Category Archives: Marketing

Pondering the death of retail as Urban Outfitters leaves Ann Arbor

Earlier this evening, having just read that Gap was planning to close approximately 200 stores over the next three years, I heard from my friend Jean that Urban Outfitters had decided not to renew the downtown Ann Arbor space that they’ve held for the past several decades. While I don’t suppose it’s that terribly surprising, […]

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My hate mail from the Fox News viewers of Michigan

A few days ago, a friend of mine in San Francisco, in an attempt to better understand how Facebook’s ad targeting system works in practice, invested a few dollars and boosted a recent article of mine about Trump’s response to the white nationalist terrorist attack in Charlottesville. As I understand it, he specifically targeted Fox […]

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For those of you who think Fox is just too impartial, we’ve now official state television offering “the real news”… Introducing Trump TV

Yesterday, CNN contributor Kayleigh McEnany announced that she’d be leaving the network. And, today, we found out what she be doing… Ladies and gentlemen, I give you “the real news”! WATCH: @kayleighmcenany left CNN yesterday….today, she made her debut on Trump TV sharing "the real news". pic.twitter.com/joqxNfgDuf — Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 6, 2017 Having […]

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A message from the Alt State Department: yesterday’s press conference was not random chaos, but careful strategy.

[This is absolutely, 100% true. Yesterday’s performance wasn’t intended to demonstrate competence, but to rally the base for the battle ahead. This administration will not be easy to remove from power… Follow the Alt State Department.]

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Building a real “truther” movement… We need an army

I know I should be posting about the fact that the entire Environmental Protection Agency was essentially put on ice this morning, or that Trump just hinted about the possibility of martial law in Chicago, or that the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipeline projects have been brought back to life by executive […]

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