Skip to comments.What IS the Budget for 'The Ad Council'?
Posted on 10/06/2013 7:18:46 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
At work today and listening to Conservative Talk Radio, I have heard 4 PSA ads in one half hour. One is using children to give voice to garbage and encourage the public to recycle. That number will work out to 8 PSAs an hour. All promoting the Obama's (Barry and Moochelle) agenda wasting taxpayer monies.
Next one was from Smokey Bear about preventing wildfires. And just niw, one from Lets Move. Will keep updating.
This is Louisa. She is getting ready for the first time in five years to talk to her niece. Click on the green button. OOOOHHHH YOU LOOK SOOO PRETTY! I HAVE MISSED YOU! ME TOOOOOOO! OH MY GAWRSH! OHHH HOOO HOOOOOO!
The last two were from Goodwill/Ad Council and then Feed the Pig/Ad Council. Drip, drip, drip goes our money.
I’ve heard most of those are run for free as tribute to the FCC.
Taxpayer money all belongs to this Admin only. And yes, I have heard that ad, too.
Sometimes I stream Fox News Talk during the day (Kilmeade, Gibson, Sullivan - not Colmes!). Their stream is chock full of this garbage: “Do you have the right car seat for your kid?” “Do you know to call 911 if you’re having a stroke?” “Are you prepared for a natural disaster?” “Take your kids to the forest today; visit bleep.gov to find one near you.”
The answers to these questions used to be covered by something called common sense and did not require a visit to a government web site.
Chances are these Ad Council spots (which are obnoxious in their strained humor) were purchased long in advance. Money wholly wasted in my opinion.
If that is the case, the radio stations are being bled dry in lieu of paying ad customers.
I hate that one too! I wonder if she can say anything but that laugh “Ohh hoo hoo hoo hoo!”
“Hey Louisa, your hair is on fire.” “Ohh hoo hoo hoo hoo!” “Louisa, your dog just got run over. “Ohh hoo hoo hoo hoo!”
One of my hot-button issues. Those ads seem to be proliferating. It makes me wonder if the gubmint is forcing them on conservative stations as a means of some sort of “balance”. I usually turn them down extremely low so I can hear when the show comes back on. Another maddening thing is that once the programming does return, it’s already in progress, the ad time having been eaten up by these obnoxious, propaganda-spewing ads.
Thank you Dear Leader!
But taxpayers pay pay for the production of them. There seems to be a lot that goes into these ads.
Radio stations can't sell ads to businesses. I think it's as simple as that.
But whatever would we do without those informative and thought-provoking ads??????
Dude, are you okay? Why won’t you shake my hand? Are you having a seizure or something?
Yep, it’s these long, useless Ad Council ads surrounded by much shorter ads by local businesses hustling to make a living.
Thanks, all. I get it now. Making Conservatives spend more money to get the Conservative voice heard. They leave no stone unturned, do they? I HOPE America wakes up and CHANGES direction soon!
That’s how it always seemed to me too.
FAST (Face, Arm, Speech, Time)
I hear 6-8 PSAs per hour - often more - on almost every station. What a waste of our money.
It is not only on the radio.... I have seen two F.A.S.T. billboards in North Carolina...
What’s with all those FBI ads too???
Having worked in radio, I know that the PSAs are aired for free. They fill space allocated for commercials but which at airtime remained unsold. And when license renewal times come up the station can boast how many PSAs they ran over the years as their public service commitment. Believe me, we’d rather have sold the time slots to a paying advertiser.
The Ad Council is a Propaganda tool beyond who is in power at the time — it’s goal is to promote the Statist bureaucracy that malignantly grows regardless of who is in the WH. I have heard these ridiculous ads when Bush was president, too.
One in particular caught my ear: “In America, 1 out 4 children go to bed hungry every night.”
Really??? Do the math. How many kids are growing up as an only child? Not many in my experience. So that means, 1 out of 2-3 FAMILIES have children who are going “hungry.” Does anyone believe that nonsense???? So, I did some research on where this statistic came from and realized quickly that the survey was totally bogus. Tell that to the Food Network who wants to show they care.
You have to be a pretty sorry adult in America if your child is starving. There are all sorts of ways to feed your kids if you don’t have the money. You can get three meals a day at most public day care centers and govt. schools. If you have too much pride to do that, then that’s a whole other issue.
Any way they can waste money, they will.
PSA’s used to be written/produced by large ad agencies, and run free, by all media, many years ago, when I was in the industry, on Madison Ave in NYC. Now, it’s big business, as radio/newspaper/tv/outdoor revenues are dropping due to many factors and US Taxpayer monies are funneled into them, from the endless gov’t tax-teat.
My most hated is the one where they claim if you’re good at video games or break dancing, that translates to you being good college material.
I hate guvmint PSAs. They’re a daily unwanted reminder of FEDGUV INC’s intrusion into every single aspect of our lives.