Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with the ‘Appreciative New Yorkers’ Bloomberg Brownnose Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, Say, that’s some magnificent ad on the back page of Saturday’s New York Times A-section, yeah? In case you missed it: Is that … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with the Pantene ‘Bossy’ Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I was reading the New York Times the other day and stumbled upon this full-page ad. Good question, yeah? – Shining Strong Dear … Continue reading

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Extra! The Globe Out-Heralds The Herald! (Deval Patrick’s Crack Cousin Edition)

This defies the natural order of things, but hey . . . Friday’s Boston Globe, Page One: Friday’s Boston Herald, page 16 . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.

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Public Editor Brands NYT’s Branded Content a ‘Delicate Balance’

As the hardtracking staff previously noted, the New York Times has been preparing to jump into the native advertising pool along with the rest of the sink-or-swim set. According to Advertising Age, the recently installed Times executive VP of advertising, Meredith Kopit … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Town Daily (NY/Boston Outgoing Mayor Edition)

A tale of two cities with longtime mayors on the exit ramp. Thursday’s Boston Herald Page One:     The inside story on 20-year mayor Tom Menino heading for the door.     Down the road in the Big Town, … Continue reading

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Somebody Get Kai Ryssdal A Wall Street Journal Subscription

APM’s Marketplace, which the hardworking staff once contributed to and has always respected, ran this piece yesterday about BP’s ongoing attempt to depict itself as the victim of the Gulf Oil Spill. BP’s new recipe for settlement money: Shame a … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Four-Daily Town (WSJ ‘Invisible Child’ Takedown)

There’s been plenty of praise for the New York Times five-part Invisible Child series that depicted the hellish homeless shelter existence of one Brooklyn family and one remarkable 11-year-old girl named Dasani (after the upscale bottled water). Now comes the … 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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That’s Just So Sad (MBTA Edition)

It’s never good when Boston compares itself to major-league cities, especially in the rapid-transit category. But here comes the Boston Globe’s Derrick Jackson bragging on the MBTA’s planned Night Owl experiment in his op-ed column yesterday. The T’s chance to … Continue reading

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Last Week’s Boston/New York Pulitzer Bakeoff

The past seven days have provided us with a Pulitzerpalooza that includes the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe. Start with the leader in the clubhouse: Andrea Elliott’s Invisible Child, the Times five-part series chronicling the … Continue reading

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