DailyDirt: Advertising Is Content, And It's Often Better When It's Amusing

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Advertising is a difficult business. Companies want to make people aware of their products, but not everyone wants to be bombarded by various offers for products that they might not want or need. For consumer goods, it's sometimes possible to avoid being annoying by making ads that are amusing -- so the audience at least gets a laugh or some entertainment value out of the experience. Here are just a few examples of promotional campaigns that might be somewhat humorous. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: ads, advertising, content, funny, maxima, promotions, subservient chicken, viral ads
Companies: burger king, craigslist, nissan, skymall


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    Parker Mason, 6 May 2014 @ 4:53am

    Re: Advertising

    It's the advertising itself, in form or another, that pays for the content you're reading/enjoying on your connection.

    In a way, the Techdirt blog is a form of advertising content for Mike Masnick et al's paid projects.

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