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Gimme Back My Ad!

Morgan Stanley has directed key media outlets to contact its ad agency if they write stories about the company, and if they can't get through in time, to yank its ads for at least 48 hours, according to the May 16 issue of Advertising Age. Morgan Stanley says that any pulled ads can be placed in later editions or sister publications. But The Wall Street Journal, the biggest print outlet for Morgan's

Morgan Stanley has directed key media outlets to contact its ad agency if they write “objectionable” stories about the company, and if they can't get through in time, to yank its ads for at least 48 hours, according to the May 16 issue of Advertising Age. Morgan Stanley says that any pulled ads can be placed in later editions or sister publications. But The Wall Street Journal, the biggest print outlet for Morgan's advertising, responded that it couldn't meet any such demand.

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