Monthly Archives: January 2014

Apparently Michael Bloomberg Did NOT Pay for a NYT Ad Praising Michael Bloomberg

As you splendid readers of this thing might remember, last month the hardworking staff wondered about this full-page ad that ran – twice – in the New York Times.     What we wondered, specifically, was whether outgoing New York … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (One Town, Two Different Places Edition)

The Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight this week provides another episode in our long-running One Town, Two Different Places mediadrama. Boston Herald’s underdog Press Party featured this: On Press Party this week we talk about why the media’s attention was so focused … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Prifti: Drawn by Light’ at the Griffin Museum

Well the Missus and I trundled out to Winchester yesterday to catch the David Prifti exhibit at the Griffin Museum and, say, it was swell. (As was our breakfast at the Swanton Street Diner.) From the museum’s website: In an … Continue reading

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‘The Most Interesting Front Page in the World’

Sharp Page One piece in yesterday’s Boston Sunday Globe about Jonathan Goldsmith, the Vermont actor who plays The Most Interesting Man in the World in Dos Equis commercials.     The hardworking staff does always read local front pages, and … 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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The Sneak in Review: Native (Advertising) Intelligence

The Reading Room at the Global Worldwide Headquarters of Sneak Adtack is starting to fill up, so the hardtracking staff is offloading these ads ‘n’ ends. Start with this piece from the New York Times: Promoting Its Own Products, a Magazine … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up with the Adholes at Sports Illustrated?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I was cruising around the Net and happened upon this Sports Illustrated piece – The writer and the puzzle: Richard Ben Cramer couldn’t crack … Continue reading

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Gawker Channels Dr. Ads!

Snarknado website Gawker featured this item yesterday: New York Times Doesn’t Know Who Bought Strange Pro-Bloomberg Ad     Late last year, print readers of  The New York Times discovered a full-page color ad, signed by a group called “Appreciative New Yorkers,” touting … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Wait – What? Edition)

From our Scratch Your Head desk This correction ran in Wednesday’s Boston Globe: Huh? So the hardclicking staff went back to the original Globe piece and found this: Also being featured in Christie’s Jan. 24 sale is “Favorites From the … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Evil’ of Politics Strikes Again on Minimum Wage

Corporate gunsel Rick Berman, memorably profiled as Dr. Evil on 60 Minutes in 2007, is front-and-center in the minimum wage battle now being, er, waged at the state and federal level. From Tuesday’s New York Times:     Fun fact to … Continue reading

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