Tag Archives: Huffington Post

Head-Scratching Ad o’ the Day (California Chrome Edition)

From our 25 Days Late, $50,000 Dollars Short desk Two years ago Skechers USA got caught shortchanging consumers with deceptive advertising. From a 2012 Federal Trade Commission press release: Skechers Will Pay $40 Million to Settle FTC Charges That It … Continue reading

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What Can Brown Undo for Brown?

Downturn Scotty Brown (R-Elsewhere) has reared his pretty head again, this time “[urging] Republicans to kill a bipartisan energy efficiency bill to deny his opponent (and the bill’s top backer) Jeanne Shaheen an election year victory,” according to MSNBC. From … Continue reading

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The Sneak in Review: What’s Brewing in StealthWorld

Once around the park, James, and don’t spare the sources! Native formats will take over digital channels this year, according to J.P. Morgan analysts. That means ads in sheep’s clothing will dominate the digital flock. So let’s call the roll of some … Continue reading

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DEATH AND SELFIES: Digital Media And The End Of Mortality

It’s the latest cultural tut-tutchstone: Everyone’s clucking about Selfies at Funerals, a Tumblr page that delivers exactly what it promises. Here’s a representative sample:        The site is the brainchild of Jason Feifer, a senior editor at Fast … Continue reading

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The Art Of The (Anti-)Matter

This full-page ad appeared in yesterday’s New York Times:   The Art To Fight Violence website says only this about the initiative.     But go to the Googletron and you’ll find this (via the Huffington Post): Controversial Art Project Addressing Violence … Continue reading

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Brownout At The Boston Globe (Marco Rubio Edition)

It’s clear by now that former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Elsewhere) will do pretty much anything to grab a piece of the media spotlight. Today it’s this story in the Boston Herald: Scott Brown Twitter pic causes a stir It was a political … Continue reading

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WTF: JCPenny Into Bullying, Sears Into Bondage?

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk MediaBistro had some interesting retail tales on Thursday. Start with this one (via Consumerist): Does This JCPenney Ad Promote Bullying Or Just Reality? After complaints from parents, JCPenney has pulled a controversial commercial from … Continue reading

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Websites Draft Editorial Staffs To Craft Native Advertising

Native advertising/sponsored content/brand journalism is all the webrage these days, and media sites are falling all over themselves to figure out the best way to provide stealth marketing to advertisers. Now Digg this (via Digiday): Native Ads: The Digg Way For … Continue reading

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Strong Boston ™ Push For ‘Boston Strong’

From Tuesday’s APM Marketplace: Can you trademark a rallying cry like ‘Boston Strong’? The phrase “Boston Strong” became part of the vernacular last week, after the attack on the Boston Marathon. It was printed on posters. It was on “The … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Five-Daily Town (R.I.P. Ed Koch Edition)

The New York dailies went all in on the passing of legendary mayor Ed Koch. Page One tributes (all via the Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages). Newsday:   Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Five-Daily Town (the latest … Continue reading

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