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.
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…
Holy shit, it’s hand painted!
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.
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.