Tag Archives: Facebook

Presidential Candidates: Want Free Ads? It’s a Snap(chat)!

The news media love to label things, and presidential elections are no exception. So 2000 was the Hanging Chad Election, 2004 was the Internet Election, 2008 was the Facebook Election, and 2012 was the Twitter Election (with this dissent). But the … Continue reading

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Starbucks Is Not Just a Coffee Shop

You think the Seattle-based coffee chain is just a place to plant yourself, open your MacBook Air, and drink some overpriced Charbucks Latte? No. Starbucks is not just another outpost in Laptopistan. Starbucks is . . . a lifestyle brand. A … Continue reading

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An Invitation? After FOUR Months? To Ello With That!

Well-o-well: Ello is officially scraping the bottom of the barrel. As the hardworking staff has plaintively noted, we were hoping for a smile from the Prom-Queen-Turned-Mean-Girl of social media last fall and got . . . a whole lot of … Continue reading

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On Second Thought, To Ello with Them

For several weeks now, the hardhoping staff has been yearning for a smile from Ello, the Mean Girl of Social Media. But . . . nothing. Then, this (via MediaPost): Interest in Ello Craters Well, that didn’t take long. The new … Continue reading

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Why We’re Confused About Social Media and Brand Marketing

Because we’re all about you splendid readers, the hardworking staff is working hard to stay on top of marketing trends in social media networks. But we have to admit our head kind of exploded when we read yesterday’s Mediabistro’s Morning … Continue reading

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Veterans Who Run Full-Page Ads in the Wall Street Journal (George C. Turek Edition II)

As the hardworking staff previously noted, former Navy aviator/current Texas civilian George C. Turek ran this ad in the Wall Street Journal last week:     We promptly sent these questions to Mr. Turek: • Why did you choose the … Continue reading

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Veterans Who Run Full-Page Ads in the Wall Street Journal (George C. Turek Edition)

For the past couple of years, the hardworking staff has chronicled Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times. Now comes Navy veteran George C. Turek with this full-page ad in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. (Tip o’ the … Continue reading

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Why the WSJ Is a Great Newspaper (Mark Zuckerberg Grows Up Edition)

From Monday’s Wall Street Journal front page: For Mark Zuckerberg, Tumult and Turnaround MENLO PARK, Calif.— Mark Zuckerberg needed help. Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering in May 2012 had been a mess. And after turning a website born in his college dorm room into … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with the ‘Appreciative New Yorkers’ Bloomberg Brownnose Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, Say, that’s some magnificent ad on the back page of Saturday’s New York Times A-section, yeah? In case you missed it: Is that … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The ‘Reform Government Surveillance’ Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I don’t read the New York Times much (I’m a Washington Post kind of guy), but I happened upon Monday’s edition and here’s … Continue reading

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