Alan Jones’ advertisers on 2GB

Update ( October 16 ) : Advertisers return to Alan Jones – then leave again, Karl Quinn, The Sydney Morning Herald, October 16, 2012. After having suspended advertising on The Parrot’s program, this morning 2GB ushered in its return… only they appear not to have told some of the unwary. Happily, A Current Affair knows its market, and is proud to support Mr Jones. And on the other hand, Channel 9 is a bit fuct anyway.

Update ( October 8 ) : Macquarie Radio Network, owners of 2GB, announced yesterday that it was temporarily suspending advertising on The Parrot’s program. A petition on Change.org calling on the station to sack the shock-jock has attracted over 110,000 signatures.

Update ( October 2 ) : Harrington Kitchens has stated that it does not sponsor Alan Jones.

A number of sponsors — including Bing Lee, Challenger, Mercedes-Benz, Fantastic/Freedom Furniture, Hyundai and others — have declared that they have suspended their support for The Alan Jones Show on 2GB. How long this lasts is anybody’s guess. A number of other sponsors — including St George Bank, Toyota and Virgin — have stated that they do not in fact advertise on his show.

Note that while Challenger has declared that it “cancelled its advertising relationship with Jones’s program on Sydney radio station 2GB”, 2GB continues to declare the company a sponsor of the show.

Update : A coupla sponsors have announced they’ll no longer be shovelling money in Alan Jones’ direction. On Facebook Mercedes-Benz wrote “Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific has instructed its dealers to cease any form of advertising on the Alan Jones show as our company does not condone such inappropriate comments” while Freedom (which isn’t on the list) tweeted it won’t be advertising with Alan, and investment company Challenger ain’t either.

See also : Alan Jones on theantibogan.

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For some strange reason Sydney radio station 2GB has taken down its list of sponsors. The ‘Boycott Alan Jones and the companies that advertise him’ Facebook page provides the list below, presumably extracted from the 2GB website sometime before the proverbial hit the fan. Of course, if you’re a member of the Sydney University Liberal Club you may agree that Jones’ speech was “brilliant” and want to contact the sponsors and inform them of your support (for their support, for Alan). And if you’re a member of the IPA, I look forward to reading your defence of Alan Jones and about how a campaign to shame his sponsors is an attack on free speech characteristic of Nazi Germany.

Or something.

For my money, if someone can get away with boasting that they led the charge at Cronulla, they can get away with joking that Joolya is to blame for her father’s death.

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Chemists’ Own
email: [email protected]
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Harrington Kitchens [SEE COMMENT]
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Aliom Financial Markets
Email is [email protected]
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Big W

http://www.bigw.com.au/

Scott Baird
Manager, Marketing
Big W
PO BOX 8000
Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153
Australia
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Bing Lee [CANCELLED]

http://www.binglee.com.au/contacts

“Bing Lee sponsored the Bulldogs Rugby League Football Club until allegations that players were allegedly involved in a gang rape in Coffs Harbour.”

Mr Lionel Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Bing Lee Electrics Pty Ltd
PO BOX 171
FAIRFIELD NSW 1860
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Challenger Limited [CANCELLED]

http://www.challenger.com.au/

Paul Rogan
Chief Executive – Distribution, Product & Marketing
Challenger Limited
Level 15
255 Pitt Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
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CBT Holidays

http://www.cbtholidays.com.au/

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 02-9262 1555 Fax: 02-9262 2833
Interstate free call: 1300 88 66 78
For the cost of a local call from anywhere in Australia

Suite2, Level 8, 99 York Street,
Sydney NSW 2000
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Crystal Jade Seafood Restaurant
Upstairs in the Club Marconi, Prairyvale Road Bossley Park.
Phone: (02) 9822 3326

http://clubmarconi.net/dining/crystal-jade/

Marconi Plaza
Prairie Vale Road
Bossley Park NSW 2176
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Degabriele

http://www.degabrielekitchens.com/contact.html

Saviour Peter Degabriele
Director
Degabriele Kitchens
65-67 Princes Street
Riverstone NSW 2765
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Dragon – Nuance

http://dragon11.com.au/

Peter Chidiac
Managing Director
Nuance Communications Australia Pty Ltd
Level 11, 124 Walker Street
North Sydney NSW 2060
Australia
+61 2 9434 2300
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Fantastic Furniture [CANCELLED]

