Tag Archives: Bloomberg

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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Ads ‘n’ Ends From the New York Times (CYA Edition)

The hardworking staff is always interested in the issue advocacy/corporate image ads that appear in major U.S. newspapers, most especially the New York Times, which functions as sort of the community bulletin board for corporate America. The thing is, though, … Continue reading

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WSJ Disses NYT, FT, and Bloomberg All in One House Ad

The Wall Street Journal is feeling its oats. Exhibit A7: This full-page ad in yesterday’s Journal. The fine print dismisses even more business publications. The Journal’s tagline is “Read ambitiously.” We’ll see if those maligned publications choose to rebut ambitiously.

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Let the $10 Billion Rumpus Begin!

From our Val-PAC desk The hardworking staff recently trumpeted the estimated $9 billion price tag for the 2016 election cycle, but Bloomberg’s Al Hunt has a slight adjustment. How Record Spending Will Affect 2016 Election The role of money and politics … Continue reading

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Let the $9b Rumpus Begin! (Ad Early and Often Edition)

The air wars of Dustup 2016™ have gone from zero to :30 in no time flat. So the hardwatching staff is pleased to provide this handy clip ‘n’ save guide to the preliminary rounds, which range from the Presidential Donnybrook to the … 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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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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On Native Advertising, BuzzFeed Schools While Google Scolds

Here’s bad news for anyone who values the separation of advertising and editorial content. “Native advertising is going to be the only advertising. The question is only what people are going to put in those units.” Thus spake BuzzFeed’s Jon … Continue reading

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Hey, Does THIS Violate The People’s Pledge?

From our False Alarm desk: An outfit called United Steelworkers Political Action Fund has released what it describes as “Shame on You, Scott Brown :30 TV.”   But it’s not actually a TV ad. According to a press release published … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Paul Ryan And Mitt Romney Are An Item Edition)

Once around the PAC, James, and don’t spare the horses. Item: Paul Ryan Hearts Mitt Romney First there was the Democratic National Committee’s web video highlighting the man-love between Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R-You Got My Good Side?) and presidential hopeful … Continue reading

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