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Did you know that Barnes & Noble runs a banner ad on GasBaugh's website?  Yep, I've seen it there for weeks, now, off and on.  B & N is paying him for it, don't you suppose?

I've been curious about who funds this creep, and none other than Barnes & Noble is fattening The Gasbag's bank account.  Personally, I'd like to see The King of Lowest Common Denominator Radio cry all the way to the poorhouse.

I wrote to Mary Ellen Keating, Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, and asked her if she really wants to have Barnes & Noble's good name associated with this unevolved gasbag.  She didn't reply to the email.  That's cool.  I'll vote with my dollars and buy books elsewhere, thank you very much! There's a little independent mom-and-pop type bookstore not too far away that's glad to have my business, and money I spend there gets passed around my community instead of going to BigBoxBooks'r'Us HQ....anyway!

Contact info:

Mary Ellen Keating, Vice President
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
212 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Carolyn Brown, Director of Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble.com
212 633-4062
cbrown@bn.com

I think it would not be too effective to email the "customer service" addies, since it will go to some poor customer service rep and get tossed in a hole.  Much better, I think, to email the Corporate Suits In Charge.

Barnes & Noble Corporate Contact Page

GasBaugh's home page, with B & N banner ad at the bottom

And, a few words about his radio programming.  I live in the St. Louis metro area, and Gasbaugh's show airs on KMOX.  I've taken an anti-emetic at times and listened to his show, and then wrote down names and 800 numbers of advertisers.  Some of them are nationally-boadcast ads, and some are local ads for which local advertisers have bought time from KMOX.

I've then called some of these local advertisers toll-free, got connected with someone in their ad/marketing department, and asked them this question: Are you folks aware that your ad for your good company with such a good name is running on Rush Limbaugh's show, of all things?  In several instances, the person with whom I spoke was startled to hear this, and thanked me for the heads-up!!  I gave them the exact time I heard the ad and the station.

You see, people in ad departments are busy people with 10 things to do in the next 2 hours.  They buy a block of ad time from a radio station, but don't necessarily know what show their ad is on.  Voila!  They might be startled to find out!! and appreciate the call!!

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Some commenters have asked, essentially, "Is this gonna do any good?"  My take: Is it gonna do any good for me to write blog rants about GasBag, or is it smarter to take direct aim at GasBag's roll of dimes?

I'm not telling anyone what to do.  I'm just reporting some interesting info, so that it gets out there and makes folks aware.  Personally, I couldn't buy something from B & N right now and not dislike myself for it. Gasbag may profit off of the current controversy.....Hell's Teeth, he thrives on it!  And he's out for only one thing....another dime in his piggybank.  I sure am not contributing.  

Hey! Rock and Roll, People!  ; - )

Originally posted to Hound Dog on Sat Oct 06, 2007 at 10:07 AM PDT.

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