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Coca-Cola GB and other major brands voice concerns as Halifax, Co-op, Vauxhall and Virgin Hollidays join ad exodus

Ford leads major companies in pulling advertising

This article titled “Procter & Gamble, Asda and Tesco consider pulling News of the World ads” was written by Mark Sweney, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 6th July 2011 12.19 UTC

Halifax, Co-op, Vauxhall, Butlins and Virgin Holidays have joined Ford in pulling ads from this weekend’s News of the World following the latest phone-hacking allegations.

Mitsubishi Motors has also moved to pull its advertising from NoW and is donating its ad spend to charity Childline, following a suggestion from a Facebook user. Mitsubishi does not appear in the top 30 list of NoW advertisers.

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