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Most Appropriate/Inappropriate/Funniest TMC Banner Ad's

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by NigelM, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    #1 NigelM, Aug 16, 2012
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    Now we have the top banner Ad's, I mentioned elsewhere that I've been amused (maybe it's just me!) to see banners for Mitt Romney, Chevy Trucks, Toyota and Mercedes. Seeing as they change with great frequency there must be more great/terrible marketing banners coming our way and so I started this thread.

    Here's one that made me smile:

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  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Yeah, it's unclear to me how much those have to do with page content or the viewers search history. At one point I was researching vinyl wrist bands to identify competitors for a taekwondo tournament. We ended up just going with a hand stamp, but I had vinyl wrist band ads for two weeks here and everywhere else. Once I think someone complained about getting Russian escort ads... and well I don't think we had anything to do with that. Mostly I'm just seeing Chevy Volt, EVSE, and solar ads. I did see one Romney ad, though.
     
  3. TEG

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    And they send this stuff to the married guy:

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    ...poorly targeted marketing...
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    ...or is it...?
     
  5. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    A banner ad for banner ads?

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  6. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Do they want me to buy or not?

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  7. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    How old do they think I am?

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  8. NigelM

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    I compared, I'm still buying a Tesla....

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    Return It!
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  10. NigelM

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    Great marketing! They showed this to a guy who spends too much time browsing a forum. :wink:




    P.S. I got that banner also this evening.
     
  11. setherme

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    It's more car, THAN ELECTRIC? Bonus for whomever came up with that one, not.

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    Don't you dare argue with me about anything medical, ever again! :
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  13. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    If you want to change your ads, search (pick your engine) and click links for random stuff that is pleasing to your eye. For a week or two, you'll see those ads almost exclusively. Even if you turn off cookies, there are trackers server-side for your IP in various forms. At least, it sure seems that way. It's definitely not TMC-specific.
     
  14. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    SinglesNet? AARP? Nope! I get this:

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    ... so I have to point out the obvious: If I'm targeted this directly, I'm not so sure the others are so random. Just sayin'.
     
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    I get those a LOT. Rarely the Russian chicks...
     
  16. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Here's an example test.

    1. Open bing.com in browser
    2. Search for "beach vacations"
    3. Ctrl-click every link on page 1 (open in new tab)
    4. Go to page two and repeat it
    5. Close the browser (all tabs)
    6. Open a new browser, navigate to teslamotorsclub.com
    RESULT: Here's the first advertisement that popped up:
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    This is the first Carnival or vacation advertisement I've seen for at least 3 months.

    Sure it's not a proof, but it's a very strong correlation.


    Advertisment #2:
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    After two, it started reverting back to the ones that I've been seeing for the last two weeks or so.
     
  17. NigelM

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    Says as much about you, as about us! :wink:
     
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    I see those SPX ads too, and the Volt ads, and LEAF ads, and the solar ads. I just hit reload a bunch of times until something more unusual showed up.
     
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    speaks for itself ...

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