December 3rd, 2013 | Public Citizen
The Philadelphia City Council should reject a proposal to allow advertising on Philadelphia school property and in schools, Public Citizen argued in testimony submitted to the City Council Committee on Rules for a hearing today.
“Commercial advertising undermines the fundamental mission of schools to empower children to think independently and develop problem solving skills,” said Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen. “Children are already surrounded by near-constant advertising that promotes materialism. But the ubiquity of commercialism is not a reason for allowing school advertising – it is a reason why children need a sanctuary where they can focus on learning,” he added.Continue Reading...
November 30th, 2013 | Nancy Huehnergarth | Huffington Post
When Will You Stop Taking Money From Junk Food Peddlers? An Open Letter to the Presidents of AND and
Dear Dr. McCollum and Dr. McInerny,
I am not a registered dietitian. Nor am I a pediatrician. Yet, I am deeply dismayed that both the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) allow junk food purveyors to be financial sponsors of your professional organizations.
November 26th, 2013 | Beth Anne Heesen | Reading Eagle
Until recently, women who gave birth at St. Joseph Medical Center’s Breidegam Family Birthing Center received free diaper bags filled with baby formula samples and coupons. But with research suggesting that these bags decrease the number of moms who breast-feed, hospital officials decided they could no longer advertise or promote the companies.
November 26th, 2013 | Detroit News
Today, the West Bloomfield public school system is announcing a new, creative way to help fund athletic programs by selling naming rights to its athletic facilities. The school district would like to partner with local businesses or private individuals to name facilities such as the football stadium, the baseball and softball fields and the gymnasium at West Bloomfield High School.Continue Reading...
November 26th, 2013 | Broadway World
Viamedia, the cable industry’s leading independent cable rep firm and provider of online advertising services, today announced its 2013 Holiday Cable AdvertisingStudy which determined how advertisements on cable TV networks impacts the 89% of Americans who have cable TV programming. The study examined the positive qualities that make holiday advertisements on cable TV networks most memorable and finally asked what “Scrooge-like” themes, if any, Americans would like to see in holiday advertisements.Continue Reading...