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South Boston’s 02210 Lands on Wall Street Journal’s ‘Rich Zips’

For the past several years, the hardworking staff has been largely disoriented by Boston’s Waterfront development. Every time we venture there, it seems three new high-rises have sprung up and three dozen parking spaces have disappeared. Still, we were a … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Peggy Noodnik Writes Again (Amazon/Big Town Edition)

From our Peggy Noodnik desk Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan filed a totally clueless piece in yesterday’s edition about Amazon’s folding like origami in the face of predictable opposition to its proposed headquarters in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island … Continue reading

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New York Times Goes Native with Russian Nesting Ads

From our State of the Cuisinart Marketing desk As the hardtracking staff noted last year, the New York Times has taken to running print ads promoting the native advertising its T Brand Studio creates for marketers. Representative sample:     … Continue reading

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Round Midnight at the Global Worldwide Headquarters (Wishbone Ash Rockpalast ’76 Edition)

Let’s stipulate (as they say on Law & Order) that Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash was one helluva lead guitarist. Then let’s enjoy this Rockpalast Cologne gig in 1976 (especially Time Was and Blowin’ Free 59:40-1:14:18).     Channeling Amazon, … Continue reading

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Hey, Jeff Bezos: Welcome to the Amazone!

For several months now, online giant Amazon has been leaning on publishing pygmy Hachette in order to exact more, well, tribute for its bookselling. Improbably, Hachette has fought back, taking a hatchet to the Beast of Bezos. From Deadline Hollywood: Grisham, … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The ‘Reform Government Surveillance’ Ad?

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, I don’t read the New York Times much (I’m a Washington Post kind of guy), but I happened upon Monday’s edition and here’s … Continue reading

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FTC To Go Negative On Native Advertising?

The hardtracking staff has been negligent in, well, tracking developments in stealth marketing over the past few weeks. So, the missing links. From Digiday: The New Yorker Goes Native In January, when the Atlantic ran sponsored content on behalf of Scientology, … Continue reading

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NYT Book Reviewer Deconstructs Tsarnaev Brothers’ Social Media Narrative

Michiko Kakutani, the New York Times’ intrepid book reviewer, had a front-page piece in  Wednesday’s edition detailing the digital doings of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Unraveling Boston Suspects’ Online Lives, Link by Link It is America’s first fully interactive national … Continue reading

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Whitey Wars In Local Dailies

From our Dueling Excerpts desk For the past three days, the Boston Herald has been excerpting columnist Howie Carr’s new book Rifleman: The Untold Story of Stevie Flemmi, Whitey Bulger’s Partner. (The hardreading staff suspects that lots of the book is … Continue reading

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For All You Know, Facebook Owns Your First-Born Child

The New York Times reports that “despite how much we say we value our privacy — and we do, again and again — we tend to act inconsistently,” which is the Times-nice way of saying stupidly. To half-wit: Letting Down Our Guard … Continue reading

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