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Hot New Website Says to Ello with Us

As many of you splendid readers undoubtedly know, the social media flavor of the week is Ello, the vaunted anti-Facebook. From Yahoo! Tech: ‘Anti-Facebook’ Social Network Ello Gets Viral Surge In a matter of days, the new social network Ello, described … Continue reading

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A Jason Gay Ol’ Time (Patriots Crystal Ball Edition)

The always readable Wall Street Journal sports columnist (and Massachusetts native) Jason Gay had this piece in yesterday’s edition. What Does New England Have Left? Over the weekend, the Boston Red Sox and their fans bid adieu to non-football-playing sports … Continue reading

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John Haywood NYT Ad Trashed by a Different NYT Ad

Last week the hardworking staff noted this two-page ad in the New York Times paid for by political wannabe John Haywood, a South Carolina rich guy who mounted a Quixotic presidential run in the 2012 New Hampshire primary.       We’re … Continue reading

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Star(chitect) Power in Future Boston, DC Landmarks

This has been a good week for starchitects Renzo Piano and Frank Gehry, both of whom were resurrected in seemingly moribund development projects. Start with Piano, who designed the ill-fated Tommy’s Tower in 2007, the 1,000-foot-high skyscraper mayor Tom Menino wanted … Continue reading

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GOP = Got Our Pitch? (II)

As the hardworking staff recently noted, for reasons unknown we’ve been plunged lately into a Republican fundraising emailstrom. Representative samples include this missive from Karl Rove (subject line: TIGHT AS A TICK): Friend, President Obama’s approval ratings keep dropping, no reliable poll shows … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (FatherEdeh/Peter O Amah Edition)

There was an Embarrassment of International Advocacy Ads (tip o’ the pixel to James Lipton) in yesterday’s New York Times, starting with one about Argentina . . .     . . . followed by one about South Korea . . … Continue reading

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Five-Ring Circus: Selfie Taking an Official Olympic Sport

Many years ago, the hardworking staff was a regular competitor in the annual Carroll Family Olympics™ held at the Big House in Windsor, CT. Trademark moments: The Nancy Carroll 30-Second Asthma Timeout®. The Jack Carroll 30-Minute Cocktail Timeout©. The Jimmy … Continue reading

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Native Is the New Bleak

Marketers Flock to Ads in Sheep’s Clothing First, an introduction: For the past four years, the hardtracking staff at Sneak Adtack has chronicled the explosion of stealth marketing, which attempts to trick out advertising as entertainment or editorial content. From … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (‘Common Sense’ John Haywood Edition)

The hardworking staff has no idea what this two-page spread in yesterday’s New York Times is all about.   Huh? So we plugged John Haywood into the Googletron and here’s what popped up:     Haywood ran almost a dozen ads in … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Forever Yoko Edition)

From our Why Not Just Set Your Money on Fire desk For several years now, Yoko Ono (the Rift Beatle) has run full-page ads in the New York Times flogging peace. Yesterday, she ran another.     Presumably, this one will … Continue reading

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