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Ad Feedback - Religious Ads

scottdfan
Local Performer

I am a subscriber and have been for a LOOOONG time, so I don't have her issue.

She, however, listens on the free service.  I have offered to expand my subscription to a family plan, so she can listen commercial free, but she insists she doesn't mind ads.

Until the last few days.  She has been innundated with some nonsensical ad about scientology and unfortunately, there is no way to say "I don't want to hear this ad again".

Is there some way I don't see to take this ad out of the rotation, as she shut down Pandora tonight and said, I am done with Pandora, so I offered to do some research and see how to get rid of this ad.

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AdamPandora
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@strusty8 @scottdfan @Evrilfox Thanks for writing in and sharing your thoughts. You are a valuable part of our listening audience, and we do respect your opinion.

We do our best to balance valuable ad space and the integrity of the listening experience. Each ad is carefully vetted and we only feature ads that meet our guidelines.

We also hope you understand that occasionally there will be ads delivered to a wide audience at the request of the advertiser that may not be relevant to each listener who receives them.

Pandora incurs substantial costs in licensing and streaming for every song it plays. In order to provide this service free to listeners, we need to generate enough advertising revenue to cover our costs. Simply put: no ads, no Pandora.

However, you might consider subscribing to Pandora Plus or Pandora Premium, our advertising-free options with other benefits you might find attractive. You can find more information about the benefits and pricing here.

Of course, we're happy to have folks listen, whether they are paid or free.

We work very hard to deliver the best music discovery experience and hope you will continue enjoying and listening to Pandora.

Thanks for being a part of the community! 🎶

Adam | Community Moderator

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Evrilfox
Local Performer

I feel the same way when I just was forced to listen to an ad from "needhim.com" I get it christianity is a major religion in the states however it is not mine. Being forced to listen to how god and jesus will save you isnt my jam as I'm buddhist. Back to amazon music I go!


strusty8
Local Performer

I have no problem hearing ads as I understand Pandora needs to make money, but the ad from needhim.com was really offensive to me. I don't need to have my workday interrupted by someone imploring me to speak with available christians about how much god loves me. 

Is there a way to block ads without upgrading? 

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AdamPandora
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@strusty8 @scottdfan @Evrilfox Thanks for writing in and sharing your thoughts. You are a valuable part of our listening audience, and we do respect your opinion.

We do our best to balance valuable ad space and the integrity of the listening experience. Each ad is carefully vetted and we only feature ads that meet our guidelines.

We also hope you understand that occasionally there will be ads delivered to a wide audience at the request of the advertiser that may not be relevant to each listener who receives them.

Pandora incurs substantial costs in licensing and streaming for every song it plays. In order to provide this service free to listeners, we need to generate enough advertising revenue to cover our costs. Simply put: no ads, no Pandora.

However, you might consider subscribing to Pandora Plus or Pandora Premium, our advertising-free options with other benefits you might find attractive. You can find more information about the benefits and pricing here.

Of course, we're happy to have folks listen, whether they are paid or free.

We work very hard to deliver the best music discovery experience and hope you will continue enjoying and listening to Pandora.

Thanks for being a part of the community! 🎶

Adam | Community Moderator

Let's share music in the Playlist Swap

View solution in original post

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