Monthly Archives: June 2016

This Ad for Internet Domain Extensions Totally .Sucks

Who knew? From the June 27 edition of Advertising Age:   Right-hand page: Nowhere does it say who paid for this two-page spread, but presumably it’s Vox Populi, the outfit that manages the registry and charges $2500 a year for each domain. According … Continue reading

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Excellent! Boston Gets Wall Street Journal $eal of Approval!

Rejoice, Hubniks! New York media machers think we’ve finally come to our senses. (Or is that census?) Exhibit A: Amy Gamerman’s piece on yesterday’s Wall Street Journal Mansion front page. A BOOM IN BEANTOWN With poolside cocktails and rooftop mixers, developers aim to lure a younger … Continue reading

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Hey, People: It’s ‘Do Not Go GENTLE Into That Good Night’!

Everybody – especially the hardworking staff – has a breaking point on certain issues, and this one was ours. From Saturday’s Boston Globe front page: Managing the next moves in Sanders’ insurgency Vt. senator faces a daunting task in keeping the … Continue reading

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Gordie Howe Only Scored a ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ Twice

Hockey lost one of its Mt. Rushmore figures when Gordie Howe died this week at the age of 88. Howe, a longtime Detroit Red Wing and short time New England Whaler, had the never-to-be-duplicated distinction of playing professional hockey in five … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Ben Carson Headscratcher Edition)

Former presidential hopeful/book salesman Ben Carson has long been the gaffe that keeps on giving, and now we can add this beauty to the collection. From a Politico piece today with the headline “Carson says Trump knows judge attack was wrong”: … Continue reading

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AP Says Yes, Economist Says No to Stealth Marketing

Two major news organizations have come to a split decision about whether to run ads in sheep’s clothing. From Brendan James’s piece in the International Business Times: Associated Press Rolls Out Native Advertising Network The Associated Press might look like … Continue reading

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PepsiCo’s Weak, Late NYT Tribute to Roger Enrico

Actually, a week late. As the hardworking staff noted a few days ago, former PepsiCo chief Roger Enrico died last Wednesday; this New York Times obituary ran Friday. The following day Pepsi’s old Cola Wars archrival ran this full-page ad in the … Continue reading

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The Day the Hardworking Staff at Campaign Outsider Went Viral

Full disclosure: The hardworking staff has a small but deeply disturbed following at Campaign Outsider, and we appreciate each and every one of you splendid readers. But yesterday something entirely unexpected happened: We went sort of viral on Facebook. It … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (ItsTheCourtStupid.com Edition)

The latest edition in our long-running series on people with all those dollars and no sense From yesterday’s New York Times:     That full-page ad features a certain Earle I. Mack’s piece from The Hill’s Congress Blog, self-described as “The Hill’s Forum … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Classy: Runs NYT Tribute to Pepsi’s Roger Enrico

Former PepsiCo chief Roger Enrico died last Wednesday, just early enough to get his due before all obits were swamped by Muhammed Ali’s. New York Times obituary for Enrico: Roger Enrico, PepsiCo Chief During 1980s ‘Cola Wars,’ Dies at 71 … Continue reading

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