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pizza The Best Oscars Stat: That Pizza Place Received Over $10 Million in Free Advertising

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A California pizza chain stole the spotlight from amicable host Ellen DeGeneres during last night’s Academy Awards ceremony. At one point during the evening, she awkwardly insisted on ordering the A-listers in the front rows pizza — and suddenly, a somewhat flustered delivery man showed up with boxes of hot slices in hand. Like many, we assumed the stunt was a fake, but… Continue reading The Best Oscars Stat: That Pizza Place Received Over $10 Million in Free Advertising

drive movie The Conversation: Woman Sues Over False Movie Advertising   Is She a Hero or a Fool?

If there’s one thing I learned from the recent documentary Hot Coffee, it’s that we can’t judge a lawsuit by its superficial silliness. Not that the woman suing over the alleged misleading marketing of Drive could possibly be suffering from unknown serious burns like the woman we all made fun of in the 1990s for suing McDonalds over a scalding cup of joe. Still, we… Continue reading The Conversation: Woman Sues Over False Movie Advertising - Is She a Hero or a Fool?

Advertising has been on TV since July of 1941, when Bulova paid a hilarious $4 to a New York TV station to have an ad run before a Dodgers’ game. TV ads have come a long way since that monumental day, and now we have to deal with the consequences. Continue reading A Breakdown of Advertising on TV: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly