One of the consequences of the impact the SKWAWKBOX has had over the last 17 months or so is that commercial advertisers increasingly ask us to carry their messages. The email below is not untypical:
We’ve stood openly in solidarity with anti-gambling campaigners, yet the advertising agency thought it appropriate to ask us to carry gambling ads when we don’t carry any kind of advertising.
We won’t be taking up the offer to carry commercial ads about anything, let alone ‘quality brand advertisements’ for gambling companies. Getting the message out is what matters. We pay extra to the hosting company so our readers don’t even see their standard, automatic ads and our pages stay clean, clear and as easy to read as possible. We’ll continue to rely on our readers to show solidarity by supporting us.
But there’s another advertising-related story in preparation – one that we think our readers will find a lot more satisfactory. Watch this space.
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