Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Disasters sell things
So on yahoo's homepage I saw a few things that I thought were kinda strange kinda cool. Two of the top stories were "disaster" related and right next to the story was a page takeover banner ad featuring 2012, the disaster movie starring the dude that used to be cool and hold a boombox.
While I thought the actual ad was cool. The banner shook because of the earthquake and volcanic debris came crashing down.
However is it a bit wrong to use the horrible tragedies of the Chilean earthquake and global warming to pitch a disaster movie. Or is it genius marketing? You decide.