Jan 28, 2010
Checked out a story on the New York Times site. It looked like this:
I know you can see Ford’s prominently displayed banner, but you’ll also notice a wee-little banner up in the right-hand corner.
If you can’t really tell what it’s for, here’s a closer look (more or less actual size):
I don’t know how much the distributors of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus paid for that (it was undoubtedly part of a package deal), and maybe a banner ad that obscure gets some clicks (can anyone out there provide stats on the effectiveness of something like this?), but I can’t help seeing the decision to sell that tiny bit of white space, let alone the willingness to buy it, as an act of desperation and a harbinger of worse to come.