Full list of GB News advertisers: Who still advertises after Sainsbury’s ‘stops’ marketing with GB News?
Following widespread criticism, another advertiser has pulled out of GB NEWS, with Sainsbury’s stating that their campaign with the publication has “now finished.” So, which corporations continue to air commercials on the news channel?
Since its inception, GB News has been riddled with controversy, and the ongoing campaign against advertising on the news channel has resulted in yet another death. Following tremendous pressure on social media, supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has “now discontinued” their promotion with GB News.
After statements made by Nigel Farage on his show, a campaign to stop Sainsbury’s advertising on GB News was launched.
Mr Farage compared the RNLI’s work in rescuing migrants to a “taxi service for illicit trafficking groups,” according to Mr Farage.
His remarks sparked significant outrage in the public and political spheres, with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joining the chorus.
“Beyond distressing that preserving human life is something that an organization is required to ‘defend,’” Ms Sturgeon tweeted in response to the RNLI’s chief defending its lifeboat crews. Migrants are people whose lives are important. Thank you for everything you do, @RNLI.”
Sainsbury’s responded to the controversy by saying, “At this time, we have no advertisements scheduled with GB News.”
“We had a campaign that has now ended,” a spokeswoman stated.
“After a few of billboards, an advan at their HQ, more than 2.5 million views on films, and rising pressure, Sainsbury’s done the right thing,” campaigners LedbyDonkeys tweeted. (This is sophisticated corporate jargon meaning “we’ve come to an end.”)
Supporters of GB News, on the other hand, have expressed their displeasure with Sainsbury’s’ decision, stating that they will shop elsewhere in the future.
“@sainsburys,” one Twitter user wrote. It’s time to toughen up and understand that individuals from all walks of life like reading GB News and shopping at Sainsbury’s. Your duty is to sell food, not to pass judgment on their morals. For me, and I’m sure many others, Sainsbury’s is no longer an option.”
“@sainsburys is insane not to advertise with @GBNEWS; they will lose customers,” another remarked.
“However, if that’s what they want, expect them to reconsider when it comes time to run their Christmas advertising later this year.”
“Sainsbury’s has opted not to advertise with GB news – hence I have decided not to shop at Sainsbury’s, they do not deserve my custom is anyone joining me,” commented a third.
Now it’s Sainsbury’s. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”