The hardtracking staff knows the corn is off the cob as regards the stealth marketing racket, but this segment last week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show – which previewed her Super Bowl ad for Beats by Dre – really crossed the line that’s no longer there.

 

 

 

Say it with us: There’s no distinction anymore between advertising and entertainment.

Send condolences to: Beats by DreGeneres.

 


John R. Carroll, who also writes at Campaign Outsider and It's Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town, is an NPR media analyst and a journalism professor at Boston University.
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