In an op-ed recently published in The Hill, Red Banyan Founder and CEO Evan Nierman makes the compelling argument that age-old political practices are essentially at the root of modern-day cancel culture.

After all, a negative political advertisement focuses on something a candidate said or did, making the argument that because of this speech or action, the person is unfit for office. By galvanizing voters against the candidate and ultimately ensuring their defeat, these advertisements effectively “cancel” them.

Today, cancel culture not only threatens public officials – it targets private individuals and organizations of all shapes and sizes across every industry. The tactics are the same, but the results are much more pernicious, as private citizens are often less prepared for the onslaught.

If cancel culture is coming for you, or if you want to proactively safeguard your reputation and well-being, Red Banyan is here to help. Let us press the truth. Reach us at or 954-379-2115.