List: 50 Companies That Have Stopped Advertising on Twitter Since Elon Musk Took Over

Even to the most objective person, Twitter has been nuts the last couple months. The platform has been in utter chaos since Elon Musk was forced to buy the social media company for $44 billion. From firing half the company to tweeting racist signals to giving space to conspiracy theories to allowing anyone to get a checkmark for $8/month, Musk clearly believes that any press is good press.

That’s simply not true in this scenario.

Instead of playing legitimate and legal roulette at, Elon seems to be playing Russian Roulette with the company; saying and tweeting as he pleases as the company seemingly hemorrhages users and advertisers.

Twitter Losing Advertisers: A List

Musk taking over Twitter and making such drastic changes has rocked the company in and out. Musk’s decisions have certainly has won over a specific segment of the population, but the combination of losing both users and advertisers is not sustainable for a company of Twitter’s size.

Simply put: fewer users equals lower ad rates and fewer advertisers which in turns means less money coming into the company. The more Musk treats Twitter as his personal bullhorn to allow controversial segments of society to amplify their fringe viewpoints, the more company will move their advertising budgets away from Twitter.

That has accelerated in the last few weeks. According to Media Matters, half of Twitter’s top 100 advertisers have “either announced or seemingly stopped advertising on Twitter.” The following 50 big name companies and corporations have left Twitter in the last month.

Abbott Laboratories
Allstate Corporation
AMC Networks
American Express Company
Big Heart Petcare
BlackRock Inc.
BlueTriton Brands Inc.
Boston Beer Company
CA Lottery
Citigroup Inc.
Coca-Cola Company
Discover Financial Services
First National Realty Partners
Heineken N.V.
Hilton Worldwide
Inspire Brands Inc.
Kellogg Company
KFC (Yum! Brands)
Kohl's Department Stores Inc.
Kraft Heinz Company
Marriott International Inc.
Mars Petcare
Mars Incorporated
Merck & Co.*
Novartis AG*
Pernod Ricard
Pizza Hut (Yum! Brands)
Taco Bell (Yum! Brands)
Tire Rack
Wells Fargo
Whole Foods
Yum! Brands

Together these companies made up approximately $2 billion in advertising on Twitter since 2020. This year alone, these 50 advertisers accounted for over $750 million in advertising on the social media platform. Roughly, Twitter will lose an estimated quarter billion dollars in the fourth quarter of 2022. This in an economy that’s not doing so great and when bigger, more-profitable companies are laying off thousands of employees.

For someone that considers themselves a businessperson, it’s mind-boggling that the significant loss of revenue doesn’t seem to bother Musk whatsoever. He continues to crassly troll politicians, celebrities and users.

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Does Trader Joe’s accept WIC EBT debit card?

Things are changing by the hour in these times of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 otherwise known as COVID-19 and we’re learning a lot about ourselves, our healthcare system, how our government works Continue reading “Does Trader Joe’s accept WIC EBT debit card?”

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Myanmar 4.8 earthquake on January 12 knocks out power to Yangon

Laying in bed at my hotel after a long day doing touristy things in Yangon, the hotel started to sway. Continue reading “Myanmar 4.8 earthquake on January 12 knocks out power to Yangon”

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Facebook has made the web a smaller place

A recent Medium post titled “The Web We Need to Save” went viral. Though I found it to be a little annoying at points, it had some insightful thoughts about how the web has changed in the last decade. Continue reading “Facebook has made the web a smaller place”

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Why Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’ apology matters (and it’s not because he’s sorry)

Another month, another Hollywood whitewashing of an Asian character. This month’s episode: Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’. Continue reading “Why Cameron Crowe’s ‘Aloha’ apology matters (and it’s not because he’s sorry)”

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Iggy Azalea: Success confirms willful ignorance, cultural appropriation is okay

It’s in style to hate on Iggy Izalea, so this post probably isn’t introducing anything that hasn’t already been said. Continue reading “Iggy Azalea: Success confirms willful ignorance, cultural appropriation is okay”

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Arthur Chu is on the verge of Jeopardy history

Influence what you can influence, Arthur. Smash that buzzer multiple times. Click it furiously by your microphone. ClickClickClickClick  
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The 12 most infamous racist tweets, ‘Twitter attacks’ on Asians

Racist Tweets attack Asians on Twitter

Twitter can be a powerful social tool; anyone can share their feelings at any moment, tweet their opinion about any event, from anywhere. 

