Oregon Partnership and other non-profits are warning that alcohol advertising is rampant (especially on TV) and the industry is always looking at ways to increase its reach to young people. Maybe Russia has the right idea....according to this item from Join Together newsletter:
Alcohol advertising would be banned and sales limited by location and time of day under a plan endorsed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, CBC News reported Sept.
Old Navy just doesn't seem to get it. The stores continue to sell t-shirts promoting beer drinking with such slogans as "Beer Pressure: Worth Giving In To."
With an under-21 clientele, Old Navy is making a joke out of its pledge of social responsibility, which it talks about on its website.
Oregon Partnership just sent a letter to Gap CEO Glenn Murphy (Gap is the parent company) and Old Navy President Tom Wyatt.
We've complained to these folks before without any results, but now we're starting to get more complaints from Old Navy customers. They know that with underage drinking pra
With the backing of Oregon Partnership, The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners has proclaimed September 6 through September 12 as National Suicide Prevention Week in Multnomah County.
Oregon Partnership President/CEO Judy Cushing said that suicide is the second leading cause of death among Oregonians ages 10-24 and for each death by suicide, there are 25 attempts.
“The majority of suicidal individuals display signals or clues,” Cushing read from the proclamation.
It's not exactly a news flash. But the advertising of alcohol is at an all-time bender. Beer manufacturers are sponsoring concerts, festivals and sporting events at an historic rate. Tune into cable channels, and you'll see commercials for hard liquor – something that just a few years ago, was unheard of.
And don't think the TV networks and local stations are watching this phenomenon closely. After years of a self-imposed ban, the networks are sure to take advantage of this growing acceptance of hard liquor advertising.