Today's Influence Ads: API Cartoon: Imagine a World Without Fossil Fuels
The American Petroleum Institute has a new ad today featuring a cartoon that asks readers to imagine a world without fossil fuels. In the ad, a man and a woman wear earmuffs, scarves and overcoats, with the woman huddled over a candle for warmth. The man is walking a dog that's frozen in an ice block. "Don't worry dear. We can live without heating oil ... I'm gonna go walk the dog," the man says.
The American Sugar Alliance also has a new ad out. It raises the specter of Europe's economic woes. "Europe 'reformed' its sugar policy in 2006 and became dependent on imports," the ad says, beneath a cracked euro symbol.
Also out with new ads are: The American Academy of Dermatology, Citigroup, Economy in Crisis, Government for the People, Growth Energy, Intel, Northrop Grumman (two ads), PhRMA and Statoil.
Those with continuing ads, per Kantar Media's Washington Eye, include: American Cancer Society (two ads), American Petroleum Institute, Association of American Railroads, AT&T, BP, CIT Group, Dyncorp International, Goldman Sachs, International Franchise Association, Musicians on Call, National Fair Housing Alliance, Nuclear Energy Institute (three ads) Pfizer, Renewable Fuels Association, Research America, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, United Technologies and WTOP.