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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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Has Google Replaced U.S. Postal Stamps in Celebrating Cultural Giants?

Call it the Dawn of the Great Google Doodle Backlash. From today’s Washington Post Outlook section (via Politico Playbook): The case against the Google Doodle When Google honored African American author Zora Neale Hurston with a custom logo — a Google … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The ‘Heroic Media’ Anti-Abortion Ads?

Well the Doc opened the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out: Dear Dr. Ads, I recently saw this Wall Street Journal ad from an outfit called Heroic Media. The website’s Frequently Asked Questions section says this about the group’s funding: Our … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Editorial Gets Cozy With UMass Marketing

The Boston Sunday Globe featured a Special Section – UMass 150 – that celebrated the 150th anniversary of the University of Massachusetts system, “a five-campus university, with a medical school, and locations to the north, the south, and one perched … Continue reading

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All Those Dollars And No Sense

Fun fact to know and tell: According to the Associated Press, through the end of August Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and the various independent groups supporting him had spent $245 million on advertising. Barack Obama’s campaign and its allies had … Continue reading

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Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus . . . Conclude! (Crowning The Kings Edition)

You knew it wasn’t the New Jersey Devils’ night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals when, at the start of the second period, with the Devils already down 3-0, a linesman inadvertently set a pick on a Devils … Continue reading

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The New Barnes Museum Gets Boffo Reviews (Mostly)

The legendary Barnes Foundation has been a slow-motion train wreck the past few years, as efforts to move its iconic museum from its original location in Merion, PA to new digs near the Philadelphia Art Museum have been subject to an … Continue reading

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New Paywall – Sorry, “Membership Program” – At The Los Angeles Times

The hardworking staff just received this email from the LA Times: Dear Readers, We are making an exciting change to latimes.com, and we want you to be the first to know how we’re evolving. NEW LOS ANGELES TIMES MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM On … Continue reading

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Twitter’s MisAPPropriation Of Your Private Data

The Los Angeles Times gets this week’s Long Subhed Award (pat. pending) for this piece (via Politico’s Playbook): Smartphone apps dial up privacy worries Undisclosed gathering of smartphone users’ address book data by Twitter and other social networking companies brings heightened scrutiny by … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Nation (Newt Gingrich Bookselling Edition)

Newt Gingrich is the accidental candidate: He went on a book tour and a presidential campaign broke out. The truth is, Gingrich’s entire career – political and otherwise – has been a comercial enterprise, currently managed by wife #3 Callista, … Continue reading

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