Subject: Re: Papa John's says negro millionaire anthem protests are hurtingdeal with NFL
On Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 3:41:04 PM UTC-4, Your DailyCaller wrote:
> Get the lawyers involved. Sue the NFL into bankruptcy.
> This is what happens when NFL bean-counters hire bottom-of-the-
> shit-barrel employees.
> Executives from Papa John's, the official pizza company of the
> NFL, expressed disappointment on a conference call Wednesday
> about the league's ongoing player protests during the national
> "The NFL has hurt us," company founder and CEO John Schnatter
> said. "We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not
> resolve this."
> Executives said the company has pulled much of its NFL
> television advertising and that the NFL has responded by giving
> the company additional future spots.
> "Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor
> leadership," Schnatter said, noting he thought the issue had
> been "nipped in the bud" a year and a half ago.
> In revising sales estimates for the next quarter, Papa John's
> president and chief operating officer Steve Ritchie said on the
> call that the NFL deal was the primary suspect behind the
> decline and that "we expect it to persist unless a solution is
> put in place."
> Ritchie said that research has found that Papa John's has been
> the most recognized sponsor associated with the NFL for two
> years running, which he said means the company's performance can
> track with that of the league.
> Papa John's has a deal with not only the NFL, but also with 23
> individual teams.
> Company executives declined to disclose exactly how much money
> in projected sales Papa John's lost from its association with
> the NFL and declining ratings, which mean fewer people are
> ordering their product for game days, they said.
> Papa John's stock was down 8.5 percent on Wednesday.
> ESPN reached out to 18 NFL official sponsors in the last few
> days and asked the companies about its current relationship with
> the league and if any marketing programs had been changed due to
> the turmoil. Only five sponsors responded with a comment.
> Verizon spokesperson Jim Gerace wrote via email that "our
> discussions with any partner are between us and while we haven't
> done anything different, we don't discuss future plans."
> "We are not going to critique their performance in public just
> as I wouldn't expect them to critique ours," Gerace added.
> A Hyundai spokesperson said in a statement, "Hyundai
> participated in constant dialogue with the league to discuss all
> aspects of our partnership, including national anthem protests.
> We've been pleased with the frequency and openness of those
> A spokesperson for Dannon, whose Oikos brand has an official NFL
> deal, said: "We continue to monitor the situation carefully and
> have not made changes to our advertising or related plans."
> Nike and Anheuser-Busch referred to previously issued statements.
> League sponsors that either didn't return a message after 24
> hours or declined comment included: PepsiCo, Mars, Visa,
> Campbell's Soup, Procter & Gamble, Castrol, Bose, McDonald's,
> Nationwide, Microsoft, USAA, Marriott and Bridgestone.
> Papa John will soon declare creation of The Pizza Party whose anthem will be Papa Knows Best