Friday, March 19, 2010

Obnoxious New Trends..


If you at all surf blogs having to do with beauty products (and I do, hyper-masculine thing that I am) you might have noticed one of the more obnoxious new marketing "tools" being used by marketing Tools: thread hijacking. Someone will post about the latest perfume from Bob's House of Stink and suddenly amongst the comments will be something like this:

Thank you for all the great posts from last year! I look forward to reading more interesting topics, maybe about pearl necklace or jewelry on your blog.

8:54 AM EDT"

It will of course be chock full o' links to their site hawking whatever bits of tat they might be trying to unload. I'm all for being entrepreneurial, but this it the equivalent of showing up uninvited to a party with your vacuum cleaner demo in tow. Not cool, and I personally would never click through on so shady an outfit.

Image: Internets

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