The Globe self reports on how it has "cut ties" with vice president for advertising; doesn't say exactly what he did that led to that.
Again, by skipping the details, the Globe holding itself to a different standard than any other organization they might report on.
...Head of the Globe Direct, Savings Central programs leaving packets in front of doorways with bait and switch mattress advertising.
Who are the top executives of The Boston Globe?...
Current top Globe executives didn't turn up searching around the Net.
I am pretty sure any media outlet is not held accountable for any misleading advertising. Why would you assume that it's the Globe's fault that you were hosed on a mattress sale? By the way, which company was it? You could at least name and shame them.
Can't you just sit back and appreciate the glorious majesty of this comment ... a comment that is the perfect synthesis and acme of Zak comments?
I was struck by a moment of weakness.
Great use of acme.
The Boston Globe can improve quality of advertising sales for "Globe Direct" and "Savings Central" packets. Better, more reliable offers, savings for readers, including delightful graphics!
lol your bot is getting better, dude.
keep feeding in that data, you'll get there!
I love that this the one article that doesn't allow a comment section, too. I hope the Herald or someone else can dig up the real dirt on this story. Shameful that the Globe news staff basically released a PR.
On a Friday. Hush hush ..
Most businesses don't tell anyone publicly when they fire someone for such offenses.
Most businesses are not news media outlets whose leadership consistently pretends to value "transparency" and "public trust", calls out other institutions for not practicing these values, but within their own ranks, not so much.
In his book, (Terry) Francona portrayed Henry, Werner and Lucchino as calculating, cynical businessmen...
This is what the Henry's do. It would have been sad but understandable if Terry Francona was fired after the disastrous end to the 2011, going from first place on September 1 to third and out of the playoffs. Instead, the Sox decided to pile on with rumors of prescription painkiller abuse by Francona (the medication was prescribed and approved by Red Sox doctors) and alleged problems in his 30 year marriage. No need for that when a simple, "Thank you for all you have accomplished here but we have decided to go in a different direction" would have been just fine. The organization attempted to destroy the man, just as this advertising executive's career will be destroyed when his name comes out.
With his PED suspensions and quirky antics, Manny Ramirez (12 All-Star games, 1 World Series MVP) is perhaps a less likable figure than Francona but his character was needlessly destroyed by the team on the way out when a simple "thank you for everything but we believe it's time for a trade" would have been sufficient. Why would we expect anything different when Henry(s) are behind the Globe's curtain?
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