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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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WhatRunsWhere launches first in-app Android ad spy to show who’s buying mobile ads (and where)

Business & Finance : Venture Beat (last year)

Brands, how would you like to know exactly where and when your competitors advertise? Publishers, how would you like to know exactly which brands are advertising at competing publications -- and who sold them those ads? Read Post

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

Business & Finance : Venture Beat (4 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

‘Days of Our Lives’ product placements: Yikes

Entertainment : Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch (3 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

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