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Blogging for Bucks - Fugly Advertising

By CG IT ·
Ran across this article

[http://www.slate.com/id/2201325/?GT1=38001]

on how bloggers make $$ blogging. Since many of us contribute to the discussion forum and that's basically blogging, I figured in this recession economy, maybe blogging can actually be a source of income or whether blogging is just adding to an already overflowing river of information pollution.

Personally, like spam, I think advertisers aren't looking at quality of ads and whether consumers will actually click an ad or buy something from the company because of the ad, rather only how many people come to a web page thus in their minds potential buyers of a product. There are some ads that are so bad that I personally wouldn't buy a product from that company because of the ad. One in particular that I find offensive is the dancing women ads. There's this housewife dancing around and the ad is for car insurance or some such rot. Then there is the anti aging ads where anyone with any brains knows the pictures are doctored up with photoshop and there's no cream or balm or whatever that's going to get rid of those kinds of wrinkles except going under the knife and getting a Joan Rivers type facelift.

If advertisers were smart, they would create a community web site just for advertisers where internet users can go for advertising much like commercial free TV programming....

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Foxworthy

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Like the one to stop gas

had me ROFLMAO with those jokes. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard.

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I laughed as well Boxie Jeff Foxworthy was really funny

by CG IT In reply to Like the one to stop gas

with the drug company ads. Great stuff.

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How about the erectile dysfunction drugs?

by NickNielsen In reply to ROFL LMAO those ads real ...

Primary in all the side effects listed is headache.

"Yes, I took the pill, but I'm not in the mood. I've got a headache!" :^0

edit: can't spell eretile

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What about Bob

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to How about the erectile dy ...

and 'natural male enhancement'? Those are pretty damn bad, pretty damn bad.

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I just know

by NickNielsen In reply to How about the erectile dy ...

they borrowed Bob from Microsoft!

Thankfully, I usually only catch the beginnings of those. Cablevantage here is very good about selling local ads to cover those abominations.

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The first

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to How about the erectile dy ...

(and probably still the best) Enzyte commercial I saw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS9xwV2qaBg

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Hot button pushed for me

by NickNielsen In reply to Which leads to all the dr ...

I hate the drug ads. X-(

I'll leave it at that!

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Well it could be...

by tcavadias Staff In reply to Insult me with your adver ...

.. if it was a cute guy wearing Levi jeans, smelling like Axe who uses Zest for washing his drug laden body after he just ate a Quiznos sub...

On second thought I better not give the advertisers any ideas

-Tammy :-)

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Probably too late

by NickNielsen In reply to Well it could be...

I suspect some ad guy already came up with that idea but couldn't get it shot because his agency doesn't represent any of the involved parties.

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Must be the Circle K guy...

by tcavadias Staff In reply to Probably too late

who runs his agency out of the back room!

-Tammy :-)

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