Tag: advertising

Super Bowl ads too controversial for TV

Fox Network has rejected several would-be Super Bowl commercials because they were too controversial. Yet, these would-be advertisers are getting plenty of publicity for being kept on the sidelines. Is this a clever marketing stunt?

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Personal Liberty Issue Update: Chuck Norris – Kicking Ass for Freedom

While supporters of same-sex marriage are still glowing over the decision that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, the gay rights movement has tasted both victory and defeat concerning the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Issue Updates

HeadCount Food & Farm Policy Issue Update: The Unsettling Truth About Food & Advertising

It’s about time! The media has turned some serious attention on the marketing practices behind so-called “organic” food products. The limited and often inaccurate information available to consumers regarding food makes it difficult to know whether our dollars are supporting the type of industry we can believe in. The biggest shocker came last week when Mother Jones…

Posted in Issue Updates, Food and Farm Policy

House Cuts Anti-Drug Media Campaign

By Jonathan Perri Surreal yet patronizing taxpayer-funded advertisements – often featuring talking dogs, deflated humans, and girlfriend-stealing aliens – aimed at stopping teen marijuana use may be a thing of the past. Last week, the House Appropriations Committee recommended reducing funding for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign by 71%. The cut would slash funding…