Monthly Archives: January 2014

Correction o’ the Day (Boston Globe Humblenag Edition)

This is really impressive: Tuesday’s Boston Globe managed to correct and promote the paper in one swell foop. Man, that’s sweet. UPDATE: Wait – should that be Bumblebrag? We’re confused.

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Journalists Screwed Twice by Native Advertisers

So it’s not bad enough that native advertising – those ads in sheep’s clothing tricked out to look like editorial content – is slowly chipping away at the authority and credibility of real journalism. Now it’s also chipping away at … Continue reading

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NYT Hires Bloomberg Pariah Michael Forsythe. Quid Pro Quo, Yes?

So Bloomberg News reporter Michael Forsythe, who leaked a big story last fall to the New York Times about Bloomberg News spiking his report about corruption among China’s political leaders, gets fired by Bloomberg News and then hired by the Times. Pay … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: Who Really Wrote “You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Love Levy’s”?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, One of the legendary figures in the 1960s creative revolution on Madison Avenue – Judy Protas – died last week. According to the … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Thursday’s Curse Edition)

From our Another Day, Another Dolor desk Once again the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight is a total mismatch because the Boston Herald’s Press Party just can’t wait until Friday to deliver its weekly insights. Last month the Wayne’s World webcast … Continue reading

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Prediction: Native Advertising Will Eat the Net

Well that didn’t take long, did it? Via MediaPost: Native Advertising Predicted To Dominate Digital In 2014 Say goodbye to the stigma associated with native advertising. Following The New York Times’ official embrace of the once-controversial ad format, J.P. Morgan is predicting … Continue reading

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WSJ: Bill Belichick Smiled Seven Times This Season

The invaluable Wall Street Journal gave New England Patriots fans this ray of sunshine in its Friday edition. If New England is upset by Indianapolis in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs Saturday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick won’t be … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Once’ at Boston Opera House

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the theater district last night to catch the New York Theatre Workshop production of Once, and say, it was swell. Even though we sat in the nosebleed section of the banged-out Opera … Continue reading

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Why the WSJ Is a Great Newspaper (Mark Zuckerberg Grows Up Edition)

From Monday’s Wall Street Journal front page: For Mark Zuckerberg, Tumult and Turnaround MENLO PARK, Calif.— Mark Zuckerberg needed help. Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering in May 2012 had been a mess. And after turning a website born in his college dorm room into … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: Have You Voted in the Doritos ‘Crash the Super Bowl’ Bakeoff?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, For the eighth year now, Doritos is holding its Crash the Super Bowl competition, in which the chipmaker solicits Super Bowl commercials from consumers and … Continue reading

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