Visitor submitted response from State Farm:

From: Jairon L Wills
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 12:59 PM
Subject: Comments/Suggestions/Unauthenticated

Thank you for your recent e-mail concerning State Farm’s advertising on the Fox network.

We have a policy of not advertising on political or opinion programming.  We have corrected this issue and have taken steps to make sure it does not happen again.

Understanding our millions of customers and thousands of associates hold a full spectrum of views on political issues, State Farm has a long-standing practice of not advertising in political discussion programming regardless of a program’s political point of view.

Because of the recent situation, State Farm is now evaluating its commercial placement practices to ensure its political issues advertising guidelines are maintained.

Thank you for your e-mail and your continued support of State Farm Insurance, both are greatly appreciated.

Jairon L. Wills
Executive Customer Service Supervisor
State Farm Insurance

This is, in my opinion, an above average response, though it does not say whether they have removed their ads from Fox News Channel, or just political shows.

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One Response to “Response Received From State Farm”

  1. MargaretH says:

    Here’s what I wrote to Splenda, a product I use a lot:

    Please direct my message to your consumer relations department.

    I have been using, enjoying, and promoting Splenda to my friends for several years.

    However, because Splenda underwrites Fox “news” programs through its advertising, I am not going to use or purchase Splenda until it advertizing on Fox “news” programs stops.

    Thank you. I hope to hear soon that you no longer advertize during the “news” programs on Fox. However, I’m willing to avoid your product and encourage my friends to do likewise for as long as it takes.

    Thank you.

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