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$igns of the New York Times (Virtually None of Them Good)

Given the knee-buckling 19% drop in print ad revenue at the New York Times last quarter, it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of open space in the newspaper these days. And the Times is filling that open space with . … Continue reading

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Stop the Presses! Two People Actually Object to Stealth Marketing!

Two people other than the hardtracking staff, that is. As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town noted last week, Boston Red Sox huckster – sorry, slugger – David Ortiz used the President of the United States as a prop for … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With BlackBerry’s ‘Department of Defense’ Ads

Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, So I’m reading the New York Times the other day and what do I see but this full-page ad:   Wait – BlackBerry? Gold … 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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Mixed Reviews For CNET Reviews ‘Reborn As Ads’

As the hardtracking has endlessly noted, Web publishers are on native advertising like Brown on Williamson. Example Umpteen (via Digiday): The Newest in Native: Editorial Reviews Reborn as Ads This past April, CNET senior editor Jessica Dolcourt reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The Super Bowl Ads

Once around the Super Bowl Adstravaganza, James, and don’t spare the horses. So Super Bowl XLVII turned into a pretty good game out of what seemed to be shaping up as a stinker. Too bad the ads didn’t follow suit. … Continue reading

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