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Wall Street Journal Dads Who Play Barbie

From our Changing the Culture Is Hard! desk Just call her Totally Daddy’s Barbie. Full-page ad in Friday’s Wall Street Journal:     Fun! The Dads Who Play Barbie website features videos like this one.     Important!     Popular! … Continue reading

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CFA Society Boston Should Just Set Its Ad Money on Fire

The hardworking staff has to admit that we’d never heard of CFA Society Boston until it start running full-page newspaper ads like this one in yesterday’s Boston Globe.     The group also ran an ad in Monday’s Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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Ted Williams’ Former Florida Home Gone Fishin’ for a Buyer

The Splendid Splinter’s old fishing shack is back on the market. Well, maybe not shack. From Friday’s Wall Street Journal Mansion section: Ted Williams’s Florida Fishing Spot Goes on the Market In the Florida Keys, the onetime home of baseball … Continue reading

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The Native Advertisers Are Restless

Once around the park, James, and don’t spare the sources! The hardtracking staff has started to discern the dawn of Sneak 2.0 – a second wave of stealth marketing that tries to herd the ads in sheep’s clothing into more … Continue reading

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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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The Wall Street Journal Is a Shell of Its Former Self

It’s just sad what’s become of the Wall Street Journal. Last month the Journal started slashing staff and sections, as this Fortune piece noted. Wall Street Journal Begins Layoffs, Cuts Sections Shakeup comes amid cost cutting push. News Corp’s The … Continue reading

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NYT = Now You Travel (Instead of Reading)

Interesting piece by Suzanne Vranica and Jack Marshall in the Wall Street Journal the other day about newspapers chasing alternative revenue sources in the face of knee-buckling advertising losses. Plummeting Newspaper Ad Revenue Sparks New Wave of Changes With global newspaper … Continue reading

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This Is the Greatest German Word Ever

German words are a hoot. So many of them are like little balls of aluminum foil all jammed together. But you can have your schadenfreude and your schlimmbesserung – we’ll take this beauty from Thursday’s Wall Street Journal A-Hed. Here’s a … Continue reading

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WSJ’s Terry Teachout Totally Loves Boston’s Lyric Stage

As the playgoing staff has previously noted, Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout has a thing for Boston’s Lyric Stage Company. Start with this rave for Light Up the Sky last year: “[F]luffy, funny and performed with limitless panache … Continue reading

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Excellent! Boston Gets Wall Street Journal $eal of Approval!

Rejoice, Hubniks! New York media machers think we’ve finally come to our senses. (Or is that census?) Exhibit A: Amy Gamerman’s piece on yesterday’s Wall Street Journal Mansion front page. A BOOM IN BEANTOWN With poolside cocktails and rooftop mixers, developers aim to lure a younger … Continue reading

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