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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 71, 2006


Parents Television Council Awards Coca-Cola® Advertiser Seal of Approval

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Parents Television Council, the nation's most influential advocacy organization protecting children against sex, violence and profanity in entertainment named Coca-Cola an Advertiser Seal of Approval recipient for 2005-2006.

 

Annually the Parents Television Council names the top ten advertisers that support, through their television advertising, programs that are socially-responsible and family-friendly. The award salutes corporations that promote quality entertainment, rather than programs that are filled with gratuitous sexual content, graphic violence or profanity.

 

"We commend Coca-Cola for being a responsible advertiser," PTC Executive Director Tim Winter said. "By placing their advertisements on shows that are positive and not violent or sexually graphic, Coca-Cola is showing its respect for American families."

 

Begun in 1886 the company has evolved from one product (Coca-Cola) to more than 400 brands in 2006. It's grown from selling a modest nine drinks a day in 1886 to more than 1.3 billion a day! Coca-Cola is currently sold in more than 200 countries around the world.

 

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The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has over one million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

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