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/... snippedI have heard that many of the "Bond Cars" have been provided for free, or at significant discounts to the movie producers. One has to wonder why "The Transporter" likes Audis.
Personally I feel that non-directed advertising is pretty pointless.
Perhaps a youtube alternative will pop up to rid people of these pesky ads.
Advertising, of course, supports things like TV. For a long time, it has supported newspapers and printed media too.Would we be better off if all our groceries were less expensive due to no advertising, and we had to pay for our TV?Of course, there are those entities that feel it is appropriate to both charge for TV programming, plus inundate the consumers with ads.
The game-changer here, in my view is the free Internet. Now, things can "go viral" powered by the public and cost the promoter nothing. All they need to do is inject enough momentum to get a product "liked" a few times and then it takes care of itself... at least in the ideal world.Chris
It's only "pointless" to those who aren't interested in the product / service being advertised. Hence the move towards increasingly targeted advertisements ... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_targetingBTW if you don't want to be bombarded with internet adverts* use Firefox internet browser and install AdBlockPlus and Ghostery, (and optionally install NoScript while you're at it to block badware).
Also, you describe adblocking software as though it is the answer. Well again, you'll only instal one before they'll find a way round it.
Besides which, you have to pay for all this; even if the adblocking software is supposedly free, YOU ARE ACTUALLY PAYING FOR IT -- it's just not paid for directly.
......as far as I can tell....
The day companies stop advertising is the day women stop wearing makeup, and we all know that'll never happen.
Quote from: RD on 07/02/2013 17:36:25......as far as I can tell....Well, this is rather the point: you cannot tell.
There's an old joke that everyone knows that half the money spent on advertising is wasted, but nobody knows which half.
If there is a catch in AdBlockPlus surely one of the one of the 15 million users would have spotted it ...