Very poor ad placement IMO
Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:20
Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:02
Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:26
Doesn't make it right or acceptable though!
Posted 07 July 2012 - 13:21
My post was in no way meant to blame Autosport or suggest they would do this on purpose.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 14:57
As Autosport's new digital product manager, I wanted to comment on this.
Touti - thanks for bringing this to our attention. The advert itself is part of a network deal which runs across our site, and wasn't placed against this story intentionally but it's very important to us to avoid this sort of unfortunate juxtaposition. We're able to block specific adverts from appearing as part of these network deals (which is why you should never see porn ads, etc. appearing on Autosport) and our Ad ops team are asking the network to block this advert from Autosport. Hopefully this will be able to happen as quickly as possible!
(EDIT - as I'm not sure how long this process may take, we've blocked all ads from any stories about Maria De Villota until we know that the offending ads have been blocked)
If this advert appears again, or if you adverts which are unsuitable for Autosport either in context or because of their inherent nature, you can bring them to my attention by posting in this forum, but I'll see your message more quickly if you drop an E-mail to Simon.Grayson@Haymarket.com
Edited by Grayson, 07 July 2012 - 16:01.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:40