TAKE ACTION: Alert 50 Companies that they are Advertising Side by Side with Holocaust Denial Content on Facebook


(Originally posted 6.10.09):


Facebook's strong stand in support of Holocaust denial material on its platform and failure to understand that it is both hateful and against their own TOS is negatively impacting the image of its advertisers.

Companies advertising on Facebook are probably unaware that they are advertising side-by-side with such material.

Therefore, the JIDF is initiating a campaign to inform 50 companies of this problem, so they can then make an informed decision about whether or not they would like to continue to advertise alongside this content on Facebook.

TAKE ACTION

The following is a sample email we urge you to send to the email addresses below it (just make sure you replace "your name" with your name.) Below that, one can find more contact info for the 50 companies, and web forms which you can also click to fill out. Finally, we have provided links to screencaps of the company's ads appearing beside Holocaust denial groups on Facebook:

To Whom it May Concern:

I have noticed the company or organization you represent is advertising on Facebook. Unfortunately, Facebook allows Holocaust denial material on their platform and has made a strong stand to defend its presence.

Therefore, your company's name and logo is now associated with this hateful material. If you click the following URL, you may search to find a link to a screen cap showing your company appearing to endorse Holocaust denial on Facebook:

http://www.thejidf.org/2009/06/take-action-alert-50-companies-that.html


As a result of this problem, other companies are starting to remove their ads from Facebook:

Vodafone withdraws ads from offensive Facebook Group
http://www.nma.co.uk/vodafone-withdraws-ads-from-offensive-facebook-group/3000503.article

Tesco pulls all advertising from Facebook Group Pages
http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/news/tesco-pulls-all-advertising-from-facebook-group-pages/2065423.article

Furthermore, in less than a month, nearly 50,000 people are standing strong against this material on the platform, as reflected in this group:

United Against Holocaust Denial On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=38697069983

In that group's "recent news" section, you may many more articles about this issue.

I urge you to please review your company's advertising strategy on Facebook as I'm sure this is not an association your company would like to make.

Thank you for your reconsideration.

Sincerely,

Your Name

BCC THE FOLLOWING EMAIL ADDRESSES
:


(Depending on your email system, you might have to break them up into 2 or 3 emails. Please use the scroll box to make sure you copy all the following addresses, and then paste them into the "TO" section of an email. In the "SUBJECT" field type something like "Please reconsider your advertising strategy on Facebook."

comments@apartmentguide.com, info@bestwestern.com, responsibility@verizon.com, vastros@attnews.us, smccain@attnews.us, investor_inquiries@harrahs.com, investor@chartercom.com, media@adchemy.com, osdbu@va.gov, rrt@waggeneredstrom.com, exec.relations@ebay.com, shareholderrelations@embarq.com, investorrelations@embarq.com, corpsec@equifax.com, dpelkey@underarmour.com, dcavalli@underarmour.com, comments@fairmont.com, marketing@fairmont.com, news@fairmont.com, copyright@fubar.com, bizdev@fubar.com, pr@socialconcepts.com, bd@socialconcepts.com, oles_gadacz@hyundai-motor.com, brandon@icontact.com, infoku@kaplan.edu, jeffrey.hayzlett@kodak.com, xboxpress@edelman.com, pterry@metropcs.com, mhaack@premierbankcard.com, dpelkey@underarmour.com, eewalt@underarmour.com, ycantor@aligntech.com, align@ethoscommunication.com, chris.fuller@pizzahut.com, info@netxccel.com, luis_fernandez@neimanmarcus.com,
thelightstonegroup@lightstonegroup.com, michael@beckermanpr.com, advertising@nextag.com, laurie.armstrong@nokia.com, communication.corp@nokia.com, pr@guthy-renker.com, linda_j._harris@progressive.com, rfink@mww.com, CEO@dishnetwork.com, jennifer.caukin@skype.net, john.a.garcia@sprint.com, customercare@thesurvivorsclub.org, tom.fitzgerald@WesternUnion.com, daniel.diaz@WesternUnion.com, abuse@thesurvivorsclub.org, hendlerr@venetian.com, mediarelations@t-mobile.com, john.clelland@t-mobile.com, wendy.paul@phoenix.edu, PublicRelations@vonage.com, cheryl.callan@weightwatchers.com, info@worldvision.org

