Obama Ads Pulled From Radio Websites
August 27, 2008 at 5:13 AM (PT)
BARACK OBAMA, THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE and "Car Wash Babes"? CLICKZ.COM reports they may not seem a likely grouping, but YESTERDAY, ads paid for by the DNC and the ILLINOIS Senator's presidential campaign showed up on an array of local CLEAR CHANNEL Rock radio station websites featuring content some would consider inappropriate for a radio station, much less a presidential campaign.
MACON, GEORGIA's Q106.FM and HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA'S 98ROCKME.COM are among several CLEAR CHANNEL station sites that, as of YESTERDAY afternoon, were running the new ads.
At least a portion of the ads were placed by local media firm CENTRO, which has scored upwards of $100,000 from the OBAMA campaign this year to put towards local Web buys. The company places local online advertising for national advertisers.
"The content on these sites is clearly objectionable and the ads should not have been displayed there," CENTRO CEO SHAWN RIEGSECKER told CLICKZ NEWS. "As soon as we were alerted to this issue, we removed the ads immediately. The DNC and OBAMA FOR AMERICA maintain very high editorial and content standards of where their advertising is displayed and we should not have placed an ad there."