Adbusters

Censored TV Spots

These socially-minded public service spots were rejected by big broadcasters.

Buy Nothing Day Pig


Big Mac

Network Rejections

Listen to the network rejections to get a taste of how the unelected and unaccountable gatekeepers of the public airwaves really operate.

CTV Rejection

CanWest Rejection

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I'm a film student that is getting in to television broadcasting and I think your "Buy Nothing Day Pig" ad is flawed. You're insulting your audience and then expect them to care about your message. The ad is trying to use a shock tactic but it comes across as if you're berating me. After the first 15 seconds I couldn't care less what you are trying to say. I liked the Big Mac ad though. Informative for a 15 second ad. I wouldn't mind having those and others like it pop up on the television every now and then.
I'm a film student that is getting in to television broadcasting and I think your "Buy Nothing Day Pig" ad is flawed. You're insulting your audience and then expect them to care about your message. The ad is trying to use a shock tactic but it comes across as if you're berating me. After the first 15 seconds I couldn't care less what you are trying to say. I liked the Big Mac ad though. Informative for a 15 second ad. I wouldn't mind having those and others like it pop up on the television every now and then.
I agree with Adbusters. If there´s freedom of speech, let it be so. Commertial interests must never be above community interest. Nevertheless, in any case, freedom of speech is reserved to those who have the money to pay an add, otherwise they can only shout in the streets, or mail comments like this, with the certainty that only a few will be reached, while big communication media continues to manipulate peoples´minds as much as they wish. The fact is that the TV in partcular, and news media in general, as they are now, mean a real dictatorship. They say, we must listen,no choice. For this reason, Adbusters, please go ahead... you represent a small hope of some fresh air....
I agree with Adbusters. If there´s freedom of speech, let it be so. Commertial interests must never be above community interest. Nevertheless, in any case, freedom of speech is reserved to those who have the money to pay an add, otherwise they can only shout in the streets, or mail comments like this, with the certainty that only a few will be reached, while big communication media continues to manipulate peoples´minds as much as they wish. The fact is that the TV in partcular, and news media in general, as they are now, mean a real dictatorship. They say, we must listen,no choice. For this reason, Adbusters, please go ahead... you represent a small hope of some fresh air....

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