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Pay-for-Play, the Print Edition

We’ve known for decades that intimacy breeds favorable news reportage—thus debates in the 1970s over journalists fraternizing with government officials—but according to Democracy Now, a new report by PRWeek finds that 20% of the marketing executives surveyed bought ads in return for sympathetic stories in 2008. (Almost half that also bought gifts or paid editors […]

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World’s Worst Person Decides To Go Into Marketing

Louis Deenan is the World’s Worst Person. He is going into marketing. He says, “I think it’s the career path that will best utilize my networking skills and my ability to think outside the box,” said Deenan, whose smug, gloating tone and shit-eating smile just make you want to punch his goddamn teeth in. “So […]

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Weekend of Independence Workshops: Saturday July 5, Chicago oFFFice

The co-founders of the Anti-Advertising Agency Foundation For Freedom, Steve Lambert, CEO of the Anti-Advertising Agency, and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Executive Director of the Foundation For Freedom, present four FREE workshops this weekend at our oFFFices to celebrate your personal independence from oppressive working conditions! The Workshops 1:00pm Redefining Your Skillset: Putting Together a Great […]

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Listening Post: MySpace Play Count Inflaters – The Steroids of the Music Industry

From AAA pal, Eliot Van Buskirk at Listening Post: Approximately two weeks after we reported on TuneBoom Pro, a tool apparently used by major labels and indie artists to artificially inflate the number of times their songs had been streamed on MySpace, the site has gone offline. We had contacted MySpace about TuneBoom Pro, but […]

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