Tag Archives: Here & Now

Welcome to the 2016 Billion-Dollar Digital Adlection

If the 2004 presidential campaign was the Internet Election, and the 2008 campaign was the Social Media Election, and the 2012 campaign was the Twitter Election, then the 2016 presidential campaign is the Digital Ad Election. From USA Today: TV, … Continue reading

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NYT – Finally! – Catches Up to Hardworking Staff (Disney World Edition)

Two weeks ago the hardworking staff did a turn on NPR’s Here & Now with the estimable Sacha Pfeiffer, talking about the Extreme Data Mining currently being inflicted on consumers. PFEIFFER: So, John, of course, collecting is becoming so widespread, data collection. … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with the E-Cig Emails?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I checked my email yesterday and discovered this: Hello friend Merry christmas to you in advance. Thanks for your time. Do you know … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The VMR Electronic Cigarettes Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, Full disclosure: I’m a smoker, which in today’s society means I am 1) morally deficient, and 2) an endless source of revenue for … Continue reading

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Campaign Outsider On Here & Now

The hardworking staff will be on NPR’s Here & Now around 12:45 today to discuss the marketing of electronic cigarettes. For extra credit, check out Thank You for Not Vaping, which appears in the current issue of The Weekly Standard. Just … Continue reading

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Barack Obama (Hearts) @AnnDRomney

At post time, Ann Romney absolutely owns the Drudge Report above the fold. Earlier, though, Barak Obama owned @AnnDRomney – or rented it, anyway. When you plugged that Twitter handle into the search box,  you got this: Welcome to the … Continue reading

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Newton Minow’s Vast Wasteland, Take 2

Fifty years ago today, Federal Communications Commissioner Newton Minow delivered a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters that became a landmark in television-industry criticism. From the Museum of Broadcast Communications: Newton Minow was one of the most controversial figures … Continue reading

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Another Scott Brownnabe

All across this great land of ours, longshot political candidates are finding inspiration in Massachusetts junior senator Scott Brown’s improbable win this past January. (See – actually, hear – this Here & Now piece from last month.) These candidates believe … Continue reading

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