http://www.fantasticfurniture.com.au/contact-us

Denis McCormack
Director
Fantastic Holdings Ltd
c/- Accru Felsers
1 Chifley Square Level 6
SYDNEY NSW 2000
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Harvey Norman

http://www.harveynorman.com.au/page/1249453348132/contact-us

Haydon Myers
Marketing Manager,
Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd,
A1 Richmond Road,
HOMEBUSH WEST, NSW 2140
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Hyundai Australia [CANCELLED]

http://www.hyundai.com.au/

Oliver Mann
Marketing Manager,
Hyundai Motor Company Austraila Ltd
394 Lane Cove Road
Macquarie Park NSW 2113
Australia
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Mercedes Australia [CANCELLED]

http://www2.mercedes-benz.com.au/

Melonie Lowe,
Senior Manager, Events Marketing
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd
44 Lexia Place
Mulgrave Victoria 3170
Australia
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Peter’s of Kensington

http://www.petersofkensington.com.au/Home/

Gary Peters
Marketing Manager
Peter’s of Kensington
57-69 Anzac Pde
Kensington, NSW 2033
Australia
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Roses Only

http://www.rosesonly.com.au/UserFeedback.asp

Joanna Spencer
Group E-Comms & Marketing Manager
Roses Only
57-59 Dunning Ave,
ROSEBERY, NSW, 2018
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St George Bank [?]

http://www.stgeorge.com.au/contact-us

Belen Hungerford
Project Marketing Manager
St George Bank
4-16 Montgomery St
Kogarah NSW 2217
Australia
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Toyota Australia [?]

http://www.toyota.com.au/contact?WT.ac=Toyota_HP_ContactUs_

Nick Sadlier
Manager, Network Marketing
Toyota Australia
155 Bertie Street
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
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Virgin Australia [?]

http://www.virginaustralia.com/

Amanda Bolger
Public & Media Relations Manager,
Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd
56 Edmonstone Road
Bowen Hills, QLD 4006
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Volvo Australia

http://www.volvocars.com/au/

Matt Braid
CEO
Volvo Cars Australia
Locked Bag 2212
North Ryde NSW 1670

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16 Responses to Alan Jones’ advertisers on 2GB

  1. LeftInternationalist says:

    You might wanna check out the book of the propagandist in chief at the IPA, Chris Berg- you know, the guy you always see on the dirty socialist publicly funded ABC- for writing a book entitled ‘In Defence of Freedom of Speech- From Ancient Greece to Andrew Bolt’ -http://www.indefenceoffreedomofspeech.org.au/

    I don’t quite see how Andrew Bolt could be compared with Socrates, given Socrates had to drink the hemlock for questioning the idea that ‘might makes right’ and corrupting the youth with his heretical doctrines. Whereas Bolt hardly struggles to make his opinions heard, and heard everywhere, and indeed makes a living out of it. There’s also an article in the latest IPA Review mag by the BORG himself which explores the (SHOCK! HORROR!) SOVIET (ARGH!) origins of cracking down on free speech. And that this has something to do with dirty multicultis and anti-racists trying to CRACK DOWN on legitimate free speech and SUPPRESS other opinions which may be ‘offensive’.

  2. LeftInternationalist says:

    We must stop their unholy crusade to turn the world into a cold, lifeless zone of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. Onward, Comrades! The IPA is the banner of your approaching victory!

  3. @ndy says:

    Didn’t Berg author The Ice Opinion?

  4. inglourious_basterd says:

    Chris Berg is one of the reasons I do not watch The Drum any more. It is either he or one of his fellow malformed foetii from the IPA, all with the scent of the lockers of the private schools they attended still fresh around them, and unfortunately imitated by some of the younger ABC presenters.

    Adolescent white lad privilege combined with right-wing hubris and clad fetchingly in an Italian rip-off doth not an astute political commentator make.

    Where are the gravel-voiced grumpy old men of earlier times, men like Alan Ramsey, voices redolent with cigarettes and whisky and a lifetime of experience and real journalism?

    The closest we have now is Paul McGeough.

  5. @ndy says:

    I think what’s really interesting about the IPA et al is the way in which, over the last 20–30 years, these previously marginal organisations — widely understood to be corporate shills — have moved to the absolute centre of public discourse, in both state and corporate media. Chomsky & Herman’s writing, Alex Carey’s book on Taking the Risk Out of Democracy and Sharon Beder‘s work is esp relevant.

