Tag Archives: The Atlantic

Hey, Marty Walsh: Hire THIS Guy to Fix City Hall Plaza

Since roughly 1969, one question has vexed every Boston mayor: What the hell to do with City Hall Plaza? And the answer that has routinely come back: Damned if we know. Regardless, the latest chapter of this ongoing saga is unfolding at … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Says Bay State (Hearts) Charlie Baker

Snow kidding: The current issue of The Atlantic features this piece by Molly Ball. The Bluest Republican Why staunchly Democratic Massachusetts loves its new GOP governor “Mark Wahlberg is asking me for a pardon?,” Charlie Baker said as he folded … Continue reading

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St. Ignatius Loyola Is Twee? Whee!

Back in the day, the hardworking staff (Class of ’63) attended St. Ignatius Loyola grammar school on 84th between Park and Madison. At the time St. Iggy, as we called him, looked something like this:     But nowadays, he … Continue reading

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The Pimping Out of Fenway Park

Yesterday the hardtsking staff noted the new Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy Boardroom at Fenway Park, available for $6500-$9500 a pop. And we promised to call Brendan Hankard – Manager, Premium Sales and Services – to discuss the finer points of pimping … Continue reading

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It Was a (Gosling’s) Dark ‘n Stormy Night Game at Fenway

From our Late to the Corporate Party desk The hardworking staff knows as well as anyone that everything is for sale to marketers these days (see Michael J. Sandel’s definitive 2012 Atlantic piece here), but this ad in last Friday’s … Continue reading

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College Parents: You Have GOT to Read This Atlantic Piece

The current edition of The Atlantic features a staggering cover piece by Caitlin Flanagan on the uses and abuses of college frats. The Dark Power of Fraternities A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems—and … Continue reading

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Rhonda Roland Shearer Responds

Yesterday the hardtracking staff at Sneak Adtack wrote this about some awards handed out by author and publisher Rhonda Roland Shearer’s current iMediaEthics.org website, and in the process mentioned her 2002 dustup with William Langewiesche, author ofAmerican Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center. Here’s Ms. Shearer’s … Continue reading

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Apparently ‘Ethical Native Advertising’ Is Not an Oxymoron

The hardtracking staff at Sneak Adtack rarely has anything good to say about native advertising, those ads in sheep’s clothing that trick out marketing material as editorial content. But here’s the exception that proves the rule. From FishbowlNY: Daily News Secretary … Continue reading

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NYT’s David Carr Catches Up To Sneak Adtack

The hardtracking staff yields to no man in its admiration for New York Times media critic David Carr, whose columns are invariably insightful and informative. Regarding his piece in Monday’s Times, though – frankly, we were there first. But Carr did a nice … Continue reading

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Getting Restless About Native Advertising

Turns out it’s not just the hardtracking staff that thinks native advertising is a menace to editorial integrity. Exhibit A This piece headlined “What the Atlantic learned from Scientology: native advertising is harder for news brands” in the aptly named paidContent: At an ad … Continue reading

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