The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has finally weighed in on the Alan Jones saga, taking to Twitter to confirm “no further advertising” has been scheduled for Jones’ breakfast show on 2GB.
On Friday, CBA posted it was “dismayed” by Jones’ comments about NZ prime minister Jacinda Ardern and that CBA’s ad campaign that recently ran on the Alan Jones program on 2GB, concluded Friday.
(2/2) We note the comments by Macquarie management that Mr Jones’ contract will be terminated if there is a recurrence of this conduct. CBA’s ad campaign that has run recently on the Alan Jones program on 2GB, concluded today.
— CommBank (@CommBank) August 23, 2019
Countless brands have already pulled their support and advertising on Jones’ program, including Anytime Fitness, Amart, Big W, Bing Lee, Bunnings, Geek2U, ME Bank, Mercedez Benz, Palmers Glass, RSL Art Union, Snooze, Total Tools, TripADeal and more.
Yet despite the fact around 40 advertisers have pulled their advertising dollars from Jones’ show, the controversial shock-jock is unfazed, confident “there will be others to take their place”.
Jones made the comment during an interview on last Monday night’s Nine News program, also claiming that over the last few days he had letters on his desk from people saying he had “helped women more than [his] critics.”