UPDATED: 3/6/12 – This list is now outdated. Please check the second column of the blog for an updated list of advertisers, and contact them based on that list. Thanks.
UPDATED: 8:16pm – You’ll find Twitter handles for today’s advertisers below. Please tweet them, and retweet this post.
13 advertisers have now dropped Rush Limbaugh’s radio show after he called a Georgetown law student a “sl-t” for testifying before a panel of the House of Representatives. Per Media Matters, here are the companies that advertised on Limbaugh’s show today on WABC – the list has been confirmed by Media Matters, the ads ran.
Below you’ll find Twitter handles for the various companies – I think this is the most effective way to contact them. It’s public, and people will retweet it easily. One more thing about how ads work, and how to avoid being fooled by these companies. A company doesn’t always choose what show its ad runs on – they can, for example, buy ads on an entire network and let the network decide which shows and what time (it’s cheaper than picking specific shows and times). This permits advertisers, like Netflix, to misleadingly claim that gosh they’re not “direct advertisers” on Limbaugh’s show – thus tricking people into thinking they don’t advertise on his show at all, when what they really are saying is that they didn’t CHOOSE his specific show to advertise on, not that their ads aren’t running there. They can still tell their ad person to make sure none of their ads run on Limbaugh’s show – so why dont they?
A Place for Mom @aplaceformom
ADT Security @ADTstaysafe
American Credit Card Solutions
Ameristar Tax Centers @AmeriStarTax
Bare Escentuals Mineral Makeup @BareEscentuals
Bonobos @Bonobos (Bonobos says they’ve directed that no more ads run. Thank them.)
Becoming China’s Bitch by Peter Kiernan (Ad ran accidentally, it’s been pulled)
Capital One @AskCapitalOne
Child Booster Seat PSA, Ad Council and DOT
Constant Contact @ConstantContact
Eos Sleep @eossleep
Freedom Debt Relief @FreedomFamily
Heritage for the Blind @HeritageBlind
JC Penney’s @JCPenney
Matrix Direct @MatrixDirect
Merit Financial @MeritFinancial
New York Lottery Powerball
O’Reilly Auto Parts @OreillyAuto
Peerless Boilers @PeerlessBoilers
Reputation Rhino @ReputationRhino
RightSize Smoothies @RightSize
Service Magic @ServiceMagic
St. Vincent’s Medical Center (Bridgeport, CT) @StVincentsMC
The Small Business Authority/Corporate Tax Network
US Tax Shield @USTaxShield
Wave Home Solutions @WaveHome