Show me the ads

I like ads. At least some ads. When I’m watching programs that I’ve recorded, I sometimes will rewind just to see an ad. These are usually ads from creative advertisers like Target and Apple.

Occasionally, I want to share ads with others. In my blog post on Comcast’s video on demand trial, I wanted to link to a Comcast ad I’ve seen where a young boy tells his younger brother about how “back in his day” they had to get in the car, drive miles to a video store and wait in line to rent a movie.

Finding ads online isn’t easy (except after the Super Bowl).

Apple has many of their ads online, but I couldn’t Target’s or Comcast’s on their Web sites. I did find the Target Christmas ads on YouTube, including my favorite. JWT has a collection of very creative ads on, including this one for Scruffs.

I want to help spread the word. I’d love to see companies put the ads up on their Web sites and make them available as embeddable modules. Sure, people will use the modules to trash bad ads, but it’s another exposure.


About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. He tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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1 Response to Show me the ads

  1. Arnaud Fischer says:

    Hey Rocky, when do you find all the time to do all that stuff? Not mentioning your commute! I guess you don’t need much sleep.


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