While reading the Age newspaper on my iPhone yesterday I happened upon an unfortunate advertisement. Have a look at the series of screen shots I took to see if you can notice it:
No doubt you too can see that a red Double Decker bus ride is probably not so compelling in the middle of a street riot. Although it is pretty funny, this could and should have been avoided. Why digital media providers don’t have a simple tagging system where certain advertisements don’t run is beyond me. Simple example;
Key word for advertisement: Flight & London. (run adv)
Don’t run advertisement tag: Flight & London & Crash (don’t run adv)
Pretty simple really, so why the GUI internet is nearly 20 years old and these mistakes still happen is beyond me.
If your startup ever runs digital placements, be sure you include your ‘do not run’ tags too.