Posts Tagged ‘advertising’

SpongeBob Got Back

Yes, this is the third Baby Got Back post on this blog. Why? Because I find these parodies of the most bizarre song ever made to be quite amusing. Enjoy. This one is a part of a Burger King promotion (featuring The Burger King himself) and SpongeBob. This is a new level of bizarre.

Google Chrome Promoted On Homepage

Google is now promoting Google Chrome on it’s homepage. Just a few days after release. Previously Firefox 2.0 was promoted on the homepage, a privilege normally reserved for Google products. The text link is a bit more subtle though. Maybe that’s because it’s beta and not 2.0. It’s being shown to Firefox Safari and IE […]

Seinfeld “Windows, Not Walls” Microsoft Deal

The big news today is that Jerry Seinfeld, whose show I’ve seen once or twice obsessively for over a decade signed a deal with Microsoft to do a “Windows, Not Walls” campaign according to WSJ. Amusingly, Seinfeld for it’s entire run had a Mac in his TV apartment. Early on it looked like an SE/30 […]

Matt Mullenweg On Ads

Ran across this quote today which I just had to blog from WordPress.com’s Matt Mullenweg since I found it funny: “We decided to show ads only on certain pages, only to the people who were sort of random drive-by visitors…if you use Firefox, you’ll never see an ad, no matter what, mostly because I like […]

Browser Wars On Google

If you search for Firefox using Google you’ll see this ad towards the top: Look over to the right side and you’ll see this: Here’s a larger complete screenshot for anyone interested. Interesting eh? They aren’t threatened though. Here’s another tidbit. A search for “Safari” brings up a Microsoft ad as well. A search for […]

Windows Ad On A Mac

I see these every once in a while. Advertisers occasionally think it’s clever to make their ad mimic the OS interface in hopes that novice users get confused and click on it. I’m sure this is (sadly) pretty successful despite being rather deceptive. It becomes comical when these ads show up on a Mac since […]

DoubleGoogleClick?

So Google acquires DoubleClick for 3.1 billion dollars. There doesn’t seem to be any word on how this will integrate (or be kept separate) from AdWords/Adsense. I’m interested to know what their plans are. Between Google Search, Google Analytics (on many websites), AdSense, and now DoubleClick, virtually all websites on the web have some link […]

Here We Go Again

If you haven’t been following, you should start. Looks like SpreadFirefox is trying to outdo itself.

Ad Free Opera

According to download.com: For one day only, you can get an ad-free version of Opera. Simply e-mail registerme@opera.com to obtain a registration code. This offer is valid from 12 a.m. Tuesday, August 30 to 12 a.m. Wednesday, August 31 2005 (PDT). Now is a great time to fire off that email, it’s a great offer […]

Firefox TV Ad Campaign

This show some real promise (hat tip Gerv). Eric Edwards designed a great Firefox Ad. I personally think it’s exceptionally good. Perhaps the next SpreadFirefox campaign for 1.1 should be a TV ad? Run a 30 second spot during a decent timeframe. Just the publicity of the organization is significant press for Firefox, and will […]