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Advertising 2006-10-20 11:57:05 Reply

One of the ongoing side projects for the past few months has been to develop an in-house ad server for Newgrounds, so that we can better manage our third party advertising and eventually sell some of our ad space directly. For the entire life of Newgrounds, we have dealt with low-end ad rates. Part of that is due to advertisers being "scared" of user-generated content, but a lot of the blame falls on us for being a team of artists and programmers rather than sales people and biz-dev guys.

This past year, I've removed a lot of ads that I didn't like on the site and I'm working on removing even more. Ultimately, I want to ditch the pop-ups. We're getting paid less for pop-ups than other large sites are getting for their banner ads. It's frustrating.

I've decided it's time to make an open call: I'm interested in knowing who out there can help us manage our advertising. This would have to be someone with experience in Internet advertising, someone who can wow us with their vast knowledge and ability to monetize the site without making it ugly.

This isn't a job for someone who "thinks" they can do it. We need someone who will step in and sell. We want to class up the joint with attractive ads that are relevant, load fast and pay real advertising dollars instead of pocket change. We aren't selling out; we finally want to stop selling ourselves short. We want to bring in more artists, more programmers, more sponsorships and bigger contests.

If you are a PROFESSIONAL in the Philadelphia area with REAL EXPERIENCE, REAL KNOWLEDGE and the ability to SELL, please email me with your resume. If you are one of those douchey sort of sales people who we wouldn't want to hang out with in the office, please refrain.


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 11:58:07 Reply

At 10/20/06 11:57 AM, TomFulp wrote: Ultimately, I want to ditch the pop-ups.

Big, BIG <3 to you, Tom.


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 11:58:27 Reply

You'll do anything for that money Tom...

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 11:58:52 Reply

Ditching the pop-ups, I'm sure everyone is for that. Finding someone with the skills to organize your advertising... I can't help you there.

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 11:59:31 Reply

Good move Tom, the site really needs it.


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:00:29 Reply

Get rid of those fucking Circuit City adds. They take over my screen!


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:01:19 Reply

At 10/20/06 12:00 PM, milinko959 wrote: Get rid of those fucking Circuit City adds. They take over my screen!

seconded. Either way, yaaaaaaaaaaay!


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:03:10 Reply

What you need to know tom. How to Whore your self? Thats the easy part.

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:05:17 Reply

Too bad, I'm not good at advertising. I'm somewhat in the area and I have the programs nessesary for making advertisements...but thats not my area.

But I certainly hope that you can get rid of popups because not all people have blockers. A lot of people who dont have accounts dont have popup blockers and that doesnt make this site very attractive.

I dont have a popup blocker and I'm bombarded by the stuff here on newgrounds.

expecially those smilely popups.

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:05:53 Reply

At 10/20/06 11:58 AM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote:
At 10/20/06 11:57 AM, TomFulp wrote: Ultimately, I want to ditch the pop-ups.
Big, BIG <3 to you, Tom.

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:07:15 Reply

At 10/20/06 12:00 PM, Grammer wrote: Sorry Tom I'm no ad-expert, but I just wanna know: Are you getitng rid of those annoying circuit city ads that cover up half the screen?

Firefox isn't blocking them >:(

Yeah I fucking hate those. I can't click on certain movies to watch them >:(


No more animated sigs. :(

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:07:42 Reply

oly let big bissuiess ad in ?

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:09:47 Reply

No more pop-ups :D

I love you!


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:10:31 Reply

This message is addressed to Tom Fulp

Is it true that newgrounds gives your computer virsus from the tracking cookies from the advertistments?


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:12:31 Reply

I dont get any pop ups so i would be more fo getting rid of the banners :/

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:13:44 Reply

At 10/20/06 12:10 PM, WildCatzTy wrote: This message is addressed to Tom Fulp

Is it true that newgrounds gives your computer virsus from the tracking cookies from the advertistments?

Whether or not it's to tom i'll just straighten this out. the ads are third party.. meaning newgrounds has no control over cookies they use.

You cant get a virus from a cookie either.

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:15:04 Reply

At 10/20/06 12:10 PM, WildCatzTy wrote: This message is addressed to Tom Fulp

Is it true that newgrounds gives your computer virsus from the tracking cookies from the advertistments?

No. Third party ad companies use cookies to track how many ads you have seen and to cap pop-ups. If they could give you a virus through a cookie, it would be a massive security hole in the browser and everyone would have viruses at this point.


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:16:15 Reply

At 10/20/06 12:01 PM, Ejit wrote: Anyway, about the annoying ads being deleted, I heard you were going to delete the infamous mosquito banner, it doesn't seemed to have gone yet, is it going to in the near future?

The mosquito ad is an example of how it is hard to control 3rd part ad code. I reguarly send emails and use web forms to pull the mosquito ad from third party rotations, yet it continues to find its way back over and over again.


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:16:43 Reply

Good bye to mosquito? WOOHOO!

Although uh, you are running a risk opening up to the newgrounds population. Hope you don't get too many weirdos applying.


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:22:27 Reply

WOOTNESS for maybe getting rid of the pop-ups.
I don't think i wold be good for the job... Lemonade stands is as far as I go. And and would be a real pain flying from Scotland all the way to America every day...


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:29:07 Reply

Nice, good to know the popups are going.


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:31:58 Reply

although immeaditly i would of gone: OMG I CAN DO IT...

i can't lol but i wanna ditch pop up's too

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:32:26 Reply

I have no profession, but I am pretty good at advertising.


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:33:04 Reply

At 10/20/06 12:29 PM, Krum wrote: Nice, good to know the popups are going.

Don't get your hopes up just yet. :)


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:35:35 Reply

Maybe you should have those full page ads... when someone goes to view a flash and then you can either skip or it refreshes in 10 seconds.

Just food for thought.

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:38:33 Reply

At 10/20/06 12:35 PM, EviLDoG wrote: Maybe you should have those full page ads... when someone goes to view a flash and then you can either skip or it refreshes in 10 seconds.

Just food for thought.

Yeah... For some reason those ads annoy me more than pop-ups. :)


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:39:04 Reply

Don't you think that hiring somone you don't even know is not such a good idea?

They could bankrupt you if they wanted.

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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:39:32 Reply

ok if you say so


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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:40:11 Reply

Go figure, I work in an advertising agency and I deal in radio, TV and print but I've never touched the internet. It's kind of frustrating cause it would have been fun to directly contribute to Newgrounds.

That and I don't live anywhere near the mentionned area. I'm sure you'll find a good person for the job though.

Death to the 'SAY something, wahh?' ads.
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Response to Advertising 2006-10-20 12:44:27 Reply

Good luck with that :)


I hardly ever come here anymore....

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