Holiday Inn the latest to revoke its hospitality toward Glenn Beck

Posted on Fri May 14 2010


This will come as a surprise (well, not really), but another sponsor has reportedly pulled its ads from Glenn Beck's Fox News show. Holiday Inn has stopped running commercials during the show, per The hotelier joins dozens of companies boycotting Beck following his controversial broadcast last July when he called president Obama a "racist." Like other brands, Holiday Inn has deemed the show's content questionable and is worried about upsetting consumers. Among other advertisers who have done the same are General Mills, Geico and AT&T. The man has clearly pissed off a lot of brands, since the Glenn Beck Program is now losing more than 50 percent of its weekly ad revenue due to the boycott, according to reports. It will be interesting to see how long the show will go on without much ad support.

—Posted by Elena Malykhina

Holiday Inn staffers now personally warming up your bed for you

Posted on Thu Jan 28 2010


If someone is warming up your bed, I hope for your sake that either a) it's someone with whom you've been previously acquainted, or b) it'll involve copious amounts of alcohol and protection. Holiday Inn may see it differently. In one of freakiest promotions I've ever heard of, the Holiday Inn's Kensington, London location has been offering a five-minute "human bed warming" service, where some hapless staffer climbs between your sheets to take the chill off them. (I'm guessing the guest is not actually in the bed at the same time, though the hotel chain's photo would suggest otherwise.) The marketer says it's like "having a giant hot water bottle" in your bed. It's also like having a stranger in your bed. Which is fine, if you're into that sort of thing. Just be careful!

—Posted by T.L. Stanley



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