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Simple.

I love the new Toyota spots where customers discuss what good they would do in the world using Toyota’s technology. I want to love the interactive and engaging banners they created…but the game is just too hard. I spent 5

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Starburst.

Really CVS a starburst in a banner ad? Really? Are you trying to make me blind? Please tell me you didn’t pay someone to design this. And I (fingers and toes crossed) hope for your sake this starburst was not

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AdChoices.

Have you noticed some new buttons surrounding display ads on Yahoo.com? The top link – AdChoices – takes you here and lets you opt in and out of certain categories as well as shows you the information it has on

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C.R.A.P.A.D.S

I saw the above banner and was horrified, so obviously I clicked. Then I arrived at one of the most entertaining sites I’ve been to as a digital marketer in a while. I just wish I knew who did the

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IAB.

I’ve said it many times before, I love behavioral targeting both as a media planner and as a consumer. Anything to show me less irrelevant ads and waste my time. You can track me, I’ll fill out a survey, infect

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Nuva.

Ok Pandora. I like you; I think you like me. I don’ t mind your ads, heck as a media buyer I respect the integration and ability to target that you offer. I like you so much in fact I

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First.

Long long ago, the internet was an ad barren land. No dancing people telling you how you could save on your auto insurance, no before and after belly pictures and no ads letting me know Obama wants me to go

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Heart.

I had massive open heart surgery when I was a baby. I nearly died prior to surgery; my heart stopped beating in surgery and the surgeon resuscitated me by pumping my heart with his index finger and thumb; and post

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Excess.

So raise your hand if in the last few weeks you’ve noticed these ads EVERYWHERE online.  While these ads annoy me to no end, I would kill to work on this account. This is one of the few accounts that

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Politics.

Every site I visited today is blanketed with Yes on Proposition 8 Banners. How much money do these people have?  I ran a couple of quick Google searches which is where it looks like No on 8 has spent their

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