ASBO? That’s Anti-Social Behaviour Order for non-British readers. This blog post could be called “what happens when behavioural targeting goes wrong” or “hunted by the remarketer”.
The upshot? KLM is stalking me.
I spend all day glued to a laptop, much of it browser-based. Not many advertisers manage to cut through the clutter with an ad that grabs the eye, holds the attention and gets the message across. And how rare is that?
I store special hatred for those annoying rich media ads. You know the ones, an accidental scroll of the mouse across their annoying hot spots and they expand over the content you originally wanted to see. If they have an X to close the ad, it’s near-impossible to see or is so small you the steady hand of brain surgeon to close the damn thing.
Whilst on a Friday afternoon diversion sent to me by a friend who knows I have the attention span of a….ooo, look a shiny piece of paper…
My gaze drifted towards this banner advert for Times Online’s Good University Guide – and there’s an expression that you don’t hear often:
Remind you of anything? Ah yes…