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Response Received From State Farm

Visitor submitted response from State Farm:

From: Jairon L Wills jairon.l.wills.b92k@statefarm.com
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.

Sincerely,
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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ConAgra, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis and RadioShack Pull Advertisements from Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck

Latest Group of Advertisers Joins Growing List of Companies Distancing Themselves from FNC Anchor

OAKLAND, Calif.—ColorOfChange.org this week received confirmation from four more companies – ConAgra (maker of Healthy Choice products), Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, and RadioShack – pledging to pull their ads from Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck show. These new defections come on the heels of reports that Men’s Wearhouse, State Farm and Sargento also pulled their ads in recent days. They join LexisNexis-owned Lawyers.com, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, SC Johnson and GEICO, who all pulled their ads from Glenn Beck after the news host called President Obama a “racist” who “has a deep-seated hatred for white people,” on “Fox and Friends.”

“…Upon review of this particular program, we have discontinued our advertising for all ConAgra Foods products during its airing,” said Stephanie Childs, spokesperson for ConAgra Foods, in an email to ColorOfChange.org. “We share your commitment to diversity in all areas of life and appreciate you sharing your concerns with us.”

“We have specified that our ads will no longer run on Mr. Beck’s show,” said Sean Connor, Manager of Media Services and Purchasing for Sanofi-Aventis, in an e-mail to ColorOfChange.org. “We have included this show on a list of programming that should not be utilized within the Fox network buys. Thank you for drawing our attention to this matter.”

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Response Received From Men’s Wearhouse

Visitor submitted response from Men’s Wearhouse:

From: Stringer, Matthew (MS38) <MS38@tmw.com>
Subject: RE: Our Company
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, 8:31 PM

Thank you for contacting Men’s Wearhouse and bringing to our attention  your concerns with Fox News. While we support free speech and do not make advertising decisions based on our own personal ideologies, after reviewing Glenn Beck’s recent incendiary comments we have decided  to remove our advertising from his program. We hope that this decision will allow you to continue to patronize Men’s Wearhouse. I would encourage you to please share our decision with anyone else who may have expressed a similar concern.

Sincerely,
Matt Stringer
vp marketing/creative services

This is a great response, but, again, it looks like it’s just for Glenn Beck’s show & not FNC in its entirety. Hopefully, if we keep the pressure on, that can happen. Here is their contact information:

Men’s Wearhouse
Customer Relations
6380 Rogerdale Rd
Houston, TX 77072
1-800-851-6744
Fax us at: 281-776-7038
http://www.menswearhouse.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContactUs_-1_10601_10051_10721_10652_10652#email

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Response Received from United Parcel Service (UPS)

Visitor submitted response from UPS:

From: customer.service@ups.com [mailto:customer.service@ups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:19 AM
Subject: General / General

Thank you for your e-mail regarding our recent advertising on Fox. We value your input and take your comments very seriously.

UPS is very sensitive to the type of television programming with which we associate our messaging. While our advertising schedules are purchased months in advance, we work with our agencies to monitor programming for offensive, inappropriate or controversial content as our schedules run. We do not, however, always have complete visibility into which programs will be promoted in purchased shows.

Occasionally, our advertising ends up near polarizing content. If we find that this becomes a consistent pattern, we will re-evaluate our commitment to particular programs or networks.

Please contact us if you need any additional assistance.

Shelly L.
UPS Customer Service

I hope they do reevaluate their decision to advertise on Fox News; however, that is not much of a response… Keep the pressure on. Here is their contact information:

United Parcel Service of America, Inc. – UPS
UPS Corporate Headquarters
55 Glenlake Parkway, NE
Atlanta , GA 30328
customer.service@ups.com

https://www.ups.com/upsemail/input?loc=en_US&reqID=SUP

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Response Received From Sargento Foods, Inc.

Visitor submitted response from Sargento Foods, Inc.:

Subject: RE: Sargento Contact Us
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:57:45 -0500
From: Ask_Us@sargento.com

We deeply appreciate your reaching out to us and sharing your comments and concerns about Sargento ads appearing during “The Glenn Beck Show.” We sat down with the marketing department to talk about it and I learned that we buy time periods not specific programs. But in any event, they’ve made the decision to exclude that program from our future ad rotation. Simply stated, Sargento ads won’t be airing during that show. Again, thanks for contacting us.

Pat Lombardo
Sargento Consumer Affairs Department

Keep in mind that they only stated that they are pulling ads from Glenn Beck’s show, not from the Fox News Channel. Please keep the pressure on. Here is their contact information:

Sargento (Corporate Offices & Manufacturing)
One Persnickety Place
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 893-8484
(800) 558-5802
FAX (920) 893-8399
(1-800-243-3737)
http://www.sargento.com/contact/

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GEICO Pulls Ads from Glenn Beck’s Fox News Show

In addition to Lawyers.com (owned by LexisNexis), Procter & Gamble and Progressive Insurance, SC Johnson and GEICO have decided to distance themselves from the fear monger, Glenn Beck.

On Tuesday, August 4, GEICO instructed its ad buying service to redistribute its inventory of rotational spots on FOX-TV to their other network programs, exclusive of the Glenn Beck program,” said a spokesperson for GEICO Corporate Communications in an email to ColorOfChange.org.  “As of August 4, GEICO no longer runs any paid advertising spots during Mr. Beck’s program.

This response is due to a mass emailing effort arranged by ColorOfChange members. 75,000 members have taken part so far. If you wish to be included, click here.

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