Monday, April 09, 2007

Please ignore elephant in room

Reported in an article on the effect on children of sexually-oriented advertising:

[Advertising Federation of Australia ethics committee member Jane Caro] said billboard posters about male sexual dysfunction and other sexual topics were an issue, but parents could exacerbate the issue for children by reacting to it.

So then, we just pretend the billboard isn’t there? Well now, there’s a sound basis for interacting with the world.

Coincidentally, when I viewed the above article, an inline ad spruiking treatment for male sexual dysfunction asked in big, loud letters: “Erection problems?”

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Blogger Caz said...

Oh, gawd.

Then again, they don't place ads with any level of due diligence in print media, so we can't expect a higher standard online.

But, really, didn't ANYONE at The Age NOTICE this grossly inappropriate placement?!

18/4/07 9:04 PM  
Blogger Jacob A. Stam said...

Hmm, maybe it's more ironic (or something) than inappropriate.

Also, ads on their pages seem to rotate in a random way.

Then again, maybe there's some 'adsense' kind of bot that places these ads where 'appropriate' according to some sub-moronic algorithm.

19/4/07 9:13 PM  

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