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?
posted by CollectiveMind
on Dec 6, 2013 -
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]
posted by pack2themoon
on Nov 20, 2013 -
Trying to name a novel where a couple finds each other throughout different lives/reincarnations by placing newspaper ads. [more inside]
posted by Flannery Culp
on Oct 1, 2013 -
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?
posted by letstrythis
on Sep 20, 2013 -
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?
posted by mhh5
on Aug 2, 2013 -
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]
posted by converge
on Aug 1, 2013 -
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.
posted by the latin mouse
on Jul 10, 2013 -
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]
posted by CitrusFreak12
on Apr 21, 2013 -
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.)
posted by Koray
on Apr 4, 2013 -
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.
posted by defenestration
on Jan 28, 2013 -
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]
posted by Mo Nickels
on Oct 30, 2012 -
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?
posted by raphael19
on Sep 9, 2012 -
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.
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Jul 9, 2012 -
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]
posted by just asking
on May 6, 2012 -
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?
posted by juniper
on Apr 6, 2012 -
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]
posted by nonasuch
on Mar 6, 2012 -
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]
posted by beautifulstuff
on Feb 29, 2012 -
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]
posted by TrarNoir
on Feb 24, 2012 -
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]
posted by trillian
on Oct 17, 2011 -
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?
posted by thisisdrew
on Sep 9, 2011 -
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.
posted by mareli
on Aug 27, 2011 -
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?
posted by nrobertson
on Mar 20, 2011 -
What are the most interesting, thought-provoking, and innovative television or internet public service announcements of the past few years? [more inside]
posted by TrarNoir
on Mar 4, 2011 -
Sauber? Sauber! Help me find this German toilet ad. It's been cracking me up for twenty years. [more inside]
posted by dmvs
on Feb 2, 2011 -
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.
posted by mrmarley
on Jan 28, 2011 -
What are the risks of accepting an offer to put a single link to a casino site on your website? [more inside]
posted by singularian
on Sep 17, 2010 -
Attorneys and patent agents: what kinds of advertising have you found to be the most effective? [more inside]
posted by jedicus
on Sep 15, 2010 -
Should I respond to a Craigslist missed connections ad that is about me? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by fiasco
on Aug 28, 2010 -
Can you point me to any commercials or print ads available online that use text messaging or instant messaging lingo? Along the lines of this
posted by iamisaid
on Jul 8, 2010 -
How can I make the ads in my blogs' sidebar stick to the top of the page as you scroll down? and reposition when you scroll back up? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus
on Jun 18, 2010 -
TheGlitz&GlamourOfHollywoodFILTER: I’m part of a small start-up that films celebrity interviews and slaps sponsor’s logos on them. Well, in theory, anyway. Up till now, we haven’t had any sponsors. Now we’ve finally gotten our foot wedged into an advertiser’s door, but we don’t know how much to charge! [more inside]
posted by MexicanYenta
on Apr 30, 2010 -
I am looking for diamond ads that use slogans along the lines of "who says money can't buy love" or other similarly themed taglines. I googled many times, but could not find these particular themed ads, though I recall seeing them in the past. Anyone who can point me in this direction, thank you.
posted by saturn~jupiter
on Feb 1, 2010 -
Why do internet ads load so many different URLs in your browser before displaying the final content? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen
on Jan 25, 2010 -
Could someone please bring me up to speed on the following online advertising services and how they work: 24/7 Real Media's Open Ad Stream, DART, and Google AdSense. [more inside]
posted by hellomina
on Jan 13, 2010 -
How do I get involved in copywriting and other creative endeavors in the advertising industry? As someone in the industry, what do you believe is essential for me to learn in order to become successful and happy? What books, blogs, etc. should I be reading? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 2, 2010 -
From the "hard to google" category: What's the name of/ where can I obtain a copy of the jingle that plays in the background of the Apple "Mac vs PC" ads? (oddly enough, it's for my halloween costume...)
posted by potch
on Oct 30, 2009 -
Who is the artist performing the song "Under the Milky Way" by The Chuch on the new Lincoln-Mercury ads? Saw the ad on "Fringe" and "House". Good viewings selections, heh?
posted by ecollie
on Oct 12, 2009 -
When I clicked on this
article from this FPP
, I got 3 Google text ads, 2 of which are directed at personal information about me. So I signed out of Google, cleared my cache, history, cookies, etc., and clicked on the link again. Same ads. How? [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Sep 4, 2009 -
I'm looking for a video of an Italian vespa commercial from the early 60s (probably aired on the show Carosello
), which featured the scooters driven by the boys and all the girls sitting side-saddle behind them. It had snappy music that was punctuated every few seconds by the single lyric "Ves-PA!" (The commercial I'm looking for isn't this one
... It was instead made earlier and the kids should be dressed more formally.) Can you help me find it?? Thanks!!
posted by Misciel
on Jul 17, 2009 -