I don’t want to write a part 3., but this is getting ridiculous, please see updates at the bottom.
Well, that’s not the only unfortunate ad placement – how about this, from my yahoo home page:
No, I am not blaming Yahoo for being insensitive – this is just technology without human feelings after all.
Update (8/31). Check out Michael’s post about juxtaposed ads.
Update 3. (9/5) Another example via Jeff Clavier:
Update 4. (9/7) I wanted to give these guys the benefit of doubt, and considered the above ad a simple case of carelessness, but, boy, was I wrong! This company sets a new record of intentionally tasteless, exploitative advertising. The proof is in the date (8/2, Friday AFTER Katrina) of this job post on craigslist. I don’t expect the link to last long, they will probably delete the ad soon, so here’s the full quote:
New Orleans Own – Southern Comfort – Needs Models
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2005-08-02, 12:02PM CDT
Born in New Orleans, Southern Comfort is seeking spirited girls to promote the brand around town! Must be attractive, willing to mingle, 21+, and have reliable transportation to get to promotions.
This job is all about having fun and involves no shot serving. Promotions will take place at local bars, conventions, music venues, and events such as Voodoofest.
“Southern Comfort – Born In New Orleans Where Anything Can Happen”
Job location is New Orleans, LA
Compensation: $20-$25 depending on experience / leadership