Monday, January 28, 2013
Every once in a while, SparkPeople puts advertising on the site which is actively intrusive, which slows me down in navigating and which interferes with my ability to use the trackers quickly and conveniently.
The current Green Giant Side Dish Swap is one of these intrusive ad campaigns.
I've used Green Giant products for years and years. I eat lots and lots of vegetables. They're "main dish" and not "side dish" for me . . .
But: I don't like this kind of advertising.
Sure I understand: advertising keeps the site free. But my time isn't free. And if I have to interrupt my process to close out an ad three or eight or ten times within a very few minutes . . . . it doesn't make me want to buy the product. It makes me actively not want to buy the product. When I see Green Giant at the grocery store . . . it's going to make me growl!!