Tagged: India

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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Who says architecture is hard?

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Apparently this is the Department of Fisheries building of the Government of Andhra Pradesh in Hyderabad, India. Reminds me of this 1979 episode during my first year as an architecture student. ()

Department of Fisheries building of the Government of Andhra Pradesh in Hyderabad, India
Department of Fisheries building of the Government of Andhra Pradesh in Hyderabad, India
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Map: 24 countries where Windows Phone outsells the iPhone

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Windows Phone is not dead. The maps below show the countries where Windows Phone outsells the iPhone. Those countries are: Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ecuador, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

The top map is a static (image) map; the bottom map is interactive. Data source: . Maps by me.

Map: 24 countries where Windows Phone outsells the iPhone
Map: 24 countries where Windows Phone outsells the iPhone

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