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Some companies still have the guts to say they will not advertise on The ReidOut, Huffpost.com and Aljazeera.com.

Florida Family Association’s communications inform Corporate America, in most cases when they do not know, that their ads are supporting Joy Reid’s anti-white racist hate, HuffPost.com’s leftist lies and hate, and terror-linked Aljazeera.com and Aljazeer.net.  It is rare to receive confirmation from companies that they decided to stop advertising on any forum.  Most companies simply stop advertising without stating so.  However, the companies reported below let Florida Family Association know that they would not advertise again on those three forums.  

Hyundai Motor America advertising with Joy Reid

Mr. Caton –

Thank you for taking the time to write your concerns with Joy Reid's "ReidOut" program.

While our programmatic buys never intend to support any show with offensive, racist, or hate content, we did have advertising that fell within the timeframe of this show. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have now taken care of the matter immediately by removing any advertising and putting it on our media agency's "Do Not Buy" list.

Thank you again for bringing this to our attention.

Angela Zepeda
Chief Marketing Officer
Hyundai Motor America

Follow up email after Florida Family Association thanked Honda for its quick reply.

Mr. Caton –  

Glad our quick actions met your expectations and again, we appreciate you calling out the issues with the show.  

All the best
Angela Zepeda
Chief Marketing Officer

Thor Industries (RV retailer) advertising at Huffpost.com

Mr. Caton-

I have verified that THOR does not have any paid advertising with HuffPost.   It does appear that one of our operating companies’ rv selector was advertised on that platform through a google arrangement.  Our operating company did not choose to place the ad with HuffPost and steps have been taken to address this situation.  

Todd Woelfer
Chief Operating Officer

Koch Industries subsidiary Georgia-Pacific advertising at Huffpost.com

Dear Mr. Caton:

Thank you very much for your August 3rd email to Charles Koch, Steve Feilmeier, Dave Robertson, Sheila Weidman and Christian Fischer.  Georgia-Pacific, and our parent company Koch Industries,  places tremendous importance on the feedback we receive from our consumers and as the head of public affairs for the consumer business, I have been asked to respond to your concern.

First, I want to assure you that Georgia-Pacific is a values-driven company promoting integrity, humility and respect.  We use these values in every aspect of our daily operations, including the development of our media buying and ad placement guidelines.  With all of our media buying and ad placement, we use a number of factors to determine our selections, including reach to our target consumers, cost and appropriateness with our values.  And we certainly consider comments like yours and those of other consumers when making these decisions.   

I shared your concerns with our internal programmatic media team and want to thank you for bringing this to our attention.  Over the years we have developed a list of sites we do not want our advertising to run on, and I confirmed with the team that HuffPost.com and HuffingtonPost.com are both included on that list. Based on your email, the team investigated the issue with our media buying agency and unfortunately discovered that our block list was not applied to one of the programmatic tactics running with a premium partner.  We immediately requested the partner exclude the sites from their inventory and believe that none of our ads should appear on these sites going forward.  

Again, thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention.  And please feel free to contact me directly with any future concerns.

Anna C. Umphress
Senior Director – Communications & Public Affairs

Univista Insurance

Dear Mr David Caton,

Thanks for letting us know.

Both sites have been excluded from our Ads with google as you can see in the following screenshot.

Vladimir Perez Felipe
Chief Technology Officer

Kalesafe advertising at Huffpost.com

Good day!

Thank you for contacting us regarding this matter.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

I have coordinated this matter with the website owner.

Have a good day!

CostCo advertising at Aljazeera.com

Dear Mr. Caton,

We have investigated your concern below.  Costco does not  pay to advertise products on the internet and has no relationship with AdChoices either directly or indirectly for product promotions.  It was not our ad that was served.

We do occasionally advertise memberships but Al Jeerza is not a publisher and is a blocklisted site for any of our new member acquisition initiatives.  Also, "Ad Choices" is part of our privacy statement.  Ad choices allows you to opt out of any analytics or advertising from your web browser.  

Gary Swearingen, Corporate Counsel

Edward Jones advertising at Aljazeera.com

David - Thank you and your team for reaching out and making us aware.  It is inconsistent with our advertising strategy to have been featured on this website.  Thank you for making us aware of this additional instance, Tim Rea  

Autism Speaks advertising at The ReidOut

Dear Mr. Caton:

Thank you for reaching out to Autism Speaks. We work hard to ensure that our advertising dollars are balanced across media outlets.  

We believe that racism and discrimination of any kind have no place in our society, and we strive for a world where all people are respected, protected and valued.

Keith Wargo
President and Chief Executive Officer

Pandora advertising at The ReidOut

Thank you – was this only on TV? Or was it also on the digital presence.

I’ve informed our TV team as well.
Amsel, Michael

Generac advertising at The ReidOut

Thanks for the heads-up on this.  we have a media buying company that buys a mix of channels/shows/timeslots..  We have asked them to avoid her show.

Russ Minick
Chief Marketing Officer

Florida Family Association has influenced 224 companies to stop advertising on The ReidOut, 1803 companies to stop advertising at Huffpost.com and 1,020 companies to stop advertising at Aljazeera.com.  Approximately 90% of these companies pulled off these forums after receiving email communications from the Florida Family Association office.  About 10% of these companies stopped advertising after thousands of Floridafamily.org email subscribers sent emails to corporate officials in response to online campaigns.

It is rare in this day of woke fear to see companies willing to express responsible advertising policies in writing.  It is encouraging to see that some companies still have the guts to tell it like it is.

Thank you for supporting Florida Family Association’s online campaigns.  Your support is making a difference.


Author: ffa   20220828   Category: Advertisers  FFA: on

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