Gulf Coast Activists Crash BP’s Million Dollar Ad Campaign

Money Shot this is what is going on in the background of Bp’s commercial Thanks John Wathen for this awesome shot !!!

I'm going to post another page with the close up pictures !!

Gulf Coast Activists Crash BP’s Million Dollar Ad Campaign

Gulf Shores, AL – Proving once again that truth and common sense can’t be bought, the oil company and giant mess-maker BP has forked over more than a million dollars for a recently released sixty-second commercial touting their “ongoing commitment” to clean up the still oily Gulf Coast. For number-crunchers, that’s nearly $17,000 per second.

The commercial (found at http://www.youtube.com/user/BPplc#p/c/2CD8103C5D95AD88) begins with BP Spokes-Spinner Iris Cross, nimbly dodging tarballs and dead sea creatures as she strolls along Gulf Coast beaches. The view then moves on to an aerial shot of the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival serving mostly imported shrimp to unsuspecting tourists as several dozen activists on the beach hold signs with pictures of deformed shrimp, fish with lesions, and children with skin reactions to the oil and Corexit they have exposed to on a daily basis for the last year and a half.

The spot wraps up with an “Still Working, Still Committed” message scrolling across the screen in BP’s deceptively green letters.

To that, Gulf Coast activists respond, “The Oil Is Still Here. And So Are WE!”

For interviews, more information or a tour of current conditions along the Gulf Coast, please contact: Cherri Foytlin, 334-462-4484 or Kimberly McCuiston, 251-279-7769.  written By: Karen savage 

Hmm imagine that! Picture capture from commercial and caption Thanks to Trisha James !!


11 thoughts on “Gulf Coast Activists Crash BP’s Million Dollar Ad Campaign”

  1. We need everyone’s help with this Let’s get it out there .. Via Kimberly McCuiston:
    http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/2011/12/early-restoration-public-meeting-alabama-2/.
    I have requested a change of Venue for the Gulf Shores Meeting as we find it fishy to say the least that this Public Meeting is to be held in a privite Corporate Real Estate office, when all the rest are in a Public Meeting space, and one of our City Council Members is an employee.
    It would be awesome if ya’ll could contact NOAA to, and back us up. We must keep them honest, and make sure that money is spent wisely, and not lining the pockets of those who are corrupted and greedy.

  2. At the time we were Protesting BP during The 40th Annual National Shrimp Festival we had no idea that they were actually shooting a BP Commercial … There in Lies the irony of finding our protest in their latest commercial … Any How just wanted to point out the Sheer irony of our Anti-BP protest finding it’s way into their latest propaganda piece ..
    “The Oil is Still Here & So Are We”

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