Tag Archives: Advertising

Bill Oakey :
METRO | Truth or consequences: Prop. 1 and the ridesharing debate

The $2 million-plus special-interest ad campaign marks a new low in deceit and outright falsehoods. By Bill Oakey | The Rag Blog | April 28, 2016 AUSTIN — With early voting already underway for the May 7 election, some of … Continue reading

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David Rovics :
Coca Cola’s ‘America the Beautiful’

Here’s my contribution to the discussion resulting from Coca-Cola’s multilingual ‘America the Beautiful’ Super Bowl commercial. ‘America the Beautiful’ By David Rovics | The Rag Blog | February 5, 2014 America is beautiful but it’s got a lot of ugly … Continue reading

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Chrysler for World Peace? : Ad Agency Sour Grapes

To view video, go here. Rebranding Chrysler?U.S. ad agency misses message By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / December 9, 2009 A truly uplifting 45 second public service television spot features a new Chrysler 300 breaking through the Berlin … Continue reading

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Contempt for Humanity: Increasingly Commonplace

Ad Showing West Bank Barrier Angers PalestiniansJuly 13, 2009 JERUSALEM — An Israeli cell phone commercial showing soldiers playing football near Israel’s West Bank separation barrier has angered Palestinians who say it is in poor taste and exploits their suffering. … Continue reading

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Chamber of Commerce Admits Funding Anti-Worker Ads with Bailout Money

Billboards standing 50-feet high in Washington, D.C. support the Employee Free Choice Act. However, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is using bailout funds to finance its newly-launched program of television ads opposing the act. The Chamber of Commerce is using … Continue reading

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Invasive Procedures : Privacy, and Online Behaviorial Targeting

Privacy advocates meet with Obama’s people concerning online advertising and the use of behavioral research.by Wendy Davis / December 17, 2008 Privacy advocates met Tuesday with members of President-elect Barack Obama’s Federal Trade Commission transition team to urge that the … Continue reading

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New York Times : Is ‘Gray Lady’ Fading Fast?

Is financial demise of The Times at hand?By Dr. Denny / November 11, 2008 In 1896, Adolph Ochs bought The New York Times and boldly placed on its front-page flag the slogan All The News That’s Fit To Print. Today, … Continue reading

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American Indians and the CIA : Buying Silence With Advertising

Hopi elder Dan Evehema, sitting on a couch at his home on the Hopi mesa in 1996, warned: “Don’t take grant funding, they will control you.”How advertisers like the CIA and FBI use dollars to control and silence people.By Brenda … Continue reading

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Truth: Why Bother Anymore in This Nation?

Evil: It’s the New Good!By Mark Morford / September 10, 2008 Shut up and drink your high fructose corn syrup, sucker The devil isn’t evil, he just has lousy PR. Examples? They are legion. Here’s one the Powers That Be … Continue reading

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Some Web Firms Say They Track Behavior Without Explicit Consent

‘Increasingly, there are no limits technologically as to what a company can do in terms of collecting information’By Ellen Nakashima / August 12, 2008 Several Internet and broadband companies have acknowledged using targeted-advertising technology without explicitly informing customers, according to … Continue reading

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Obama : Running While Black

McCain campaigners Paris Hilton and Brittney Spears, named in one poll as the two worst celebrity role models.‘Spare me any more drivel about the high-mindedness of John McCain’By Bob Herbert / August 2, 2008 Gee, I wonder why, if you … Continue reading

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Obama’s Mariachi Ad : What Were They Thinking?

Manny Ramirez: The great guapón as Obama spokesman?Obamarama, Latin StyleBy Lisa Sanchez Gonzalez / July 26, 2008 Have you seen the Barack Obama mariachi ad? It’s on YouTube if you want to check it out. [See it below.] In a … Continue reading

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