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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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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With Patagonia’s ‘Worn Wear’ Ad? (Blacklash Friday Edition)

Well the Doc opened the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I was reading the New York Times on (Black) Friday when I came across this full-page ad: That’s a real head scratcher, isn’t it, … Continue reading

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Google And Facebook Totally Pwn You

Come to think of it, Google and Facebook also totally pawn you. From the New York Times: Google to Sell Users’ Endorsements SAN FRANCISCO — Those long-forgotten posts on social networks, from the pasta someone photographed to the rant about her dentist, are … Continue reading

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Is Chris Hughes Turning The New Republic Into Edvertorial?

Chris Hughes answered the phones during Facebook’s startup, consequently became a multimillionaire, subsequently joined the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, and eventually bought The New Republic. It was clear early on that Hughes would make the magazine a house organ for the Obama administration, starting with … Continue reading

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