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Hoover Pulls Ads After 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' Cancellation

April 19, 2011 08:51:19 GMT

The vacuum company is furious that ABC would end the soaps after years on the screen, setting up an e-mail account that would act as a petition from fans.


Hoover Pulls Ads After 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' Cancellation
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There's one company who disagrees with the cancellation of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live". Vacuum maker Hoover is not only disappointed with ABC's decision to end the long-running soaps but posted a furious message on Facebook and pulled their ads from the network as a sign of protest.

The company's marketing VP Brian Kirkendall wrote, "I want you to know from me personally that we hear you loud and clear. My wife and mother are both passionate viewers of 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live', as are many of my colleagues here at Hoover. We were and are as disappointed with this news as you are."

He added, "In fact, we will discontinue our advertising with ABC this Friday, 4/22. We're making every attempt to pull our spots from these programs sooner." Hoover is still crossing fingers that ABC will overturn the decision, setting up a special email address where fans can show their support and be heard.

"We're 150% committed to doing what matters most to you - so if there's anything else we can do to help or you have any ideas, please email this address, and we will respond to you personally. Thank you for standing up for what matters to you! We need more of that in this world," Kirkendall signed off.

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posted by Sicily on Apr 26, 2011
It's great knowing the HOOVER has the guts to do what is right! I have been a fan of the three abc soaps for many years. Is General Hospital going to be next? There are enough cooking and reality shows on t.v right now! What makes me really sad is that my elderly mom waits every day (as her friends also do) to watch "her stories". now they are going to take this joy out of her life! She told me that she and her friends will NOT watch the new programs on abc. They are going to switch to Days on nbc then go back at 3pm to watch GH. I started watching the soaps when I was a young stay at home mom raising my three kids and would be able to watch my three soaps everyday. Now my kids are young adults, and I work as a legal assistant for a law firm. I work hard everyday and look forward to going home to unwind and watch my soaps on my dvr! ABC is making a horrific mistake!! Please aBC rethink your decision, it's not to late.
posted by pannanda4 on Apr 22, 2011
Love you Hoover! Thanks for being the one copany with the guts to care about us, the viewers. And just when I need a new vacuum! You've got my business forever.
posted by O\'REIlLY on Apr 22, 2011
TOYS R US CALL . Ask if they can help save ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE .THEIR ADS AIR ON ABC PHONE NUMBER 1-800-869-7787
posted by O\'REIlLY on Apr 22, 2011
Hershey's needs 10,000 calls to pull call their ads from a ABC call 1 - 800 - 468 - 1714 from 9-4 HERSHEYS Corporation wants to hear from their consumers
posted by AU Fan on Apr 21, 2011
Hoover rules- ABC drools, as usual!
posted by minute on Apr 21, 2011
i love my soaps and i will not watch any thing on abc any more thank you for pissing me off
posted by coverturf on Apr 21, 2011
If money is the issue, ABC is getting ready to lose a pot of it. After 40 years watchingABC soaps, I can assure no one is interested in another food show or make over....I am sure all the cast that pulled up stakes from NY and moved to California are pissed.! I am!
posted by NDakota on Apr 21, 2011
Make a conscious effort not to buy any products being advertised on ABC. It's one way the viewers can take stand and be heard. There are a LOT of soap watchers, so yes, that will make an impact. Good for Hoover, I already buy their products and will continue to do so.
posted by bb1 on Apr 20, 2011
I have been watching for over 30 years, and am hoping for ABC to change their decision
posted by candy anderson on Apr 20, 2011
I think ABC underestimates how many soap viewers are out here. I guess the concept of variety in broadcasting is over. That's why a cooking or another talk show seems like a good idea. Its not! ABC will lose the fan base they have now. Thank you Hoover for recognizing that the soap fan is not fickle. We hope that the two shows can be saved, even if it means going the half hour route. Or maybe OWN would want the soaps in their afternoon programming.
posted by sunflower on Apr 20, 2011
