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Blake Dowling: With ads, 2017 is an all-new animal

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Who remembers when beer commercials were awesome? What happened to Spuds McKenzie? This awesome Lone Star Beer ad really shines: Or the team of studs at Elsinore Brewery: And — last but not least – this Schlitz Malt Liquor ads that ruled the early 80s (which might have been the pinnacle). No one does it like the bull: For so long, TV was everything from a media buyer’s stand point — but then it all changed. When pushing a product,…

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Florida spent nearly $6,000 on radio ad ripping California

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Florida taxpayers wound up spending nearly $6,000 for a radio ad that criticized California’s decision to increase the minimum wage to $15. The state’s economic development agency on Friday released a final figure on how much it cost to produce and run radio ads in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Stephen Lawson, a spokesman for Enterprise Florida, said the total was $5,747. Florida aired the ads ahead of a three-day trade mission by Gov. Rick Scott to California. The ads…

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Charlie Crist has the $$, but Kendrick Meek leads with FB friends, Marco Rubio dominates Twitter

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Can Kendrick Meek, Marco Rubio tweet out a Florida Senate win? Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio was recently frustrated trying to get a cell phone signal on a rural stretch of Interstate 10, so he tweeted it. “If I wasn’t a limited govt conservative I would support a law MANDATING better cell phone coverage on I-10,” Rubio typed into his iPhone, one of 10 Twitter updates he made on the roundtrip from Tallahassee to Pensacola. The major Democrat in the race,…

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