Advertising Age Article Abstract
Public Flogging for Bailed-Out Marketers
Pols, Media Dismiss Ads From Automakers, Citi, BofA as Waste of Money
BATAVIA, Ohio (AdAge.com) -- In the past week, advertising, in all its forms, has become a whipping boy for recipients of Troubled Asset Relief Program funds. The more than $300 billion in bailout bucks poured into automakers and financial institutions to keep them afloat has subjected their marketing efforts to unprecedented public scrutiny and criticism. ...