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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    Andypandy, 6 May 2014 @ 2:41am


    All well and good and I applaud advertisers for trying to not just send repetitive advertising but they are using up a lot of my data cap every month and i pay for that data so when are they going to start paying me for taking part of my data allowance from my cap.
    I seriously do not mind advertising, but believe wholeheartedly that having a cap on my connection means i deserve compensation for the advertising i have not specifically requested.
    How about $1 for each advert I download that I have not given explicit permission to use my data allowance.

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