Tuesday, December 12, 2006

All in the name of dirty business

Here at FreakSpeakers we have always taken the gossip columns and sites with a grain of salt. Not that everything is false, but the button line is that sometimes it is intended to "blackmail" or force competitors into business, Newscorp owns both Fox News and the New York Post, both harsh critics of Anderson Cooper and CNN. We like to focus in the way business is made, and how those decisions affect the public perception of the news content and the media.

The CNN marketing department have kicked in the overdrive promoting AC as a brand. And it seems they have acknowledged the power of News Corp and gave in buying three simultaneous ads - a skyscraper and two banners - at New York Post's Page Six site. We can speculate all we want. But at the end it is just advertising dollars and your mind.

4 comentarios:

Anonymous said...

is that sometimes it is intended to "blackmail" or force competitors into business,

I had no idea this sort of thing went on, although I shouldn't really be surprised. I saw that 360 ad in the Post the other day and thought it was weird for them to be advertising there, but sometimes they even have 360 commercials on the Faux channel (this is what I hear, I DON'T watch that channel!) So does this mean the NY Post will no longer be printing any photos of AC with guys or that item about him talking to some man at the airport in Brazil? Interesting.....

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that they put all that Anderson advertising on Page 6!!! It was done to show the Post that thier gossip crap doesn't bother him. They print that crap just to get to people and I am so happy CNN paid for three ads on that page. Just shows that AC and CNN are not intimidated by the gossip crap. I am so proud of them! They got thier boxing gloves out, this is WAR folks and I'm up for it!


ivy said...

Bad publicity is good publicity. If people find interesting reading constant gossip crap about AC maybe they'll start watching the show . Whatever improves ratings -)

Jade said...

Murdoch and his gang will take anyone's money...it all spends the same including CNN advertising dollars.


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