MORE CONTACT INFO FOR COMPANIES + LINKS TO SCREEN CAPS

Alltell Wireless
(Subsidiary of Verizon)
Screencap:
http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/alltel.jpg
Contact:
"Verizon’s Corporate Responsibility group welcomes your comments on our efforts to be a good corporate citizen."
Email: responsibility@verizon.com
Web form:
http://responsibility.verizon.com/home/contact/

ApartmentGuide.com
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/apartmentguide.jpg
Contact:
phone: (800) 216-1423
Web form: http://www.apartmentguide.com/comments/new
comments@apartmentguide.com

Assurant Health
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/assurant.jpg
Contact: Phone: 212-859-5893
Investor relations: Investor.Relations@assuran
t.com
Web form: http://www.assuranthealth.com/corp/ah/AboutAssurantHealth/ContactUs.htm

AT&T
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/at&t.jpg
Contact:
Corporate citizenship:
Vanessa Astros: vastros@attnews.us
Sue McCain: smccain@attnews.us

Best Western
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/bestwestern.jpg
Contact:
Customer Relations (800) 528-1238
Advertising questions or comments regarding Best Western International's corporate advertising campaign: http://www.bestwestern.com/email/advertising.asp
Sales and Marketing
http://www.bestwestern.com/email/marketing.asp
info@bestwestern.com

Bing.com/Microsoft
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/bingdotcommicrosoft.jpg
Contact: rrt@waggeneredstrom.com

Caesar's Palace
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/caesarspalace.jpg
Contact:
Investor Relations
Telephone: 800-318-0047
Investor_Inquiries@harrahs.com

Charter
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/charter.jpg
Contact:
1-888-438-2427
Investor Resources
Phone: (314) 965-0555
Phone: (314) 965-0555
Corporate Communications
Phone: (314) 965-0555
Mary Jo Moehle
Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications
Phone: (314) 543-2397
Fax: (314) 965-6492
E-mail: investor@chartercom.com

Degrees.info
(A service of Adchemy, Inc.)
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/degreesinfo.jpg
Contact:
1-877-ADCHEMY (232-4369)
Press: media@adchemy.com

Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/deptofveteransaffairs.jpg
Contact: Telephone: (202) 461-4300
FAX: (202) 461-4301
Toll Free: (800) 949-8387
E-Mail: OSDBU@va.gov

Devry
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/devry.jpg
Contact:
List of corporate officers:
http://www.devryinc.com/corporate_information/officers_directors.jsp
Marketing/Advertising Inquiries
Phone: 630-706-3515
*They didn't bother to address the issue, but rather, threatened legal action if we did not remove their email address from our site. Although we have removed the public email address from our own site (as per their request), the email contact information for them can still be found here.

Dish Network
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/dishnetwork.jpg
Contact:
Management Team
http://dish.client.shareholder.com/management.cfm
Tel: 1.888.624.DISH (3474)
CEO@dishnetwork.com

Dominos **RESPONDED**

Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/dominoes.jpg

Please see their response here

Ebay
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/ebay.jpg
Phone: 1-866-304-3229 (Marketing Dept.) or 1-408-376-7458 (Hani Durzy, Media Relations)
Email: exec.relations@ebay.com

Embarq
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/embarq.jpg
Contact:
Phone: (913) 323-4637
http://news.embarq.com/index.php?s=20 this will give a list of all their Key Executives and their emails.
ShareholderRelations@embarq.com
investorrelations@embarq.com
https://www.embarq.com/Support/Residential/ContactUs/EmailUs feedback

Equifax
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/equifax.jpg
Contact:
http://www.equifax.com/home/en_us home page
corpsec@equifax.com Shareholder Relations Contact
investor@equifax.com Jeff Dodge
Senior Vice President - Investor Relations
Phone: (404) 885-8000

Extended Stay.com
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/extended.jpg
Contact:
Contact: Michael Beckerman, President, Beckerman Public Relations
Phone: 908-781-6420
Email: michael@beckermanpr.com
Corporate email: thelightstonegroup@lightstonegroup.com

