The group called "Project Billboard" booked their ad space way back in December of last year, on a Billboard at the Marriott Marquis Hotel at Broadway and 45th Street in NYC. Now Clear Channel Communications - one of the largest Media Companies in the US (and the world) - has nixed the ad and will not run it next month as previously planned. Morons.org has more. The Project Billboard group are accusing Clear Channel for breach of contract and are expected to file a suit today in Manhattan federal court. Read more to see the offending posters.
Hat tip to Michael modern times film @ adlist.
There are conflicting reports if the second ad was nixed or not by Clear Channel - the second image carried a dove instead of a bomb.
Clear Channel's chief executive officer, Paul Meyer, told the paper that the company's only objection was the group's use of "the bomb imagery" in its proposed billboard.
Meyer said Clear Channel had signed off on a billboard that would use the image of a dove instead of a bomb, but that it still required the approval of the Marriott Marquis management, which he said also objected to the bomb billboard.
"We have no political agenda," Meyer told the Times. "It's the bomb imagery we objected to."
When it's a sex bomb they don't seem to mind, Jenna Jameson has had three giant billboards in Times Square this past year - she doesn't wear very much in either one of those posters. Just two blocks away, east side of Seventh Ave. between 48th and 49th streets.
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