Tag Archives: Advertising Age

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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Bad News for St. George’s, Rare Good News for St. Paul’s

It’s been all Prep School Reprehensible this year, what with the shameful Senior Salute at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire and the stunning revelations about The Dark Hallways of Horace Mann chronicled this month in The Atlantic by Caitlin Flanagan. Then came yesterday’s front-page Bella English … Continue reading

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Time Says Magazine Editors On Its Side

From our Late to the Party Line desk As the hardtracking staff noted last fall, Time, Inc. has decided to trade journalism’s traditional Chinese Wall between advertising and editorial for the Berlin Wall – that is, a thing of the … Continue reading

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Stealth Marketing Triple Crown: Win, Place(ment), and Show

As a tribute to the upcoming Belmont Stakes – and the honest-to-God chance we could see the first Triple Crown thoroughbred since Affirmed in 1978 (shine on, California Chrome!) – the hardtracking staff is dividing this madcap review into horse … Continue reading

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Journalism Is the Second-Worst Job? Hah! Advertisers Are the Least Trusted!

Good news! Journalists are moving up in the professional world! Via MediaBistro’s FishbowlNY: Newspaper Reporter Now Only Second Worst Career Good news, newspaper reporters of the nation, your job is now only the second worst career choice a person could make. … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: Truth in Advertising? Really? What Are We, Oxymorons?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, So there I was, minding my own business and reading the Sunday New York Times, when I came across this full-page ad from … Continue reading

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WSJ Makes ‘Faustian Pact’ with Native Advertising

Apparently there’s no resisting the allure of native advertising these days. The latest converts to ads in sheep’s clothing? USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. The latter’s surrender is the more interesting of the two, given the low opinion of native … Continue reading

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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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Whose Side Is ‘Time’ On?

In his latest New York Times column, Joe Nocera marks yet another another chip in the traditional Chinese Wall between editorial and advertising (which in truth is more and more resembling the Berlin Wall circa 1990). The Fall of the Wall? … Continue reading

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Will Brand Publishers Surpass News Publishers?

From our Sign o’ the Times desk  Advertising Age recently featured an alarming piece about the Brave News World of digital publishing. Flipboard Hits 90 Million Users, Nearly Doubles Since April Selling Digital Ads For Print Ad Rates Just two weeks after … Continue reading

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