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The Mad Men Pre-Game Show

Dawn vs. Don: Mad Men’s Missed Opportunities

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The team gets back together for one last pitch to save their agency. But is it too late to save the show from ignoring a big blind spot?

Transportation Nation

MTA Votes to Ban Political Ads

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Over the objections of some public speakers — as well as some board members — the MTA changed its policy so it could reject controversial ads.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

How to Fight Bigotry...With Delightful Posters

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The comedians Negin Farsad & Dean Obeidallah discuss their "Fighting-Bigotry-With-Delightful-Posters" campaign, conceived as a response to ads on the MTA that demonized Muslims.

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Transportation Nation

Court Ruling Leads MTA to Propose Banning Political Ads Altogether

Monday, April 27, 2015

In the past couple of years, the MTA has had as many court cases dealing with free speech as it has had fare hikes. Now, it wants to accept only viewpoint-neutral ads.
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The Mad Men Pre-Game Show

Ad Men Talk 'Badvertising'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Sally's back! A grown-up Glen gets weird with Betty! And Don's apartment reeks of failure. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

Tribute: Stan Freberg

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Stan Freberg called himself a “guerrilla satirist." Advertising Age called him the father of the funny commercial. He died at 88, and you can hear his interview from June of 1989.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Beginning of the End of 'Mad Men'

Monday, April 06, 2015

The last few seasons of Mad Men drew us away from the idealism of the early 60s toward a bleaker view of human nature. Will the show end on a down note? Slate's Julia Turner weighs in. 

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Mad Men and the End of Cigarette Advertising

Monday, April 06, 2015

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The mid-season premiere opens in April of 1970, the same month Nixon signed a law banning cigarette ads on television and radio.
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Studio 360

The Mad Women of Madison Avenue

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Jane Maas lived the “Mad Men” life, working in a big ad agency in the 1960s and ‘70s. She says the casual misogyny in the show is spot-on.

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Fishko Files

Piels Campaign

Thursday, April 02, 2015

WNYC’s Sara Fishko has a story to tell about Madison Avenue –- and how one ad campaign in the 1950s conquered the Northeast Region

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The Takeaway

Healing Society, One Latte at a Time?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Corporations are increasingly taking on social justice causes. The Takeaway explores socially conscious business campaigns that work, and the ones that go horribly wrong.

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Watch The Super Bowl Or We'll Kick This Dog: The Saddest Ads Ever

Monday, February 02, 2015

After years of nearly naked women and crazy animals, the Super Bowl ads had a new theme this year: your heart, and how to break it.

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BackStory

Straight to the Moon

Friday, January 30, 2015

With the American History Guys

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99% Invisible

143- Inflatable Men

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

You see them on street corners, at gas stations, at shopping malls. You see them at blowout sales and grand openings of all kinds. Their wacky faces hover over us, and then fall down to meet us, and then rise up again. Their bodies flop. They flail. -

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Soundcheck

Iggy Pop As Cruise Salesman: How Sound Changes What We Think, Feel... And Buy

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Joel Beckerman and Tyler Gray discuss the hidden influence of sound in their new book 'The Sonic Boom.'

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The Takeaway

Sponsors Push Back Against the NFL

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Anheuser-Busch says that it is not happy with the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals. Nike has pulled Peterson jerseys from its stores in the Minneapolis area.

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WNYC News

The Drawings of One of New York’s Original 'Mad Men'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Illustrator Mac Conner's artworks are at the Museum of the City of New York.

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PRI's The World

These may be the last days of the white 'expert' in Chinese TV ads

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

White actors playing "experts" regularly appear in Chinese commercials. But now, as Chinese consumers grow more sophisticated, more and more Chinese actors are taking over the lab coats and boss roles in TV ads.

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Listen to Lucy

Professional services pitches are a pantomime

Monday, July 14, 2014

Professional services pitches are a pantomime

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Two 45-Minute Halves, No Commercials

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

ESPN and Univision have seen ratings spike during the World Cup. Brian Stelter, CNN's senior media correspondent and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," talks about what the games mean commercially and how the broadcasts make money with few advertisements.

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