Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Email Ads Suck

A couple of months ago, dedicated Gallery watcher tantra flower sent me a stupid advertisement she found on her Hotmail account. Since then, I've been paying special attention to the kind of inane banners appearing on the various free email websites. I know the email service is free, so I should expect to be intruded upon with these ads. Still, they irritate me. Especially the supposedly eye-catching animated banners (you know the ones, with the idiotic Sims-looking people dancing for some reason). But even the non-animated ad banners are annoying and often make little sense. Take this one I found on Yahoo mail, for example:

There's really no logical connection between the image of the woman--who looks like she is posing for an online dating service--and being a mystery shopper. Aren't mystery shoppers supposed to blend in and be inconspicuous, not flirty and sexy-looking so as to draw attention to themselves?

1 comment:

Emily said...

That's why I love Firefox with its absolutely wonderful ad-blocking feature. I kinda forget that ads exist until I'm using someone else's computer.

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