Bad Ad Placement: Citibank and Groupon

The Internet has long faced a problem. Consumer attention continues to shift to it, yet ad dollars from brands have lagged. The big reason for this is the Web’s fragmentation. That causes high transaction costs and a feeling from advertisers their ads will appear in bad places. Unfortunately, bad placements still occur. Each week we’ll feature a particularly unfortunate placement. This week’s winner is Citibank and Groupon, both of which were fortunate enough to appear with (now former) Rep. Anthony Weiner’s lewd photos on TMZ.com. Probably not the placement a brand like Citibank wants.

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