Curious ad placement in NYT Magazine

This past Sunday, the New York Times magazine ran an interesting if somewhat terrifying piece about past sexual abuse that took place at the all boys prep school, Horace Mann.

Running across the spread on the last page of the article is an ad for an all boys summer camp with the header “Your Son Will Succeed”. I couldn’t help but be startled by the badly placed advertisement for a similar looking upscale boys educational experience. The tone of the ad matched how I envision Horace Mann portraying themselves to families of prospective students.

I wonder if anyone else noticed it?

An ad for an all boys summer camp appeared across from an article about past sexual abuse at an all boys prep school.


B2B tweeting on a Sunday

Is that really necessary? I don’t really need to see Tweets about inbound marketing when I’m not working. I’m sure it must be effective for said Tweeter. OK, well I hope there has been some analysis done and it has been determined to be effective. The weirder part is I called them out about it and someone responded quickly. I’m glad I don’t have that person’s job.

Etsy Transaction – Super sexy dress


Etsy Transaction – Super sexy dress.

I have another idea for this “dress” – I think it’s really for easy use of the ladies room.

Is it necessary? If you’re handicapped it could indeed serve a useful function. Otherwise, this is the most disgusting article of clothing ever! I hope I never have to seer anyone wear it. Bad sadly I’ll be in Vegas next week, so it’s possible.

Bulldog gas – is this really necessary?

I was browsing Mayo Clinic earlier and happened to come across a Google Adwords post. Did I click it? You bet! In fact I have to admit I clicked the ad twice so I could get a screen shot of it. But I do wonder how many people who have a bulldog (how specific) with really bad gas would do so.

As it turns out, the company is pitching some kind of raw food diet. “Check out our Homemade Dog Food and purchase the two supplements to make your own dog food. And be on your way to a gas free happy dog.”

I wonder if some marketing person such as myself is staring at their Analytics account and thinking their clever Adwords buy is taking off.