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No Escaping Ads: They’re Under Your Shoes, On the Back of Your Legs, Where You Pee

Most people aren’t exactly overjoyed that their lives are flooded with ads. Whereas the average consumer may find the creep of advertising to be, well, creepy, advertising insiders see unexpected brand and product placements not as intrusive, but as innovative, often brilliant. AdAge recently celebrated some oddly placed ads with a roundup of “The 10 [...]
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‘Days of Our Lives’ product placements: Yikes

Entertainment : Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch (4 years ago)

Product placements — can’t live with ‘em, can’t seem to find any shows without ‘em. But if you think primetime placement is obnoxious and overstated, behold the truly staggering placements on Days of Our Lives. Like sands through an... Read Post

Twitter COO Dick Costolo says Promoted Tweets aren’t ads. He swears.

Business & Finance : Venture Beat (5 years ago)

Twitter’s chief operating officer Dick Costolo said the company’s new promoted tweets are fundamentally different from advertising. The company launched a new way for brands and businesses to buy special placement for tweets atop se... Read Post

Just How Creepy Can Targeted Ads Get? New Tool Promises To Tell You

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (6 months ago)

Ever find yourself scrolling through a website and seeing an advertisement that’s a little too well-targeted? You know, as if the advertiser knew you recently twisted your ankle and need to buy some sturdier shoes? Columbia Universi... Read Post


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