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Stop the Presses! Two People Actually Object to Stealth Marketing!

Two people other than the hardtracking staff, that is. As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town noted last week, Boston Red Sox huckster – sorry, slugger – David Ortiz used the President of the United States as a prop for … Continue reading

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Photo o’ the Day (David Brenner/Frank Zappa Edition)

Here is David Brenner.     And here is David Brenner’s obituary (via the Boston Globe’s AP pickup). David Brenner, 78; comedian seen on ‘Tonight Show’ David Brenner, the gangly, toothy-grinned ‘‘Tonight Show’’ favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a … Continue reading

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‘Breaking Boston’ Breaks Bad in Boston Globe, Better in NYT

Breaking news: The Boston Globe’s redoubtable Matthew Gilbert seems to be back on the TV beat after a brief fling with his Bookish column. And just in time to render judgment on the new A&E series Breaking Boston. Big moments … Continue reading

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Is There Something Wrong with the Official Boston Bombings Story?

Russ Baker at WhoWhatWhy is challenging the accepted narrative of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s actions in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Boston Bomber Carjacking Unravels An exclusive WhoWhatWhy investigation has found serious factual inconsistencies in accounts provided … Continue reading

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Northeastern University’s National Ad Campaign, Part II

As the hardworking staff previously noted, Northeastern University launched an advertising campaign last week that included this full-page ad in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Turns out, we didn’t know the half of … Continue reading

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Dr. Ads: Why Fr. Roy Bourgeois Ran That Boston Globe Ad

So the Doc asked the other day, Who Is Fr. Roy Bourgeois and Why Did He Run an Ad in the Boston Globe? The ad (in part):   And etc. (including a call for people to contact Pope Francis to “request … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: Who Is Fr. Roy Bourgeois and Why Did He Run an Ad in the Boston Globe?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, So I’m minding my own business reading the Boston Sunday Globe when I come across this ad on page A6. (Blurry visuals compliments of the … Continue reading

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Northeastern Goes National with Full-Page Ads

Northeastern University – the Little College That Could . . . Jack Up Its Cost to $55,000 per annum – has gone full-page boogie in a new advertising campaign. From Monday’s Boston Globe:     The same ad ran in Monday’s New … Continue reading

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There’s Crying/No Crying in the Corporate Workplace!

As the hardwalking staff headed home last night, we heard this report by Ashley Milne-Tyte on APM’s Marketplace. Is it getting easier to show emotions at work? We all spend a lot of time at work. Sometimes stuff happens that drives … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Is Assignment Desk for NYT (Instead of Vice-Versa)

Normally, the Boston Globe is a lively index to the New York Times, given all the wire-service pieces the stately local broadsheet picks up from the Times. But Saturday’s Gray Lady featured a total Globe caboose by Jess Bidgood. Efforts to … Continue reading

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