Media Matters is targeting companies that advertise on Sean Hannity because of his conservative values.
Florida Family Association first responded with an email alert that reported that USAA had succumbed to Media Matters pressure by stopping its advertising on the Sean Hannity Show. The email alert asked people to send emails urging USAA to start advertising again. Thousands of people sent emails to USAA officials through Floridafamily.org’s action email center.
Ad Week reports: USAA Marches Back to Hannity. Sean Hannity seems to have many fans who currently serve or have served in the U.S. military. When they heard USAA was pulling its commercials from Hannity’s Fox News program, they weren’t pleased, and apparently made their feelings known to the company. It’s probably no coincidence then that USAA announced today it has reversed its decision, and will resume its advertising on Hannity.
Your emails made a difference. And here's more good news.
Florida Family Association responded with another email alert that provided an email that people could easily send to most of Sean Hannity’s advertisers to urge them to continue to support his show. Thousands of people responded by sending emails to encourage advertisers to stay with Hannity.
Some advertisers’ responses to these emails are posted below:
My Pillow’s Michael Lindell stands with Sean Hannity
I have no intention of ever going off my friend Sean's show!
I am in this fight too!
Michael J. Lindell
My Pillow, Inc.
InterContinental Hotels Group never advertised on Sean Hannity so it could not have stopped advertising as Media Matters reported.
Greetings from the Executive Office of IHG.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding advertising with the Sean Hannity show. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to clarify our position.
Simply, we are not an advertiser on this show, and therefore never pulled ads. We are aware there was a third-party programming error, which caused our ad to be aired in a few local markets. Unfortunately, a lack of fact-checking created this misunderstanding, and we are appreciative of top-tier media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, who have taken the time to get the facts right in their reporting.
We are also grateful for you contacting us – so we have the opportunity to set the record straight.
Executive Liaison, IHG
IHG | P.O. Box 30321, Salt Lake City, UT 84130, USA
GoodRX was NOT pressured to stop advertising as Media Matters reported.
I'm the co-founder of GoodRx. You list our company as an advertiser on the Hannity show. Thanks to you, we've received hundreds of emails from concerned folks who would like us to continue running ads on Fox News and/or Hannity.
Unfortunately, I think you have incorrect information. While GoodRx has in the past advertised on Fox News (and elsewhere), we recently ceased ALL television advertising. We stopped advertising a few weeks PRIOR to this current controversy and it had nothing to do with any particular personality or political view - we simply stopped advertising for a few months as we work on new ways to talk to Americans.
We believe this incorrect information came from an organization called Media Matters. They have (after much effort on our part) edited their original post to indicate that we did not pull any advertising related to this issue.
We're not some faceless corporation - we're just a small group of frustrated Americans who are fed up with high drug prices. We spend our days simply trying to provide information and savings to help people not have to choose between rent, food or medications.
We have no immediate plans to run more advertising, but we're constantly evaluating the market and we appreciate the feedback from so many concerned citizens. Our mission is to help all Americans, and hearing from so many this week has reminded our team (and me especially) that we have to keep working hard to fix America's many issues.
We'd appreciate it if you removed us from your list, as we're not a current advertiser and don't want your members to think that we've done something wrong. Trust is a core value of our company, and I'm concerned that a controversy we have nothing to do with us will reflect poorly on us.
Thanks for your consideration.
Ring.com was NOT pressured to stop advertising as Media Matters reported.
We did not (stop advertising as Media Matters reported). As you know things get falsely reported all of the time and we are now a victim of that as well.
Because the situation seems so hot on either side and because we actually as a company are a combination of multiple views we have decided to just not comment on this at all anymore as we believe that there is no fair and balanced reporting that will come from it.
So sorry you were offended, I am a father and an inventor. Not a politician.
Florida Family Association removed the contact information for USAA, InterContinental Hotels Group, GoodRX and Ring.com from the floridafamily.org article after learning that Media Matters erroneously reported that these companies had stopped advertising on the Sean Hannity Show.
Sean Hannity is a true American patriot. Hannity has reported important news that no other cable news host has produced. He has relentlessly stood for traditional Judeo Christian values. Sean Hannity routinely gives honor to our military leaders, fallen heroes and military families in need. There is no better weekend than the Memorial Day Weekend to start defending Sean Hannity against leftist attacks aimed at the values we cherish.
Media Matters published a list of companies that advertise and companies that stopped advertising at the bottom of their article.
Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to urge marketing officials at most of the companies to continue advertising with Sean Hannity. The companies included in this email are ones listed by Media Matters as "primary advertisers" and "advertisers who've announced they'll no longer advertise on Hannity." The contact information for the advertisers that have said they will no longer advertise is posted below. Contact information for companies that continue to advertise is not being provided in order to reduce the chances of opponents using the information. There is a list of a few companies that are blocking emails that would have been sent through the Floridafamily.org email server. Please consider preparing an email using your own email service for these companies.
To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the "Send Your Message" button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.
Click here to send your email to urge marketing officials at most of Hannity's advertisers to continue advertising with Sean Hannity.
Contact information for companies that continue to advertise is not being provided in order to reduce the chances of opponents using the information.
The contact information for the advertisers that have said they will no longer advertise is posted below:
These are the advertisers who've announced they'll no longer advertise on Hannity:
Paul Fonteyne, CEO
Ann Davin, Public Relations Manager
Gracia C. Martore, President and Chief Executive Officer
Anne Bentley, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Philip Krim, CEO
Michael Behrens, Chief Marketing Officer
David Wolfe, CEO
Lisa Scotti, Vice President of Marketing
John Foley, CEO
The following companies are blocking emails that would have been sent through the Floridafamily.org email server. Please consider preparing an email using your own email service for these companies.
Brian Hepner, Vice President of Marketing
Patrick Carroll, Chief Marketing Officer USA
Jenny Wall, Chief Marketing Officer
Leesa Sleep blocking
David Wolfe, CEO
Lisa Scotti, Vice President of Marketing
Keira Krausz, Chief Marketing Officer
PC Matic blocking
Keith Linden, Chief Marketing Officere
Sally Susman, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs