The Humor of Targeted Advertising


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Craig_VA
April 8, 2012, 12:45 PM
The net made me smile today.
I actually do read some of the e-mails sent to me by NRA.
Today, one sent me to an NRA page remarking on an outlandish blog entry by the Violence Policy Center on The Huffington Post.
I hopped over to HuffPo to read the blog item, entitled "Trayvon Martin: Victim of NRA/Gun Industry Marketing of Concealed Carry."

On that page, HuffPo showed me the following display advertisements:
1. Keltec PF-9 in choice of colors
2. Micro Desert Eagle .380
3. NAA mini-revolver
4. Ruger LCP and LC9
5. Heizer Defense .45 acp Double Tap

It made me laugh.
If you want to try it yourself, the NRA page is
http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/articles/2012/violence-policy-center-more-like-violence-policy-joke.aspx
and the HuffPo page is
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-sugarmann/trayvon-martin-victim-nra_b_1405892.html

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Serenity
April 8, 2012, 01:20 PM
I was going to be really offended because me first ads were for Weight Watchers and Target. :uhoh: But then I had a bunch of gun ads. :cool:

bigfinger76
April 8, 2012, 01:56 PM
That HuffPo article is far funnier.

Sol
April 8, 2012, 07:37 PM
It's only ok to advertise and market a product to a specific demograph when the product sold is some sort of cellphone or pharmacuetical with side effects that include death. The HP, like any business is also pushing their 'product'.

Jorg Nysgerrig
April 8, 2012, 07:39 PM
Um, you do realize that those aren't targeted advertisements being served to you, but images included as examples as part of the article that is discussing gun ads, right?

TurtlePhish
April 9, 2012, 12:57 AM
Gun violence prevention advocates have labeled this bill the George Zimmerman Armed Vigilante Act.

:scrutiny: :rolleyes:

Serenity
April 9, 2012, 03:06 AM
Well color me sheepish. I didn't look at it that closely. Now I feel better; Weight Watchers was the real ad and it was probably targeted at people who read the Huffington Post.

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