionally purchase commercials in or around the show, ‘The Glen [sic] Beck Program,’ nor do we sponsor the program,” said Jennifer L. Egeland, director of integrated marketing communications for Allstate Insurance Company, in an email to ColorOfChange.org. “You should not expect to see Allstate advertising during this program in the future.”
“Our company has not agreed to advertise during the Glenn Beck show,” said Johnny Furr, vice president of community affairs for Anheuser-Busch, in an email to ColorOfChange.org. “We purchase advertising on the Fox News Channel for time slots other than this show, and the ad you saw inadvertently ran during that program.”
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals:
“Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. does not intend to advertise during the Glen [sic] Beck Show and has communicated this to the FOX network,” said Susan Holz, Senior PR Specialist for the company, in an email to ColorOfChange.org.
Brother International Corporation:
“Moving forward, Brother won’t have it on there [Beck's show],” said Peggy Carlton, account executive for Brother International at MS&L Worldwide, in a voice mail message to ColorOfChange.org. “Moving forward there won’t be any specifically on Glenn Beck.”
Idaho Potato Commission:
“It has been our long-standing policy to not advertise on any controversial programs,” said Frank Muir, President & CEO of the Idaho Potato Commission, in an email to ColorOfChange.org. “We have informed FOX that the Idaho Potato Commission will no longer advertise on the Glen [sic] Beck Show.”
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School:
“I first learned about this controversy [in November] and asked Fox to take his show out of our rotation,” said Steve Schwartz, executive vice president of consumer services for Intersections, Inc., in an email to ColorOfChange.org. “We no longer advertise on Glenn Beck’s show.” Angela Loiacono, manager of corporate communications at Career Education Corporation (CEC), parent company of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, confirmed that CEC had asked Fox News not to allow its ads to run during Glenn Beck’s program. “Our commercials…should be off-air in mid-February,” said Loiacono in an email to ColorOfChange.org.
“We do not intend to have any additional ad placements during the program,” said Jeff Flaherty, spokesperson for Marriott International, in an email to ColorOfChange.org. “I’d like to point out that diversity and inclusion are core values at Marriott and an essential component of our success.”
Republic of Macedonia:
“Although we only have a few more spots left to air on Fox, we have requested that the remaining spots not be aired during Glenn Beck’s program,” said Natali Rancevic, a spokesperson for the Republic of Macedonia, Agency of Foreign Investments, in an email to ColorOfChange.org. “Fox has agreed to honor our request.”
“Back in August of this year United Healthcare instructed FOX News to not run any of our ads during the Glenn Beck show,” said Lynne High, director of media relations, in an email to ColorOfChange.org.
“We are no longer advertising on this show or station,” said Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, marketing coordinator for US Fidelis, in an email to ColorOfChange.org. “Thank you for bringing this to our attention.”
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