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Saturday, January 30, 2010


Gay dating site's Super Bowl ad rejected by CBS

"Super Bowl network CBS rejected an ad Friday from ManCrunch.com, a gay dating Web site.

"After reviewing the ad, which is entirely commercial in nature, our standards and practices department decided not to accept this particular spot," said CBS spokeswoman Shannon Jacobs. "We are always open to working with a client on alternative submissions.""

"CBS is charging up to $3 million for 30-second spots. Buchter said ManCrunch would have been charged $2.5 million for its ad and would have had no trouble paying it, since the newly formed company recently raised $40 million from investors."

Well, they saved $2.5m and are now getting a ton of free advertising. And I'm sure it's getting a lot more attention in the gay community, which also happens to be their target audience.

I found the ad on YouTube, it's actually pretty funny:

(You know he wants in...)

I'm not screaming discrimination, but...
Focus on the Family buys Super Bowl ad

"Focus on the Family, a Christian non-profit group, said it will air its first Super Bowl spot during the upcoming game.

The 30-second ad will feature Tim Tebow, a former quarterback with the University of Florida's Gators and 2007 winner of the Heisman Trophy, along with his mother Pam."

"Focus on the Family is opposed to abortion "under all circumstances, except in the rare instance when the mother's life is threatened by continuing the pregnancy," according to the organization's web site."

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