May 29, 2002
We Always Want to Take the Money

"We always want to take the money," a senior advertising executive at this network said, but the Saudi ads are "not appropriate for our brand."

The Saudi ads, with the tagline The People of Saudi Arabia -- Allies Against Terrorism, are really no different than any other ad, they just, you know, tell the truth and that's about it.

Yet every single network has foregone hundreds of thou in revenue by refusing to air 30 seconds of simple truth. "Not appropriate for our brand," says big network, so everything that does make the cut (like, oh, liquor?) is, by extension, appropriate.

Operation Margarine? I can't believe it's not.

Posted by at May 29, 2002 03:55 PM
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