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Badly targeted ads ...
examples of ads that were a
waste of time, effort and money

In an age when some marketing folk tell us that a mountain of data and a sprinkling of magic artificial intelligence gold dust will deliver ads that are specific to the reader, these are examples of artificial not-quite-so-intelligence.

All of these ads were presented to me on web pages or social media platforms over the period of a few weeks in the summer of 2019.

The data held about me by the likes of Google - and their advertising customers - is enough to tell those advertisers that these ads would be wasted on me.

a badly targeted ad for Dacia

a badly targeted ad for Sky Atlantic

a badly targeted ad for FedEx

a badly targeted ad for phone systems

a badly targeted ad for the division 2

a badly targeted ad for paws

a badly targeted ad for gogglebox

a badly targeted ad for LNER

a badly targeted ad for tripadvisor

a badly targeted ad in Arabic

a badly targeted ad for ozzy osborne

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a badly targeted ad for Naked wines

a badly targeted ad for brewers

a badly targeted ad for money week

a badly targeted ad for nature.org

a badly targeted ad for Philips

a badly targeted ad for EM Trains

a badly targeted ad for Baileys

a badly targeted ad for RAU

a badly targeted ad for VSP

a badly targeted ad for john lewis

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a badly targeted ad for john lewis

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a badly targeted ad for the current war movie

a badly targeted ad for google stadia

a badly targeted ad for xbox

a badly targeted ad for chicme

a badly targeted ad for angling times

a badly targeted ad for buzzfeed

a badly targeted ad for viralstove

a badly targeted ad for vets4pets

a badly targeted ad for canon

a badly targeted ad for uber

a badly targeted ad for gateshead college

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a badly targeted ad for john lewis

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