iCan stops advertising on Al Jazeera America.
Florida Family Association tapes ten hours of programing on Al Jazeera America aka CurrentTV every day. The Florida Family Association office communicates with each advertiser no less than once per week. Top advertisers are strategically featured one at a time because there are so few of them.
iCan responded with the following email:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Bertrand" <email@example.com>
To: "davidcaton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 1:31 PM
Subject: RE: iCan Benefit will be reported as supporting this Muslim Brotherhood channel on numerous activist web sites.
Mr. Caton -
Thank you very much for bringing this issue to our attention. I spoke with our Marketing Director last night, and he advised me that the ad on Al Jazeera was placed by a third party media partner of ours, and not by iCan itself. Nevertheless, yesterday we instructed that particular media partner, and all of our other media partners, to not place any future ads on Al Jazeera and to have any already scheduled ads pulled. Al Jazeera is not an appropriate advertising venue for our company.
Again, thank you for bringing this to our attention, and I hope you are satisfied with the actions we took shortly after receiving your note yesterday.
Government & Industry Relations
iCan advertisements stopped airing on Al Jazeera America on Monday, April 21, 2013. If you would like to thank iCan for their decision please send your email to Mike Bertrand at email@example.com
Al Jazeera, the Arabic news cable channel headquartered in the Middle East (Doha, Qatar), purchased the CurrentTV channel which has the potential of reaching millions of viewers in the United States. Al Jazeera is a mouthpiece for radical Islamists. Al Jazeera America is the new, tentative name for CurrentTV.
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