Microsoft and Yahoo! Ads

In under 24 hours I’ve noticed these 2 ads for what I suppose are Google’s nearest competitors in a bunch of things.

First this Yahoo! ad.

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Now I’m not crazy about the chick with the Social Media Tattoos. I’ve seen her around a bit and I find her a little bit, um, contrived. Especially when you put her outdoors in the middle of Tattoo-town (Portland, OR).

But then as I walked closer to the ad I noticed…

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Holy shit, it’s hand painted!

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At the very least this deserves an A for effort. Even if the ad is a bit horrible.

Then, this morning, I noticed this Microsoft Bing ad for the Portland Foodcarts Map.

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You can view the map here: http://www.bing.com/foodcarts. The site takes a while to load and it’s not the best experience ever (and it only works in some browsers – not Chrome). But they have gone and made a theoretically useful map of Portland Food Carts. So again, A for effort.

It’s good to see these guys making an effort.

One thought on “Microsoft and Yahoo! Ads”

  1. I wonder how much this is aimed *at* portland, specifically. Do other american cities get this treatment?

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