Fairmont Hotels
(Part of Fairmont - Raffles Hotels International http://www.frhi.com/
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/fairmont.jpg
Contact:
http://www.fairmont.com/en_fa?cm_mmc=icppc-_-Branded-Fairmont-_-google-_-fairmont+hotels home page
Guest Comments and Customer Feedback
Please specify the hotel name if applicable.
Tel: (416) 874-2621
Email: comments@fairmont.com
Marketing
Brand Information and Marketing Communications
Email: marketing@fairmont.com

Public Relations
Public Affairs & Communications
Tel: (416) 874-2457
Email: news@fairmont.com

Fubar
is part of Social Concepts http://www.socialconcepts.com/
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/fubar.jpg
Contact:
Copyright issues: copyright@fubar.com
Business inquiries: bizdev@fubar.com
Tel: 650.261.1616
Press Inquiries: pr@socialconcepts.com
Business Development Inquiries: bd@socialconcepts.com

Hyundai
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/hyundai.jpg
Contacts:
Joel Ewanick - U.S. Vice President of Marketing
Phone: 1-800-633-5151

Oles Gadacz - Director, Public Relations
Phone: +82+2-3464-2154
Email: oles_gadacz@hyundai-motor.com

Icontact
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/icontact.jpg
Contact: Brandon Milford - VP of Marketing
Phone: 1-866-803-9462
Email: brandon@icontact.com

Invisalign
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/invisalign.jpg
Web form: http://www.aligntechinstitute.com/contact
Contact: Sheila Tan - VP, Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer
Phone: 408-470-1000
ycantor@aligntech.com, align@ethoscommunication.com

Kaplan University
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/kaplan.jpg
Contact: Linda Mignone - Vice President, Brand and Strategic Marketing
Phone: 866-527-5268 or 954-515-4015
Email: infoku@kaplan.edu

Kodak
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/kodak.jpg
Web form: http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/contactKodak/email/corporate.jhtml?pq-path=9085
Contact: Jeffrey W. Hayzlett - Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President
Email: jeffrey.hayzlett@kodak.com
Phone: 716-724-4000

Lenovo
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/lenovo.jpg
Contact: Milko Van Duijl - Senior Vice President, Mature Markets
Phone: 866-968-4465

Lifelock **REPSONDED**
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/lifelock.jpg

Please see their response here

Metro PCS
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/metropcs.jpg
Contact: Phillip R. Terry - Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing
Email: pterry@metropcs.com
Phone: 214-570-4641

Neiman Marcus
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/neimans.jpg
Web form: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/service/contactus.jhtml
Contact: Luis Fernandez - VP of Marketing
Phone: 888-888-4757
Email: luis_fernandez@neimanmarcus.com

Nextag
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/nextag.jpg
Email: advertising@nextag.com (this is just a general email)
Contact: Rafael Ortiz - Vice President, Marketing
Phone: 650-645-4700

Nokia
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/nokia.jpg
Contact:
Laurie Armstrong Director of Communications (NORTH AMERICA)
Tel. +1 914 368 0423
Email: laurie.armstrong@nokia.com
communication.corp@nokia.com
Webform: http://www.nokia.com/link?cid=EDITORIAL_4563

Pizza Hut
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/pizzahut.jpg
Contact:
Media Relations 972.338.7844
Feedback/comments http://www.pizzahut.com/ContactUs/WebsiteFeedback.aspx
chris.fuller@pizzahut.com

First Premiere Bank/Mastercard
first premier bank is a subsidiary of united national corp. and here is a contact # for unc
605-335-4000
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/premierebankmastercard.jpg
Contact:
dana dykhouse is the president and ceo
wasnt able to find any helpful numbers, links or email addresses but this is the number for their credit card customer service department. 800-987-5521

Proactiv
(Owned by guthy-renker LLC.)
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/proactiv.jpg
Contact:
Link to comment form http://www.proactiv.com/contactus.php
customer service (this is the only number listed anywhere on their site) (800) 876-9717
media relations email for guthy=renker llc is pr@guthy-renker.com
corporate headquarters 760-773-9022
ny contact : dana waisberg 212-253-4646

Progressive Insurance
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/progressiveinsurance.jpg
Contact:
feedback/contact form https://www.progressive.com/contact-us.aspx
advertising contact email Linda_J._Harris@progressive.com
media relations contacts
Leah Knapp (440) 395-9928
Cristy Coté

