Tag Archives: Washington Post

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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Northeastern University’s National Ad Campaign, Part II

As the hardworking staff previously noted, Northeastern University launched an advertising campaign last week that included this full-page ad in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Turns out, we didn’t know the half of … Continue reading

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Washington Post Opens the Kimono for Stealth Marketers

As stealth marketing – a.k.a. native advertising, branded content, sponsored posts, brand journalism, blah blah blah – has wormed its way into both online publications and mainstream media outlets (it’s all here, if you want to get technical about it), publishers … 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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Hack Attack! Salon’s Brutal Takedown of Bigfoot Journalists

Salon’s Alex Pareene has assembled a Top Ten Hackorama of Political Journalists and it’s a corker (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Pareene blowtorches some of the most notable members of the chinstrokerati, “[channeling] each media figure’s ‘unique’ voice — … Continue reading

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Mike Allen Takes Capital Playbook To Dark Side

Fact #1 (via Adweek): Politico’s Allbritton Buys Capital New York The subscription approach to news is getting a significant boost, with Politico owner Robert Allbritton buying Capital New York with an eye on applying Politico’s business model to the online news site. Allbritton plans … Continue reading

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Our 2013 ‘State of the Cuisinart Marketing’ Address

Recipe for marketing in the 21st Century: Ingredients 1 part news 1 part entertainment 1 part advertising Directions Combine in blender. Hit puree. Serves: Everyone but the Jurassic types who think you have a right to know when you’re being advertised … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The ‘Reform Government Surveillance’ Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I don’t read the New York Times much (I’m a Washington Post kind of guy), but I happened upon Monday’s edition and here’s … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace Michael Ford, Political Strategist Extraordinaire

I knew Mike Ford before he was Michael Ford. He and I roomed together in 1970, the year he graduated from Xavier University. That Jesuit institution in Cincinnati left an indelible mark on Mike, as strong as Holy Communion or … Continue reading

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Bull(bleep) In Journalism’s China Shop

It’s lately become clear that reporting on China triggers the law of diminishing returns. From Saturday’s New York Times front page: Bloomberg News Is Said to Curb Articles That Might Anger China BEIJING — The decision came in an early … Continue reading

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