Spammers advertising on TDF?



  • If you go and look at that new Micro Mitt ad, the stuff they sell there is pure nonsense. What the hell is the point is paying for a ad to a store that obiviously doesn't sell anything? As far as I can tell, the add to cart button just takes you to a page where they want your details and email address, leaving me to conclude that spammers are in a desperate need of new email addresses.

    The Alltel My Circle one looks like some half-ass overhyped blog too. Seriously, look at this: http://www.pamcf.com/about.html
    I wonder if there is some list-of-ten-sites-that-you-get-to-put-ads-on-for-free deal there :P

    The Ads here are certainly a good source of WTFs themselves.



  • @SpComb said:

    If you go and look at that new Micro Mitt ad, the stuff they sell there is pure nonsense. What the hell is the point is paying for a ad to a store that obiviously doesn't sell anything? As far as I can tell, the add to cart button just takes you to a page where they want your details and email address, leaving me to conclude that spammers are in a desperate need of new email addresses.

    .. snip ..

    The Ads here are certainly a good source of WTFs themselves.


    The Eureka one is a web site that's an attempt at viral marketing of a new television show on the Sci Fi Cable television channel.  If you see the banner ad at the top, it is (was when I looked, anyway) for the show.  The other stuff there is just filler.  The URL should have helped give it away:

    http://www.scifi.com/eureka/madeineureka/



  • I'll grant you that the class action lawsuit against AllTell ad is worthy of a WTF, though!



  • They are both meant to be "viral" or "alternate reality" advertisements, though I much prefer the Eureka campaign over Alltel's. I think that the Alltel campaign has potential, but the PAMCF is far too integrated into Alltel to be even "fun believable". Personally I find these AR capaigns fun, and not just 'cause they pay for space.

    I have no control over the Google Ads up top, but I have rejected a few side-bar ads b/c I didn't feel like they would introduce readers to a good service. In this case, I figured Eureka is cool (I saw 1/2 of an episode and lots of previews) and that sci-fi and computer geeks intersect well. And everyone needs cellphone service, right?



  • yeah, just in a different country.



  • Perhaps the fact that I don't live in the US explains why those ads didn't make sense -  I've never heard of a Sci Fi TV channel, Eureka or Alltell before.



  • I will admit falling for the Alltel commercial. But in my defense, America is a place where they'll put a class action suit together if a toilet-paper manufacturer changes its mascot.


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