Because Twitter works on that impulse, the reactions can also provide a window into the brain of the tweeter. And taking those related tweets together, one can also get a sense of the collective mindset. Continue reading “The 12 most infamous racist tweets, ‘Twitter attacks’ on Asians”

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Humanity Has Fallen: ‘Red Dawn,’ ‘Olympus’ inspire racist tweets

Olympus Has Fallen Inspires Racist Tweets against Asians

When it comes to motivations for racist violence, the case of Olympus Has Fallen and Red Dawn just may take the racist cake (NS;LX that came up on Google). It’s by far the most illogical and mind-boggling event.

I never thought a MOVIE would inspire nationalism to swell up so big and muscley (and apparently the brain to shrink in equal proportion), to the point that moviegoers would come out of the bargain matinee as if they naively soaked up propaganda from decades ago.

Guys and gals alike exited their local AMC after Olympus so pumped up by hate, that they wanted to punch, maim, and kill Asian people. Continue reading “Humanity Has Fallen: ‘Red Dawn,’ ‘Olympus’ inspire racist tweets”

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Asian(a) can’t drive

Twitter Monkey

When Asiana flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport back in July, the ignorant Twitter monkeys came out to swipe at the low-hanging fruit.

Patting themselves on the back, they fed each other variations of “Asians can’t drive” jokes. Continue reading “Asian(a) can’t drive”

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Sorry Kate Gosselin, you can’t marry into racial empathy

Kate Gosselin slant eyes twitter

I reserve a special place in my heart for Asians that justify and encourage ignorance by demeaning and clowning themselves by playing up stereotypes. I have a similar cramped, dark and musty space for those that should know better.

Earlier this year, someone obtained a photo of Kate Gosselin pulling back the corner of her eyes in a way that ignorant assholes taunt Asians. Continue reading “Sorry Kate Gosselin, you can’t marry into racial empathy”

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Justin Bieber, One Direction fans attack Lorde, her boyfriend with racist tweets

Lorde and boyfriend James Lowe brush teeth

You know that footage of teenage girls at a boy band concert where they’re visibly shaking, holding up signs made of glitter, wearing homemade shirts, screaming ‘I love you’ at the top of their lungs, all the while on the verge of fainting from all the adrenaline? Continue reading “Justin Bieber, One Direction fans attack Lorde, her boyfriend with racist tweets”

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Frontier Sucks: Confu$ing Fare Option$$$$

> TL;DR: Follow your gut.


Frontier Airlines SUCKS, and it will cost you
As I was browsing flights back home from Dreamforce, I saw that Frontier Airlines had a flight that was best suited to my preferred schedule (sleeping in).

I was hesitant to book it because I had a faint memory of a negative experience with Frontier that happened sometime between 8 months and 7 years ago. Something rubbed me the wrong way back then, but somehow (alcohol) my memory of that incident escaped me. So despite my gut (alcohol), I booked the Frontier flight. Continue reading “Frontier Sucks: Confu$ing Fare Option$$$$”

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Why Infographics for SEO?

I’ll be presenting at this year’s Dreamforce at a session called Marketing with Infographics for Fun and Profit.

Speaking alongside Dave Austin, Andrew Melchior and Chris Bennett, we’ll discuss the many facets of infographics. I’ll be covering the relationship between Infographics and SEO and I decided to break down the information of my 10 or so slides into blog posts. Here’s the first one…

Infographics for SEO and Social

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Forget WordPress Plugins, Use IFTTT for Tweets, Instragram, Facebook, Etc.


If you’re looking to bring in all your social activity onto your WordPress blog, look no further than IFTTT. Continue reading “Forget WordPress Plugins, Use IFTTT for Tweets, Instragram, Facebook, Etc.”

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Evidence: Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons Bromance

Just surfing the internet and happened across Jeremy Lin’s and Chandler Parsons’ Twitter pages today.  Some pretty clear cut evidence that the two are gay.

Here, on Chandler Parsons’ Twitter homepage is a pic of Chandy and Jeremy during their pregame karate ritual. Where’s Beardy, Chandy? Just cropped that third wheel out, huh?

Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin pregame karate

Then, I wandered over to Jeremy’s Twitter, and on his Twitter homepage, he has the following quote about Chandler Parsons –  “to know Him is to want to know Him more

Jeremy Lin wants Chandler Parsons

Wow guys, stop flaunting your homosexuality. Everyone (in the United States) knows that two dudes can’t be this close without being gay. Like, tone it down. You’re making gay guys all excited and all the idiots uncomfortable – that’s exactly the opposite of how America works.

Continue reading “Evidence: Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons Bromance”

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