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March 21, 2016 22 Comments

Political Ads Surround Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court Nomination

The battle over the president’s Supreme Court pick is also being waged on the television airwaves, with a spate of ads on both sides.

March 4, 2016 13 Comments

More Anti-Trump Ads Popping Up Post-Super Tuesday

Super PACs are stepping up their attacks in the wake of Donald Trump’s Super Tuesday victories, with a spate of new anti-Trump ads.

February 8, 2016 8 Comments

This Year’s Super Bowl Ads Play It Safe

From overprotective fathers to PuppyMonkeyBaby, Here & Now’s Robin Young takes a look at this year’s offerings with our media analyst John Carroll.

October 19, 2015 5 Comments

It’s Often Hard To Tell Who’s Behind Political Ads

As the presidential primary race heats up, some states are being inundated with ads, but it’s not always clear who’s behind them.

October 12, 2015 Comment

What Does Google AMP Mean For Publishers?

Google is trying to make mobile web browsing faster with Accelerated Mobile Pages, which block the slower parts of the page.

August 10, 2015 2 Comments

What’s Showing In Iowa And New Hampshire?

Urgency is starting to creep up on candidates for both parties to gain ground.

July 1, 2015 3 Comments

Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter Among Social Media Sites Moving Into News

Millennials’ top source for political news is Facebook, according to a recent study. Now, other social networks are trying to get on board.

June 12, 2015 2 Comments

How Apple’s Embrace Of Mobile Ad Blocking Could Affect The Web

The tech giant’s plan to allow ad blocking in Safari’s mobile browser is good news for users, and bad news for publishers and advertisers.

May 8, 2015 Comment

NBC Tries Out Binge Viewing With ‘Aquarius’

The 1960s-era crime drama marks the first time NBC will release a whole season in its entirety. Is it a good business decision?

April 29, 2015 Comment

Pacquiao Beats Mayweather In Fight For Marketing Dollars

Floyd Mayweather may be favored to win, but Manny Pacquiao has dominated the battle for marketing and endorsements.

March 10, 2015 2 Comments

Editorial Content Blurs With Advertising In Magazines

With magazine advertising revenues spiraling downward, some major print magazines are testing out a new advertising model.

January 28, 2015 3 Comments

$4.5 Million, 30 Seconds, 1 Super Bowl Ad: Priceless?

This Sunday is the Super Bowl, which means the biggest and most expensive advertising night of the year.

December 22, 2014 5 Comments

Media Analyst John Carroll’s Top Five Ads of 2014

As the end of 2014 nears, we take a look at some of media analyst, John Carroll’s, favorite ads of the year.

November 10, 2014 5 Comments

That Game On Your Phone May Be An Ad In Sheep’s Clothing

Mobile advertisers are looking for new ways to package their pitches, and they’ve been using more ads that resemble video games.

October 20, 2014 Comment

Spending On 2014 Campaign Ads On Track To Exceed $1 Billion

As the midterm elections approach, our media analyst John Carroll discusses the volume of campaign ads and who’s behind them.

August 29, 2014 Comment

Twitter Experiments With New Features

Some of the tested features aren’t being well received. One new feature displays publicly which tweets a user has “favorited.”

August 15, 2014 Comment

The Battle Of The Super PACs

There’s a new movement to fight big money in politics, and it’s being led by – wait for it – Super PACs.

August 1, 2014 Comment

Companies Integrate Ads Into Social Media To Stay Relevant

More and more marketers are either mimicking or using consumer-generated content in their advertising.

July 2, 2014 4 Comments

Is That Yelp Review Legit?

Media analyst John Carroll discusses the rights of online reviewers and the business of paid reviewers.

June 18, 2014 2 Comments

Once King Of Creativity And Marketing, Apple Struggles

Since Steve Jobs died three years ago, Apple has been in something of a rut, creatively. Media analyst John Carroll weighs in.

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

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