Hershey has pulled their advertising from Al Jazeera America aka CurrentTV. Florida Family Association’s monitoring records found NO Hershey advertisements on the channel this week. Additionally, Hershey confirmed the change in their email dated June 10, 2013. Approximately four Hershey advertisements aired per hour on Al Jazeera America before the change. No Hershey advertisements have aired this week.
Florida Family Assoc 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.
This is how the Hershey advertising situation played out:
Florida Family Association sent out email alerts starting on April 22, 2013 announcing that Hershey was the top advertiser on Al Jazeera America aka CurrentTV.
The Hershey Company responded with an email stating that they intended to continue to advertise because they (erroneously) purported that Al Jazeera did not own CurrentTV yet.
Florida Family Association sent letters to all of the Board of Directors for The Hershey Company, Hershey Trust and Hershey Park on May 24, 2013 which informed them that a press release would be issued on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 announcing plans to fly a banner stating HERSHEY SPONSORS JIHADTV around Hershey Park and Jersey Shore.
The Hershey Company sent an email on Tuesday, June 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm to inform Florida Family Association that they were not going to advertise on CurrentTV aka Al Jazeera America.
Pfizer, on the other hand, has resumed its position as a top advertiser on Al Jazeera America and adds two more products to list.
Some of Pfizer’s better known products include: Advil, Centrum Vitamins, Lipitor, Preparation H, Robitussin, ThermaCare and Zoloft. Click here to see Pfizer’s many other products.
Advertisements for Chantix and Lyrica stopped airing for almost three weeks following Florida Family Association’s email alert. However, Lyrica advertisements resumed airing each hour on Al Jazeera America aka CurrentTV last week.
Please click here to send your email urging Pfizer to stop supporting Al Jazeera America with their advertising dollars.
A total of eighty eight (88) companies have stopped advertising on Al Jazeera America aka CurrentTV after receiving emails of concern from the Florida Family Association office or thousands of Florida Family Association supporters.
The following forty (40) companies have been added to the list of companies that have stopped advertising on Al Jazeera America after their officials received communications from the Florida Family Association office.
|AIG Direct (American International
Allstar Products (Buyperfectpancake.com,
BeachBody LLC (P90X, Rockinbody.com,
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Consumer Cellular (Exclusively at AARP)
Craftmatic Adjustable Beds
Dencor Research (Cyvita)
Earth School Educational Foundation
EncoreDental (Ageon USA, Inc.)
Exceptional Products, Inc. (Getcellens.com)
Home Delivery Incontinent Supplies Company
IdeaVillage Products (Microtouchmax.com)
Ilva Saronna SPA(Disaronno)
Johnson & Johnson (Rogaine, Skinid)
Liberator Medical Holdings (TVcath.com)
NBC network promotion
Neat Company (Tryneat.com)
Oasis Legal Finance LLC
Pulaski & Middleman LLC (Getinstagrip.com)
Samsung Electronics (Galaxy Note 10.1,
Senior Life Insur. Company
Simplex Healthcare (Diabetescareclub.com)
Soothsoft Innovators (Chillow)
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Steve Tolman (Buyeazycovers.com)
The Weather Channel Reel Rivals promotion
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. All of the above listed companies stopped advertising after their top officials received emails from the Florida Family Association office. None of the above listed companies were featured in an email alert or web article.
The following forty eight (48) companies had previously stopped advertising on Al Jazeera America aka CurrentTV:
21st Century Insur. Co., ABC network promotions, Acorn Stairlifts, Inc., ADT, Arriva Medical, BASF, Binder and Binder Law Firm, Blue Buffalo (True Blue Test), Certified Financial Planner Board (Letsmakeaplan.com), Chrysler Corporation (Dodge Dart, Fiat), Credit Kharma, Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster), Denny’s, DeVry University, Dr. Pepper (A&W Rootbeer, Dr. Pepper), E*Trade, EveryMemorabilia.com, FabriClear, Fast Auto Loans, Inc., Floororthopedic.com, General Mills (Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Fiber One, Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamed Vegetables, Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Nature Valley Crunchy Granola, Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Pillsbury Grand Biscuits, Pillsbury Toaster Strudel, Progresso Soup, Totino’s Pizza, Trix, Yoplait), Global Wireless Entertainment (Skinit.com), Greenlight Financial Services, Healingsmith (Eczenil), Heineken, Home Delivery Incontinent Supplies Co., Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc. (AccuCheck), Hoveround, Honda North America, Hubbard Media Group (Reelz.com), JP Morgan Chase (Chase Ink), Kiva Microfunds, Range Rover, LaserSpine Institute, Life Alert, Mr. Lid, Marvel Enterprises, Inc. (X-Men Destiny), National Collector’s Mint, News Corp. (The Following), PODS, Pulaski and Middleman, LLC (PMMESO.com), Quicken Loans, Reckitt Benckiser, plc (Airwick, Cepacol, Clearasil, Delsym, Finish, Finish Power Up, Lime Away, Lysol, Mucinex, Resolve Bright and White, Resolve Easy Clean, Rid X, Scalpicin and Woolite), State Farm, TD Ameritrade, Sweetdreamblackberries.com, TVScissors.com, United Benefits Direct, United States Marine Corps, Verizon and Wounded Warrior Project.