Tag Archives: New York

Big Town v. Bean Town (Guggenheim Fellowship Edition)

Every year the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards fellowships “to assist research and artistic creation.” And, as is its wont, the Foundation ran a full-page ad in the New York Times to announce its 2014 recipients.       Massachusetts artists, scholars, … Continue reading

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Tanks For The Memories (Dukakis ’88 Part Two)

As we noted yesterday, the hardsearching staff has been trying to locate adman Ed McCabe’s legendary New York magazine takedown of the 1988 Michael Dukakis presidential ad campaign. And we finally did (via Google Books here. Click on Preview this magazine; piece … Continue reading

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Hey, Politico: Tanks For The Dukakis ’88 Memories

From our Late to the Losing Party desk Politico took a trip down Memory Lane the other day in this Josh King confessional piece from the new Politico Magazine. Dukakis and the Tank The inside story of the worst campaign photo … Continue reading

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WGBH Herald Hostage, Day 2

The Kochheads are here! Defenders of conservative billionaire David Koch are going after the liberal activists going after Koch for giving a reported $18.6 to local public broadcaster WGBH over the past three decades. From [Saturday's] Boston Herald: Koch foes blasted … Continue reading

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Time Warner Cable’s CBS Retransmission Rumpus

From our Been There Done That desk Time Warner Cable is embroiled in yet another retransnsmission battle, this time with CBS in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and elsewhere. From USA Today: Time Warner Cable drops CBS in New York, … Continue reading

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Globe Ignores Dan Conley’s ‘Don’t Buy Boston’ Ad Production

Now that the Bay State’s umpteenth U.S. Senate special election is done, the Boston news media can turn their attention to the first real mayoral race we’ve had here in Mayberry since 1993. From Tuesday’s Boston Globe: Conley set to launch … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Wants Your Business Right Now (And Your Vote In 2016)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R-Oops) has been traveling this great nation of ours trying to cheery-pick businesses in blue states to migrate to the Lone Star state. And generating national media coverage in the process. From the Weekly Standard in June: … Continue reading

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ABC News: Boston’s Charlotte Golar Richie Not A Major Mayoral Candidate

Boston Magazine’s redoubtable David Bernstein might rank former state representative Charlotte Golar Richie #2 in his list of Boston mayoral hopefuls, and the Boston Globe might report big names coalescing around her campaign, but that still doesn’t give her any … Continue reading

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State Of The Cuisinart Marketing: BuzzFeed Hits Purée

Big takeout in New York mag this week on BuzzFeed and its forays into the frontiers of native advertising/sponsored content/commerce journalism. Does BuzzFeed Know the Secret? Jonah Peretti’s viral-content machine purports to have solved the problems of both journalism and advertising at … Continue reading

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