Monthly Archives: November 2013

NYT Beats Boston Globe On Old South Church Bay Psalm Book Sale

Late last year, the Boston Globe was on the Old South Church sale of its historic Bay Psalm Book like Brown on Williamson.     But now that the auction is actually on, it’s the New York Times that has … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The Obamacare ‘Brosurance’ Ads?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, There’s no question the Obamacare national rollout has been a disaster. But the state healthcare exchanges have done much better. Except for the Brosurance campaign in Colorado. Representative … Continue reading

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Boston Herald’s BRAmpage, Part Three

The feisty local tabloid’s real-estate crusade continues today, with two full pages dedicated to ripping the lid off Mayor Tom Menino and his Boston Redevelopment Authority marionettes. Of special note is this whack at one BRA member in particular (if you guessed that he … 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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Good Lord! (& Taylor)

From our One Holiday at a Time desk Lord & Taylor is really pushing it in this ad from yesterday’s New York Times.   First of all, could we maybe have Thanksgiving before we unveil the Legendary Holiday (read: Christmas) … Continue reading

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Hark! The Herald! (Miss Da Mayah Edition)

From our Walt Whitman desk What will the Boston Herald do when Tom Menino vacates the corner office at City Hall? Probably a  lot more of this: Inside, Menino sort of answers the question . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (James Michael Curley Edition)

From Tuesday’s New York Times Corrections: An article on Saturday about the controversial mayor of Lawrence, Mass., William Lantigua, erroneously attributed a distinction to James Michael Curley, a former Boston mayor, often compared to Mr. Lantigua, whose populist appeal helped him survive … Continue reading

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U-Grill Has Won The Great BU Pizza War!

From our Late to the Pizza Party desk It’s only taken the hardwalking staff a month and a half to notice this, but the Great BU Pizza War is over. The slice-off between the venerable University Grill and the upstart … 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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DEATH AND SELFIES: Digital Media And The End Of Mortality

It’s the latest cultural tut-tutchstone: Everyone’s clucking about Selfies at Funerals, a Tumblr page that delivers exactly what it promises. Here’s a representative sample:        The site is the brainchild of Jason Feifer, a senior editor at Fast … Continue reading

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