Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thanks to Think Progress UPS Will Stop Advertising On Bill O'Reilly's Show

Posted by Faiz Shakir, Think Progress at 3:07 PM on March 27, 2009.

"At this time, we have no plans to continue advertising during this show."

In response to our Stop Supporting The O’Reilly Harassment Machine campaign, UPS told us yesterday that it was investigating whether to continue supporting O’Reilly’s show. “We are sensitive to the type of television programming where our messages and presence are associated and continually review choices to affect future decisions,” spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg told us.

Today UPS announced it will stop advertising on O’Reilly’s show. Here is the statement UPS emailed out just moments ago:

Thank you for sending an e-mail expressing concern about UPS advertising during the Bill O’Reilly show on FOX News. We do consider such comments as we review ad placement decisions which involve a variety of news, entertainment and sports programming. At this time, we have no plans to continue advertising during this show.

Here’s a graphic of the email statement we received:


Thank you UPS! We need more corporate sponsors of O’Reilly to follow UPS’s lead. Let’s keep up the pressure. Please sign onto our campaign and tell your friends to do so as well:


Update: Some other things you should know about UPS:

-- Brown deeply rooted in going green: Some of the many ways UPS conserves

-- UPS Completes Deployment of 300 New "Green" Trucks

-- UPS "Global Volunteer Month Environmental Challenge" Awards $70,000 to Keep America Beautiful Affiliates


Tagged as: bill o'reilly, think progress, ups

Faiz Shakir is the Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Editor of and The Progress Report.

No comments: