Should posts linking to ads say so upfront?
posted by litleozy to Etiquette/Policy at 4:02 PM (61 comments total)
I really liked the video in this post
and there's no mystery meat: it says mountain biking, you get mountain biking.
Still, I felt a bit tricked when I realised that this was for Red Bull Rampage. "Ack my eyes!" I thought, "I have given precious eyeball time to this marketing ploy! Somewhere a marketing exec is laughing, laughing!"
Not to say that it's a bad post, but maybe posts which are ads, even indirect ads, should say so from the start? I've got nothing against Red Bull promoting its brand with extreme sports (well maybe a little)
and there's enough content here beyond anything Red Bull related, but I'd like to know before clicking about that commercial context.
Please please please: no Bill Hicks