Video Ads Suck

Continuing my war against video advertisements as a revenue stream for anti-social media websites: .6.1.1. Or the required Ad viewing for Videos Animal13 – 05/28/08As if I had 30 seconds to waste to watch advertisements. And then if you pick additional related videos, more ads are required watching. I’ve gotten to the point of closing…

Continuing my war against video advertisements as a revenue stream for anti-social media websites:

.6.1.1. Or the required Ad viewing for Videos

Animal13 – 05/28/08
As if I had 30 seconds to waste to watch advertisements. And then if you pick additional related videos, more ads are required watching. I’ve gotten to the point of closing down the site at the first required ad. Nothing is that important to watch that I should be required to waste the additional time.

Hear Hear and Amen. A beautiful quote. Unfortunately we will be barraged with video ads for the next couple of years until they go the way of the popup. Anyone got a video ad blocker?

Someone tell them to stop hiring traditional media to tell them how to do new media and then call it social media marketing. Seriously!

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6 Comments

  1. I agree I hate it. Unfortunately most marketers and agencies see it as a bonus. They get to leverage their commercials across two media. Marketing Director: “Are we leveraging our marketing assets to maximise ROI” Product Manager “Yes, we’re distributing them on the internet” Tick!

  2. Laurel,

    Have you posted your thoughts on about how best to monetise social networks before?

    And by monetise I don’t mean blatantly profit, I mean pay for the upkeep of the network.

    I’d be interested to read them.

  3. @Peter: It wouldn’t be so much of a problem, except that people are desperate to monetize everything. But it’s the price of living in a capitalist/hyperconsumerist system, and the only way to get rid of one (and variants on it) is to change the other.

    1. Yeah buddy when website hosting is also free then websites won’t need to monetize their pages to pay for their hosting. And why would anyone do anything for free?

  4. What I am tired of is the advertising videos on websites that automatically start playing. I hate that crap, if it isn’t the noise it is the fact it causes my browser to freeze up as Flash crashes. Since I am a software engineer I am seriously thinking about making a plugin to remove all flash garbage from webpages as they load. If only I had more time

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