Category Archives: commercialism

  1. Capitalism and inequality

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    January 29, 2014 by Tamara Piety

    There is this interesting piece in the New York Times, Capitalism v. Democracy, reporting on French economist, Thomas Piketty’s observation …
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  2. Leveraging the Olympics

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    January 29, 2014 by Tamara Piety

    Just saw this great bit in Advertising Age. It is an ad being run by Guinness about one twin giving …
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  3. George Zimmer and Men’s Wearhouse

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    July 12, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    The news announced last month that the ubiquitous spokesperson and founder of the men’s clothing company Men’s Wearhouse (“You’re gonna …
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  4. Flogging hedge funds to the masses

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    July 10, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    Advertising Age has a story reporting on this issue of a portion of the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) …
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  5. Selling advertising as a career

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    July 9, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    Apparently there is some trouble recruiting young people to an advertising career. So ad agency Leo Burnett came up with …
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  6. Ad spending

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    July 8, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    In case you didn’t know advertising is a big business, here is a great graphic from Advertising Age along with …
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  7. McDonald’s doesn’t sell junk food…according to McDonald’s

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    June 5, 2013 by Tamara Piety

    This item appeared in the Tulsa World last month concerning criticism of its marketing practices at its annual shareholders meeting. …
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