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Pyrrhic popups

Congratulations – your advert was so prominent that I closed my browser

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Less is more, and I’d pay Facebook a micro-subscription if they’d take away the adverts.

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I’m 37. Facebook knows it, and you get to set an age range when you’re placing adverts like this: FAIL.

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Stop the clock

First Facebook ad I’ve seen for a reputable company: Then again, I suppose the banks aren’t what they were.

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Advertisers: prepare to die!

Right, listen up. I’m digging Hicks out of the cold earth and we’re going to work on some advertisers. Why? Reason the first is that I’ve met a couple, and at least one of them is without merit as a human being. But the second reason – and the point of this rant – is […]

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I mean, really, what the fuck?

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Hard-hitting advertising

Pic: Paul Doleman

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An interesting post on Antony’s blog has drawn me into a thread about the commercials behind journalism. In essence, Roy Greenslade has challenged Philip M Stone’s “heretical thought” that papers return to print-first publishing, but he doesn’t suggest an alternative revenue model. Antony notes iCrossing’s experiments with new models of journalism. Meanwhile, Paul Bradshaw (in […]

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Fun with Facebook advertising

Facebook has slipped in a new feature next to its adverts, in the form of little thumbs up and thumbs down icons. I doubt that giving something the thumbs down results in the responsible party being finished off in front of a baying crowd; I can but hope. Meanwhile I can vent my Facebook advertising […]

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When you’ve had a hard day and you doze off in front of the telly, you can tell how long you’ve been asleep by the calibre of the adverts greeting you when you wake up. If the internet was TV, Facebook’s ads would mean it was 4.30am and you’d been asleep leaning on the ‘channel […]

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