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Angie's List is no longer advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show. This is a statement of fact.

Angie's List waited until their contract expired in early November, and then opted not to immediately renew their contract. This is also a statement of fact.

Rush Limbaugh is losing advertisers,
destroying radio networks (see below)

Flush Rush used to announce each major company that dropped Rush as a win. But one company honorable enough to make a public announcement that they were leaving Limbaugh's program "as soon as possible" generated a nasty backlash by Rush Limbaugh supporters.

One week prior to Angie's List making the determination not to immediately renew their contract with Rush Limbaugh, the company was met with a scathing analysis about their inability to retain members.

Angie's List continues to try to recruit as many members as they can, yet the more members they recruit, the more they lose. That just isn't a business plan...

Conclusion: ANGI is a train wreck in progress

  Angie's List Financials Show A Train Wreck In Progress, October 26, 2012

We do not know if there was any relationship between this report, and the decision made by Angie's List.

We also do not know what the future holds for Angie's List. We are happy that we no longer need to advise our supporters to drop their Angie's List memberships. Because we do not know Angie's List's future plans, we are not announcing this as a win.

In other news today, a major radio industry network voluntarily delisted from NASDAQ, reported dire financial difficulties, and blamed its troubles, in part, on advertisers boycotting Rush Limbaugh.
Downward spiral.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Well, guess I'll consider (2+ / 0-)
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    suesue, Pandoras Box

    renewing my angie's list membership, though this whole episode has proven them very problematic.

    Before you win, you have to fight. Come fight along with us at Texas Kaos.

    by boadicea on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:34:27 PM PST

  •  Since We Are Coming Up On The JFK Assassination (1+ / 0-)
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    Hillbilly Dem

     Anniversary, I'll submit a conspiracy theory.

      It took some time but now Limbaugh's mouth farts are starting to really cost the republican party with huge swaths of voting blocks. Voting blocks that are growing. And authorities in the party are terrified to confront him.

      Limbaugh could have been a liberal plant many moons ago, devised by people with fantastic foresight.

      He's a liberal.

    •  Nah, he is the real GOP deal. He managed to make (5+ / 0-)

      himself the defacto head of the party. And all of them got into their own stash to the point they believed their own bullshit and believed that everyone thought the same way. Bitch slap of reality. sweet.

      if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

      by mrsgoo on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 10:09:01 PM PST

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  •  Angie's List is a parasite. (9+ / 0-)

    I seriously have nothing but scorn for them.  I think they're tanking because their product isn't anywhere near what they claim.  their "seal of approval" means virtually nothing to many people who've had crappy experiences with them.

    Can you call yourself a real liberal if you aren't reading driftglass?

    by CJB on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:53:11 PM PST

  •  there advertising on Progressive radio (3+ / 0-)
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    Sanuk, Hillbilly Dem, IndieGuy

    I heard a testimonial by ThomHartman today.  Sorry, I don't trust them.

    --United Citizens defeated Citizens United...This time. --

    by chipoliwog on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 01:26:34 AM PST

  •  Today... (0+ / 0-)

    Today I will email Burger King and Southwest Airlines. Suggest others join me since it is best if they get messages from several people.

    Burger King:
    (I very rarely eat there...prefer Five Guys!)

    (used to fly Southwest a lot)

    FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. I Had A Thought

    by mole333 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 05:45:48 AM PST

  •  I'm not joining Angie's List (0+ / 0-)

    Not for $19.95 a year membership fee, automatically renewed.  For what little I would ever use the 'service' that's way too much money.   I would consider using Angie's List if they offered an ala carte twenty-five-cents-per-inquiry with no annual fee.   But greed would probably prevent them from being sensible.

  •  Waited till after election. So, big deal. No go to (2+ / 0-)
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    sabo33, ancblu

    Angie's List. Remember when there was talk that one could only get on the list if you paid and she did a commercial to say no. I believe that she was charging. There are alternatives to Angie's. She contributed to Romney pretty significantly I read. So for me. No to Angie's.

  •  Now, I am become Rush, destroyer of markets. (1+ / 0-)
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    The Republican motto: "There's been a lot of progress in this country over the last 75 years, and we've been against all of it."

    by Hillbilly Dem on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:04:25 AM PST

  •  We have a small computer repair company (2+ / 0-)
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    Fury, Richard Myers

    here in Pittsburgh and have many reviews on Angie's List. We have to maintain a membership to monitor our reviews.

    We used to "advertise" (basically pay to be at the top of the list - it doesn't get you good ratings, just good page placement).

    When we stopped "advertising" and they finally called to find out why, I told them...Rush Limbaugh.  The guy I was talking to said "that's above my pay grade."  I said "well, you are the only one who is talking to me, so you might want to let others know."

  •  Yelp has lots of free reviews (1+ / 0-)
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    Nobody puts Baby in the binder

    by chicago minx on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:52:34 AM PST

  •  The responses appear to indicate (0+ / 0-)

    that Angie's List is through with Rush. Yet they've apparently learned the lesson from Arby's getting slammed after an announcement. We have had a few companies act this way since Arby's.

    One of Rush's staunches advertisers four months ago was Grasshopper Mowers. They stopped advertising. They did not announce. We don't know whether they'll advertise again (they are, after all, somewhat of a seasonal business.) StopRush makes them inactive in the database -- still there, but not visible as an advertiser.

    And there are other companies in the same inactive category that just silently dropped that i would not regard as seasonal.

    Angie's List has offered private assurances to some of their business partners that concerns about Rush Limbaugh will no longer be an issue going forward. Yet there is always that caveat -- they observe that they didn't publicly announce start of advertising, they didn't publicly announce end of advertising, they are re-assessing. So what are those assurances worth? I don't know.

    I would say we cannot, and do not consider Angie's List a win. But they are inactive, and we must be satisfied with that -- for now.

    So i announce this here, as a courtesy to the Daily Kos community. I blogged previously that Angie's List was a bad actor; now i have to attempt to convey their new status, as uncertain as that may be. I'd like to promote an announcement as a win to gain momentum for our cause. But i cannot, because there is nothing definitive.

    I worked for a fortune 100 corporation for 33 years. I know how many consultants they hire. Someone has advised Angie's List how to climb down, without incurring an Arby's style backlash, i expect. But of course this is just speculation.

    Final note: as the inactives increase, the Rush Limbaugh program becomes less and less attractive to the networks that carry him, particularly because it is so expensive (to pay Limbaugh's $400,000,000 contract). Sooner or later, i believe, that will make a significant difference.

    Follow me on Twitter: @denverunionguy

    by Richard Myers on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 11:40:18 AM PST

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