Tag Archives: New York Times

Campaign Symbolism 101: Donald Trump’s Emergency Landing

It turns out Donald Trump lost altitude in more than just the Iowa caucuses this week. Exhibit A: Mechanical troubles forced Trump Force One to make an emergency landing in Tennessee on Wednesday. From ABC’s The Note: Donald Trump’s Private … Continue reading

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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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Tyler Hicks Wins NYT ‘Year in Pictures’ Bakeoff

For the past few years the hardviewing staff has noted the leading shooters in the New York Times annual The Year in Pictures review. This year is no exception, with honors going to proud BU alum Tyler Hicks (who also prevailed in … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (Umpteenth Plus One Yoko Ono Edition)

Just about every year at Christmastime, Rift Beatle Yoko Ono runs holiday greetings in the New York Times. This year’s model:     ImaginePeace is still in the same place, if you want it. Then again, so is war. But there … Continue reading

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FTC Cracks Down on Native Advertising

Lately, the Federal Trade Commission has been acting all kinds of feisty. First it busted two app developers for using “persistent identifiers” to collect kids’ information for targeted advertising. The FTC has also fielded two complaint about the YouTube Kids … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Bride of Wildenstein Edition)

From our Day Late, Dolor Short desk Buried in yesterday’s New York Times piece about the Wildenstein art dynasty going Chernobyl, with everyone suing everyone. Jocelyn Wildenstein, Alec’s first wife, known for her extensive plastic surgery, more or less opened the … Continue reading

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Grey Lady Goes All the Way with Native Ads

As the hardtracking staff has repeatedly noted (see here and here and here just for starters), the New York Times is up to its neck in native advertising. (Our personal favorite is the Russian nesting ads – a Times print … Continue reading

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New York Times Puff Piece Is Less Than Fenway Frank

The Grey Lady gives a big wet kiss today to local developer Steve Samuels, who’s responsible for most of the recent building boom in the Fenway area. From the Times Business section’s Square Feet column: Fenway Park’s Neighborhood Changes, but Keeps Its … Continue reading

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Bee(g) Headache for Bayer

It’s understandable if Bayer needs a couple of aspirins after this full-page ad in yesterday’s New York Times.     The honey shot: The Natural Resources Defense Council has a bee in its bonnet for good reason according to the (Raleigh) News … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (Fabulous Picasso Sculpture Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town the other week and say, it was swell. Our artinery: Friday We started out at the Museum of Arts and Design and – yes – we were MAD about the … Continue reading

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