(via Weird Universe)
I remember when I started having ads on my site, commenters would tell me that it was fine because they have adblock plus, completely oblivious, or just not giving a fuck, that I needed ads on my site because my server expenses were getting far more expensive than I could pocket for a hobby. Like ads or not, they make a lot of things on the internet free for our use. This whole idea that everything should be free without even having to look at an advertisement is silly and not based in reality:
Adblock Plus will now sell ads. Yes, you heard it right. Adblock Plus is launching an ad exchange service to replace the bad ads (which are too big, too ugly, or too intrusive) with good ads which are less annoying.
Eyeo has partnered with ad tech platform to create an automated ad marketplace. Publishers can sell ad space on their web pages and place code to put ads. The 80 percent of the revenue from these ads will go to publishers. Remaining 20% will be divided between various other parties involved with serving the ads. Adblock plus will receive 6% from serving ads.
You have probably seen most of these before. And once seen, you can never unsee.
Coca-Cola has suspended its #MakeItHappy automated social campaign after a prank from Gawker had the brand inadvertently tweeting out several lines from Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
The soda brand’s campaign, introduced during Sunday’s Super Bowl, encouraged Twitter users to mark negative tweets with the #MakeItHappy hashtag. Then, the brand turned those words into cute art images using ASCII lettering code.
But Gawker soon noiced a tweet from Coke’s Twitter account that had turned the “Fourteen Words” slogan of white nationalism into an ASCII dog.
“Even when the text is shaped like a dog, it is disconcerting to see Coca-Cola, the soda company, urge its social media followers to safeguard the existence and reproduction of white racists,” wrote Gawker editor Max Read.
To prove the point, Gawker created a Twitter bot, @MeinCoke, which tweeted lines of Mein Kampf at Coca-Cola to see if the brand would turn lines from Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto into art. It did. This afternoon, the brand stopped the art-based social campaign altogether, no longer responding to tweets that used the #MakeItHappy hashtag.
He makes Saul Goodman look like Clarence Darrow. From Above the Law:
We’ve seen all sorts of lawyer advertising throughout the years at Above the Law, but we’ve never seen something quite like this. The commercial we’ve uncovered is a far cry from the typical scene of a lawyer standing in front of a bookshelf droning on and on about how he and his firm can help accident victims or those who’ve been accused of a crime navigate the ins and outs of the legal system.
Leave it to Michael A. Fiumara of the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara to go where no lawyer has dared to go before. Just last year, Fiumara was inducted into the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and with that shiny new accolade, hes now he’s attempting to represent clients who would like nothing better than to see his briefs.
(via Dangerous Minds)
From the NZHerald:
A pizza company has upset people over an advertising campaign that compares its limited-edition hot cross buns to Jesus.
Hell Pizza has put billboards around Auckland’s CBD that advertise its hot cross buns with the tagline: “For a limited time. A bit like Jesus.”
Anglican Church media officer Lloyd Ashton said the campaign was disrespectful to many religions and the people who followed them.
“They [the billboards] join a long line of advertising that’s in questionable taste that slings off [at] things that lots of people hold precious.
“It’s disrespectful to what a lot of people hold very dear.”
Mr Ashton said he was tired of advertising agencies using blasphemy and religious controversy to sell products.
A health club in the Netherlands is setting up scales in seats at bus stops to shame you into going to their gym.