Great job Hoover! I hope others follow suit!!
posted by sahararex on Apr 19, 2011
WAY TO GO HOOVER! Don't let ABC cancel AMC or OLTL!
posted by CC on Apr 19, 2011
Thank you Hoover!!
posted by leslie on Apr 19, 2011
Nooo!!!!! What about the Vickerman?! I love his character! Hilariuos!! Best soap on t.v.
posted by O\'REIlLY on Apr 19, 2011
Hoover knows , if it's not ONE LIFE TO LIVE , I'f it's not ALL MY CHILDREN, EVERYONE LOSES .RAITINGS. by THE MILLIONS will be GONE HOOVER KNOWS!!!!!WHAT ABOUT YOU ?????ABC. BRING. ABC'S LOYALTY BACK TO SOAP FANS THIS IS WORLD WIDE HOOVER KNOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by dynamay on Apr 19, 2011
Thank you Hoover for pulling your ads! I have been watching AMC/OLTL for over 30 years. I find it appaling that ABC would do this to their loyal fans. Thank you again!!
posted by O\'REILLY on Apr 19, 2011
Outstanding Hoover Thankyou for great vacuums that really work . I want to say Thankyou. All my Children And One life to Live have been part of our lives now for 40 Years. Millions of viewers need our soaps . Thankyou for Being the Stand-Up corporation for the world We Really appreciate everything Hoover. Please other corportions Help us save our soaps I will only purchase Hoover vacuums
posted by cajunmavin on Apr 19, 2011
Thanks you Hoover. This is the worst mistake in televison history. We all need to step up and show ABC they need to be intersted in what the public wants
posted by annamariab on Apr 19, 2011
How can we Thank you Hoover, for doing something that can help us fans. We have submitted so many requests to stop these 2 great soaps from cancelling.I know people work, and at one time we taped the soaps now we DVR them-we do not need another Cooking show and Talk show. It is very unfair to us-stop worrying about the age group of 18-49, think about the Baby Boomers who have been the MOST Loyal fans. Also Save the jobs of the actors and actresses that are all losing their jobs.!! THANKS HOOVER!!!!!
posted by A SAD FAN on Apr 19, 2011
THANK YOU HOOVER. MY FRIENDS & I ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THESE NEW SHOWS & WILL NOT BE WATCHING!
posted by MARIA S. on Apr 19, 2011
THANK YOU HOOVER.SOAP OPERAS HAVE THE MOST LOYAL FANS.I HAVE BEEN WATCHING OLTL SINCE 1968 & AMC SINCE 1970.PEOPLE WHO WORK DURING THE DAY TAPE THEIR SOAPS,I DOUBT VERY MUCH THAT THEY WOULD BE TAPING A COOKING SHOW OR A LIFESTYLE/FASHION TYPE SHOW & WATCH THEM FOR 40 YEARS!
posted by chase39 on Apr 19, 2011
I've worked on the show for 10 years, and I have never worked with a better group of people. Everyone from the executive producer, the talent and of course the crew were nothing short of an exceptional group of people. To cancel OLTL is an insult to all of our hard work. We dedicated our lives to this show, putting in 16 to 20 hour days, while maintaining a quality show. I want to personally thank Hover for being the first one to take action, hopefully many more big time sponsors will follow your lead and turn this whole thing around.
posted by ttg on Apr 19, 2011
Thanks Hoover. ABC is nuts. All My Children should be saved!!!
posted by Alice I am on Apr 19, 2011
Nobody, does it like you!!! Thank you
posted by pboyer60 on Apr 19, 2011
Thank u Hoover for agreeing with All My Chidren and One Life to Live fans.
posted by smoochnsqueeze me on Apr 19, 2011
Hoover stands up for us.hooray hoover
posted by debrice6 on Apr 19, 2011
thanks hoover I hope all advertisements follow your lead. Abc we want amc and oltl to continue and I'm sure I speak for most of america when I say enough with the chat shows and reality tv..and game shows on who can blow the biggest bubbles..we want shows. It brings in daily viewers that they will lose if they dont keep amc and oltl on.
posted by path on Apr 19, 2011
I can't believe after all the many years that these 2 soaps are unemploying some many workers. We have enjoyed watching these for many years and do NOT wish to watch reality or food shows or we'd change to speality channels. ABC will lose a lot of loyal viewers with this move. Thank you Hoover.
posted by JESSE on Apr 19, 2011
THANK YOU. MY NEXT VACUUM WILL BE A HOOVER FOR SURE!
posted by tbrannan50 on Apr 19, 2011
THANK YOU HOOVER, sooooo appreciate what your doing. wish others would follow. Please help us keep this going. WE all love your products, I personally wouldnt use any other sweeper. your the best.
posted by MARIE M. on Apr 19, 2011
THANK YOU HOOVER. ABC IS LOSING MILLIONS OF LOYAL VIEWERS. DO WE REALLY NEED TO LEARN A NEW WAY TO MAKE CHICKEN? HUGE MISTAKE ABC.
posted by lesam on Apr 19, 2011
can't take off the programs, what will we do. That has been on for as long as i can remember. abc network will lose out.

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