Best Western is the latest sponsor to drop Glenn Beck. Of note: they also dropped Glenn Beck in record time – less than 24 hours. Best Western ads first appeared yesterday (Feb. 4). After participants in the StopBeck effort reached out to them, Best Western sent along word this morning that they were pulling their ads.
This brings the total number of Glenn Beck’s dropped sponsors to 101.
Best Western’s statement (emphasis added):
Thank you for contacting us regarding our advertising programming. When purchasing our advertising, we typically purchase at a network level and not on specific television programs. We do not endorse More >
Discussing President Obama’s first name “Barack,” Glenn Beck had the following racially charged insight to offer:
“You don’t take the name Barack to identify with America,” but with “your heritage,” “radical[s]“
First off, in a multicultural society like the United States – any name is and should be acceptable. Second, why is he fear mongering about someone’s name? Can’t he come up with anything better? And finally, he does realize that most babies don’t get to choose their names, right?
Recently, ads for Toyota began appearing on Glenn Beck’s show in United Kingdom. Back in October 2009, Toyota removed all ads from Glenn Beck’s show in the United States. In light of this, we got in touch with Toyota regarding the significance of their ads appearing on Beck’s show in the UK.
Toyota confirmed that they are removing the ads from Glenn Beck’s show in the UK.
There were a number of mentions yesterday on Twitter regarding a Toyota GB advertising spot which ran during a Fox Network TV show on Satellite TV.
We looked into the issue, and our Advertising Department have More >
On January 27, 2010 a Honda advertisement ran on Glenn Beck’s show in the UK. Shortly after, the Stop Beck – UK effort contacted Honda and urged them to stop sponsoring Glenn Beck. Honda advised that they will no longer be purchasing ads on Glenn Beck’s show or Fox News as a whole.
This brings the total number of dropped sponsors to 100.*
Honda’s original statement:
Thanks for taking the time to share your concerns with us. We are now at the end of our advertising schedule with that channel and have noted your comments.
Honda is politically neutral and strives to exceed ethical standards. More >
This brings the total number of dropped sponsors to 99.
GlaxoSmithKline’s statement (scan of this letter available here):
Thank you for your letter of 8 December 2009, regarding advertising around TV programming that includes the views of Glen [sic] Beck.
A few days prior to your letter, GSK expanded an existing ban on advertising around programming that included Glen [sic] Beck on the US Fox News Channel. This expansion removed GSK advertising from rebroadcast content including Glen [sic] Beck anywhere in the world.
Please let me know More >
In this clip from the January 20, 2010 Glenn Beck radio show, Beck puts his sexism on display:
- “You don’t know the psychosis that is chickdom”
- “Women are psychos”
Alpro Soya advises that they will not only be dropping Glenn Beck, but pulling all their advertisements from the Fox News channel. Their ads had been appearing on Glenn Beck’s show airing in the United Kingdom.
This brings the total number of dropped sponsors to 98.
Alpro Soya’s statement:
Thank you for your email.
We have spoken to our media buying agency who place all of our advertising and they are aware of the situation. In fact they are in the process of pulling all advertising out of this TV channel and that includes the Alpro soya advert.
I hope this reassures you of our More >
We reached out to Virgin Atlantic after their advertisements began running during Glenn Beck’s show in the UK. This morning they confirmed that they will no longer advertise on the Glenn Beck program:
Our Media buying agency has assured Virgin Atlantic that no further advertising will appear around this show
Advertisements for ING DIRECT have been running during Glenn Beck’s show in the UK. On December 16, 2009, I contacted ING DIRECT regarding their sponsorship of Glenn Beck’s vitriol and race-baiting. Since then, we’ve been applying pressure on Twitter.
This morning, ING DIRECT advised that their ads will no longer appear “in or around” Glenn Beck’s show.
This brings the total number of dropped sponsors to 96. Many thanks all for your efforts!
Martin Rutland, head of corporate communications for ING DIRECT, offered this statement:
“ING Direct UK has confirmed they do not sponsor or endorse the Glenn Beck show. Additionally, no ING Direct More >
After advertisements for Jack Daniel’s began running on Glenn Beck’s show in the UK, the Stop Beck – UK effort reached out to Jack Daniel’s. Jack Daniel’s advised that they would be pulling their ads from all political shows, including Glenn Beck.
Statement from Jack Daniel’s:
Thank you for visiting our website and for bringing this matter to our attention. We appreciate your support and you will be glad to know that we have asked our advertising buyers to make sure that no additional commercials run on any public affairs or political commentary programs in the future.
We hope you will pass this information along More >