H&R Block Calls Ad on MTV's Skins 'A Mistake,' It Won't Happen Again
5:52 PM PST 1/23/2011 by Bryan Alexander
The company regrets one ad running during the controversial show.
H&R block is not joining the companies pulling their advertising out of the MTV program Skins. The company put out a statement making it clear they never were an advertiser.
"H&R Block is not an advertiser of the show," the statement read. "One ad ran by mistake as part of a rotation. Once we learned this, we immediately took steps to ensure it didn't happen again." "This program is not brand right and H&R Block did not select it to be part of our rotation," the statement concluded. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/wrigley-latest-company-pull-ads-74639 As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Taco Bell dropped its ads from the racy teen drama on Thursday, saying the program was "not a fit" for the brand. GM followed suit Friday, placing the show on its "Do Not Buy" list. Wrigley was the third major sponsor to drop the program on Saturday.
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