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Posts Tagged ‘Clare O’Connor’

Didn’t Like That Sexist Super Bowl Ad? There’s an App for That

NotBuyingItAppRemember last year’s Super Bowl hashtag #NotBuyingIt? Per Clare O’Connor‘s Forbes item, it was borne out of some public resentment towards – mostly – a 2013 GoDaddy spot.

A year later, there’s a free iPhone 5/iPad/iPod App with the same name, designed to make it easier for viewers of Super Bowl XLVIII to call personal fouls on Madison Avenue:

“We’re calling out brands using offensive, genedered, hyper-sexualized images in their advertising,” said Imran Siddiquee of The Representation Project, the non-profit behind acclaimed Sundance documentary Miss Representation and the brainchild of filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

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New York Filmmaker Captures Walmart Mayhem

Brian Spain‘s return to North Carolina for the holidays has taken an unexpected, major-media turn. Thanks to having filmed and posted one of several videos showing the early Black Friday craziness at Walmart, he was on CNN this morning with Carol Costello and is also featured in this Forbes blog post.

Last month, Spain posted a tongue-in-cheek “Gay Barilla Ad,” but that take on another corporate PR disaster received nothing near the clicks of his brief chronicling of the tussling for TVs at a Walmart in Elkin, NC. Here’s part of what he told ForbesClare O’Connor:

“I saw the crazy full parking lot at Walmart, so I decided to go in and interview people… That’s when I saw the fight happen. I immediately had an employee – I assume the manager since he was the one that kicked me out – tell me that I had to turn my camera off and leave…”

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NYT Nip Slip Photog Says It Was an ‘Unplanned Moment’

Yahoo columnist Virginia Hefferman tweeted that she likes the photo. Forbes columnist Clare O’Connor re-tweeted her agreement. What do you think of this morning’s hot-button New York Times front page?

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The New York Times are no dummies. They knew today would be a slow news day, and so – voila! The above image has triggered coverage not just here but also over at Business Insider and New York magazine:

The above-the-fold front-page photo, by Israeli photographer Rina Castelnuovo, accompanies a story about Israeli women grappling with one of the world’s highest rates of breast cancer. It shows a woman’s torso replete with a Star of David tattoo, a lumpectomy scar, and, yes, a bit of areola…

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Amazon Reviewers Crack Wise About $1.45 Million Monet

Forbes staff writer Clare O’Connor tweeted today that she was deriving great enjoyment from the user reviews on Amazon for a painting being offered at $1.45 million. We followed her tip and sure enough, that observation is right on the Monet.

We’re not familiar enough with Amazon to know if and how they delete gag responses. But at press time, many of the 46 Customer Reviews were squarely in that category:

D. Simpson: What drew me to this product was the free shipping.

A. Vierling: Now tell me why I am going to spend over a million greenbacks for a painting that does not even have a single dog playing poker?

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