the pinterest ad to end all pinterest ads
Pocket Monsters Stadium 2 / Pokémon Stadium
1999 JP / 2000 NA
Short explanation of what the hell the Luffy tab on top of the dashboard is:
- For some reason the tumblr marketing team decided to make a deal with Netflix to promote the new live action One Piece movie with a site wide tab, instead of like... An ad.
- The Tab started with the name Luffy, the protagonist of the series. It has now changed to Zoro. There's not explanation given but I suspect it's in the order of the One Piece rap
- The tab seems to be very broken, only showing 5-7 posts that were posted months ago. The users who's art and posts have been included were not asked permission to be used in an ad campaign.
- The disclosing of this being an ad has also been suspect, with many only finding out through word of mouth rather than the tab telling it. I'm not a lawyer but I think that's at least skirting a crime.
- The popular reccomendation is to not engage with the tab, because it'll encourage tumblr to pull more stunts like this. Their sponsors will be delighted the more you click, no matter if its out of confusion or not.
This whole thing is a mess and I hate how marketing teams are trying to bypass adblockers by making alternative ads that get people talking. The act of me posting this is what they want and I'm enraged.... Still, uh, I want to spread the info we've gathered as a community. Let me know if you find more or something is incorrect.
Ps. dont attack one piece fans, they didn't know this was gonna happen either. Please dont leave weird comments to the posts in the tab, the OPs are not involved.
Sony PlayStation 2 Controversial Lara Croft Advertisement (2000)
Sony: playstation ad print (1999) ph. tomas schelp
Aight imma just come out with it cause it's pretty much locked in:
I was offered a sponsorship by Capcom to stream Street Fighter 6 right on launch day!
Tune in on friday the 2nd of June (usually my day off!) at twitch.tv/demilypyro for my first sponsored stream! Demon girl is moving up in the world. We'll be checking out the singleplayer and maybe doing some VS matches later on too. I've been waiting for an opportunity like this for a long time so I'm very excited.