Samsung
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/samsung.jpg
Contact: Robyn Fink
Phone: (646) 215-6881
Email: rfink@mww.com

Skype
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/skype.jpg
Contact: Jennifer Caukin - Director Americas PR
Phone: 408.376.8787
Email: jennifer.caukin@skype.net

Sprint
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/sprint.jpg
Contact: John Garcia - VP, Marketing
Email: John.A.Garcia@sprint.com
Phone: 800-829-0965 or 913-794-0000 (automated directories)

Survivors Club
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/survivors.jpg
Contact: Email: CustomerCare@TheSurvivorsClub.org or Abuse@TheSurvivorsClub.org
Contact: Matti Leshem - Brand & Marketing (CEO Protagonist - marketing company)
Phone: (323) 785-2124

The Venetian - Las Vegas
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/thevenetian.jpg
Contact: Rom Hendler, Vice President of Strategic Marketing
Phone: (702) 258-8051
Email: hendlerr@venetian.com

T-Mobile
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/tmobile.jpg
Contact:
Ulli Gritzhun Marketing Director 425-378-4002
mediarelations@t-mobile.com
John Clelland Senior Vice President, Segment Marketing
Email: John.Clelland@T-mobile.com
Phone: 877-290-6323

Under Armour
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/underarmour.jpg
Web form: http://www.underarmour.com/shop/ca/en/customer-service/&?eid=Portal|Footer|CustomerService|Footer#contact_us
Contact: Kevin A. Plank - Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Phone: 410-454-6428
Diane Pelkey
Under Armour, Inc.
Office: 410-246-5927
dpelkey@underarmour.com

Erin Ewalt
Under Armour, Inc
Office: 410.454.6570
eewalt@underarmour.com

University of Phoenix
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/univofphoenix.jpg
Contact: Wendy Paul - Executive Director of Public Relations
Phone: 866.222.8910
Email: wendy.paul@phoenix.edu

US Dept. of Transportation
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/ustranspo.jpg
Web form: https://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/email.cfm
Contacts:
Rae Tyson - Chief, Media Relations Division
Phone: (202) 493-2226
Press Contact:
Gaurav "GP" Pal
NetXccel, Inc.
9700 Great Seneca Highway
Rockville, MD 20850
info@netxccel.com
301-217-0113
http://www.fedxccel.com

Patrice Pisinski Angle - Director of Communications
Phone: 1-888-327-4236

Vonage
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/vonage.jpg
Contact: Jamie Haenggi - Chief Marketing Officer
Phone: (732) 528-2600
Email: PublicRelations@vonage.com

Weight Watchers
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/weightwatcher.jpg
Phone: 1-800-651-6000 or 1-800-828-9675
Contacts:
Cheryl Callan - VP, Marketing
Email: cheryl.callan@weightwatchers.com

Western Union
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/western.jpg
Web form: https://wumt.westernunion.com/asp/helpContactUs.asp?country=global
Contact: Gail Galuppo - Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Phone: 1-720-332-1000
Daniel Díaz
720-332-5564
Mobile: 303-547-2347
daniel.diaz@WesternUnion.com
or
Tom Fitzgerald
720-332-4374
Mobile: 303-378-1465
tom.fitzgerald@WesternUnion.com


Windows Explorer 8.0
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/windows.jpg
Web form: https://support.microsoft.com/contactus/emailcontact.aspx?scid=sw;en;1539&ws=corpinfo
Contact: Ms. Mich Mathews - Senior Vice President, Central Marketing Group
Phone: 1-800-642-7676

World Vision
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/world.jpg
Web form: https://www.worldvision.org/worldvision/feedback.nsf/feedback
Contact: Joan Mussa - Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Communications and Donor Engagement
Phone: 1-253-815-1000
Email: info@worldvision.org

Wyndham
Screencap: http://thejewishinternetdefenseforce.org/ads/wyndham.jpg
Web form: http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/customer_care/wyndham_worldwide.cfm
Contact: Betsy O'Rourke - Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Phone: 1-973-753-7422
Email: Betsy.O'Rourke@wyndhamworldwide.com



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