Time magazine all-time award winner for intrusive web advertising

I’ve had it with Time. They have finally gone over the edge with their website ad practices. Video ads that always started up could be paused before they finished. No longer. Now I have to watch the whole damned ad before I can use pause.

The smaller video ads that always popped up down on the lower right of the page with an “X” in the upper right corner could be deleted by pressing the X. Try that now and the ad instead follows your cursor all over the page.

Time magazine, you truly are paragons of intrusion. You are evil. I teach courses in advertising and marketing and I will now use you as an example of what NOT to do in advertising and electronic media. May you rot in h$##.

About mediainmind

Education: BFA in Painting & Sculpture from California College of the Arts (Oakland); Executive MBA in Executive Management from the Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at the Claremont Graduate University (Claremont); MA and PhD in Media Psychology from the Fielding Graduate University (Santa Barbara). Experience: Over 40 years experience in marketing, advertising, and public relations on the client and agency sides of the business; for-profit and nonprofit, as well as government. Special Expertise: The interface between human behavior and the media. It's all about "media in mind." View all posts by mediainmind

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