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Disturbing advertising on TA website

01-11-2012, 08:10 AM
#1
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Disturbing advertising on TA website

I've just seen this banner ad at the top of the TA website:



OK, sure, whilst there might be nothing disturbing about it on a *LITERAL* level, there is definitely an underlying disturbing creepy pervy seediness.
This advert does not say "gaming" to me - it says something else entirely.

I for one would not like to see the adversting on TA brought down to this level...

(Please note, these are all my own opinions. Don't get all over my ass and lambast me for having an opinion different to yours, mmmkay?)
01-11-2012, 08:38 AM
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Yup. I've also noticed these, there's a couple other like this, it does kinda bother me too. :/

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01-11-2012, 08:43 AM
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Yup. I've also noticed these, there's a couple other like this, it does kinda bother me too. :/
Here's an example of another one:


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01-14-2012, 12:42 AM
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sex sells.

The marketing approach is fairly simple. Put a gorgeous blonde on an ad and people are bound to click on it to see what it links too.

Their demographic seems to be men. Or teenagers who are Hor-ny, and looking for nude-ness.
01-14-2012, 09:51 AM
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these ads are just unprofessional. i mean who can possibly be turned on by these small, no-nude, tiny excuse for photos? i mean, for me, at least, having a random bleach-blonde face on this type of ad actually cons it. it would have had much better and more positive effect on me without a girl at all. she just doesn't in there.

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01-14-2012, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Barcā View Post
sex sells.

The marketing approach is fairly simple. Put a gorgeous blonde on an ad and people are bound to click on it to see what it links too.

Their demographic seems to be men. Or teenagers who are Hor-ny, and looking for nude-ness.
They could at least find a gorgeous blonde to put on the ad then

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01-14-2012, 11:32 AM
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They could at least find a gorgeous blonde to put on the ad then
hahaha, right. First glance I thought she might have been attractive. Eh not so much now.
01-14-2012, 11:47 AM
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They could at least find a gorgeous blonde to put on the ad then
haha yeah, looks like a fat h00ker

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01-14-2012, 09:19 PM
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She looks like she needs to get back in the kitchen

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01-15-2012, 02:05 AM
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Regardless of how people feel about sexism, i think it's just kind of shady and TA has better integrity than that.

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