Buttons like this from the Boston Globe. I have several guesses as to why they're there, but none are satisfying and I have no particular confirming evidence. [more inside]
Why are Trump and Clinton showing up in my Twitter feed all of a sudden and is there any way to get rid of them? [more inside]
About 2-3 weeks ago, I saw one or two sentences that read something like this: "[RECENT THING was marketed at [COOL/YOUNG DEMOGRAPHIC] but turned out wildly popular with middle-aged white women instead." [more inside]
I'm searching for commercials featuring a very specific aesthetic: grown men, overcome with Feelings about Something Profound, mumbling incoherently to themselves. To sell things. Because commercialism. The ad should be played completely straight; no wink to the camera. Two very recent examples linked below. [more inside]
Given the extent to which targeted ads have penetrated, I am curious if anything like a profile spoofer has been developed, doing things like (I imagine) opening/lingering on websites correlated with certain demographics, blocking or randomizing what usage is not anonymous, so on. [more inside]
Anyone out there still watching the TV? I thought there was some new rule that commercials were supposed to get quieter, but AFAICT they're just as loud if not louder -- I'm sure I've even heard the volume being ramped up as a commercial started. [more inside]
Please explain to me what I should be doing regarding the tainted ads mentioned in this thread from yesterday. [more inside]
My local (Cinemark) theaters are running a pre-movie ad by Coke that depicts a bunch of teenagers in a theater using their phones during the movie, and I'm trying to find it online. [more inside]
Why does Samuel L. Jackson do Capitol One commercials? Why did Shatner do Priceline ads? And I just saw Mario Lopez in a toe fungus treatment spot. Do they really need the money? Especially Shatner, who I imagine has tons of residuals from Star Trek. Other specific examples appreciated, the more ridiculous the product and well-known the celebrity the better.
Why are the ads on my Kindle so completely off-base? I'm a BIG Amazon user. I buy tons of products of all sorts, many books, and many, many ebooks. So why does Amazon do such a terrible job of targeting ads to me via my Kindle? [more inside]
According to this: But how will Bing Rewards be impacted?
Did the amount of ads shown during Hulu Plus shows suddenly double or triple? I could swear we were only getting 30-45 seconds of ads at a time during shows. Now, it seems like we get 90 seconds worth and at more regular intervals. Did I imagine this? If it is happening, is it happening everywhere? Or could they have been tamping down my ads while I was a new subscriber and then ramping them up later?
I'm having some trouble finding historical data on (overall) ad spending by medium. What I would really like, is a single graph or at least table, with some numbers going back ~30 years (or more is fine) that goes up to the present (~2014 let's say). I am uninterested in forecasts, and I'm uninterested in data sets with shorter time windows; my search results are just getting swamped by organizations that (i) are selling something, usually forecasting, and (ii) aren't focused on anything older than a few years ago. [more inside]
I made my Christmas gift list early, and I'm looking for a way to watch for sales on this specific list of items between now and early December without having to check every sale flyer for every possible store every week. Does this exist as a web service or an app? [more inside]
I, and likely most of you reading, consider myself jaded towards advertising. But I've been wondering, have marketers effectively come up with ways to influence people like me who routinely ignore ads? [more inside]
What are the real risks to having a google account? What are the benefits to staying out of Google's ecosystem that outweigh the inconvenience? [more inside]
Is there a site which has the full series of these Jagermeister ads which I would date (given they feature Klaus Nomi) as late 70s/early 80s? They appear to be from the US, but perhaps they're on a German-language site.
I have just begun a new blog, one dealing with the world of marijuana, medical use, songs, photos, news, legal matters...How best to get ads to monetize my site? Any experience with the vaqrious ad placement outfits?
Traditional marketing says blanket your market with repetitious ads for the new people who haven't seen it. I have a project I want to promote and attract attention to. Although I won't send out a tweet or a post every minute, should I make repetitious posts on Social Media too? Is there a good balance?
I saw some ads online showing a lable on the right top corner with a "i" in a triagle, by moving mouse to it it shows "AdChoices". Clicking on the label brought me to: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/#completed [more inside]
Trying to name a novel where a couple finds each other throughout different lives/reincarnations by placing newspaper ads. [more inside]
I am looking to monetize my WP self-hosted site with custom banner/sidebar ads. (Not google ads) Ideally it would work out to be one of a dozen or so ads that appear randomly on every page/post refresh. I'd like something with little to no coding involved. What are the best plugins?
I want to find a full-page ad in the New York Times from a few days after hurricane Sandy that thanked a bunch of corporations. (Maybe it was the WSJ?) Is this sort of information available still? Do libraries archive the ads in a searchable form? I haven't been to an actual library in years -- so I'm not looking forward to sifting through microfilm, but maybe I have to? Is there a digital record of newspapers I'm missing out on?
