Newspaper article The Canadian Press

McDonald's Pulls Radio Ad Encouraging Fast Food over Museum Visits

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

McDonald's Pulls Radio Ad Encouraging Fast Food over Museum Visits

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McDonald's pulls radio ad against museums

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Stations, substitute the following for the story slugged (McDonald's Museum Ad)

(Fixes company spokesman name)

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McDonald's has apologized and pulled a national radio ad that encouraged people to buy its fast food offerings rather than visit a museum after facing criticism.

Company spokesman Adam Grachnik said the 15-second ad, which played-down how interesting a dinosaur museum could be, was meant as a humorous promotion and in no way meant to offend.

He said in an email that McDonald's appreciates that museums are trusted, respected and informative places about Canadian culture and apologizes for any offence.

Tracy Calogheros, CEO of Exploration Place in Prince George, B.C. raised concerns about the ad after hearing it on a local radio station. …

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