OK, so this is a bit of a trip back in time, in the early days of Cognitive Match, when we started building our system. As it happens during such times, often one encounters the matter of giving the systems a name — for once it makes it more precise to refer to a system […]
In case you can’t read it, the error message reports that the Video Player has encountered and error and will be shut down. Oh, and apparently the icons on the desktop need cleaning up — well done, Microsoft!
Just logging into LinkedIn today I saw they announced their Q1 2012 revenue — now the numbers themselves are impressive, but what caught my attention was the brilliant starting slide of their presentation: the very people who made LinkedIn get to this stage: Absolutely brilliant! Well done, LinkedIn!
I know that by posting this I am in fact providing free advertising to this site, which I saw advertised recently on the net, but had to share this screenshot as I thought it’s hilarious! I heard previously of “specialized dating” — from married people seeking extra-marital affairs (ahem!) to “positive dating” (no comment) and […]
This goes out to all you ad skeptics out there who bang on about how useless the internet advertising is and how it should be banned / destroyed / 101’d etc: it is sad that not often advertising is delivered as a complement to the content being viewed, and as such it doesn’t come across […]
Mike Nolet of AppNexus started a 2-part webinar on scaling their advertising business and I am glad I followed the first part (and I will definitely be there for the 2nd part!) as some interesting things came out of that. (As a note, for those who are interested, Mike has more details on internet advertising […]
Today seems to be my “funny things I see on the web” day — I just logged into LinkedIn to be targeted in the job section with an interesting one: a job offer from Vibrant Media (who I worked for till a few years ago): If that job is based on my previous jobs […]
I just pissed myself laughing seeing this and had to share it — a true gem from the guys at Funny Ads:
This comes a bit late, as I’ve seen this advert around Valentine Day but only now I had the chance to actually do “stuff” on my blog: To those of you who are still dreaming of the “perfect woman”, it appears you can’t have that! You can only choose to have your woman to be […]
Just came across this from Kontera — another one of the ahem “in-text advertising leaders” alongside Vibrant Media and others — can these ads get more in your face than this? I mean, it’s bad enough for the in-text solutions the fact that they exploit the accidental hovers over their keywords, which I find quite […]
I talked in my previous post about people who are self-proclaimed online advertising haters and touched there on the subject of the targeted and not targeted audience when it comes to online advertising. I felt the subject deserves a few more lines from me so here it is: I know a lot of you keep […]
Maybe due to the fact that I have been involved throughout the last few years of my life in online advertising, or maybe because of the nature of the people I come in contact with frequently but the above phrase has become a common occurrence in daily conversations. I bet some of you reading this […]
For the less geeky of you who haven’t figured it out by now, there’s been quite a few changes recently on my website(s): First of all, my advertising/banners are now served via a fresh implementation of OpenX — and I can’t begin to tell you how much easier is to normalize <script> tags and <iframe> […]
If you are concerned with the usability of your site, you probably keep an eye like everyone else on Dr. Jakob Nielsen‘s site useit.com. While I agree with (most of) his views, there is one aspect that I do not agree with entirely: advertising. If you read his article “Advertising Doesn’t Work on the Web“, […]