What’s Up with the ‘Appreciative New Yorkers’ Bloomberg Brownnose Ad?

DrAdsforProfileWell the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out.

Dear Dr. Ads,

Say, that’s some magnificent ad on the back page of Saturday’s New York Times A-section, yeah?

In case you missed it:

 

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Is that a beautiful record of accomplishments for a man to leave behind or what, Doc?

- Mickey B

Dear Mickey B,

Yeah, whatever.

First thing – all those boldface l‘s in the ad above? They’re not there in the print version.

Not to mention the ad overall is the worst piece of typesetting this side of Shakers, Glendale.

Representative sample:

 

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Do we have a double-f problem here or what?

Regardless, let’s look at the content of the ad close-up.

 

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As for those Appreciative New Yorkers, here’s what you get at #appreciativenewyorkers on Twitter, and here’s what comes up on Facebook (i.e. nothing).

Of course, there’s always appreciativenewyorkers@gmail.com.

Which the Doc assumes consists of one Michael Bloomberg.

Until proven otherwise.

Yo.

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14 comments on “What’s Up with the ‘Appreciative New Yorkers’ Bloomberg Brownnose Ad?

  1. I know what you’re doing; you’re trying to create a paper-trail leading back to his hometown.

    Well it won’t work – one thing I never leave out are the f’s – double or otherwise. You’ll have to hang this NYCatastrophe on local talent.

    P.s., that Shakers ad – yikes.

  2. Btw, I was thinking $7.95 was pretty good for dinner, soup, salad, veggie, and dessert, but the price has gone up — and you have to be a resident to eat there: http://www.shakersrestaurants.net/about.html

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