I've a cargo van with about half a million kilometres on it. I was a courier. How do I sell it ethically? [more inside]
What was that old (80s/90s) British TV ad with the boy who comes home from a camping trip and says "Pretty exhausting, really"? I'd like to find it on YouTube if possible, but even knowing the name of the product would help.
I'm looking for a specific seller of vintage ads and vintage fine photography [more inside]
I heard a PSA on a local college radio station of a book being read, but remember too little about it to find either the ad or the book. Help? [more inside]
I hear that creators of very popular YouTube videos get paid for advertising. Normally they would welcome this, but I'm curious about what options a person has for keeping ads off their YouTube video, especially in the case where the video has been viewed very many times. Is it possible to keep ads off such a video altogether? And what would an effort to minimize advertising do to a video creator's ability to earn money (from YouTube) by posting videos on YouTube? (I imagine it would destroy it, but I don't know for sure.)
I'm looking for mission statements from 90's advertising agencies. Specifically, super "edgy" ad agencies that targeted the Gen-X demographic. The more over the top and "extreme" the better. Worst-case scenario, I'd love to know where to start looking for them myself.
Do you know of a master list of active political domain names being used in the current American election? I need it so I can block all ads pointing to those sites. [more inside]
Which channels of advertisement do you use to promote your e-commerce business? Also, what is the percentage of your advertisement budget divided by your annual turnover? Some candidates that I can think of: Free subway papers, flyer distribution in the street, regular daily newspapers, radio ads, tv commercials, google ads, google products, bing shopping, facebook ads, twitter promoted ads, backlinks in other websites, SEO to raise in organic search results, word of mouth from satisfied customers. If you use several vectors of advertisement, most of which I tried to list above, do you think they are the optimum combination? Thank You!
What are the fonts used in these iconic Infocom ads: 1 2? I'm particularly interested in the 'Many are the doors...' font and the 'Apple II...' font from 1, and the 'WE'RE WRITING' font from the second. I can find stuff that's close with WTF et al, but not the same.
My Mozilla Firefox has began letting a popup that says "Ads by Clicksor" at the top corner pop up when I am on the internet. I need help eliminating this problem... [more inside]
I just upgraded to a Pantech Jest 2 from Verizon (prevoiusly had the Jest) and every couple of days I get banner ads on my home screen. My old phone never did this. Am I purse dialing into web access by mistake, or are these sudden ads common/acceptable all of a sudden?
Low-cost/free ads and self-promotion for a vintage clothing business in DC. Any suggestions? Websites, local publications, blogs-- who should know about us? [more inside]
My Google-Fu has failed me. Help me remember the name of an iPhone restaurant app that produced a clever single take demo video in front of a large pool. [more inside]
Last year, I asked this question about innovative and original public service announcements, and I got some very helpful answers. I was wondering if any new ones have come out that I should know about. [more inside]
How much would facebook need to charge per user per month to eliminate ads? [more inside]
I want to start a very simple blog that will have ads on it. Where should I start? [more inside]
How can I find out when and where these Budweiser ads were first published? [more inside]
I received an email the other day from someone who claims they have a client who wants to advertise on my blog, which I only started a couple of months ago. I can't tell if it's legit, and I'm wondering how best to find out. I don't have any advertising on my blog, nor do I have any mentions of seeking advertisers. [more inside]
A bigshot sales guy is coming by this afternoon, trying to get my organization to buy web ads on a regional newspaper site. What should I ask him?
NYU grad student desperately seeking an affordable room in Bklyn or lower Manhattan. She's my cousin from Uruguay, early thirties, just arrived in NYC. She's tried craigslist with no success. I am not in NYC. Where else should she look for ads? Feel free to memail me.
Hypothetical: Using Creative Commons licensed material that's not labeled for commercial use on a not-for-profit blog. At some point, ads are run in order to generate profit. Is this good? What if the ads are gone later?
What are the most interesting, thought-provoking, and innovative television or internet public service announcements of the past few years? [more inside]
Sauber? Sauber! Help me find this German toilet ad. It's been cracking me up for twenty years. [more inside]
i'm looking for any info (website? videos?) on a local celebrity (white male in his early 20s) in the Portland OR area that promoted a (medical marijuana?) delivery service. i believe he did some kind of goofy promotion that made him recognizable on the streets in the last two years.
"You are being lied to" exposes? [more inside]
What are the risks of accepting an offer to put a single link to a casino site on your website? [more inside]
How can I stop third-party hosted ads on my website from popping up survey popups? [more inside]