  6. LeftInternationalist says:

    We may understand the IPA et al as corporate shills, but does the general public share that view? For all we know, they may be considered as an independent think tank with strong pro-market views, and that’s it. I’d like to know specifically who it is that’s funding them- I mean, we, the public, should know this, especially if the IPA gets so much time on a public broadcaster – if they really believe in freedom of speech and association, and of an open and democratic public discourse, then the public should know who’s funding them. I somehow doubt they are sustained on donations from patriotic free-market lovin’ Aussies.

  7. Doug says:

    Chris Berg is a man!…wow.

  8. @ndy says:

    1. When I ref to the propaganda role, I mean this was once the case; that is, it was once widely understood that groups like the IPA fulfilled this function. This understanding has largely been eroded in recent years, and they are now fully accepted as being part of the official discourse. In other words, the IPA is an example of a v successful attempt to mold public opinion — as is the model upon which it’s based.

    2. Yeah he’s a bloke. And the significance of this is…?

  9. @ndy says:

    Funny ha ha article in Crikey w following acute comment:

    John Bennetts
    Tuesday, 2 October 2012 at 4:11 pm

    As I have posted elsewhere, Alan J is an entertainer. He is a walking, talking, 24/7 entertainer with a business plan.

    The plan is to be even ruder than Kyle and to hold onto two of the most unchanging audiences available – the Lobotomised Truck Drivers (inherited from John Laws, although he’s now back on air and wants them back) and The Over 70’s.

    He is outrageous and right wing and contentious because that’s what he must be to retain a $2m per annum job against fierce competition in the Sydney breakfast radio marketplace.

    If he didn’t regularly make a dill of himself for the cause, he’d not earn his pay cheque. So he goes over the top. Regularly. Gotta recognise professionalism when it is on display.

  10. CMC says:

    We assist Harrington Kitchens with their marketing and communication.

    Harrington Kitchens has asked us to set the record straight and clarify that Harrington Kitchens has been INCORRECTLY listed as a sponsor of Alan Jones radio program and of 2GB on your website.

    Harrington Kitchens does advertise on 2CH, a sister company. Due to an error by 2CH Harrington Kitchens was listed on the 2GB website as a sponsor. Again we would like to state clearly that Harrington Kitchens is NOT a sponsor of Alan Jones and 2GB and do not place their advertisements with the Alan Jones program.

    Harrington Kitchens is a family-owned and operated business with a long standing community presence. Harrington Kitchens has received numerous complaint emails over this matter and is astounded that they are associated with this issue.

    It would be greatly appreciated that the listing of Harrington Kitchens as a Alan Jones or 2GB sponsor on your Facebook page is removed immediately so this family owned business is NOT associated with this issue any longer.

  11. @ndy says:

    Thanks for the comment. I’ve updated the post accordingly.

  12. Melinda Hughes says:

    Current lists of advertisers can be found on the sack Alan Jones FB page, so far close to 60 advertisers have withdrawn support from this disgusting station. Freedom of Speech should not be abused this way!

  13. david everdell says:

    Interesting is it not, that the man, Alan Jones, who was once arrested by British police in December 1988, for unseemly behaviour towards men in the public toilets of London, should accuse others of shaming their parents, and that the same man, Alan Jones, who deceived all his listeners as to his relationship with the Commonwealth Bank a few years ago, should now accuse our Prime Minister of lying.

  14. Kennedy Baker says:

    Well done on 2GB for (however slowly) recognising that Alan Jones is a dangerous, big headed idiot who stopped reflecting any opinions (except those of the lunatic fringe) years ago. Let’s hope he disappears for good.

  15. @ndy says:

    In response to asdvertisers worried about the economic impact of the boycott of their businesses, MRN has thrown the mob a morsel:

    Macquarie Radio Network Announcement – Sunday, October 7, 2012

    Macquarie Radio Network Limited (“MRN”), the owner of radio station 2GB, today announced a temporary suspension of all advertising in its top rating weekday Breakfast Show hosted by Alan Jones.

    The move follows a week of unprecedented focus throughout mainstream and social media on Jones and remarks he made recently at a private function regarding Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the loss of her father. More specifically, the move has been prompted by actions being taken and threatened against companies advertising on the Alan Jones Breakfast Show.

