A Better 2007?

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Jan 12, 2007 11:24 AM

It's a little late in the year to do a "New Year" post, but 2007 is still young, and I think we're all hoping for a better year than last (and I'm not just talking about the 2006 elections).

For me, personally, I am excited about 2007 (as this is my first-ever Townhall blog post).  For all Americans, President Bush's recent decision for a troop surge has us all hoping we can turn the corner in Iraq.  But while international relations are on the top of our minds, it's important that we don't forget to pay attention to the culture. 

I was recently looking back at 2006 and noting some successes in the world of advertising/culture for conservatives.  In this post-Janet Jackson malfunction era, more corporations seem to be getting the fact that people want cleaner advertising.  This is good news for us in 2007! 

A report released in August of 2006 by the Parents Television Council makes this point abundantly clear.  As PTC President Brent Bozell notes, at least advertising seems to be moving in the right direction:

“We also applaud Ford for significantly changing its advertising practices.  Last year, the company was on our worst advertisers list.  This year, Ford is ranked the forth best advertiser, and is the only American car company on the best list.  It’s also interesting to note that out of the top advertisers, six are automakers.  Four of those are foreign automakers and sadly, all are on the worst list.”

 

... In a world of bad news, I hope my first Townhall blog delivers some good news for a good 2007.  It looks like Madison Avenue and Hollywood are finally paying attention to Main Street.