If you were to check Harley-Davidson’s investors from the past three months, you would find a rather noticeable increase in stock since the season 6 premiere of Sons of Anarchy in September.
I know what you’re thinking: a motorcycle company advertising on a show that’s about a motorcycle gang makes sense. But when according to...Read more →
It is nice to hear good news in the midst of all things negative, and this is what I bring to you today.On September 10, 2013, Mitsubishi sponsored this season’s premiere episode of Sons of Anarchy, a violent series on FX’s network.
Often, advertisers are unaware of where their commercials are appearing on television, and...Read more →
Fox’s profane and graphically violent sex-and-drug cartoon block ADHD appears to be losing its focus – and presumably, its sponsors and viewers.Read more →
Miley Cyrus is beloved by millions of young women who were fans of her work on the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana. But MTV’s Video Music Awards blatantly sexualized the former Disney kid with a quasi-pornographic dance routine, while rating the show appropriate for 14-year-olds – and every pay-TV subscriber funded it. Read more →
Fox’s disgusting new cartoon block ADHD is proving a costly failure for the network. Yet, Fox is continuing to air the sleazy cartoon show…because money isn’t really what the network’s bosses care about. Read more →
On its Twitter feed, Fox boasted that the August 4th episode of its disgusting new cartoon block ADHD saw a 100% increase in teenage viewers. This huge increase just one week after the show premiered demonstrates why ADHD is such a threat to kids.Read more →
As America’s leading fast-food chain, McDonalds is accustomed to handsome profits; but the restaurant’s sales and share price on Wall Street are both slumping — and McD’s sponsorship of anti-family programming may be part of the reason.Read more →
“Getting famous is as easy as having sex and letting the cameras roll…When his longtime crush finally asked him out on a date, Zach Stone hatched a plan to cash in on his first time. Because who wouldn’t want to see a sex movie starring an awkward virgin?”
So says MTV.Read more →
We’ve just come out of Upfronts season, a dog and pony show where the networks fly their top stars to New York City to mingle with advertisers in an attempt to convince sponsors to commit advertising dollars “upfront,” ahead of the fall season. Sponsors are wined and dined and given a preview of what’s...Read more →
PTC Advisory Board member Paul Porter, founder of Rap Rehab and Industry Ears, scored two notable victories against the bigotry and foul content rampant in the entertainment industry this week. Read more →
“Product placement” is the practice of prominently displaying a product’s brand name in an entertainment program, whether it is shown visually or referred to in dialogue. But increasingly, this practice goes far beyond Simon Cowell displaying a Coca-cola cup on his desk on American Idol. Read more →