Warren Braden passed away this week at age 82. He’s not a household name, but Mr. Braden’s actions affected every household in America…and demonstrated how one man’s courage and determination can change Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and American culture.Read more →
The NBC network will be home to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.With the beloved sporting event just a year away, advertisers are gearing up once again to market their products during the event.
Time and time again, the PTC has told advertisers that...Read more →
A recent article from Advertising Age reports that TV networks are stuffing more ads than ever into TV shows…espcially programs aimed at kids.Read more →
The advertising mantra since the days of the original Madison Avenue “Mad Men” has been “Sex Sells!” There is mounting evidence that’s not actually true.
Last week researchers at Ohio State University published the results of a meta-analysis of 53 studies comprising 8,489...Read more →
The Parents Television Council is calling on A&E to offer a refund to cable subscribers who do not want to subsidize its FYI network, which will be premiering Seven Year Switch, a program featuring couples switching spouses and that will presumably encourage adultery, and which...Read more →
McDonald’s loves Family Guy in America. But in Canada, it’s a different story. Read more →
Last week, McDonald’s hired former White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs to act as Global Chief Communications Officer.
PTC Advisory Board Member Gary Lesser sent a letter to Gibbs, reminding him of the strong stance the administration he once represented took against sexual assault on college...Read more →
Parents Television Council Issues Urgent Call to McDonald’s to Change TV Sponsorship Practices
The Parents Television Council issued an urgent call to McDonald’s to stop sponsoring TV programming with jokes about sexually exploiting children, and is urging its members to contact the...Read more →
The Parents Television Council called WE tv’s decision to take its live sex show, “Sex Box,” off the air after only airing five episodes a victory for its members and other concerned citizens who signed a national petition against the show.Read more →
Viewers are growing disenchanted with the fast-food chain’s racy ads. Read more →
Is it possible that “Sex Box” is on the way out?
WE tv hasn’t announced plans to pull the program yet, but it has been moved out of the primetime line-up and dropped into a midnight time slot where it will have only a fraction...Read more →
For graphic sexual content almost unbelievable in a cartoon, the March 5th episode of FX’s Archer (10:00 p.m. ET) is the Worst Cable TV Show of the Week. Read more →
In the course of our efforts to advocate for families and protect children from Sex Box , we’ve heard from a number of people who wonder how anyone could possibly object to a live sex show on basic cable. Here, we answer their most common complaints.Read more →
The company that owns the Hallmark Channel saw a huge increase in profits last year. Might there be a message here for other TV networks?
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Thousands of Americans are offended at having to pay for WE TV’s upcoming show Sex Box – and the PTC has the comments from the public to prove it.Read more →
The internet and technology giant has consistently taken a firm stand against graphic sexual content…and the PTC is grateful.Read more →
In a change from other recent years, the 2015 Super Bowl featured commercials that were largely positive, family-friendly, and even inspirational.Read more →
Unfortunately, there were still a few ads inappropriate for families and kids on this year’s Super Bowl. Amid the flood of optimistic, family-friendly imagery, the commercials that featured sexual imagery stood out all the more.Read more →
The PTC is launching a petition against the upcoming series Sex Box, which will feature live sex acts — paid for by every cable subscriber. Read more →
Advertising during the Super Bowl has become infamous for presenting negative, sexually-charged commercials. But every year, there are also some delightfully positive, family-friendly ads…and this year is no exception.
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Which Super Bowl ads do you find yourself sharing with your Facebook friends and family? Or talking about at work the next day? Or watching over and over again on You Tube? Like most people, I expect they are the ads that tug at your heartstrings,...Read more →
Peggy Charren passed away last week. Out of concern for the influence TV has on kids, Ms. Charren founded the group Action for Children’s Television — a group that made a profound, and positive, difference in reforming TV programming aimed at youth.Read more →
This week, fast-food behemoth McDonald’s announced a new strategy to move its marketing in a more positive direction. We can’t help but wonder if this new direction might not have been prompted, at least in part, by the PTC’s repeated calls over the past...Read more →
It’s the first business week of 2015, so my thoughts naturally go to “what are your wishes for the new year?” Folks, there is a lot on the PTC’s plate for the coming year, but I’d like to give you some flavor of where we are...Read more →