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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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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 (3 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

Gift Connect Wants To Replace Regular Ads With Gifts From Brands

Technology : TechCrunch (7 hours ago)

Because consumers have always been blasted by advertisements in every single corner of their lives, it’s hard to imagine an advertisement as something that would actually provide value. But Gift Connect has imagined such a thing, an... Read Post


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