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A collection of absurdly-targeted web ads

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This is a follow-up to my post “Marketers know everything about us! [SARCASM]“. The absurdly-targeted web ads just keep on coming, so I decided to start a collection and post some of them here. Most won’t need an explanation; I will provide one where I think it might be needed.

My small-but-growing collection includes: an Amazon ad for shoes I just bought from Amazon; a CafePress ad for ; an ad for degrees for CIA officers; banner ads in languages I don’t understand, like Korean and Chinese.

LinkedIn astrologer professional connection suggestion
LinkedIn astrologer professional connection suggestion

COMMENTARY: LinkedIn thinks I may know and may want to connect professionally to a professional astrologer based in India.

Amazon Adidas shoe ad for shoes I just bought from Amazon
Honda banner ads in Korean and Chinese
Honda banner ads in Korean and Chinese

COMMENTARY: I speak neither language

GeoHipster t-shirts from CafePress web ad

COMMENTARY: This is my product. I am selling these . So the marketing “system” (not CafePress) is trying to get me to buy the product that I sell.

USAA understands MILITARY LIFE web ad
USAA understands MILITARY LIFE web ad

COMMENTARY: I was never in the US military, nor was anyone in my family.

DEGREES FOR CIA OFFICERS web ad
DEGREES FOR CIA OFFICERS web ad

COMMENTARY: I am not a CIA officer, obviously. If I were an undercover CIA officer, this ad would be even more inappropriate.

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The 2012 Esri user conference — the 3,000 mile view

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I am devoid of conference swag. I missed the San Diego tweetup. I didn’t down any geobeers.

I follow the 2012 Esri User Conference via Twitter as I sit in my office in New Brunswick. and several other trusted tweeters are on location, tweeting every happening in near-real time. Just as riveting is the commentary of who, like me, and from afar.

This setup gives me a different vantage point from those in the midst of the conference cacophony. So I’ll give you the 3,000-mile view.

  • “Cloud” and “open” are the themes of this year’s show, with “cloud” edging out “open” by a slight margin.

 

  • Esri’s collaboration with Microsoft is tighter than ever.
  • There is a .
  • Twitter needs a #geohipster hashtag.

 

This is it. Really.

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