Author Archives: Campaign Outsider

JFK Library Shuns Boston Dailies, Runs Wall Street Journal Ad

The new exhibition JFK 100: Milestones and Mementos at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will no doubt get some rocket-fueled promotion in the coming weeks, but its marketing campaign has sort of blown up on the launch … Continue reading

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Museum of Fine Arts Gets Shoutout From Turkish Government

From our Late to the Regifting Party desk The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey ran this ad in Friday’s New York Times.     Talk Turkey grafs:     Nice! Happy ending! Except . . . … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is Truly America’s First Cubist President

From our Pablo Picasso desk Last fall the hardworking staff noted – Exclusive! – that Donald Trump Is Our First Cubist Presidential Candidate (Because He’s on Every Side of Every Issue). We even provided this handy clip ‘n’ save graphic, compliments of … Continue reading

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Seriously, When Did ‘Based On’ Turn Into ‘Based Off Of’?

From our Syn Tax on Bad Grammar desk Well the hardworking staff was blithely perusing the relentless Brian Stelter’s CNN Reliable Sources newsletter let night when we came across this: Really? Based off of? The hardwincing staff has endured this example of American … Continue reading

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Civilians Who Run Full-Page Ads in the New York Times (@elondumptrump Edition)

From our never-ending All Those Dollars and No Sense series Elon Musk, celebrated electric carhop and fledgling space cadet, generally gets positive press – except for yesterday, when this full-page ad appeared in four daily newspapers.   Close-up for the … Continue reading

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Hell-no, Dolly! NYT, WSJ Critics Make Very Different Bettes

It’s always fun when the bull goose theater critics in The Big Town provide the Broadway version of Bizarro World over some megabucks production. Case in point: The New York Times and Wall Street Journal reviews of Bette Midler as the … Continue reading

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Memo to T.S. Eliot: In Boston, April Is the Coolest Month

We all remember The Waste Land, right? APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Except right now, as the hardchilling staff sits on our porch, we desire a … Continue reading

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New York Times: All the Nudes That’s Fit to Print

As the hardblushing staff has noted on previous occasions (see here and here), the Grey Lady has been opening the kimono more and more of late, from an ulp-skirt Louis Vuitton ad several years ago to this eye-popping Christie’s ad last fall. … Continue reading

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Liz’s New Book Warren(ts) Full-Page New York Times Ad

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Nevertheless) has a new book out – This Fight Is Our Fight – and a spiffy marketing campaign to go along with it. Exhibit A (5): This full-page ad in today’s New York Times.   But that’s … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (To Know Trump Edition)

We are reminded every day that Pres. Donald Trump (R-Donald Trump) is, for all practical purposes, pre-verbal. See the transcript from his recent Time interview for the gory details. But every once in a while we get a glimpse of … Continue reading

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