Tag Archives: PRI

Zombie Apocalypse for Product Placement

From our Dead Brand Walking desk The hardtracking staff doesn’t want to say we told you so, but . . . we told you so. Product placement is starting to wear out its welcome. From PRI’s Marketplace: Product placement lessons from … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with That French-Bashing Cadillac Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, So there I was, watching television and minding my own business, when this Cadillac commercial popped up.     Narrator: “Why do we … Continue reading

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Brits Try To Curry Favor With Indian Chefs

Campaign Outsider Official Foodie Alert® (International Edition): Tragically, according to a report on PRI’s The World, Great Britain is suffering a shortage of chefs who are currylicious, thanks to tighter immigration rules that “[make] it almost impossible to hire chefs from India, Pakistan … Continue reading

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In Dutch With Immigration Officials? Try This Game Show

From PRI’s The World: Rejected Asylum Seekers Compete on Dutch Game Show A Dutch TV game show is giving rejected asylum seekers the chance to win nearly $6,000 to start a new life … after they are deported. Promo (brush … Continue reading

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Did NPR & PRI Rip Off WSJ?

It’s not a rhetorical question. It’s a real question. Here’s the Wall Street Journal’s A-Hed on Wednesday: Talking Basketball, in Spanish, Is Definitely No Slam Dunk ‘Donquear’ Would Be Spanglish; Covering the NBA Finals for Latino Fans MIAMI—Broadcasters covering the … Continue reading

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France Says ‘Non’ to Broadcast Mentions of Twitter, Facebook

From the Sydney Morning Herald: F-word ban on French radio, TV PARIS: How do you say Facebook and Twitter in French? You don’t – at least, not if you are on radio or television, where mention of them is banned unless … Continue reading

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Belgian Woefuls

Suddenly, Belgium: Charleroi-ling the News From Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal front page: Tour Embraces a Town’s Ugly Truth: It’s a Dump In Charleroi, Slag Heaps + Abandoned Subway = Tourist Attractions CHARLEROI, Belgium—Nicolas Buissart leads an “Urban Safari” that includes … Continue reading

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