Tag Archives: Time

Ask Dr. Ads: If Barbie Is So #Unapologetic, What’s with the NYT AD?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I’m a big fan of the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition (hey – I read it for the articles), so imagine my surprise when Barbie® … 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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Sign o’ the Time: Everything for Sale at Newsweekly

The Boston Sunday Globe featured this full-page ad on A12 yesterday. Two things, for starters: 1) The whole Time Dealer of the Year Awards looks suspiciously like a pay-for-play scheme. 2) There is no this: At least not outside the … Continue reading

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State Of The Cuisinart Marketing #Umpteen: Everyone Jump In The Branded Content Pool!

Once upon a time (about three months ago), branded content – read: ads in sheep’s clothing - was pretty much the exclusive province of online publishers from BuzzFeed to Gawker to TheAtlantic.com. That was then. Now mainstream news organizations are on branded … Continue reading

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Whose Side Is ‘Time’ On?

In his latest New York Times column, Joe Nocera marks yet another another chip in the traditional Chinese Wall between editorial and advertising (which in truth is more and more resembling the Berlin Wall circa 1990). The Fall of the Wall? … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The NYC Girls Project?

Well the Doc opened the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, Did you see this story in the New York Times yesterday? City Unveils a Campaign to Improve Girls’ Self-Esteem The fashion industry and Madison Avenue are … Continue reading

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Let The Whatever-Billion-Dollar Rumpus Begin! (Poetry And Pros Edition)

Michael Scherer waxes lyrical at Time’s Swampland blog: AFP Brings Poetry To Political Boob Tube Politicians are supposed to campaign in poetry and govern in prose. But political advertising this cycle has been, for the most part, a bunch of … 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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So Is This The “Twitter Election” Or Not?

From our We Don’t Have a Clue desk: Lots of conflicting stories about social media’s influence on the 2012 presidential bakeoff. Consider these headlines collected by the hardworking staff in just in the past week. From Time’s Swampland blog: Campaign … Continue reading

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The Year In Review In Review

Haven’t had your fill of year-end reviews? Maybe these will strike your fancy. 1) From the New York Times style-chasing Thursday Styles: The 110 Things New Yorkers Talked About in 2010 Representative sample: 1.Bedbugs. 2.Pee-wee Herman’s comeback. 3.Larry King’sfarewell. 4. … Continue reading

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