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Feds zero in on H-1B abuse at IT outsourcing firms

Hyundai statement: “Hyundai currently has no advertising running on The O’Reilly Factor. We had upcoming advertising spots on the show but are reallocating them due to the recent and disturbing allegations….”

Mercedes-Benz: “We had advertising running on The O’Reilly Factor (we run on most major cable news shows) and it has been reassigned in the midst of this controversy. The allegations are disturbing and, given the importance of women in every aspect of our business, we don’t feel this is a good environment in which to advertise our products right now.”

BMW: “In light of the recent New York Times investigation, BMW of North America has suspended its advertising with “The O’Reilly Factor,” the BMW spokesman said in an emailed statement.

Mitsubishi: “Mitsubishi Motors takes these allegations very seriously and we have decided that we will pull our advertising at the present time. We will continue to monitor this situation as we assess our long-term strategy.”

Lexus: After saying it would “monitor the situation” the Japanese automaker decided to pull its ads.

Ainsworth Pet Nutrition: The parent company of the Rachael Ray-endorsed dog food brand Nutrish, said it “removed our advertising from the program because of these recent and disturbing allegations.”

Constant Contact: “Based on the recent allegations and our strong commitment to inclusion, respect and tolerance in the workplace, we have decided to pull Constant Contact’s ads from The O’Reilly Factor,” the spokeswoman of the digital marketing company said.

UNTUCKit: The men’s clothing line said “As a company in which more than 2/3rd of our employees are women, we take sexual harassment claims very seriously. Moreover, it is important our corporate partners reflect the same principles of inclusivity and equality upon which we have built our brand. In light of the disturbing allegations, we instructed our media buyer this morning to reallocate our ad dollars to other shows effective immediately.”

Sanofi: The consumer healthcare company said “The controversy around The O’Reilly Factor program and allegations made against Bill O’Reilly are matters that we take seriously and will continue to monitor. We do not endorse the behavior or opinions of program hosts or the content.”

GlaxoSmithKline: The Pharmaceutical maker said “We have temporarily put a hold on spots running on The O’Reilly Factor while we assess this situation.”

Bayer: The German pharma company said, it “supports a safe, respectful and non-abusive environment for women and we have reached out to Fox to voice our concerns regarding this matter.”

AllState: The insurance company said “Inclusivity and support for women are important Allstate values.”

Esurance: The auto insurer, which is owned by Allstate, has pulled ads.

T. Rowe Price: “We regularly evaluate our media buys to ensure alignment with our corporate values, and in light of the recent allegations we have decided to pull our upcoming ads from The O’Reilly Factor,” the global financial firm said.

Wayfair: The online home goods seller said, “we condemn all forms of harassment are closely assessing the situation.”

Orkin: “Orkin buys its advertising in broad dayparts on networks that reach our target audience. We do not buy specific shows, including the O’Reilly Factor… we have added that show to our ‘Do Not Buy’ list in the wake of the current allegations.”

Credit Karma: The company said it “will not be advertising” on the program and that it’s “asked for our ads to be removed.”

The Wonderful Company: The makers of POM juice, said it does not “currently have or plan for ad inventory on this show.”

TrueCar: The car-buying website told announced on Twitter it had instructed its media buyer “to direct our advertising to other programming.”

The Society for Human Resource Management: The organization said on Twitter that it had decided to “cease its advertising on the Fox News Network.”

Coldwell Banker: The real-estate firm said Tuesday night that it was “disappointed” its ad aired during the “O’Reilly Factor,” and that “it wasn’t part of our intentional media programming.” It also said that it would pull future ads from the show.

This post is updating with the latest statements. The original post was published on April 4 at 7:20a.m.









Article source: https://www.axios.com/feds-zero-in-on-h-1b-abuse-at-it-outsourcing-firms-2343025323.html

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