    Announcing the suspension of advertising, MRN Executive Chairman Russell Tate said, “the nature, tone and volume of the reaction to Jones’ remarks, and in particular the threats being made through social media to companies advertising in Jones’ program and the disruption being caused to their businesses, have made it necessary for MRN to call some ‘time out”.

    “Some simple facts need to be acknowledged.

    “There is almost universal agreement that Jones’ remarks were unacceptable, wrong and inexcusable. Alan himself acknowledged that from the moment he first advised me of them. He immediately arranged a media conference to state that publicly and apologise to the Prime Minister.

    “Although the remarks were not made on 2GB, our position from the outset has been that a personal, unconditional apology was a necessary and appropriate response. I encouraged Alan to repeat the apology on 2GB when he first returned to air last Tuesday morning following his media conference. His apology was unambiguous and unconditional. He has revisited his apology many times in subsequent broadcasts.

    “Alan Jones’ audience, those who listen regularly to his program, also agree that his remarks were unacceptable. From Research we have conducted over this weekend with them, it is also clear though the great majority acknowledge his apology and have not significantly changed their attitude towards the Alan Jones Breakfast Show.

    “Nor importantly is there any indication from regular listeners that their attitudes towards companies advertising in the program has changed adversely.

    “Since we now know these things to be fact, we have to conclude that the avalanche of telephone, email and facebook demands to our advertisers to “boycott” the Alan Jones Breakfast Show, and the threats to destroy their businesses if they don’t comply, are coming almost entirely from people who do not listen to Alan Jones or 2GB at all – probably never have done and never will.

    “Now in Australia these people of course have the right to express their views to anybody who wants to listen, about any subject they want, including Alan Jones and his radio show. They also have the right and plenty of choice; freedom of choice, to listen to any of the hundreds, in this digital age, thousands of radio programs available to them.

    “What they do not have the right to do is on the one hand decide for our listeners who and what they are going to hear on the radio station they choose to listen to, and on the other hand decide for Australian based companies which media outlets they will or won’t use to advertise their products and services. They do not have the right to interfere with freedom of choice and they do not have the right to attempt to censor – not Alan Jones, not this radio network, not the people who choose to listen to it and not the companies who choose to advertise on it.

    “What we are seeing here is 21st Century censorship, via cyber-bullying.

    “As a talk-station we openly advocate debate. Talk radio is arguably the original form of social media. The difference between 2GB and some catchy URL is that MRN operates in a regulated media environment.

    “We hold ourselves, and are held, to account on many levels. We operate within a long established regulatory guidelines and rules. We’re accountable to the regulatory authorities for our license to operate; to our listeners who have the freedom to leave us any time they want; to our advertisers who will leave us if our listeners do; to our shareholders who will show staff and management the door when the advertisers disappear.

    “We are happy to listen to any constructive criticism of what we are doing. We do it every day, often live on-air. But strangely we have heard very little on this issue from the same social media groups which are attempting to destroy the companies who have the hide to advertise with the highest rating radio station in Sydney. All of their focus is destructive. They are simply making life as difficult as possible for the staff of companies whose crime apparently is advertising on Sydney’s highest rating breakfast radio show.

    “How hard is it to work out that those companies do not choose to advertise in the Alan Jones Breakfast Show because they agree with all of his views and everything he says. They advertise in the Show only because they want to engage with the massive audience who listens to him – an audience which has dominated the ratings in the Sydney market for over a decade. An audience which chooses to listen and an audience which, if and when it decides it has had enough of Alan Jones and goes somewhere else, will be closely followed by those same companies.

    “We have taken this unprecedented decision to suspend advertising in the Alan Jones Breakfast Show until further notice so that all of our advertisers are on an equal footing, can regroup and discuss with us the way forward and how we together deal with these attempts to damage great Australian businesses. We’ll be doing that over the next week or so and I would personally also welcome discussion with representatives of the organisations behind the totally unwarranted pressure being put on our advertisers. But any discussion will need to be face to face, not hiding behind a keyboard.

    “The decision obviously comes at a very significant short term cost to MRN. It is an insignificant price to pay for our audience to be able to listen to what they choose to listen to, and for Australian companies to advertise where they choose to advertise.”

    LOL.

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