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New York Times Gets Yahoodwinked by Toyota Ad Exec

Fact #1: This Sunday, Yahoo will live-stream from London an NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars. Fact #2: Yahoo has sold ads during the game to over 30 advertisers. Fact #3: A Toyota advertising executive apparently (we don’t … Continue reading

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Google Thinks You’re a Foogle

At Google’s inception, founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page eschewed advertising, concerned that people would think financial interests might skew the search engine’s results. Now? Fuhggedaboudit. Via the Wall Street Journal (print edition headline): Deceptive Web Ads Draw Flak, Little … 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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That’s Just So Mean! (Katie Couric Edition)

From today’s New York Post (via Pew Research Daily Media Briefing): Katie Couric’s demographic might not make it to Yahoo! It’s easy to see what Katie Couric sees in Yahoo! as she becomes its global anchor. She is bidding to … Continue reading

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Bull(bleep) In Journalism’s China Shop

It’s lately become clear that reporting on China triggers the law of diminishing returns. From Saturday’s New York Times front page: Bloomberg News Is Said to Curb Articles That Might Anger China BEIJING — The decision came in an early … Continue reading

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FTC’s Stealth-Ad Warning Not Strong Enough

This week the Federal Trade Commission addressed the blurring of the lines between advertising and editorial content on search engines. From MediaPost: Search engines are increasingly blurring the differences between paid ads and organic listings, the Federal Trade Commission said on … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Stalking Obama Edition)

While Barack Obama tours America touting his jobs bill, GOP super PAC American Crossroads is tracking him with TV ads trashing the jobs bill. From Politico’s Playbook: EXCLUSIVE: American Crossroads, the big GOP outside group, today launches a stalking, er, bracketing … Continue reading

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