SVP of Digital Entertainment at Edelman, Matthew Grossman sent me a tip that Control Room had pulled the offending ads. The statement follows:
December 19, 2006
“It has come to our attention that the intended placement of certain online ads planned by our marketing department would have been inappropriate given the content on, and context of, the targeted sites. Control Room is in the business of delivering the highest quality live concerts from leading artists to digital platforms and such advertising tactics are not consistent with our vision or marketing practices. The ads have not yet been posted and will not be running on any websites.”
— Nina Guralnick, General Manager, Control Room
The concert will go on, but it appears the ads will not be run in their current form. I wonder if there will be any collateral damage.